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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…

This is how wellbeing experts start the day

A good morning routine can set you up for the day – but where to start? Mornings can be rough at the best of times, but when it feels as though the days all roll into one – with no weekend plans or evenings out to break things up – it can be all too…

Six ways to style a snap-happy shelfie

At Platinum Skies, we provide the highest build and design quality for your home. This means you have a wonderful canvas to express yourself and put your own stamp on your property; we even have a handyman service available to help with fixtures and fittings. Such as shelves, which are having a serious interior design…