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Burgh Island Hotel

Muddy says: An iconic, superluxe Art Deco hotel standing majestically on its own island off the south Devon coast; a secluded retreat, surrounded by natural drama. Don’t forget your glitziest jewels and your flapper dress!

Burgh Island at dusk

It needs no introduction really, does it? Burgh Island is one of the most iconic sights in South Devon. If you’ve never glimpsed it from the beach at Bigbury, then go see – and if you’ve never stayed, then add it to your bucket list right away.

Bimble over on the famous sea tractor, then check in at this Art Deco hotel and you can expect all of the modern-day luxuries, mixed with old school glamour.  Fans of the 1930s styling will be in their element here, whilst romance-seeking couples and wedding guests will love indulging in all of the glitz of a bygone era.

The 25 rooms and suites are super-plush, from the sexy Beach House once used as a retreat by Agatha Christie, to the decadent Garden Suite; while the domed Palm Court Bar is a fab setting to sip cocktails and watch the sun setting above the crashing waves.  Spend windswept days walking along the beach and then retreat to the spa.  Swim in the Mermaid Pool, or rack up the balls for a round of snooker.  You’ll be on a digital detox without even realising it.

If it’s an exclusive and unforgettable wedding venue you’re after, or simply a place to retreat to and switch off for some grown-up fun, you, my friend, have just hit the jackpot.

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