Lantern Court

Lantern Court, Hillsborough Road, Ilfracombe, Devon

property description



This impressive ground floor Retirement apartment is located in Lantern Court. It is a beautifully presented and recently decorated apartment with roomy accommodation. The living room is of a good size and the eye is immediately drawn to the breathtaking sea view from the French door. The best of the views are gained from the large balcony where the panorama is spectacular taking in the Harbour and surrounding coastline. The kitchen comprises a range of modern units and integrated appliances which include an oven, hob, fridge and freezer. The lovely double bedroom has a large picture window with those stunning views.

Completed in 2012 by award-winning developers McCarthy & Stone, Lantern Court is a flagship contemporary development occupying a commanding location with the most 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. 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.

It’s so easy to make new friends and to lead a busy and fulfilled life at Lantern Court; there are always plenty of regular activities to choose from including; fitness classes, coffee mornings, games and quiz nights, seasonal and themed events and occasional organised trips. Whilst there is something for everyone there is certainly no obligation to participate and home owners can ‘dip in and out’ of activities as they wish.
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.

Early viewing advised.


A good-sized hallway with space for hall furniture and 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, large walk-in store cupboard with light and shelving housing the Gledhill boiler supplying hot water an the ‘Vent Axia’ system. A feature glazed panelled door leads to the Living room.


A pleasant and welcoming room where the amazing Harbour and coastal view has you immediately rushing to the double-glazed French door and matching side panel that open onto the large balcony. 'Dimplex' quantum storage heater, focal point fireplace with coal effect inset electric fire. A feature glazed panelled door leads to the kitchen.
A large balcony running the full width of the property and providing plenty of space for furniture and potted plants. Glazed balustrade and return privacy panels to either wing. The perfect outdoor space to spend many an hour just absorbing the breathtaking view and observing the activity around the harbour and the streets below.


With double-glazed window with those wonderful coastal views - washing-up will never be a chore again! Excellent range of ‘maple effect’ fitted wall and base units with contrasting laminate worktops incorporating a stainless steel inset sink unit. Fitted shelves. Integrated appliances comprise; a four-ringed hob with stainless steel chimney extractor hood, built-in oven and concealed fridge and freezer. Extensively tiled walls and tiled floor.


An excellent double bedroom with a double-glazed floor-to-ceiling picture window taking full advantage of those outstanding sea views, built-in wardrobe with hanging rail, shelving and mirror fronted doors, electric panel heater.


Modern white suite comprising; WC, vanity wash-hand basin with under-sink storage, mirror with strip light and shaver point over, large shower cubicle with a thermostatically controlled shower unit. 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 may be a waiting list.


125 Years from 2012
Ground Rent £425 p.a.


Service Charge
• Cleaning of communal & external windows
• Water rates for communal areas and apartments
• Electricity, heating, lighting and power to communal areas
• 24-hour emergency call system
• Upkeep of gardens and grounds
• Repairs and maintenance to the interior and exterior communal areas
• Contingency fund including internal and external redecoration of communal areas
• Buildings insurance
The service charge does not cover external costs such as your Council Tax, electricity or TV, but does include the cost of your House Manager, your water rates, the 24-hour emergency call system, the heating and maintenance of all communal areas, exterior property maintenance and gardening. Find out more about service charges please contact your Property Consultant or House Manager.


  • Stunning harbour and coastal views
  • Immaculate one bed apartment
  • Large walk-out balcony
  • Kitchen with built-in appliances
  • 24 hour careline service
  • House Manager for peace-of-mind
  • Excellent security system
  • Great communal facilities
  • Landscaped garden with viewing deck
  • Ask about Part-Exchange

Property Consultant


Paula Squire

01202 508081