BOWES LYON COURT IS A SUPER FIRST FLOOR 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT AND WE WOULD ABSOLUTELY ENCOURAGE THAT THE PROPERTY AND DEVELOPMENT TO BE VIEWED TO APPRECIATE THE EXTENT OF THE FACILITIES AND THE WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY THIS PRESENTS TO LIVE IN THIS RETIREMENT LIVING PLUS DEVELOPMENT
Bowes Lyon Court is a prestigiuos development occupying a commanding position in the heart of Poundbury on Queen Mother Square. The development consists of 62 one and two bedroom apartments 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 Estates team so residents can receive flexible, consistent care and support 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, billiards room, table service restaurant, library, orangery, function room, laundry with washing machines and tumble dryer as well as a salon and guest suite where at least two guest can be accommodated for just a small charge.
For added peace of mind there is wheelchair accessibility to apartments and shared areas, the apartments are equipped with a 24-hour emergency call system and an on-site estates manager.
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 hall furniture. A security intercom system that is linked to the main development entrance door and that can also be linked to the home owner’s TV for both visual and verbal entry. Emergency pull cord, inset ceiling downlights. Off the hallway is a cylinder cupboard with light, shelving and housing the Gledhill Hot Water cylinder operated by off-peak electricity supplying domestic hot water. Also off the hallway is a large walk-in store cupboard with light and extensive shelving.
With a modern white suite comprising of a back-to-the-wall WC with concealed cistern and large wall-hung wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Ceiling spot light fitment and vinyl flooring.
With electronically operated Georgian sash-styled small paned double glazed window. Modern range of fitted wall and base units with contrasting woodblock effect laminated worktops over and incorporating a stainless steel single drainer sink unit. Excellent range of integrated appliances comprising of; a Neff four-ringed ceramic hob with concealed extractor over and contemporary glass splashback, NEFF high-level oven with latest ‘slide-under’ door, matching microwave oven and concealed fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Ceiling spot light fitting and plank-effect vinyl floor covering.
An attractive partially glazed panelled door leads from the hall. Focal-point fireplace with inset electric log burning stove styled fire, fully double-glazed door with matching side-panels adjacent leads to a very long balcony. Door to kitchen.
Fully double-glazed door to balcony with matching side panels adjacent. Door to built-in wardrobe with auto light and having shelving, hanging space and drawer unit. Emergency pull cord.
Electronically operated Georgian sash-styled small paned double glazed window. Full height fitted ‘box-style’ storage unit.
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 worktop over, walk-in level access shower with fixed raindrop shower head and separate flexible shower on slide attachment, well positioned grab rails, fully tiled walls to shower area, half tiled elsewhere, wet room slip resistant vinyl flooring, electric heated towel rail, fitted mirror with integrated light, ceiling spot light fitment, emergency pull cord.
There is a large balcony running across the entire width of the apartment and being private to the apartment measuring approximately 44ft, providing ample outdoor space for furniture, potted plants etc. It is only right to point out that the balcony currently overlooks a new development under construction which when complete will only serve to enhance the Poundbury urban street scene.
The property enjoys underfloor heating provided by a communal boiler system for which usage is metered and charged through the service charge. The heating is complimented by an economical ‘Vent-Axia’ state-of-the art heat exchange system. There is underground parking at Bowes Lyon Court available on a permit basis with a charge of currently £250 per annum. However Poundbury is unique insomuch as there are no restrictions on parking any of the surrounding roads, therefore there is always ample parking available nearby.
• Cleaning of communal windows
• Water rates for communal areas and apartments
• Electricity, heating, lighting and power to communal areas and the underfloor heating of the apartments
• 24 hour emergency call system
• Upkeep of gardens and grounds
• Repairs and maintenance to the interior and exterior communal areas, including the four lifts to all floors.
• 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.
Parking is by allocated space, the fee is currently £250 per annum. Permits are available on a first come, first served basis. Please check with the Estates Manager on site for availability.
Ground Rent £510 p.a.
Lease 125 Years from 2016