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Dorset & Wiltshire Christmas Markets 2017

Christchurch Christmas Festival This wonderful community celebration is back again this year! It’s a wonderful time for the town of Christchurch to get together for a festive family event. There will be a wonderful array of artisan stalls forming the Christmas market on the High Street. These will include stalls offering unique and beautiful gifts,…

Guide to Historical Homes in Dorset

Dorset is home to many stunning Historical Homes and before the weather turns and the houses go into their winter hours it’s the perfect time to view them. Whether it’s a Medieval Castle, a Tudor Sea Fort, or a Jacobean Manor, Dorset has it all, and if you love visiting Stately Homes again and again…

Downsizing or Equity Release

How can you free up equity? You’re thinking of retirement and in doing so you have lots of questions. Where do you want to live? What do you want to spend your time doing? How will you support any potential future care needs? How do you deal with your finances? When you’re thinking about your…

Mayor of Christchurch Opens Monterey Retirement Apartments

The Mayor of Christchurch Councillor Nick Geary has officially opened Monterey, our first Platinum Skies retirement development in Christchurch. Planting a Monterey sapling, the development’s namesake, to commemorate the opening, the Mayor commented: ‘It is my pleasure to open Monterey for the people of Christchurch, Platinum Skies have created much needed high quality retirement housing…

Our Guide to Retirement in Christchurch

Retiring in Christchurch could just prove to be the best move you’ll ever make. There’s something for everyone in this thriving Dorset market town, which is situated on the South Coast on the banks of the Rivers Avon and Stour. Getting around Christchurch is easy, with plenty of adventures accessible by road and rail. So,…

A new way to release equity with Platinum Skies

We are rapidly learning that so-called ‘easy-one-step’ solutions for a trouble-free retirement turn out to be quite the opposite. Many retirees are stuck in homes they can’t afford to maintain, searching for ways to generate capital from their biggest asset, their home. Equity release is increasing its UK market share year-on-year with £2bn withdrawn through…

Downsizing – At a Price that’s Right for You

Having a brand new, beautifully appointed property that is easy and inexpensive to run, in a location where people really aspire to live, with all the money worries put right behind you, forever, is an enormous boost to a person’s quality of life and of course, their health. However, many retirees have calculated after purchasing…

Downsizing – Where to Begin?

Downsizing is definitely the buzz word of the moment. So the question is, why do so many people, who are more than ready to retire and would love to free up their assets, feel downsizing isn’t all it’s cracked-up to be? Maybe that’s how you have been feeling and you’re not alone. The most common…

Seven Christchurch Events Not to Miss in 2017

There’s so much to look forward to in 2017 – not least because our Monterey Show Home in Christchurch will be opening in February! Christchurch has a great community with lots of interesting events and those in 2017 include: the Christchurch Carnival, the Christchurch Food Festival and much more! 1. William Shakespeare’s Long First Play…

Monterey Show Home Opening in Christchurch

We have already had so much interest in our retirement apartments in Christchurch so we are thrilled to be announcing the opening of our pre-launch Show Home for Monterey. 1. Show Home & bookings The Show Home will be open from the 21st February, Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm, so what are you waiting for? Book your VIP…

Christmas Events near Christchurch 2016

Christchurch is home to our Monterey property of exclusive one and two bedroom retirement apartments. It’s a great community which Monterey sits at the heart of and is especially magical around this festive time of year! There are a host of local Christmas events to attend and we’ve picked some of our favourites below: CADArts…

Activities to take up during autumn

The colder months definitely bring on a desire for hibernation. Everyone loves to turn the heating up, put on some warm woollies and snuggle under a blanket with a cuppa. At this time of year it’s tempting to resort to watching TV as your main activity. Although we love TV, and keeping up with your…