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Best pubs in Taunton, Somerset

Taunton is a picturesque town in Somerset that offers stunning architecture, history, and a variety of activities for both residents and visitors. If you’re visiting Taunton, you must get a bite to eat at one of the many popular cafés, restaurants, and pubs. In this blog, we share some of our favourite pubs in Taunton…

Top cafes to visit in Taunton, Somerset

It’s difficult to find the perfect coffee spot in your local area, especially when there are so many to choose from! Taunton boasts some of the best coffee shops in Somerset… read on to find out where your next local could be! Knowing where to get the perfect coffee is a must! Once voted as…

Meet our homeowners: Peter from Chapters in Salisbury

Meet Peter one of our homeowners at our Chapters community in Salisbury. Peter tells us about what moving to a new Platinum Skies property, in Salisbury has meant for him and his wife. Why did you move to Chapters in Salisbury? “I moved into Chapters on August Bank Holiday of last year. I’m 82 and…

Meet our homeowners: Sally from Vista in Poole

Meet Sally one of our homeowners at our Vista in Poole. Sally tells us about what moving to Vista, a Platinum Skies independent living community in Poole, has meant for her. Why did you move to a Platinum Skies community? “The reason I moved to Platinum Skies was chance. I did things a bit back…

First homeowners move into Mulberry House in Sherborne

Following the completion of one of our newest communities, the first homeowners have moved into Mulberry House in Sherborne. First homeowners moving in at Sherborne Thanks to the team’s hard work, we were able to welcome the first reservists to exchange and complete on their new home purchase in time for the festive season, while…

Meet the Relationship Manager: Jes Gill

Jes Gill is one of our Relationship Managers from the sales team, who invites prospective homeowners to have a look around our vibrant communities and explains how our Platinum Skies homes can meet their needs. Jes is currently based at Quantock House in Taunton, which is one of our newest communities.    How do we…

Best Walks Near Sherborne, Dorset

One of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of the Dorset countryside is by taking a walk. With our recommended walks near Sherborne, you can choose from river walks to long trails, which take in some of the beautiful scenery and local landmarks that the area has to offer.   Circular walks near Sherborne…

Parkstone homeowner enjoys togetherness in our Vista community

One of our fantastic Vista homeowners has spoken about the sense of togetherness she has experienced since purchasing an apartment in one of our over-55s independent-living communities. Claire Mackendrick, 76, purchased an apartment in our community in Mount Road, Parkstone, having moved from a two-bedroom bungalow in Poole which she no longer felt able to…

Poole homeowners go behind the scenes at Swanage Railway

Each of our communities has a small group of volunteers who sit on a Social Committee to represent their neighbours when considering the upcoming entertainment and events calendar for both inside the community and out in the local neighbouring area. They are also instrumental in considering local good causes that their communities can support and…

Moving to Vista for a new happy life during a pandemic

Frank and Julie Abrams moved to Vista nearly two years ago ahead of Government guidelines changing to advise against moving house in March 2020. They felt incredibly lucky to have moved to their new community just in time. Since moving in, they have both been really impressed with life at Vista. Moving to Vista in…

Vista homeowners enjoy fun and laughter at festive Christmas lunch

Our homeowners in Parkstone got together to enjoy fun and laughter during a host of festive fun at their annual Christmas lunch. Vista homeowners celebrate Christmas together Scores of over-55s who live at Vista, our independent-living community based in Mount Road, enjoyed a three-course meal, including a traditional Christmas dinner, drinks, crackers, and music. Afterwards,…