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Hotel near Kingsbridge

A picturesque market town in the South Hams district of Devon, known for its charming position at the head of the estuary at the River Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge is a truly characterful location. Known for its delightful market town atmosphere, medieval past and stunning coastal views, Kingsbridge is the perfect place to explore when visiting Devon.

As for where to stay… Hotels in Kingsbridge simply don’t get much grander than nearby Burgh Island, a luxury hotel in Kingsbridge, Devon, with a famed past and incredible history.

Beautiful accommodation near Kingsbridge

One of the most incredible hotels near Kingsbridge is the world-famous Burgh Island. Burgh Island is renowned for its extravagant Art Deco soirees, captivating decor, stunning island views, and the host of famous guests that have fallen in love with Burgh Island Hotel (one of the best hotels near Kingsbridge) over the years. From The Beatles to the wonderful Agatha Christie, this Kingsbridge hotel has stories to tell. 


Burgh Island Hotel offers 25 gorgeously decorated and characterful rooms and suites, fitting the hotel’s extravagant Art Deco theme and providing a truly opulent experience for visitors. The Tony & B suite for example features a large lounge area, a private ground floor with sea views, a super king-sized bed for a restful sleep, and a delightful en-suite bathroom. 

The Grand Suites are similarly luxurious and spacious with a double or king-sized bed and captivating sea views from the personal balcony. The Grand Suites also have an incredibly large lounge area and an en-suite bathroom for a stay you will never forget. 


And one of the most notable spaces on the island: our famous Artist Studio, the former writing retreat of Agatha Christie. Above The Pilchard Inn, the Artist Studio is furnished in a charming antique style, with breathtaking coastal views for a perfectly private, reclusive getaway on Burgh Island.

Feast and sleep

For a grand affair, dine with us in The Grand Ballroom, a delightful restaurant in an incredible location, featuring a menu of award-winning food. Style and glamour are a must in the Grand Ballroom, and the menus feature a selection of local, fresh produce for a dinner unlike anywhere else. 


Another one of our onsite restaurants is The Nettlefold Restaurant, an acclaimed restaurant in a captivating cliffside location. The Nettlefold Restaurant has a menu that continues to evolve and celebrates some of the best British cuisines found along the coast. 

And finally, The Pilchard Inn has been a staple of the island since the very beginning, a charming pub with breathtaking vistas, a delightful local menu, and stories of a truly unique past. 


Each of our menus changes seasonally but always features some of the incredible offerings from the coast. Dinner on Burgh Island is just as grand an affair as the parties and we welcome our guests to soak up all the island has to offer.

The best place to stay near Kingsbridge

Burgh Island is truly the best Kingsbridge hotel in the area. With a famous history, extravagant stories and a devilish charm, Burgh Island continues to captivate its guests. As well as exceptional fine dining choices, the hotel is also home to an abundance of fabulous facilities. Our Ballroom is home to a selection of exciting events, including murder mystery events, lavish dinners, and of course, grand balls where truly incredible attire is always required. If a grand event isn’t your style, the Palm Court Lounge offers a more relaxed retreat, admiring the island’s views. Better yet, explore the wider island and enjoy a game of croquet, tennis or snooker, go for a swim along the beach, or head down the shore for a stroll. 


There is no other Devon coast hotels like Burgh Island, and you simply won’t find another Kingsbridge hotel stay like the magic at Burgh.

There is nothing like Burgh Island

You may have stayed in hotels in Salcombe before, but you have certainly never stayed in a hotel like Burgh Island before. Burgh Island Hotel is one of the most unique and historic places in Salcombe to stay. The island was first used as an incredible party venue in the 1890s and in 1927 the island was sold to Archibald Nettlefold who built a more substantial Art Deco haven that was mentioned in Vogue.

The legacy of Burgh Island continues with a myriad of extravagant and exciting events held regularly within the island confines, such as murder mystery events, art experiences, beach walks, and of course a trip on the iconic sea tractor the moment you arrive. Dine and dance your way through this Salcombe hotel and enjoy the abundance of exciting things happening during your stay.

Ideally located near Kingsbridge

As a Kingsbridge hotel, we are just a short 30-minute drive away. Arrive at Bigbury-on-Sea and ride the eaves with our unique Sea Tractor. If you are reaching us by car, search for us in Google Maps plus code 74J2+5M Bigbury-on-Sea, Kingsbridge. 


You’ll find everything you need on the island, including a selection of activities and incredible restaurants, however, Bigbury-On-Sea is also nearby with other local beaches and a golf course, and of course, neighbouring Kingsbridge is captivating. 


If you are reaching us by train our nearest stations are Totnes, Ivybridge and Plymouth. And if you are reaching us by helicopter, please call and notify our reception beforehand to arrange your arrival.