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 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.
The Penthouse on The Square is in Escalus House, a select building of only six apartments. The private entrance is to the rear of the building and the smart décor of the communal hallway sets the tone of the whole property. There are stairs and a lift to all floors.
Entrance to this stunning property is gained via a solid wooden door leading to the apartment’s spacious hallway. The stylish and elegant interior design with its high ceilings sets the tone of the apartment perfectly and is a key attribute of this home. A large floor to ceiling two door storage cupboard offers a wonderful multi-purpose storage facility. Further features include ornate cornices, a video entry phone system to the communal front door and a motion-sensitive security alarm system.
The impressive style and presentation of the property continues through to the drawing room, a wonderful dual aspect room with windows to both the front and side, all dressed with pelmeted fitted curtains and matching roman blinds and providing views overlooking Queen Mother Square (the heart of Poundbury) to the front, and the wonderful roofscape of Poundbury with a distant outlook over Dorchester and its surrounding countryside to the side. Plentiful natural light floods the room at all times of the day and heating is provided via a ‘NIBE’ hot water and underfloor heating system. Generous dimensions allow space for bookcases, a bureau and a baby grand piano.
The ‘Kitchen Elegance’ designed kitchen/diner offers a classic and stylish feel and is a superb size for entertaining. The kitchen area itself is fitted with a comprehensive range of cream ‘Shaker-style’ cupboards with granite work surface over and ceramic butler sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Integral appliances include a ‘Neff’ oven, a four-ring induction hob and a microwave. In addition, there is a fridge freezer, a dishwasher, a washing machine and a plate rack. Inset concealed lighting over the hob and under each cupboard is complemented by triple spotlights and additional provision for down lighting. There is also a large electrically controlled skylight in the ceiling which floods the room with natural light and when opened provides the option of additional ventilation. The underfloor heating system continues through to the kitchen.
Further accommodation includes two generous size bedrooms, both offering views onto Queen Mother Square. The master bedroom enjoys its own en-suite facilities offering ‘Sottini’ furniture comprising an enclosed low level WC, bathroom cabinet, a pedestal wash hand basin with enclosed cupboards below and a shower cubicle housing recessed controls with a rain shower over. As with all the other rooms in the property, both the en-suite shower room and main bathroom have underfloor heating and are finished with fully tiled walls and flooring. The main bathroom offers a bath with a shower unit over with screen. Both have heated towel rails and are light and spacious with mist free mirrored bathroom cabinets.
Outside: The property is offered for sale with two allocated parking spaces next to each other in an enclosed courtyard. There are a number of additional visitor spaces. This apartment also benefits from a lockable bicycle storage building.
6.10m x 4.37m (20'0" x 14'04")
5.79m x 3.07m (19'0" x 10'01")
6.10m x 3.76m (20'0" x 12'04")
3.76m x 3.15m (12'04" x 10'04")
Agents Notes: This property benefits from a further five years of NHBC guarantee.
There are currently approximately 120 years remaining on the lease.
There is an Annual Ground rent of £125
There is a Service charge of £220.00 per month
There is an Annual Manco charge of £120
Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected, as are High Speed Fibre Optic Broadband and Satellite Systems.
West Dorset District Council, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UZ
Tel: 01305 251010, We are advised that the council tax band is D.
Strictly by appointment with the sole agents: Parkers Property Consultants and Valuers Tel: 01305 340860