Peverell Avenue East, Poundbury, Dorchester

1 Bed Flat - Retirement

Key Points

Reception Rooms


Property Overview

This well positioned one bedroom purpose built ground floor apartment is situated within Melrose Court, an over 55’s development located within the heart of Poundbury, enjoying views over The Great Field. The apartment offers accommodation that is well presented throughout comprising generous open plan living accommodation, a double bedroom and a wet room. The Melrose Court development is designed for people with extra care and support needs to live independently. EPC rating B.


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. It is designed to be a sustainable development where it is possible to meet a higher proportion of daily needs on foot, rather than relying upon a car. Within walking distance to the property there are a plethora of amenities including Waitrose, The Duchess of Cornwall Hotel and Restaurant and an ever-growing range of bistros, coffee shops, beauty salons, shops, hairdressers, dentists, medical centre and garden centre. A Monart luxury spa is situated within the Royal Pavilion, Queen Mother Square and the Dorset County Hospital is also a short walk away.

Melrose Court

Melrose Court is a range of stylish one and two bedroom self contained apartments, designed for over 55s looking for comfort and independent living, with the added benefit of care and support packages available to access at an additional cost. Each apartment is ideally located within the development, and has full access to all the communal areas and facilities.
Melrose Court has been designed for your comfort and security, whilst offering a high quality lifestyle. Finishes include underfloor heating, vertical blinds fitted to all windows, carpets and vinyl flooring throughout, television points in lounge and bedrooms and wifi is available.


Communal Areas

Melrose Court offers lifts to all floors, communal courtyard gardens, a landscaped terraced garden, a car park, activity room, communal dining room, fully furnished guest suite available to rent and an assisted bathroom with spa bath.

Apartment Seven


The apartment opens to a generous hallway that houses two useful storage cupboards and provides access to all accommodation.

Sitting Room

4.09m x 3.81m (13'05" x 12'06")
The sitting room receives plentiful natural light gained via a set of french doors that provide access to the communal garden. The room enjoys neutral decor and offers both telephone and televisions points.


2.97m x 2.18m (9'09" x 7'02")
A stylish fitted kitchen offering a comprehensive range of wall and base level units that provide storage options with work surfaces over. There is a stainless steel one and a half bowl sink unit with mixer tap and drainer and an integral single oven with an electric hob and a chimney style extractor hood over. Space is provided for a fridge freezer and a washing machine. The room is finished with ceramic wall tiles and vinyl flooring.


4.45m x 3.45m (14'07" x 11'04")
The bedroom enjoys generous dimensions and receives plentiful natural light gained via a front facing aspect. There is a wall mounted radiator and the room benefits from Jack and Jill en-suite facilities.

Wet Room

The Jack and Jill wet room is tastefully fitted, offering a low level wc, a wash hand basin and a large walk in shower with ceramic wall tiling. There is a fitted mirror with a shaver socket and the room is finished with non-slip vinyl flooring.

Agents Notes

There is an annual Manco charge with charges varying between £168 and £225 dependent upon location.
Included in the service charge of £92.84 per week (charged over 48 weeks) is:-
Communal electricity, heating, water and sewerage, television and video aerials, maintenance of the fire and smoke alarms, sprinkler system, lifts’ service and repairs. Maintenance of the grounds, door entry systems and security - CCTV are all included. Other items included are the scheme staff, night time concierge service, estate fee, admin fee and buildings insurance.
There is an additional weekly charge for the sink fund of the building of £16.47, charged over a 48 week period.
Please be advised that additional fees may be incurred for items such as leasehold packs.


All apartments within Melrose Court have their own water, electricity and heating meters. Underfloor heating with individual controls for each room. Any charges for the communal areas is included within the monthly service charge.

Local Authorities

Dorset Council
County Hall
Colliton Park

Tel: 01305 211970

We are advised that the council tax band is B.


Strictly by appointment with the sole agents:
Parkers Property Consultants and Valuers
Tel: 01305 340860

COVID-19 - Please note that viewings can only be offered to clients in a position to proceed to purchase and are undertaken with strict safety measures in place.