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Places to visit in Salisbury

Salisbury is a historic Cathedral city in South Wiltshire, famous for its Cathedral. In this post we give you some inspiration for your time spent with family and friends as we share some of our favourite places to visit in Salisbury, or within a few miles of the city. What is Salisbury most famous for?…

Platinum Skies communities proud to support Loneliness Awareness Week

Our team is hosting a range of events this week for its homeowners in recognition of Loneliness Awareness Week. Events to support Loneliness Awareness Homeowners at the Dorset and Wiltshire over-55s independent-living communities have organised events supporting Loneliness Awareness Week which runs from Monday 14 to Friday 18 June. Some of the activities that we…

Meet our homeowners: Mick from Salisbury

Meet Mick one of our homeowners at Chapters in Salisbury. Mick tells us about what moving to Platinum Skies has meant for him. What lead to your move to Platinum Skies in Salisbury? “I moved to Chapters because my wife sadly died 13 months ago. I was living in a three-bedroom house with quite a…

Meet our homeowners: Peter & Maureen from Salisbury

Meet Peter & Maureen who are two of our homeowners at Chapters in Salisbury. Together they tells us about what moving to Platinum Skies has meant for them, having relocated over 200 miles from Lincolnshire.  Why did you move to Platinum Skies in Salisbury? The reason that we moved to Salisbury and Chapters is to…

What is a retirement home and how does it work?

Moving to a new home is often one of the biggest, but most exciting decisions you make in life, and sometimes some of the language used during the process is confusing. So, we are here to answer a few commonly asked questions when thinking about retirement living. What does the term ‘retirement property’ mean? The…

6 great garden centres to visit in Dorset

We share the our favourite Garden centres in Dorset. Garden centres are the one-stop shop for everything you need to transform your garden. A trip to the garden centre can become a day out. You can buy pots, tools, garden furniture and a whole host of gifts, as well as enjoy a cup of coffee…

Great dog walks in Taunton in Somerset

As we move into the warmer spring and summer months, there are plenty of stunning locations in Taunton and the surrounding countryside, which offer the perfect place to walk a dog while taking in some beautiful views. There are heaps of benefits to getting outdoors for a walk including getting a burst of energy from…

Stamp duty on shared ownership properties

Stamp duty can seem like a daunting & bewildering subject, particularly now when this tax has been subject to so many changes in the last 12 months due to the changing government guidance. Here is our guide to stamp duty and how it affects you when buying a shared ownership property. What is stamp duty?…

Avon Villa: Salisbury residents will be able to own a piece of history

Construction work is nearing completion on a 170-year-old listed building in Salisbury which is being converted into four one-of-a-kind apartments within an independent-living village. Avon Villa restored to former glory We purchased the Grade 2 listed Avon House, off Wilton Road, as part of the wider Old Manor Hospital site, which is being transformed into…

Take in the far-reaching views over Poole at Platinum Skies open week

A special open week to view and purchase a choice of stunning independent-living apartments with far-reaching views over Poole takes place next month. Both of Platinum Skies Poole properties are hosting an open week Vista in Parkstone and Esprit in Poole town centre will be open to the public to view by appointment only from…

Join special innovative Sherborne open event

A special innovative event enabling the public to purchase a choice of stunning independent-living apartments and houses off-plan takes place in Sherborne next week. Platinum Skies Sherborne open event The public can view a range of shared-ownership homes for over 55s in the Sherborne independent-living village open week from Monday 3 May to Sunday 9…