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 and 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 spacious and interestingly designed one bedroom apartment is conveniently situated on the ground floor with easy access to all of the amenities of the development and has been upgraded by the present owner, including coving to enhance the higher ceilings that the ground floor apartments enjoy and includes a host of other fittings, including roller blinds, that will remain.

Entrance Hallway

A solid entrance door with security spy-hole opens in to the apartment. A versatile Boiler/Store cupboard with light and shelving houses the Gledhill boiler supplying domestic hot water and the separate ‘Vent Axia’ heat exchange unit. A security intercom system provides a verbal and visual link to the main development entrance door and a 24 Care Line panel is wall mounted. A feature glazed panelled door leads to the living room.

Living Room

An interesting shaped and spacious room with a focal point fireplace with inset electric fire which provides light and/or additional heat. A contemporary feature ceiling pendant will remain. An elegant, electrically operated, sash style window provides an easterly outlook. A glazed panelled door brings further light in to the room and leads to the well equipped kitchen.


Quality range of ‘soft-cream’ fitted units with upgraded granite worktops and matching upstands incorporating an upgraded composite drainer sink unit. Excellent range of integrated appliances comprising; an upgraded Neff four-ringed hob with safe controls for both left and right -handed users with extractor hood over, and upgraded contemporary back splash panel, Neff waist-level oven with latest ‘tilt and slide’ door, matching microwave oven, fridge and freezer. A free standing Bosch washing machine will remain. An additional wall cupboard in a light oak effect has been installed for further storage. Plank-effect flooring. Elegant, electrically operated, sash style window.

Double Bedroom

Excellent double bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe with auto light and ample hanging space, shelving and drawers. 2 feature pendant lights will remain, as will a free standing wardrobe, if required by the purchaser. Elegant, electrically operated, sash style window. Emergency pull cord.

Shower Room

A spacious facility with modern white sanitary ware comprising; back-to-the-wall WC with concealed cistern, full sized upgraded inset vanity wash hand basin with under sink store cupboard and mirror with integrated light and shaver point over, upgraded shower cubicle with curved door enclosure and wall mounted seat, heated ladder radiator/towel rail, emergency pull cord. Ceiling spot light fitting. Extensively tiled walls and vinyl flooring.

Service Charge (breakdown)

• 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 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
Ground rent review date: August 2031
125 Years from 2016


  • Ground Floor One Bedroom Retirement Apartment
  • Numerous upgrades by current owner
  • On Site Restaurant
  • 24 Hour On Site Staff
  • Orangery
  • Homeowners' Lounge
  • Library
  • 24 Hour Careline

Property Consultant

Stephen Hobday, Property Consultant - South West region

Stephen Hobday

0345 556 4120