Saturday, August 16, 2008

Burgh Island Hotel, Bigbury-on-Sea

Deco Room, Burgh IslandAgatha Christie stayed here and set two of her books here. Naturally, Poriot visits during the British TV series of the same name and even an episode of the wide boy antique dealer Lovejoy was set here. I seem to remember Tinker disappearing and Lovejoy finding him on Burgh Island.

The Burgh Island Hotel offers a retreat from the modern world back to the glamour of the 1930s.

The hotel was built in 1929, from designs by Matthew Dawson, on a small island off the coast of Devon near Bigbury-on-Sea. It is accessible via a sand causeway at low tide and via an amazing contraption called a sea-tractor, at high tide.

Deco Room, Burgh IslandThe rooms are named after some of the famous former guests.

They are beautifully set up with period furniture and open balconies provide stunning views over the island and refreshing sea breezes.

Burgh Island is a magical place and in this idyllic spot you really can step back it time and become anyone you wish.


  1. I presume you stayed in the hotel to get such good pictures. Always wondered what that hotel looks like from the inside. I would love to stay there!

  2. Yes I stayed there for just one night and it was fabulous. Great location, and as you can see very nice art deco rooms. The 'public spaces' in the hotel such as the Palm Court and the dining room were also great.