This Dorchester Penthouse Is King Charles-Approved

By Martha Davies

1 month ago

A home fit for a king


Dreaming of a jaw-dropping home? If living in a palace isn’t on the cards, this penthouse just might be the next best thing – it’s located in King Charles’ urban development in Poundbury, Dorchester.

Look Inside… A £2 Million Penthouse In Poundbury, The Development Led By King Charles

Living room with blue velvet sofas, arched windows and a chandelier in the centre.

Looking for a handsome home in the country? This spectacular penthouse stands proudly in the village of Poundbury, a brand new village pioneered by none other than King Charles.

Keenly endorsed by the King when he was Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall, Poundbury is an urban community on the outskirts of Dorchester, Dorset. Sitting in its centre is the Royal Pavilion, a collection of twenty luxury apartments, which was formally opened by King Charles and Queen Camilla in September 2023. The crowning jewel of this breathtaking building is Apartment 20, a duplex penthouse – with its very own tower – which commands panoramic views of the Dorset countryside.

Garden room with floral rugs, arched windows and marble floors.

Amassing 4,400 square feet of space, the penthouse contains three bedrooms, three bathrooms and three reception rooms. You’ll spot high ceilings and arched windows throughout, as well as fine joinery, colonial shutters and marble tiling.

All three bedrooms are located on the lower level, with a boot room, utility room and cloakroom nearby. The principal suite encompasses a bathroom and an ensuite dressing room, while the other two bedrooms are also complete with their own dressing areas and bathrooms.

Study with floral rug, cream bookshelves and a wooden desk.

Ascending to the upper floor via the gorgeous sweeping staircase (or sumptuous passenger lift), you’ll spot the spacious kitchen/dining room, cosy snug and spectacular drawing room, which features huge arched windows, intricate coving and an ornate Georgian-style fireplace.

Bedroom with grey bedding and yellow cushions.

The star of the show, of course, is the penthouse’s magnificent octagonal tower.  You’ll find a charming study at its base, while the area beneath the cupola is home to a gorgeous garden room with a wraparound balcony. From here, you can enjoy unbeatable views of the incredible Poundbury village – and the rolling hills beyond.

Stone balcony overlooking the Dorset countryside

Available through Knight Frank for offers in excess of £2 million. knightfrank.co.uk