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 reserve. Situated at the top of Horsecastles Road and the A30, our village is close to local amenities and transport.

It’s prime location on the outskirts of Sherborne means that everything you could ever need is nearby, whether you’re planning a trip to the many historical sites or the abundance independent shops, cafes and restaurants.

So much is already within our village and waiting for you. On-site facilities include a bistro and bar, residents lounge, and both activity and treatment rooms. A boutique hotel will also be on-site which will feature its own treatment rooms and restaurant that residents are able to enjoy. There’s even a visitor’s suite so friends and family can stop over in comfort.

The grounds have also been landscaped to provide accessible pathways, seating areas and courtyard gardens. Many of the properties offer excellent views of the Dorset countryside.

Best of all, buying your new home with us couldn’t be easier with our unique shared ownership and home exchange service. You get more home for your money with all the benefits of a property designed to meet and adapt to your needs today and for the years to come.

The huge benefits of our retirement village also include easy access to healthcare and support from an on-site Lifestyle Manager. With the added benefit of releasing your equity, you can live life to the full.

“I grew up in this area and I wanted to move back to reconnect with my friends – being so close to the local amenities means that I have easy access to everything I need, not to mention the beautiful lounge area on site where I can meet up with them all,” says a Platinum Skies resident on the advantages of living within an inclusive retirement village.

Our Sherborne location, will see a mix of houses and apartments soon to be available. The first to come on to the market will be our 37 detached, semi-detached and terraced houses with brick and stone façade and slate roof.

These are two and three bedroom and you can find more in-depth information about layout, footage and prices on our Sherborne Houses page.

All our homes feature contemporary styling combined with premium appliances and fittings. Your kitchen is a dream to work in and keep clean, with a host of integrated appliances from Bosch and Neff. There’s so much to love, from the polished stone worktops to energy-efficient kitchen appliances.

Bathrooms come fully tiled and feature Villeroy & Boch and Hansgrohe fittings throughout, and there are plenty of thoughtful touches like anti-slip walk-in showers. Bedrooms have easy-open fitted wardrobes and underfloor heating, so you will always be able to find the perfect temperature.

Outside, you will find that all of our houses feature a stone patio and garden.

Despite the lockdown, progress has continued at our Sherborne retirement village. This is testament to our dedication and commitment to delivering affordable homes and happy, healthy communities.

Oliver Hunter, Head of Construction for Affordable & Housing Healthcare Group said: “We’re proud and excited to be in Sherborne. Alongside our partners Homes England, we are delivering the multi-million pound provision of affordable housing with our retirement living development. This is a huge investment into the local economy and indicative of our confidence in Sherborne itself. The site will bring many benefits to retirees and our dedicated team have worked hard to maintain construction progress, despite the challenges of lockdown and COVID driven operating constraints.”

David Hines, Chief Operating Officer at Platinum Skies said: “We’re in the heart of Sherborne and will create an environment that feels less like retirement and more of a lifestyle choice. Our society faces huge pressures on how we house, care and fund the retired. We feel privileged that we’ll be able to play such a key role in the community.”

David Hines added: “As with all Platinum Skies homes, there will be an on-site Lifestyle Manager helping to build a vibrant environment, as well as offering support to each of the homeowners. This has been vital at other Platinum Skies locations during the lockdown, where we’ve delivered socially distanced events, free care parcels and daily emotional support. We now look forward to bringing this high-standard of retirement living to Sherborne.”

: You can now also visit our beautiful locations for a safe visit and experience the Platinum Skies lifestyle first-hand.