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Lantern Court, Hillsborough Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34

1 bedroom apartment for sale


1 Bedrooms

1 Bathrooms

1 Receptions

Key Features

  • High specification sea facing apartment
  • Specifically for the over 60's
  • Outstanding and uninterrupted views over the harbour and coast
  • Superb living room with breath-taking sea views
  • Modern fitted kitchen area with integrated appliances
  • Double bedroom and modern shower room
  • Good storage facilities
  • Sea facing balcony
  • Passenger lift to all floors and a range of communal facilities
  • Close to the towns amenities

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Property Description

Lantern Court is a superb building of an individual contemporary design occupying a commanding location with the most outstanding and uninterrupted views across the picturesque harbour and Lantern Hill, Hillsborough, Capstone, the Bristol Channel and distant Welsh Coast. The property was built by McCarthy & Stone in 2012 and is specifically for residents over 60 years of age. It is located just a short distance from the High Street, seafront and local amenities which include a post office, pharmacy, hairdressers, bakers, and supermarkets. In addition there is also a library, theatre and cinema and a variety of good quality restaurants.

Apartment 20 Lantern Court is a light and airy one bedroom apartment which is well presented throughout. There is the immediate feeling of space upon entering the apartment in to the large entrance hall which gives plenty of space for wheelchair access if needed. The heart of this wonderful home is the large open plan living room/kitchen/diner which enjoys 180 degree views over the picturesque harbour and beyond. The kitchen area comprises of a range of modern base and wall units and integrated appliances which include an oven, hob and extractor, fridge and freezer. The living area provides ample space for sizeable furniture including a dining table and chairs. There also pleasant views to the side elevation towards the park. The bedroom is a good size double room, again, enjoying superb views over the harbour and towards the Bristol Channel. There is also a large walk in wardrobe. The shower room is well fitted with a modern suite and includes a walk-in shower cubicle, a low level wc and a hand basin set in a modern vanity unit with a mirror and vanity light over.

The large privately owned balcony is a real asset and is a generous outdoor area and has plenty of space for outdoor furniture, table and chairs etc. The splendid views can be enjoyed from the balcony.

The development has some added features for the comfort and security of the residents. These include a large residents lounge with a large sea facing balcony, a passenger lift to all floors, a House Manager, mobility scooter store and charging point, a guest suite, laundry room and a landscaped garden with harbour viewing deck. From a security point of view there is a security entry system, 24-hour emergency call system in the apartments and communal areas and fire detection equipment and Vent Axia ventilation system.

The apartment is pleasantly decorated throughout in neutral tones and has carpets and flooring fitted ready for immediate occupation. The doors are oak veneered with chrome door furniture and there are electric panel heaters throughout and double glazed windows and doors.

Lantern Court has its own secure and covered car park albeit there are limited numbers of car parking spaces. The spaces are rented from McCarthy & Stone at a cost of £500 per annum. We understand that there are car parking spaces available at present if required.

Lantern Court has its own secure and covered car park, albeit there is a limited numbers of spaces. The spaces are rented from McCarthy & Stone at a cost of £500 per annum. We understand there maybe parking spaces available at present.
The property is leasehold with the balance of an original 125 year lease which commenced in 2012. We understand that the service charge for this year is £204.81 per month and includes maintenance of the common and external areas, window cleaning, buildings insurance and water rates. The ground rent charge is £425 per annum and this is currently paid in two instalments every six months of £212.50. Pets are allowed within the building if you currently have one, but once the pet passes away a replacement is not allowed. We understand the property can be let, but occupants must comply with the over 60’s criteria. We also understand McCarthy & Stone are due 1% of any future sale price which is payable upon completion of the sale.

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