Bowes Lyon Court

Bowes Lyon Court, Poundbury, Dorchester

property description


This Apartment at Bowes Lyon Court occupies a prime second floor position, privately tucked away in a corner of the development yet conveniently placed to the lift service to all other floors. The apartment enjoys an terrific outlook over Queen Mother Square, the street below and across the attractive skyline of Poundbury to the rolling hillside in the distance. The accommodation offers a dual aspect with attractive Georgian styled windows and elegant 2 bedroomed layout presented in immaculate order throughout and having the added benefit of expensive custom-built wardrobes in both bedrooms. The property enjoys underfloor heating complimented by an economical ‘Vent-Axia’ state-of-the art heat recovery (heat exchange) system that filters and recirculates warm air back into principle rooms.

Bowes Lyon Court is a prestigious development constructed in late 2016 by renowned award-winning McCarthy and Stone and occupies a commanding position in the heart of Poundbury on Queen Mother Square. This is a Retirement Living Plus development exclusively for those aged over 70.

The development Estate Manager and Staff oversee the smooth running of the development and Home Owners can also receive consistent support and care, where required by virtue of a flexible care package. All the external property maintenance including gardening and window cleaning is taken care of. In addition to privately owned luxury apartments the development also offers beautiful social spaces such as a club lounge, a table service restaurant serving a varied and subsidised three course daily lunch, café area, billiards room, library, orangery, function room as well as a salon and guest suite where visiting family and friends can be accommodated for a small nightly charge. For added peace of mind, the apartments are equipped with a 24-hour emergency call system and are extremely secure.

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 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.


With solid Oak-veneered entrance door having security spy-hole. This is a good-sized hallway with ample space for hall furniture. Store cupboard with light, shelving and housing the Gledhill boiler supplying domestic hot water and the separate ‘Vent Axia’ heat exchange unit. Security intercom system that provides for a verbal and visual link to the main development entrance door. Emergency pull cord.


With a modern white suite comprising of a back-to-the-wall WC with concealed cistern and shelved surface over, corner wash hand basin with tiled splashback. mirror, ceiling spot light fitment and vinyl flooring.


A welcoming light and bright room courtesy of the deep dual aspect double-glazed windows in an elegant Georgian style. There is a terrific outlook towards Queen Mother Square, the activity of the street below and from the elevated position across the attractive Poundbury skyline to the rolling countryside in the distance. This view provides a real 'window to the world' outside. There is a contemporary-styled focal point fire and a feature glazed panelled door leads to the kitchen.


Georgian styled double-glazed sash window with electric motorised opening. Quality range of cream 'shaker-styled' fitted wall and base units with contrasting woodblock effect laminated worktops and matching upstands incorporating a stainless steel single drainer sink unit. Excellent range of integrated appliances comprising; a Neff four-ringed hob with concealed extractor hood over and glazed splash-pane,l Neff waist-high oven with latest ‘tilt and slide’ door, Bosch microwave oven and Bosch washing machine. Concealed fridge and freezer. Plank-effect flooring.


Excellent double bedroom with a Georgian styled double-glazed window, walk-in wardrobe with auto light and ample hanging space, shelving and drawers. Emergency pull cord. In addition the current owners have had expensive 'Hammond' custom-made furniture installed. Included are the fitted wardrobes, however there are also matching free-standing bedside cabinets, chest of drawer unit, dressing table and display shelving available by separate negotiation.


Georgian styled double-glazed window, 'Hammond' custom fitted corner wardrobe and, by separate negotiation, matching, free-standing, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers and corner desk.


A wet room facility with modern white suite comprising of; a back-to-the-wall WC with concealed cistern, inset vanity wash hand basin with under sink store cupboard and work surface and mirror with integral light over, walk-in level access shower with fixed raindrop shower head and separate adjustable shower attachment, ladder radiator, ceiling spot light fitment, emergency pull cord. Extensively tiled walls, wet room flooring.


The property enjoys underfloor heating provided by a communal boiler system for which usage is metered and charged accordingly, the heating is complimented by an economical ‘Vent-Axia’ state-of-the art heat recovery (heat exchange) system that filters and recirculates warm air back into principle rooms. There is underground parking at Bowes Lyon Court available on a permit basis with a charge of around £250 per annum. However, Poundbury is unique insomuch as there are no restrictions on parking in any of the surrounding roads, therefore there is ample parking available nearby.

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
• One hour of domestic support per week is included in 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, our 24 hour emergency call system, the heating and maintenance of all communal areas and all external window cleaning, exterior property maintenance and gardening. Find out more about service charges please contact your Property Consultant or Estates Manager.


Lease 125 Years from 2016
Ground Rent £510 p.a.


  • Camera door entry system
  • Estates Manager
  • 24 Hour Careline System
  • Homeowners Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Extra Care Packages available by arrangement
  • Social Spaces, Library, Orangery
  • Guest Suite
  • To arrange an appointment to view please telephone 0345 556 4101

Property Consultant


Paula Squire

01202 508081