A UK island and hotel made famous by Agatha Christie is currently for sale with an attractive asking price of £15 million.
Burgh Island in south Devon has a 25-room art deco hotel, a 14th-century pub, tennis courts, a helipad, a spa and a ‘mermaid pool’.
The eight-hectare island off the coast of Bigbury-on-Sea is the famous mystery writer’s favorite vacation spot, so much so that it has been the setting for not one but two of his most beloved novels. hers: And then there’s no one here And Evil under the sun.
Connected by a causeway to south Devon, the island is walkable from the mainland at low tide, but only accessible by tractor at sea at high tide.
The sale includes the beachfront house built for Christie’s as a writer’s retreat, The Pilchard Inn pub and the Burgh Island hotel, purchased in 2018 by Giles Fuchs and lovingly refurbished.
“After seeing the hotel reborn, survive the pandemic and continue to be an unspoiled and beautiful oasis for visitors from all over the world, I believe now is the time for me to step up to the next step. aside and open a new chapter for Burgh,” Fuchs said in one declare with CNN.
“The sale includes the 14th-century Pilchard Inn as well as the hotel, which remains an important part of Devon’s history and I’m excited to see what the future holds for this much-loved property. “
Many features of the original Art Deco style remain at the hotel, providing a sense of 1920s glamor that Christie experienced during her stay.
Amenities include two restaurants (one upscale and one more casual), along with a saltwater pool, spa, tennis court, and helipad.
The hotel has hosted many famous guests beyond Christie, including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and The Beatles, and is even rumored to be where US President Dwight Eisenhower met British Prime Minister Winston Churchill first D-Day.