Burgh Island Hotel: Art deco property on secluded Devon tidal island hits the market for £15m

Burgh Island Hotel is regarded as one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in Europe

Burgh Island Hotel (Derek Voller)Burgh Island Hotel (Derek Voller)
Burgh Island Hotel (Derek Voller)

A truly stunning art deco property on a secluded tidal island has hit the market - but you'll need a sizeable bank account to put in an offer. Burgh Island Hotel sits on the private Burgh Island and is on the market for a whopping £15 million.

Regarded as one of the finest examples of working Art Deco architecture in Europe, Burgh Island Hotel has a host of features that make it an ideal place to stay. The hotel boasts a mermaid pool - a naturally enclosed body of seawater - and facilities such as a sauna and billiards room. A tidal island is an area of land within water which is connected to the mainland via a natural narrow piece of land or a man-made causeway that is exposed at low tide and submerged at high tide.

Burgh Island Hotel (Rob Farrow)Burgh Island Hotel (Rob Farrow)
Burgh Island Hotel (Rob Farrow)

Since 2018, the hotel - which is being marketed by Knight Frank estate agents - has been undergoing an extensive refurbishment programme. And to add to the glamour, there is also a helipad for those who like to arrive in style.

The hotel is set within 21 acres of land and has 25 en-suite guest rooms. In December 2022, the local authority granted permission for an additional 12 guest bedrooms and 13 staff bedrooms to be built.

Burgh Island Hotel - Lounge and dome (Rob Farrow)Burgh Island Hotel - Lounge and dome (Rob Farrow)
Burgh Island Hotel - Lounge and dome (Rob Farrow)

Within the hotel, you'll find the Ballroom Restaurant, Nettlefold Restaurant, and Palm Court bar. The island is also home to one of England's oldest taverns - The Pilchard Inn - which has stood since 1336.

On the Knight Frank website, a description of the area around the property reads: "Burgh Island is a natural micro-environment, with wildlife to observe and cliff walks around the circumference. The sandy tidal beach on the eastern side is washed by the tide twice a day so is always clean.

"The nearest train stations are Plymouth, Ivybridge and Totnes which have direct trains to London Paddington (approximately 3 hours), Birmingham, Bristol and Taunton. The A38 is 11 miles from Bigbury-on-Sea and is the connecting route from Exeter (M5) in the East through to Plymouth, Truro and Land's End in the West. The coastal area on the mainland is designated as the South Devon Heritage Coast.

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