Bowes Lyon Court

Bowes Lyon Court, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 3DA

property description


Located on the second floor of this stunning 5 star development. This one bedroom apartment features Georgian styled windows. An excellent sitting room has ample space for dining, a quality cream kitchen is complete with a host of integrated appliances, there is a large double bedroom and a modern wet room.

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, table-service 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. Feature glazed panelled door to sitting room


A spacious sized room with attractive deep Georgian styled sash window. Part glazed door leads to the kitchen.


Quality range of cream 'shaker-styled' fitted 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 a contemporary glazed splash-panel and concealed extractor hood, Neff waist-high oven with latest ‘tilt and slide’ door and matching microwave over, concealed dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Plank-effect flooring.


Double bedroom of a very good size with a Georgian styled double-glazed sash window, walk-in wardrobe with auto light and ample hanging space, shelving and drawer unit .


Modern white suite comprising; back-to-the-wall WC with concealed cistern, inset vanity wash hand basin with under sink store cupboard and work surface over, mirror with integral light and shaver point, walk-in level access shower with both raindrop and conventional shower heads, 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 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.

Service charge: £7,290.22 pa (for financial year ending July 2022)


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


  • 5 Star Development on Queen Mother Square
  • Large Sitting Room
  • Top-quality kitchen with appliances
  • Excellent double bedroom Ground floor apartment
  • Estates Manager and staff 24/7
  • Club Lounge, Library and Orangery
  • Superb table-service restaurant
  • Extra Care Packages available by arrangement
  • Café area and Billiards room
  • Salon and Guest suite

Property Consultant

Stephen Hobday, Property Consultant - South West region

Stephen Hobday

0345 556 4120