Lantern Court

Lantern Court, Hillsborough Road, Ilfracombe. EX34 9FF

property description


Completed in by award-winning developers McCarthy & Stone in 2012 Lantern Court is a flagship contemporary styled development occupying a commanding location with breath-taking views across the picturesque Ilfracombe Harbour, Lantern Hill, Capstone, the Bristol Channel and distant Welsh coast. Providing private apartments specifically for those over 60 years of age the development enjoys a host of facilities for the benefit of home owners not least of which is the beautiful communal lounge with large balcony and magnificent coastal views. In addition, there is a lift serving all floors, mobility scooter store, laundry room and a landscaped garden with harbour viewing deck. Further peace-of-mind is found in the service provided by our House Manager who will oversee the smooth running of the development. There is also a 24-hour emergency call system in the apartments and communal areas. A guest suite is available to receive family and friends for which a small charge of £25 per night is made. Lantern Court is located just a short distance from the high street and sea front and local amenities which include a post office, pharmacy, hairdressers, bakers, banks and supermarkets. St. James’s Park is adjacent to the development with pathways leading to the harbour.

Apartment 22 is located on the first floor. It offers very comfortable accommodation. The good-sized Living Room has floor to ceiling glazing providing a fantastic outlook over the adjacent St. James Park and, between the trees, glimpses of the Harbour mouth and coast beyond. There is a well-fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, excellent double bedroom again with views and a modern fitted shower room.

Entrance Hall

A good-sized hallway having a solid Oak veneered entrance door with spy-hole, security intercom system that provides both a visual (via the home-owners TV) and verbal link to the main development entrance door. Emergency pull cord, very large walk-in boiler cupboard with light and shelving ample storage space and housing the Gledhill boiler supplying domestic hot water. ‘Vent Axia’ Air Circulation Unit. A feature glazed panelled door leads to the Living room.

Living room

With a large attractive floor to ceiling double-glazed picture window from which a very pleasant view to St James Park and glimpses of the mouth of the Harbour and the coast beyond. Focal point fireplace with inset electric fire, ‘Dimplex’ panel heater and a feature glazed panelled door to kitchen.


With a double-glazed window with views, a range of ‘maple effect’ fitted wall and base units with having contrasting laminate worktops incorporating a stainless steel inset sink unit. Integrated appliances include; a four-ringed hob with stainless steel chimney extractor hood over, high level built-in oven and concealed fridge and freezer. Extensively tiled walls and tiled floor.


An excellent double bedroom with a floor to ceiling double-glazed picture window enjoying a pleasant outlook, fitted wardrobe with hanging rail, shelving and mirror-fronted sliding doors. electric panel heater.


Modern white suite comprising; close-coupled WC, vanity wash-hand basin with under-sink storage and mirror with strip light and shaver point over, double-sized shower cubicle with thermostatically controlled shower and glazed enclosure. Fully tiled walls and floor, electric wall heater, electric heated towel rail, emergency pull cord.


There are communal gardens with a harbour viewing deck, great communal facilities and garaged car parking available with a yearly permit at a charge of around £500 per annum for which there is a waiting list. The ‘Vent Axia’ heat exchange system provides additional supplementary heating utilising the hot air generated within the property and recirculating this back into the principle rooms. Internal doors are quality Oak veneered. The double-glazed windows have attractive pine inner frames with Upvc to the outer.

Service Charge

Service Charge: £1,920.38 pa


Lease: 125 yrs from 2012
Ground Rent: £425pa

Property Consultant

Paula Squire, Senior Property Consultant - Southern England

Paula Squire

01202 508081