Make the most of your visit to Burgh Island and immerse yourself into the cultural and architectural history of the surrounding countryside. Devon as a county has a rich and varied past, waiting to be explored. Return to your beach-side retreat to recharge the batteries ready for another day’s exploring…
Surely Britain’s finest walk: 630 miles of coast-hugging beauty running right past our doorstep on the mainland.
Strike out and cover some of this fabulous coastal path from Burgh Island.
Is an unusual George II mansion filled with its original contents and set in a landscaped park.
17 miles from Burgh Island
In a secluded location above the River Tavy the abbey, is associated with Sir Francis Drake. The house and estate incorporate the remains of the original 13th Century Abbey.
26 miles from Burgh Island
On the banks of the River Dart, was the holiday home of Dame Agatha Christie, where she retreated specifically not to write. Bought by Mrs Mallowan (Christie used her second married name during her stays there) in 1938, the house also displays 5 generations of family history while the gardens host an important collection of trees and shrubs, as featured on BBC’s “Hidden Gardens”.
28 miles from Burgh Island
Designed in 1925 for Robert and Lady Dorothy D’Oyly Carte, is a combination of the expected arts and crafts tradition with a modern feel.
30 miles from Burgh Island
Built between 1910 and 1930 by Lutyens for self-made millionaire Julius Drew. The interior is sumptuous: under repair in 2015/16.
40 miles from Burgh Island