Bowes Lyon Court

Bowes Lyon Place, Poundbury, Dorchester

property description



This spacious apartment in prestigious Bowes Lyon Court occupies a prime second floor position looking out over the development courtyard entrance with an interesting insight into the daily activity outside of the development. The accommodation has attractive 'Georgian' styled windows adding a touch of elegance to the appearance and enjoys underfloor heating provided by a communal boiler system for which usage is individually metered, the heating is complimented by an economical ‘Vent-Axia’ state-of-the art heat recovery (heat exchange) system. A good-sized living room has and expanse of glazing, there is quality fitted kitchen with a range of integrated appliances, two excellent double bedrooms and contemporary styles wet room with sensible walk-in shower.

Bowes Lyon Court is a flagship development constructed in late 2016 by multi award-winning retirement homes specialist 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. Bowes Lyon Court offers the level of freedom needed to maintain your independence for longer in your own home, and live retirement to the full.

There is an on-site team and an Estates Manager 24/7 so residents will receive flexible, consistent support and care where required, in their own home. For added peace of mind, the apartments are equipped with a 24-hour emergency call system. 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 three course daily lunch, café lounge, 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 charge.

For those unaware, 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 entrance door having security spy-hole. This is a good-sized hallway with ample space for typical hall furniture. Boiler/store cupboard with light, shelving and housing the Gledhill boiler supplying domestic hot water and the separate ‘Vent Axia’ heat exchange unit. Further store cupboard. 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 the living room.


With back to the wall WC having a concealed cistern, shallow work-surface over, corner wash basin, emergency pull cord ceiling spot light and vinyl flooring


A light and bright room courtesy of the full height glazing affording a interesting outlook to the development courtyard entrance. focal point fireplace with inset electric fire. A feature glazed panelled door leads to the kitchen.


Quality range of ‘soft-cream’ fitted units with attractive 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 extractor hood over, contemporary glazed splash panel, Neff waist-level oven with latest ‘tilt and slide’ door, matching microwave oven and concealed dishwasher, 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.


Georgian styled double-glazed window, emergency pull cord.


A spacious wet room facility with modern white sanitary ware comprising; back-to-the-wall WC with concealed cistern, inset vanity wash hand basin with under sink store cupboard and mirror with integrated light and shaver point over, practical walk-in level access shower with raindrop shower head and separate adjustable shower, heated ladder radiator/towel rail, emergency pull cord. Ceiling spot light fitting. Extensively tiled walls and wet room vinyl flooring.


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 in so much as there are no restrictions on parking in any of the surrounding roads, therefore there is always ample parking available nearby.


Ground Rent £510
125 Years from 2016


  • Quality 2 bed apartment in flagship development
  • Prestigiuos Queen Mother Square location
  • Excellent second floor position overlooking development courtyard entrance
  • Good sized living room
  • quality kitchen with host of appliances
  • Staffed 24/7 providing helpful support
  • 24 hour careline for further peace-of-mind
  • 5 star facilities include restaurant, communal lounge and billiard room
  • Guest suite for visiting family and friends
  • Great spot with Waitrose and hotel/pub close by.

Property Consultant

Paula Squire, Senior Property Consultant - Southern England

Paula Squire

0345 556 4120