Dickinson Bowden is pleased to offer this generously proportioned first floor apartment which features a full length balcony with access from the dining area and the master bedroom. Bowes Lyon Court is a prestigious retirement development which is positioned next to Queen Mother Square. Designed for the actively retired (over 70’s) the private apartments offer the level of freedom needed to maintain 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. In addition to the privately owned luxury apartments Bowes Lyon Court also offers a variety of social spaces including, 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 guests can be accommodated for a small charge (subject to availability)
For added peace of mind the apartments and shared areas are designed to be wheel chair accessable, the apartments are equipped with a 24-hour emergency call system and an on-site estates manager.
Poundbury is a unique urban development influenced and overseen by Prince Charles 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, garden centre and a mature woodland park.
The l-shaped entrance hallway has doors which lead to all the principle rooms. There are two cupboards one of which houses the hot water cylinder and there is a video intercom system. There is also recessed spot lighting.
The spacious living/dining room has a glazed door and windows which open to the covered balcony with a further door opening to the kitchen. There is a wood burner effect electric fire with decorative surround which provides a nice focal feature to the room and there are two decorative ceiling light fittings.
The kitchen is fitted with a good selection of wall, base and drawer units with roll edge work surfaces and offers a good selection of integrated appliances including a Neff oven with slide away door with microwave above, an electric hob with extractor hood above, a fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. The stainless steel sink with mixer tap is conveniently situated under the double glazed electrically operated Georgian style window which overlooks the covered balcony and there are spot lights and under unit lighting.
The main bedroom is a nice size double room which benefits from a double glazed door with windows to the side overlooking the balcony. There is a built in wardrobe with an automatic light, shelving and a hanging rail. Emergency pull cord is available if required.
The second bedroom is also a comfortable double room which is currently laid out with twin beds. There is an electrically operated Georgian style sash window and fitted box style storage.
The wet room has a generous shower area with a screen/curtain and a shower unit with rain fall effect type head. There is a concealed cistern WC and a vanity unit with wash basin above. The wall mounted mirror has a built in light and there is a heated towel rail, ceiling spot light and an emergency pull cord.
Fitted with a modern white suite comprising wall hung wash hand basin with tiled splash back and concealed cistern WC. There is a ceiling spotlight.
The private balcony runs the full width of the apartment and is enclosed by walls to either end and metal railings and posts to the outside boundary. The balcony can be accessed from both the living room and master bedroom and offers a generous space for al-fresco dining.
The apartment is warmed by underfloor heating by a communal boiler system charged through the service charge. The heating is complimented by an economical 'Vent Axia' heat exchange system, which removes stale air, smells and moisture and recycles, meaning your home is ventilated without the need to open windows.
A single pet is allowed with permission.
If required there is underground parking available for £250 per annum. Storage bins available for £6.50 per month.
The service charge covers, in brief: - water rates, underfloor heating of the apartment, lighting and heating of communal areas, 24 Hour emergency call system, cleaning of communal areas, gardening, maintenance of lifts, buildings insurance, additionally, one hour of domestic support per week is included. Currently £172 per week.
125 years from 2016
Ground rent is £510 per annum.