Book a space at Quantock House independent-living community open week Get a first look at some stunning Taunton apartments with views over the Quantock Hills during a special event taking place next month. Visit Taunton’s newest retirement development Quantock House in Paul Street will throw open the doors to visitors from Monday 5 July to Sunday 11 July for our open week. The eight-storey luxury apartment complex features purpose-built one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments with balconies which are available on a shared-ownership basis for people aged 55 and over. Properties will be available for reservation and purchase during the event, for which places must be booked in advance as part of enhanced Covid-safe measures. Quantock House is positioned in the heart of Taunton’s historic town centre, with the shopping centre on the doorstep, Taunton Library based behind the building, Vivary Park Golf Course is just 0.2miles away and Somerset County Cricket Club is 0.5 miles away. Mick Spooner, one of our fantastic homeowners, said: “I am so, so happy. I have never looked back. I have made so many friends. So many people are happy to chat, and we get on very well. It’s retirement living rather than a retirement home, so you have your own freedom which was immediately a big draw as it means that I can come and go as I want. I enter my apartment and it feels like home, rather than having three spare bedrooms upstairs like I had in my previous property. It’s a joy.” What are the benefits of living at Platinum Skies in Taunton? All of our communities have a dedicated onsite Community Manager who helps to organise fun activities such as wine tasting workshops, cheese and wine evenings, yoga, quizzes, and crafts. The Community Managers also offer practical and emotional support. Homeowners will also be able to access a range of communal facilities including a bistro, bar area, homeowners’ lounges, activity room and treatment room. Pets are welcome to live in all of our properties, which also feature plenty of space for family and friends to stay and visit. Each low-maintenance apartment has been built with accessibility in mind, with features including easy-to-use kitchens with energy-saving appliances, bathrooms with automatic lighting and step-free showers and secure onsite underground parking. All construction work is due to be completed by October. Prices start from £117,500 for an apartment, based on the buyer paying 50% of the property’s full market value. The Quantock House homes are made affordable as part of a government-backed shared ownership scheme delivered in partnership with Homes England. Commonly known as part-buy, part-rent, shared-ownership homes enable people to downsize from their existing home which may no longer be suitable for their needs while freeing up money tied up in their current property to use in the future. To reserve an appointment at the Quantock House open week, call our team on 01202 040996.