Boasting a cliff top location with stunning views of Ilfracombe Harbour, Lantern Court is a beautiful, contemporary Retirement Living development of 42 one and two bedroom apartments. Selected apartments have French balconies, open plan kitchens and en-suite shower rooms.
Lantern Court was ‘highly commended’ in the best retirement scheme category at the Housebuilder Awards 2012. Lantern Court is a truly iconic new development, well located on the historic harbour of Ilfracombe. The development’s bold, modern design was seen as an opportunity to express the town’s aspiration to move confidently into a 21st century renaissance.
Built a few hundred metres from the main shopping area, Lantern Court is also adjacent to a bus stop with regular services to Braunton, Barnstaple, Woolacombe and other neighbouring towns.
Why choose a Retirement Living apartment?
Think of a lifestyle stripped of all those annoying time-consuming chores. That’s Retirement Living. With a McCarthy & Stone development, you can enjoy your independence in an environment that offers companionship, privacy and security. There are facilities like the homeowners' lounge to socialise with other homeowners and your own high quality, purpose-built apartment which is your own private space. And when you have your friends or relatives over, there’s our convenient guest suite available.
All our developments feature a 24 hour state-of-the-art security system and are run by a dedicated House Manager, so complete peace-of-mind is guaranteed. The external maintenance, gardening and landscaping is taken care of. It’s much more than a retirement apartment - it really is life made easy.
Ilfracombe is located in North Devon and became a safe port due to the natural layout of the harbour. The main shopping area of Ilfracombe can be found in the High Street and Portland Street situated just off Hillsborough Road. Amenities include a post office, pharmacy, hairdressers, bakers, banks and a supermarket. There is also a library, leisure centre, cinema and theatre in the local area. Atlantic Village is an outlet shopping centre in Bideford and offers a wide variety of shops selling items at discount prices.
Ilfracombe is home to an award winning theatre: The Landmark theatre, which has a varied programme of events featuring drama, classical, opera, music, ballet as well as visual arts and community events.
The nearest bus stop is located just 44 metres from Lantern Court, where buses travel to the local towns of Braunton, Barnstaple, Woolacombe, Lynton and many more. The nearest train station to Ilfracombe is a bus ride away in Barnstaple and provides links to Exmouth, from where you can reach the majority of Devon.
Exeter International Airport is the closest airport, which offers travel to an array of British, European and International destinations.
Damien Hirst has created a 66 foot bronze-clad sculpture called Verity which stands tall on Ilfracombe’s pier that can be seen from Lantern Court. The statue is of a pregnant lady holding a sword and scales symbolising justice whilst standing on a base of legal books to represent 'modern allegory of truth and justice'. The name 'Verity' is from the Italian word of Truth.
- ‘Highly commended’ in the Housebuilder Awards 2012.
- Boasting a cliff top location with stunning views of Ilfracombe Harbour
- Homeowners' lounge with communal balcony overlooking Ilfracombe Harbour
When I took the decision to downsize the car was just another burden which I didn’t need, so if I could sum up life without a car at Lantern Court I was say it was easy and stress-free.
Homeowner, Lantern Court