Bowes Lyon Court,

Bowes Lyon Court, Poundbury, Dorchester

property description



Bowes Lyon Court is a flagship development constructed in late 2016 by multi award-winning retirement homes specialist McCarthy Stone and occupies a commanding position in the heart of Poundbury close to Queen Mother Square. This is a Retirement Living Plus development, exclusively for those aged over 70. Bowes Lyon Court offers the level of support 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 assistance 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 window cleaning, is taken care of. In addition to privately owned luxury apartments, the development also offers beautiful social spaces such as a homeowners' lounge, a table service restaurant serving a varied 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 charge.

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.

This lovely ground floor apartment is situated in a secluded corner of the development and does not adjoin any other apartment. It is however, convenient for all communal areas.

Entrance Hallway

With solid entrance door having security spy-hole. This is a good-sized L-shaped hallway with ample space for typical hall furniture. Boiler/store cupboard with light and shelving houses both the Gledhill boiler supplying domestic hot water and the separate ‘Vent Axia’ heat exchange unit. A wall mounted security intercom system provides a verbal and visual link to the main development entrance door and also incorporates the 24/7 Care Line panel and emergency pull cord. Feature glazed panelled door to the Living Room.

Living Room

A spacious and bright room courtesy of the dual aspect glazing which brings westerly light from the side. Attractive Plantation style shutters to remain. A contemporary fireplace with inset electric fire creates a focal point and offers lights and/or additional heating. Plug sockets are raised for ease of use. 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 halogen 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.

Double Bedroom

Excellent double bedroom with a Georgian styled double-glazed window. Attractive Plantation style shutters to remain. Walk-in wardrobe with auto light and ample hanging space, shelving and drawers. Emergency pull cord. Plug sockets are raised for ease of use.

Shower Room

A spacious wet room facility with modern white sanitary ware comprising; back-to-the-wall floating 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.

Service Charge (breakdown)

* Cleaning of communal windows and external windows of apartments.
* One hour of domestic support per week to all apartments
* Water rates for communal areas and apartments
* Electricity, heating, lighting and power to communal areas
* 24 hour emergency call system
* Upkeep of grounds
* Repairs and maintenance to the interior and exterior communal areas
* Contingency fund including internal and external redecoration of communal areas
* Buildings insurance

The Service charge does not cover external costs such as your Council Tax. To find out more about the service charges please contact our Property Consultant or Estate Manager.

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

Car Parking

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.

Lease Information

Ground Rent: £435
125 Years from 2016

NHBC Warranty

7 years remaining, as of February 2021.


  • Situated in a Secluded Corner - Not Adjoining Any Other Apartment
  • Georgian Style Sash Windows & High Ceilings
  • Large Store Room
  • On-Site Restaurant
  • Billiards & Table Tennis Rooms
  • Library
  • 24 Hour Careline for Peace of Mind
  • Support of 24/7 Estate Staffing
  • Guest Suite for Visiting Family and Friends
  • Great Location with Waitrose, Hotel/Pub, Cafe and Garden Centre Close By

Property Consultant

Stephen Hobday, Property Consultant - South West region

Stephen Hobday

0345 556 4120