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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…

Lifestyle Managers keep homeowners’ spirits high in second lockdown

Our friendly Lifestyle Managers have been supporting our wonderful homeowners during the second lockdown. The Plat to ensure that they don’t feel lonely or isolated. At every Platinum Skies location, the Lifestyle Manager onsite plays a vital role in providing emotional advice, alongside wellbeing and practical support to the homeowners, especially during the latest lockdown….

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…

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…

Summer decor updates that won’t break the bank

Looking to add a few summer interior design flourishes? Maybe it’s time to give your space a summer refresh, so that it looks the part on sunny days and cheers you up when the weather doesn’t co-operate. Think colour – zingy shades will lift your mood – and lots of greenery, plus on-trend home accessories…

Should you maintain a slower pace of life after lockdown?

Life is slowly returning to a ‘new normal’ after months at a standstill, and while the pandemic and its impact on our lives and mental wellbeing has been hard and, for many, devastating in ways, you might have found the enforced slowing down has been beneficial too. “This is a great opportunity to stop and…

10 calming hobbies to take up now

Keep stress at bay with these mindful pursuits. Keeping yourself busy is easier said than done at the moment. After the umpteenth week staring slack-jawed at Netflix, taking part in repetitive Zoom quizzes and idly tapping through everyone else’s social media, things can start to feel a bit ‘Groundhog Day’. What you really need is…