South Western news

28 May 2012

Over 400 retirees and their families turned out for an exclusive preview of McCarthy & Stone’s new Retirement Living development, Lantern Court in Ilfracombe, this week.

The event offered visitors a glimpse of the development’s fully furnished show complex and

gave them the opportunity to take a tour of the communal facilities before meeting to mingle in the residents’ lounge and admire the breathtaking views across the harbour with a complementary glass of bubbly.

Aileen King, regional sales and marketing director for McCarthy & Stone, commented: “We are really delighted that Lantern Court received such a warm response from the many visitors who came to take a look around throughout the course of the event. It’s been great to see that Lantern Court has been so well received within the area.

“The development represents an exciting opportunity for retirees in Ilfracombe who may not have previously considered the many benefits of Retirement Living with McCarthy & Stone. At our event, we hope we were able to show our guests just how easy it could be to make a dream move here a reality.”

Retirement Living from McCarthy & Stone is designed to enable the over 60’s the freedom to enjoy their retirement to the fullest, safe in the knowledge that they still own their own home.

Lantern Court consists of 42 one and two bedroom apartments and is situated on the cliff top overlooking Ilfracombe’s popular harbour. Each apartment includes specialist features such as 24-hour emergency call points, electrical sockets at a raised height to reduce bending, illuminated light switches, a camera entry system, easy grip lever taps in the bathroom and kitchen and energy efficient heating. Many apartments also benefit from balconies with beautiful sea views.

Residents can also enjoy landscaped gardens, socialise and relax in the communal lounge and invite family and friends to stay in the development’s guest suite.  For added peace of mind, there is also a house manager, who oversees the running of the development.

Prices start from just £139,950. For more information about the event, or the apartments on offer at Lantern Court, please call 01271 855881 or alternatively log on to