Bowes Lyon Court

Bowes Lyon Court, Poundbury, Dorchester

property description


Kings Place is a Assisted Living development built by McCarthy & Stone, designed specifically for the over 70s, this development comprises 63 one and two bedroom apartments. The development has a Estate Manager who leads the team and oversees the development. Each apartment has a fully fitted kitchen, underfloor heating, fitted and tiled shower room with level access shower and a 24 hour emergency call system.

Communal facilities include split-level homeowners lounge where social events and activities take place. Kings Place also features a smaller communal sun lounge with views of the landscaped gardens and surrounding areas. There are two fully equipped laundry rooms, a well being suite and a restaurant which is table service and serves freshly prepared meals daily. If your guests wish to stay, there is a guest suite accommodation which can be booked(fees apply) There is a 24 hour emergency call system provided by a personal pendant and call points in your bedroom and bathroom as well as onsite management 24 hours a day.

One hour of domestic support per week is included in the service charge at Kings Place 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.

This super one bed apartment is situated on the second floor of this McCarthy and Stone 'flagship' development. Bowes Lyon Court is a super second floor 2 bedroom apartment with a considerable balcony/terrace overlooking Queen Mother Square with views to the iconic statue and across Poundbury and Dorchester to the distant countryside and hill range.

Bowes Lyon Court is a prestigious 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.

It’s so easy to make new friends and to lead a busy and fulfilled life at Bowes Lyon Court; there are always plenty of regular activities to choose from including; an art and craft group, fitness classes, there is something for everyone there is certainly no obligation to participate and home owners can ‘dip in and out’ of activities as they wish.
There is an on-site Estates Team and in House manager so residents will receive flexible, consistent support and care, where required, in their own home. 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 affordable 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 added peace of mind, the apartments are equipped with a 24-hour emergency call system and an on-site Estates Manager and Staff providing day-to-day support and delivering care and domiciliary assistance from flexible packages.

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. Having space for typical hall furniture. Large boiler 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 is linked to the main development entrance door providing both a verbal and visual link (via the home owner’s TV) to the main development entrance. Emergency pull cord. A feature glazed panelled door leads to the Living Room.


Upon entering this bright an welcoming room, attention is immediately drawn to the fully double-glazed French door with matching side-panels that open onto a good-sized balcony. Modern focal-point fireplace with inset electric fire. Glazed panelled door leads to the Kitchen.


This is a major feature of this fine apartment, with space for patio furniture. This is a wonderful spot in which to relax and enjoy the sunny south-westerly aspect and the views over the desirable Queen Mother Square, across the rooftops of Poundbury and Dorchester and with a far-reaching outlook to the distant countryside. There are two outside lights to add ambience. The balcony is accessible from both living room and bedroom.


Modern range of ‘soft-white’ fitted units with contrasting woodblock effect laminated worktops and matching splashback upstands and incorporating a stainless steel single drainer sink unit. Excellent range of integrated appliances comprising; Neff four-ringed hob with concealed extractor hood over and contemporary glazed splashpanel,, Neff waist-level oven with latest ‘slide and hide’ door, matching microwave oven and concealed fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Ceiling spot light fitting and plank-effect flooring.


With a fully double-glazed French door opening onto the balcony, walk-in wardrobe with auto light and ample hanging space, shelving and drawers. Emergency pull cord.


A practical wetroom facility with modern white sanitary ware comprising; a back-to-the-wall WC with concealed cistern, inset vanity wash hand basin with under sink store cupboard and mirror with integral light over, walk-in level access shower with both 'raindrop' and traditional shower heads, extensively tiled walls, wet room vinyl flooring, electric heated towel rail, ceiling spot light fitment, emergency pull cord.


The property enjoys underfloor heating provided by a communal boiler system, 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 always 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
• Underfloor heating to the apartments
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.


  • Wonderful second floor apartment with Balcony
  • South-West facing aspect overlooking Queen Mother Square
  • Welcoming Living room with balcony access
  • Quality fitted kitchen with many integrated appliances
  • Double bedroom and practical wet room with walk-in shower.
  • Estates Manager and staff provide reassurance
  • Stunning social Spaces, Library, Orangery
  • Quality Restaurant
  • Extra Care Packages available by arrangement
  • Guest Suite for visiting family and friends

Property Consultant

Stephen Hobday, Property Consultant - South West region

Stephen Hobday

0345 556 4120