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BURGH ISLAND Devon, South-west England
Getting to Burgh Island Hotel is an adventure all by itself! As the name suggests, the hotel sits on a tidal island, attached to Devon by a sandy beach. When the sea comes in the only way across is by a unique sea tractor, designed to carry you above the waves. The hotel itself is a design landmark, and considered to be one of the best examples of Art Deco in Europe, but for a more secluded stay forgo the main building and book the Beach House. Originally designed as a writer's retreat for famous crime novelist Agatha Christie, and where she wrote two of her novels, the Beach House offers panoramic sea views and a private sun deck. Want even more privacy? Hire the whole island, with space for up to 50 guests. burghisland.com