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Homeowners celebrate launch of ‘gorgeous’ new Platinum Skies Sherborne retirement village

Homeowners and local businesses got together to enjoy a party to celebrate the launch of our new Sherborne community.

Sherborne Platinum Skies over 55's village now open

Platinum Skies retirement community officially opened by the Mayor

As one of her first official engagements during her mayoral year, The Mayor of Sherborne, Cllr Juliet Pentolfe, cut the ribbon on our independent-living apartments in Mulberry House and neighbouring houses, which are home to people aged 55 and over. The tour was led by Mark Edwards, Co-Managing Director of Platinum Skies, and Sara Rowan, Relationship Manager, who gave the Mayor an insight into life within the community.

The mayor of Sherborne touring the new Platinum Skies retirement commununity

The Mayor of Sherborne took a tour of our communal facilities including a bistro and bar, activity room, treatment room, and homeowners’ lounge. She also saw some of the homes available for purchase, including one, two, and three-bedroom apartments, and two and three-bedroom detached, semi-detached, and terraced houses, all of which have access to the shared communal spaces.

homeowners at the Sherborne launch party

Speaking after the event, the Mayor of Sherborne, Cllr Juliet Pentolfe, said: “I love the Sherborne Platinum Skies community. I think it’s absolutely fantastic. It’s a brilliant concept and it has a wonderful community feeling. I’ve been to look around the apartments and the houses and as soon as you walk through the door, it feels as though you’re on holiday. It’s gorgeous.”

Homes are available to buy in the Sherborne community from £130,000 with our Platinum Skies shared ownership option.

Vanessa and Hayley, our Sherborne Community Managers
Vanessa and Hayley, our Sherborne Community Managers


Living in our Sherborne Retirement Community

Sherborne has two dedicated Community Managers, Hayley and Vanessa, who organise fun activities to enable the homeowners to socialise which can include wine tasting workshops, talks, live music, yoga, coffee mornings, quizzes, and crafts, as well as providing practical and emotional support.

Pamela and Derek Emerson moved to our Sherborne community in March this year
Pamela and Derek Emerson moved to our Sherborne community in March this year


Pamela and Derek Emerson were among the party’s guests, who moved into a house in Canon Woods Close in March this year. Talking about the move, Derek said: “It’s one of the best new-build houses that we have seen. From my point of view, I think it’s one of the best moves we’ve ever made and that’s coming from someone who really didn’t want to move out of their last house.”

Pamela added: “We came from Devon and lived on Dartmoor in a large house with no neighbours. It meant that we were isolated, although I was happy to spend all day in the garden. Thinking about coming into a retirement village was initially quite daunting, but as Derek says, we settled in quite quickly and the Community Managers go to a lot of effort for us, along with Agata who runs the bistro.”



For more information about buying a home in the Sherborne community, call our team on 01202 040996 or book a tour.

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