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Our statement on Coronavirus can be read here.

We will be keeping it up to date as new advice is published by the government, the safety and health of our residents, customers and staff is our top priority

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Safe viewings reassure our buyers and homeowners

The gradual easing of lockdown restrictions is now making it easier for our buyers to safely view homes and complete purchases in our beautiful retirement living locations such as Poole and Salisbury. The safety of our visitors, homeowners and team remains our top priority. This means that there are now several ways that you can…

Seven ways to keep fit and well in older age

We’re all living longer than ever, so it’s a good idea to think about how you can help yourself stay as fit and well as possible during those golden years. Both medics and fitness experts like Diana Moran, ‘The Green Goddess’ of Eighties breakfast TV, agree that much of ageing well is down to looking…

Start your next chapter with an apartment at New Manor

At Platinum Skies, we work hard to offer our homeowners the best of all worlds. Independent living in a supportive community, within an affordable new home in a beautiful, historic and sought-after location. We feel this is how retirement living should be in the UK. Better choice and better value, which allows you to enjoy…

Once in a generation – own your new home in the heart of Salisbury

There are relatively few opportunities to own a brand new home in the heart of historic Salisbury. They just don’t come to the market that often – perhaps once in a generation. It’s why we’re so proud to announce that Forder Walk, our unique collection of 28 lovingly designed new houses all within our Chapters retirement…

Affordable houses now available in Sherborne

Ever fancied living in a pretty market town that’s steeped in culture and part of a happy, vibrant community? It seems like the stuff of dreams, but it’s now very much a reality for future Platinum Skies homeowners in Sherborne. Our latest retirement village is rapidly moving towards completion with beautiful homes now available to…

Sherborne continues to charm and delight visitors

Nestled in the green and rolling countryside, the beautiful town of Sherborne has been attracting visitors for the last 1300 years. It’s a step back in time, but with a sophisticated choice of independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants to explore. Its compact size makes it a highly desirable destination to visit and spend time….

Rare chance to buy beautiful renovated cottages in Salisbury city centre

Barker Close is a unique collection of original and renovated cottages within our Chapters retirement village in Salisbury city centre in Wiltshire. The three and two-bedroom properties have access to a private landscaped courtyard, bistro and activity room accessible via electric controlled doors, onsite parking and private gardens – all rare assets to find with…

Soaring Salisbury proves to still be the best place to live

Over the centuries, Salisbury has weathered many challenges to its beautiful city centre. The lockdown is no exception and perhaps it should be no surprise then that Salisbury has bounced back stronger. There’s never been a better time to enjoy the scenery, fresh air and to support the wealth of independent businesses. Today, the medieval…

Our community: Meet the homeowners and Lifestyle Managers

If you could speak to any Platinum Skies homeowner, what do you think would be the first thing that they would tell you about us?  Might it be the affordability and financial savings? Or perhaps the beautiful locations and well-designed homes?  No, we don’t think it would be. Our homeowners would start by telling you…

Platinum Skies support homeowners now and forever

It’s been a tough few months for everyone living with the lockdown measures, but Platinum Skies have met the challenge head on. Our on-site Lifestyle Managers continue to do a fantastic job with dedicated support for our homeowners in these difficult times.  Whether it’s through special ‘socially-distanced’ music performances, opera, VE Day celebrations or weekly…

Stamp duty cuts make it the perfect time to move

It’s been a monumental week for the property market, with the Government’s decision to drastically cut stamp duty. This is good news for our customers giving them the extra confidence needed to take the exciting step of owning a Platinum Skies home. With the property market reinvigorated after the recent months of lockdown, there’s never…

Opera singer performs special show at Chapters

There were soaring harmonies and temperatures at Chapters in Salisbury last week, as talented opera singer Rossano Sal serenaded homeowners and staff with a socially-distanced concert! The private balconies and spacious communal courtyard gardens made the perfect setting for a taste of the Mediterranean. The special show is the latest in a line of vibrant…

Six red wines to enjoy chilled this summer

If your go-to white has lost its mojo and that weekday rosé feels a little run of the mill, why not try popping a red in the fridge? This can make for a fun riff on those spicy, peppery notes or jammy, sun-kissed fruit, adding freshness to the finish; most oenophiles agree red wine should…