Bowes Lyon Court

Bowes Lyon Court, Poundbury, Dorchester

property description


Constructed in late 2016 by renowned retirement home specialists McCarthy and Stone, Bowes Lyon Court is a unique development situated in the heart of Poundbury on Queen Mother Square it continues to be one our most sought-after developments and it is not difficult to understand why; It gives the impression of a 5 star hotel yet is a ‘retirement living plus’ development comprising of 62 one and two bedroomed apartments providing a lifestyle living opportunity for the over 70’s. Designed specifically for independent living with the peace-of-mind provided by the day-to-day support of our excellent staff and estate manager who will oversee the smooth running of the development. Homeowners benefit from a fantastic restaurant serving a varied three course lunch daily, one hour of domestic assistance each week and there are extensive domestic and care packages available to suit individual needs and budgets. In addition, the development also offers beautiful social spaces such as a club lounge, billiards room, table service restaurant, library, orangery, and function room. All apartments are equipped with a 24-hour emergency call facility and sophisticated intercom system providing both a visual and verbal link to the main development entrance. There is also the excellent guest suite widely used by visiting family and friends for which a small charge of £25 per night applies.

Poundbury is a unique urban development influenced and overseen by Charles, Prince of Wales, reflecting his vision of new communities in the 21st century. There is a vibrancy in Poundbury unlike any other and there are numerous amenities within walking distance of Bowes Lyon Court including Waitrose, the Duchess of Cornwall Hotel and Restaurant, dentists, a medical centre, and a mature woodland park.

This is a super one bedroomed apartment on the ground floor and within a ‘stone’s throw’ of the main amenities with lounge, restaurant, and development entrance all very close by. There is a good-sized living room, a well fitted kitchen complete with integrated appliances, excellent double bedroom, and a modern wet room with a level access shower. Very keenly priced to encourage an early sale.


Having a solid Oak-veneered entrance door with spy-hole, security intercom system that provides both a visual (via the home-owners TV) and verbal link to the main development entrance door. Emergency pull cord, boiler cupboard with light housing the Gledhill boiler supplying domestic hot water and ‘Vent Axia’ heat exchange unit.


An attractive and large sliding-sash styled double-glazed window with a motorised opening function looks over a quiet Street scene. A feature glazed panelled double door leading to the kitchen.


Excellent fitted kitchen having a quality range of soft cream ‘Shaker’ styled fitted wall and base units with contrasting woodblock worktops with matching splashback upstands and incorporating a stainless steel inset sink unit. Integrated appliances include; a Neff four-ringed ceramic hob metallic glazed splashback and concealed extractor hood, Neff built-in single oven with matching microwave over and concealed dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Plank effect flooring.


A lovely well-proportioned double bedroom. With a large sliding-sash styled double glazed window having a motorised opening function. Walk-in wardrobe with auto-light, hanging rails shelving and fitted drawer unit.


Modern white suite comprising; back-to-the-wall WC with concealed cistern, vanity wash-hand basin with fitted cupboard under and worktop over. Fitted mirror with integrated light and shaver point, level access shower with raindrop shower head and second thermostatically controlled shower. Electric ladder style heated radiator/towel rail, extensively tiled walls and wet room vinyl flooring, emergency pull cord.


Underground car parking is available with a yearly permit at a charge of around £250 pa for which there may be a waiting list.

Internal doors are quality Oak veneered. In addition to the excellent underfloor heating there is an economic heat recovery system utilising the hot air generated within the property, filtering and recirculating this back into the principle rooms.


Service Charge
• Cleaning of communal windows
• Water rates for communal areas and apartments
• Electricity, heating, lighting and power to communal areas and underfloor heating in apartments
• 24-hour emergency call system
• Upkeep of gardens and grounds
• Repairs and maintenance to the interior and exterior communal areas
• Contingency fund including internal and external redecoration of communal areas
• Buildings insurance
• One hours domestic assistance a week is included within the Service Charge
The service charge does not cover external costs such as your Council Tax, electricity or TV, but does include the cost of your Estates Manager, your water rates, the 24-hour emergency call system, the heating and maintenance of all communal areas, exterior property maintenance and gardening. Find out more about service charges please contact your Property Consultant or Estates Manager.


LEASEHOLD 125 Years from 2016
Ground Rent £435


  • Estate Manager
  • Restaurant
  • 24 Hour Careline System
  • Homeowners Lounge
  • Camera door entry system
  • Laundry room
  • Guest Suite

Property Consultant


Paula Squire

01202 508081