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Luxury apartments in Sherborne take shape in over-55s village

Our construction team have been working really hard to build a new apartment complex as part of a new over-55s independent-living village in Sherborne. Sherborne retirement village under construction We are constructing a range of luxury apartments, houses and a hotel in the new village at the top of Horsecastles Road and the A30, which…

10 useful tips to declutter and downsize your home

Making the decision to downsize your home, particularly if you have lived there for several years, is a significant one. While you may have moved home numerous times throughout your life and feel you have an idea of the process and knock-on impact, downsizing is a completely different prospect. Not only must you consider which…

Residents order takeaway to their doors from in-house service at Chapters

What’s for dinner tonight? The residents at our stunning Chapters development in Salisbury have already placed their takeaway orders to be delivered to their door from our in-house service created by our passionate and enthusiastic chef, Martyn Judd, during the second lockdown. Popular choices such as fish and chips, sausage and mash, baguettes, pies and…

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…

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…

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…