Friday, 8 June 2012

Flashback Friday-Magical Burgh Island-Devon

The bar at Burgh Island
I adore Art Deco and one of my very favourite places in the whole world is the magical Art Deco hotel  Burgh Island just off the coast of Devon. I have had a couple of wonderful breaks away at this gem of a place and you can visit it for lunch or dinner even if you are not staying there which I do whenever in Devon. Built in 1929 it quickly became a very fashionable place for the 'jet set' of the 30s and the likes of Noel Coward who went for three days and stayed for three weeks, Edward and Mrs Simpson, Eisenhower and Churchill used it as their base days before D Day and of course Agatha Christie who wrote some of her novels there including And There Were None and Evil Under the Sun, the latter was set on Burgh Island for a TV adaptation of Poirot.  (The video below is of Evil Under the Sun) You reach the hotel by sea tractor, or you can walk or drive when the tide is out. I stayed in the Noel Coward suite which has wonderful views over the sea,  you are encouraged to dress in the 30s era for dinner which makes such a fantastic set for the fabulous food and live atmospheric music. I thoroughly recommend this unique hotel, once visited always remembered and you will want to go back time and time again.  Wishing you a wonderful weekend, and don't forget to pause the music on the right hand side to watch the video, hugs B xxxx  

Burgh Island from the sea

Dining Room at Burgh Island

The Mermaid Pool at Burgh Island

Great photo of Burgh Island from Bigbury on Sea

Agatha Christie's Evil Under the Sun, this part is set on Burgh Island and it shows the sea tractor and a little of the hotel.

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