Bowles Court

Bowles Court, Westmead Lane, Chippenham

property description


Bowles Court was completed at the end of 2015 by award-winning retirement housebuilder McCarthy and Stone and is a sought-after 'Retirement Living Plus' development providing independent living for those aged 70 years of age. It occupies a fantastic position alongside the River Avon and is just 200 metres from the centre of town. A variety of local supermarkets can be found nearby and the Town Centre also boasts access to a local Hospital and plenty of Doctors surgeries. Banks, retail stores and independent shops. There are also regular traditional town markets. Places of interest in the local area are varied, with John Coles Park, the museum and Heritage Centre and Chippenham folk festival just a few examples. For those interested in wider travel, transport links are strong with regular bus services connecting residents to towns including Bath, Calne, Devizes, Trowbridge and Swindon. Rail links are also good and Chippenham railway station features along the main line to London Paddington.

This super apartment is positioned on the first floor providing spacious yet economical accommodation with some notable features; these include a good-sized living room with an impressive feature focal-point fireplace and an excellent dual aspect bayed dining recess with floor-to-ceiling glazing affording ample natural light and giving the benefit of an outlook to the changing street scene below. In addition there is a fitted kitchen with comprehensive range of integrated appliances, excellent double bedroom and easy access wet room with walk-in shower.

The development enjoys excellent 'five-star' amenities to include a Homeowners lounge, restaurant with a fantastic, varied and susidised daily lunch service, function room, laundry, scooter store and landscaped gardens with a super terrace backing onto the River Avon. Our Estate Manager and staff are on site 24 hours each day to oversee the smooth running of the development. further peace-of mind is found in the provision of the 24-hour emergency call system. There are chargeable care and domestic help packages available albeit all home owners receive up to 1 hour domestic assistance each week included within the service charge. There is also the excellent guest suite widely used by visiting family and friends for which a charge of £25 per night applies. Car parking is available by annual permit chargeable at around £250 and for which there may be a waiting list.


With solid entrance door having security spy-hole, Intercom entry system providing both an audio and visual (by home owner’s TV) link to the main development entrance ensuring no unwanted visitors. Emergency pull cord, walk-in store cupboard with shelving and light and housing Gledhill boiler supplying domestic hot water and Vent Axia heat exchange system. A feature glazed panelled door leads to the Living Room.


Dual aspect corner bay window having floor-to-ceiling triple glazing allowing ample natural light and providing an interest outlook to life in the street below. Contemporary-styled focal-point fireplace with log-effect, electric fire. Feature glazed panelled double-doors to kitchen.


With an electrically operated triple-glazed window. Excellent Range of ‘Maple-effect’ fitted wall and base units having contrasting laminate worktops with matching upstands and incorporating a stainless steel single drainer inset sink unit. Comprehensive range of Integrated appliances comprising; a ceramic four-ringed hob with matching glass splashback and stainless steel chimney style extractor hood over, waist-level oven with ’tilt and slide door’ and concealed dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Ceiling downlights and tiled floor.


Excellent double bedroom with triple-glazed window, and walk-in wardrobe with ample hanging rails, shelving and auto light.


A wet room facility with modern white suite comprising; Close-coupled WC, inset vanity wash hand basin with under sink store cupboard and mirror and integral light and a level access, walk-in shower with both a ‘rain drop’ shower head, and regular shower attachment. Electrically heated ladder radiator, emergency pull cord, extensively tiled walls and vinyl wet room flooring. Ceiling downlights.


There are well-managed landscaped communal gardens backing onto the River Avon providing delightful River views.


Underfloor heating system further complimented by an efficient ‘Vent Axia’ Heat Exchange (hot air recovery) system. There are Oak veneered doors throughout.

Service Charge

• Cleaning of communal windows
• Water rates for communal areas and apartments
• Electricity, heating, lighting and power to communal areas
• 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
• Restaurant staffing
• One hour of domestic support per week is included in the service charge at Bowles Court with additional services including care and support
available at an extra charge. However, this can be from as little as 15 minutes per session which can be increased or decreased to suit your needs.

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, our 24 hour emergency call system, the heating and maintenance of all communal areas and all external window cleaning, exterior property maintenance and gardening. To find out more about the service charges please contact your Property Consultant or Estates Manager.


LEASE 125 Years from 2016
Ground Rent £435 p.a


  • Riverside location
  • Restaurant
  • 24 Hour careline system
  • Estate Manager
  • Homeowners Lounge
  • Laundry room
  • Extra Care Packages available by arrangement
  • Guest suite
  • Camera door entry system

Property Consultant

Paula Squire, Senior Property Consultant - Southern England

Paula Squire

01202 508081