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Bowes Lyon Place, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1

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Property description

This first floor two bedroom apartment is situated within an Assisted Living development exclusive to the over 70's, located within the heart of Poundbury on Queen Mother Square. The apartment enjoys superb, spacious living accommodation and offers peace of mind that a team of people are on hand to deal with the mundane tasks of property maintenance and day to day living assistance. EPC rating B.


Bowes Lyon Court occupies a prominent position within Poundbury, close to the Queen Mother Square. Poundbury is an urban development of the County Town of Dorchester, and is Prince Charles's vision of the development of new communities in the 21st century. Designed around the residents rather than their cars, it is intended to be a sustainable development where it is possible to meet a higher proportion of daily needs on foot, rather than relying on a car. Within walking distance there are Waitrose, The Duchess of Cornwall Hotel and Restaurant and an ever-growing range of bistros, coffee shops, beauty salons, dress shops, hairdressers, dentists, a medical centre, a garden centre and a mature Woodland Park.


Bowes Lyon Court benefits from a lift to all floors, spacious communal areas, an internal garden room and a billiard room.
There are many facilities on offer including an on-site restaurant providing a delicious three-course lunch and a convenient guest suite should friends or family want to visit.
The apartment offers Oak veneered internal doors and both television and telephone points to the sitting room and both bedrooms.


Entrance is gained via a spacious hallway that offers ample storage options and provides access to all rooms.

Sitting Room (6.43m max x 3.73m max (21'01" max x 12'03" max))

A light and airy sitting room with an attractive feature fireplace. The room enjoys generous dimensions and plentiful natural light gained via windows that offer a rear aspect and a door that leads to a balcony that receives the afternoon sun.

Kitchen (2.69m max x 2.16m max (8'10" max x 7'01" max))

The apartment offers a well appointed kitchen, with a comprehensive range of wall and base level units with roll top work surface over and a wealth of integral appliances. A rear aspect window provides the room with natural light.


There are two bedrooms, both enjoying a rear aspect with the master bedroom benefiting from a selection of fitted wardrobes and access to the balcony.

Bedroom One (3.71m max x 3.56m max (12'02" max x 11'08" max))

Bedroom Two (4.19m max x 3.02m max (13'09" max x 9'11" max))


The bathroom is tastefully fitted with a low level wc, a large fully tiled shower and a wash hand basin enclosed within a vanity unit. The property benefits from a separate cloakroom with a low level wc and a wash hand basin.


The apartment offers one space in the car park with an annual rent of £250.

Agents Notes

There is a monthly Service charge of £739. This includes One hour domestic assistance to each apartment per week. Staff costs. Cleaning of communal windows. Upkeep of gardens and grounds. Water rates for communal areas and apartments. Electricity, heating, lighting and power to communal areas. Underfloor heating to individual apartments. 24 hour emergency call system. Repairs and maintenance to interior and exterior communal areas. Provision for onsite catering.

There is an annual ground rent of £510.

There is an Annual Manco charge with charges varying between £110 and £160 dependent upon location.

Please note that some photographs are of the communal area.


Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected. Underfloor heating. Broadband and satellite are available also.

Local Authorities

West Dorset District Council, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ Tel:
We are advised that the council tax band is E.


Strictly by appointment with the sole agents: Parkers Property Consultants and Valuers Tel:

Property info

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Market activity
Average price paid £294,187 Sales 435 Current average value £294,518 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £1,151 ▲ 0.39%

Property value data/graphs for DT1

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £429,633 £302 3.7 £426,332
Semi-detached £310,407 £284 3.3 £339,770
Terraced £268,387 £272 2.9 £262,681
Flats £209,653 £294 1.8 £254,341

Current asking prices in DT1

Average: £312,900
Avg. current asking prices in DT1
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £196,444
Flats £210,029
All £207,678

Current asking rents in DT1

Average: £756 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in DT1
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £622 pcm
£870 pcm
£993 pcm
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Flats £658 pcm
£877 pcm
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All £652 pcm
£875 pcm
£994 pcm
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Fun facts for DT1

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St. John Way £614,524
Herringston Road £584,395
Holmead Walk £551,176
Clarence Road £503,299
Lancaster Road £490,524
Highest turnover in DT1
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Came View Close 70.0%
Athelstan Road 60.0%
Carrick Close 60.0%
Harveys Terrace 50.0%
Beechwood Lane 50.0%

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Nearby transport

  • Dorchester West (1.0 mile)
  • Dorchester South (1.3 miles)
  • Upwey (4.6 miles)
  • Bournemouth Airport (27.6 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (41.6 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (47.5 miles)
  • Weymouth Ferry Terminal (7.4 miles)
  • Poole Ferry Terminal (20.7 miles)
  • Poole Quay Ferry Landing (21.0 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Damers First School (0.8 miles)
  • The Prince of Wales School (0.9 miles)
  • St Mary's Church of England First School, Charminster (1.2 miles)
  • The Thomas Hardye School (0.7 miles)
  • Kingston Maurward College (2.7 miles)
  • Weymouth College (6.4 miles)
  • Dorchester Middle School (0.9 miles)
  • Sunninghill Preparatory School (1.4 miles)
  • St Osmund's Church of England Voluntary Aided Middle School, Dorchester (1.6 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements

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Monthly running costs Beta

£1,681 Monthly total


Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 37,500
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £1,349 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Home Insurance

Rebuild value up to £1,000,000 Contents value up to £75,000 Average insurance cost £12/mo (£147/yr) In partnership with uSwitch
Home insurance costs explained

Home Insurance is based on the average price of a building and contents quote for a property in this area in the last 48 months.

Source: Autonet Insurance Ltd

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Up to 9 smart home sensors

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Home emergency assistance

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Contents cover

£75,000 to Unlimited

Buildings cover

£750,000 to Unlimited


Gas £22 Electricity £33 Estimated energy cost £55/mo In partnership with uSwitch
Energy costs explained

The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 7500 kWh/year
Electricity: 2600 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

Local authority

West Dorset

Estimated tax band E Council tax cost £223 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.

Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK’s website.


Supply £21 Sewerage £21 Estimated water cost £42 /mo
Water costs explained

Water consumption is based on average water usage for the predicted occupancy of the property based on the number of bedrooms.

Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

Note: If you have 2 separate suppliers for water and sewage, you may receive 2 separate bills.

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