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The Lanterns


The Lanterns is a family-owned business, with Bob and Sally at the helm. Bob first fell in love with South Devon when he was at University in Plymouth during the 1990’s. Bob, Sally, their children John and Poppy and their extended families have been visiting Hope Cove and the South Hams for over twenty years.

In 2017 Bob purchased Lantern Lodge Hotel, a traditional 18 room hotel that was suffering from a lack on investment and declining bookings. The hotel continued to trade for two years, however, it was very apparent the shift in market trends towards self-catering holidays was making the hotel unviable.

A planning application was made to demolish the existing antiquated hotel and replace with a selection high quality holiday apartments.

Works began in late 2020, with a local contractor, and were completed at the start of 2023. The completed scheme is a benchmark for design and construction in South Hams, and will be submitted for National Design Awards later this year.

During the many happy holidays spent in Hope Cove, Bob, Sally, their friends and families have stayed in huge selection of the available holiday accommodation available locally. This gives them a unique insight into what makes great holiday accommodation! They have been visitors as a couple, with friends, young children, older children, grandparents, and of course Billy the family dog!

They have thought of everything to make your stay as easy and relaxing as possible, and included little touches that will make you smile, and eager to return again and again!

“We absolutely love Hope Cove, and we are passionate to share a small corner of Devon Heaven, with properties that match the outstanding beauty and uniqueness of the local area”.

The graceful and elegant apartments at The Lanterns have been designed internally to ensure they honour the stunning external surroundings of the property, and take advantage of the unique views and location.


Built to a high standard, built to last

Our Interior Design team have delivered a specification that is of the highest standard.

All apartments include:

  • A bespoke designer kitchen with quartz stone by TKS.
  • Neff appliances throughout
  • Nespresso One Touch
  • Rustic oak flooring in each room
  • Composite Rational Windows and sliding doors
  • Tailored bathrooms with traditional tiling and fittings
  • Secured by Design Gold standard benchmark
  • Black-out blinds / curtains to all bedrooms
  • High quality award winning “hybrid” mattresses used throughout, along with luxury bedlinen and towels
  • In addition to the internal layouts the apartments also benefit from;
  • An individual locker cage separate to the apartments where beach items, wetsuits etc, can be stored securely.
  • Clearly defined Individual parking spaces
  • An outside shower to use after walks or trips to the beach.
  • Access to our beautifully landscaped ground
  • Your own private balcony or terrace so you can enjoy the stunning views
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