Lantern Court

Lantern Court, Hillsborough Road, Ilfracombe

property description


Beautifully presented apartment with stunning Harbour and coastal views

This superb apartment is one not to be missed. With a 180 degree panorama from the excellent balcony the view looks directly toward the picturesque Ilfracombe Harbour and extends both East and West to take in the expanse of this beautiful North Devon coastline. Breathtaking is simply an understatement. Internally the property is well-presented with a welcoming living room with a French door to balcony. The kitchen is well-appointed with an extensive range of integrated appliances, excellent double bedroom with a view and a modern bathroom. The apartment is located on the upper ground floor within easy access to the lift service to all other floors and the extensive communal amenities of Lantern Court

Lantern Court was completed 2012 by multi award-winning developers McCarthy & Stone and is a flagship contemporary development occupying a commanding location. Providing private independent living 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 the breath-taking views across the pretty Ilfracombe Harbour, Lantern Hill, Capstone, Bristol Channel and distant Welsh Coast. In addition, there is a mobility scooter store, laundry room and a landscaped garden with harbour viewing deck. Peace-of-mind is found in the service provided by our House Manager and 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.


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. Dimplex panel heater, emergency pull cord, large walk-in storage cupboard with light and shelving and housing the Gledhill boiler supplying hot water and the ‘Vent Axia’ Air Circulation System. A feature glazed panelled door leads to the Living room.


A really inviting and comfortable room, immaculately presented and where it is impossible not to be drawn immediately to the attractive pine finished French door and side panel that opens onto the balcony and the breathtaking coastal view. There is a focal point fireplace with a ‘log effect’ inset electric fire, and a feature glazed panelled door to kitchen.


A walk-out balcony and most certainly a place where many hours will be spent taking in the most unobstructed and breathtaking of views and watching the comings and goings of Ifracombe Harbour below. There is a glazed balustrade and outside light.


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


An excellent double bedroom with an attractive floor to ceiling double-glazed picture window offering outstanding coastal views, large walk-in wardrobe with ample hanging space, shelving and light. Dimplex Quantum Storage heater.


Modern white suite comprising; WC, vanity wash-hand basin with under-sink storage, mirror, strip light and shaver point over, panelled bath with overbath shower and glazed shower screen. 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 could be a waiting list. Internal doors are quality Oak veneered.

Service Charge

• Cleaning of communal 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.


125 Years from 2012
£425 Ground Rent


  • Breathtaking Habour and Coastal Views
  • Immaculate 1 Bed Apartment
  • Balcony with panoramic coastal outlook
  • Comfortable living room with views
  • Excellent kitchen with appliances
  • House Manager for day-to-day support
  • 24 hour call facility for added peace-of-mind
  • Superb communal facilities
  • Guest suite for visiting family and friends
  • Secure entry system

Property Consultant

Stephen Hobday, Property Consultant - South West region

Stephen Hobday

0345 556 4120