Lantern Court,

Lantern Court, Hillsborough Road, Ilfracombe

property description


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 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 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; 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 ‘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.

Apartment 4 is located on the lower ground floor. It is a beautifully presented apartment with roomy accommodation. The living room is of a good size and the eye is immediately drawn to the wonderful view from the French door providing a stunning and ever-changing seascape. There is an excellent balcony again with stunning views over 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 views to wake up with.


Entered via a solid Oak veneered entrance door with spy-hole. A security intercom system provides both a visual (via the home-owners TV) and verbal link to the main development entrance door. Emergency pull cord, large walk-in boiler cupboard with light and shelving housing the Gledhill boiler supplying domestic hot water and concealed ‘Vent Axia’ heat exchange system utilising the hot air generated within the property and recirculating this back into the principle rooms. A feature glazed panelled door leads to the Living Room.


A pleasant and welcoming room where the amazing view immediately catches the eye inviting you to head directly toward the double-glazed French door and matching side panel that open onto the large balcony. There is a focal point fireplace with a ‘pebble effect’ inset electric fire, Dimplex Quantum Storage heater serviced by Economy 7 electric within the apartment, feature ceiling light fittings and a feature glazed panelled door to kitchen. Electric sockets are elevated for ease of use. TV aerial and telephone point.

BALCONY: An impressively large balcony with a useful recessed area runs the full width of the property and provides plenty of space for furniture and potted plants. Glazed balustrade and return privacy panels to either wing. A perfect place to spend many a relaxing hour watching the harbour side activity.


With a double-glazed window with wonderful views, ensuring washing-up will never be the same again! Excellent range of ‘maple effect’ fitted wall and base units. Contrasting laminate worktops incorporating a stainless steel inset sink unit. Integrated appliances include; a four-ringed halogen hob with stainless steel chimney extractor hood over, high level double oven and concealed fridge and freezer. Extensively tiled walls and tiled floor. Ceiling spot light fitting.


An excellent double bedroom with a floor to ceiling double-glazed picture window enjoying those outstanding sea views, large walk-in wardrobe with light, comprehensive hanging space and shelving, electric panel heater. Feature ceiling light fittings. Electric sockets are elevated for ease of use. TV aerial and telephone point.


Modern white suite comprising; close-coupled WC, vanity wash-hand basin with under-sink storage and mirror with strip light and shaver point over, panelled bath with thermostatically controlled shower unit and useful hand rail. Fully tiled walls and floor, fitted wall cupboard, 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. Internal doors are quality oak veneered.


• Cleaning of communal windows and external windows of all apartments
• Water rates for communal areas and apartments
• Electricity, heating, lighting and power to communal areas
• 24-hour emergency call system and House Manager
• 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.

Service charge: £2,275.68 p.a.(for financial year ending 31/03/23)


Leasehold 125 Years from 2012
Ground Rent £425 p.a.
Ground rent review date: Jan 2027



Property Consultant

Paula Squire, Senior Property Consultant - Southern England

Paula Squire

0345 556 4120