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.


Bowes Lyon Court was 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.

Entrance Hall:

Approached via a solid entrance door having security spy-hole. This is a good-sized, angled 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 further cupboard adds to the generous storage. 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. A feature glazed panelled door leads to the Living Room.

Living Room:

A welcoming room with space for a table and chairs in front of a large window. Two ceiling mounted lights, TV and telephone point and 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. Sash style window that is electrically operated for ease of use.

Double Bedroom:

A light and airy dual aspect room, courtesy of three, double glazed, windows. Built in mirror-fronted wardrobe providing generous hanging space, shelving and drawers. Emergency pull cord. Plug sockets are raised for ease of use. TV and phone point.

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

• Cleaning of communal windows and external windows of 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
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 Estate 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 Estate Manager.

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

Lease Information:

Ground Rent: £435
Lease - 125 Years from 2016

Car Park Permit Scheme(subject to availability)

Parking is by allocated space, The fee is usually £250 per annum, but may vary by development. Permits are available on a first come, first served basis. Please check with the Estates Manager on site for availability.


  • First Floor Retirement Apartment
  • Dual Aspect Bedroom
  • Close to Lifts
  • Well Equipped Kitchen with Integrated Appliances
  • Generous Storage
  • Care Line Service
  • 24/7 Estate Team On Site
  • Restaurant
  • Billiards Area
  • Laundry Rooms

Property Consultant


Paula Squire

01202 508081