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Last Chance For Bargain Retirement in Christchurch

Christchurch, long a favourite downsizer hotspot for older people, has been crowned the most expensive destination in the South West per square foot*. A sum of £227,000 – equivalent to the average UK property value – buys only 687 sq. ft. of space in the coastal town. Making it pricier than the prestigious historic town…

Monterey Garden party celebrates plaque

The sun was shining on our first summer garden party at Monterey. The party centred around the unveiling of a new plaque. Commemorating the historic iron pillars from the original Christchurch hospital buildings; which now stand proudly in the gardens of Monterey. Built in 1881, the pillars were designed to hold up elements of the…

From Croissants to Christchurch – A Monterey Story

After 14 years of French bread, fromage and frogs’ legs, Lilian and Roy Coughlin, our latest residents, decided it was time to move back to the UK. Choosing Christchurch as their ideal destination. Wanting to live closer to their family, and looking to benefit from the UK’s better health services, the Coughlins decided to downsize…

Relocating to Retirement Hotspot Dorset

Dorset has always been a must-visit destination, the cool coastal resorts and bustling market towns brimming with history, make the area a firm family-holiday favourite. So, it’s no surprise when retirees look to relocate, Dorset is always a top pick! The county’s well-established relocation reputation is thanks to its abundance of natural beauty and quaint…

Pet Friendly Properties at Platinum Skies

It’s National Pet Month, promoting responsible pet ownership and its benefits. The UK is undoubtedly a nation of animal lovers, with 90% of pet owners saying their furry companion makes them feel happier, and over a quarter of us Brits owning a dog – the UK’s most popular pet. Here at Platinum Skies, we welcome…

Spend your next Christmas at Monterey

2017 has been a great year at Platinum Skies with the recent launch of our newly built Monterey retirement property located in Christchurch. Whether you are looking for a brand new and spacious kitchen or whether you are looking to downsize ahead of Christmas 2018, why not view our ideas of why you should consider…

Independent Lifestyle and Support in Retirement

A home to offer the perfect balance of independence and support? It feels good to know that even when you are enjoying a quiet moment in the privacy of your own home you can call on someone for support if you need to. At Monterey in Christchurch you will always have the best of both worlds…

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…