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.