Last Minute UK Breaks

A last minute UK break is more than an exciting treat. It’s spontaneous and lavish and allows you to act on the impulse to enjoy something you would have otherwise missed out on. Burgh Island accommodation is a truly fantastic setting to enjoy a last minute hotels in Devon, surrounded by the gorgeous coast, incredible views and plenty of things to keep you busy. 

Dreamy accommodation

A magical location for a last minute UK break, Burgh Island has long maintained its fame for hosting extravagant Art Deco soirees and welcoming an assortment of famous guests including the Beatles and famous literary figures such as the world-renowned Agatha Christie. Now, the hotel is an extravagant masterpiece and home to 25 incredible rooms and suites fitting the hotel’s long-standing Art Deco theme.

Each room and suite at Burgh Island is uniquely themed. The Tony & B suite, for example, offers a wealth of living space, a large lounge area, a private ground floor with sea views, a super king-sized bed and a beautiful en-suite bathroom for a mesmerising last minute break in Devon, surrounded by the sea.

The Grand Suites are luxurious and spacious with a double or king-sized bed, striking sea views with a personal balcony, a large lounge area and an en-suite bathroom.

Or perhaps, travel back in time to the roaring 20s and 30s, staying in our famous Artist Studio. The studio sits above The Pilchard Inn and is furnished in a gorgeous antique style, providing a perfectly private escape for a reclusive getaway gazing at gorgeous coastal sights.

Within the hotel, you’ll also find plenty of activities, various dining options and wonderful events held throughout the year, including ballroom events, artist retreats and murder mystery events.

Last minute staycation

Burgh Island makes for a truly remarkable location to enjoy a last minute break in the UK. Surrounding us you’ll find incredible coastal views, seaside charm, an expanse of land and plenty to do on the island. From start to finish you’ll be wowed by the magic of the Burgh Island experience.

A UK staycation may not sound as exotic as a plane ride, but we can certainly vouch that a visit to Burgh Island will leave you gasping to come back and visit us again.

Dine and indulge

On the island, you have access to a choice of delicious dining experiences with the various onsite restaurants. You can enjoy exceptional fine dining in our Grand Ballroom. We invite you to dress to impress and sip on something classic, look lavish and eat something even better. Alternatively, dine in the famous Nettlefold Restaurant, trying incredible traditional British cuisine surrounded by the breathtaking sights of the coast. Or perhaps try the equally delicious, The Pilchard Inn, a little island gem with over 700 years of history behind it and a stunning menu of locally caught and locally sourced delicacies.

Historic location

Burgh Island is a truly remarkable hotel in the UK with an outstanding history. Nowhere else can you enjoy the rest and relaxation of the island’s privacy whilst also being inundated with a choice of fabulous things to do, see and eat. Renowned as an island escape and a central location for parties and incredible soirees.

To tell the tale, the island was first used as a fabulous party venue in the 1890s when George H Chirgwin first built a prefabricated wooden house for guests. In 1927 the island was then sold to Archibald Nettlefold who built a more substantial Art Deco haven that made it into an issue of Vogue at the time. By the 1930s, Burgh Island was considered one of the most popular hotels of its time.

During the Second World War, Burgh Island’s convenient coastal location allowed it to serve as a recovery centre for wounded RAF personnel. Today, Burgh Island is a unique location and a Grade II listed building showcasing incredible examples of Art Deco style in Europe. Many literary icons have also found solace in our historic hotel. Agatha Christie made Burgh Island her second home, writing two of her books on the Island.

Unique last minute break Devon

There is truly no last minute staycation quite like Burgh Island.

Burgh Island Hotel itself is home not only to breathtaking sights, but also an abundance of fabulous facilities including our Ballroom which hosts a selection of unique events, including luxury dinners, and of course, grand balls where opulent attire is a given. If a grand event isn’t your style, you’re more than welcome to enjoy the day facilities on the island and enjoy a game of tennis, croquet or snooker. And when you’re all worn out, head to our Art Deco bar and sip on something delicious, gazing at the Devonshire coast.

Ideally located last minute break

To begin your unforgettable last minute staycation in Devon, Burgh Island can be found situated in the South of Devon. The nearest towns to us are the charming Bigbury-on-Sea and Challaborough.

Arriving by car is easy, simply arrive at our Bigbury-on-Sea beach and our famous island sea tractor will provide once in a lifetime transportation to our island haven. If you are arriving by train, the nearest stations are Totnes, Ivybridge and Plymouth. Alternatively, if you’re flying into sunny South Devon, the nearest airport is Exeter and if you’re planning on making a grand entrance, please contact our reception to arrange helipad use.

For transport when on the island we like to recommend the taxi company Wembury Cars to ensure all of our guests and yours are safely looked after and receive the best experience possible when staying with us.