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Thurlestone Hotel

Thurlestone is a small village in the South Hams district of Devon, located on the gorgeous coast, about 5 miles west of Kingsbridge. The village of Thurlestone isn’t very large with a population of around 567 (according to the 2021 census). 


Thurlestone is known for its beautiful scenery, including the iconic Thurlestone Rock: a large offshore rock that gives the village its name. The village is also home to a number of beaches, including Thurlestone Beach and South Milton Sands, the perfect location for a bit of lunch on the beach. The local area is also popular for its abundance of hiking and cycling trails. The South West Coast Path is one of the most popular and passes through the village.

Hotels near Thurlestone

When visiting Thurlestone, there are plenty of Thurlestone hotels just a short distance away, allowing you to explore more of Devon’s gorgeous coastline. Burgh Island is one of the hotels just outside Thurlestone, a 30 minute drive away. 


Burgh Island Hotel is a luxurious Art Deco hotel located on the private tidal island where it gets its name, just off the coast of Devon. The Island is known for its stunning sea views, historic party past and the selection of elegant rooms. The hotel has 25 individually designed rooms, each named after a famous guest who has stayed at the hotel. The rooms and suites include Agatha Christie, Amy Johnson and Noel Coward. The rooms are decorated in a luxurious Art Deco style and have decadent features such as large king-sized beds, private balconies, roll-top baths and incredible in-room amenities. The rooms are all uniquely decorated in the striking Art Deco theme of the 20s and 30s, providing guests with a unique experience each time they stay with us. 


Burgh Island Hotel also offers a variety of other activities, such as boat trips, fishing, and bird watching. The hotel is also a popular destination for weddings and events.


The coastal location of Burgh Island Hotel makes it a fantastic destination for those who want to relax and enjoy the beauty of the English coastline. The hotel is close to several other attractions, such as the South West Coast Path and the Jurassic Coast.

By the Sea in style

For a tremendous hotel stay near Thurlestone, Burgh Island is certainly the place to be. From the elegant rooms to the endless amenities, you’re certain to have a fantastic time in the UK’s most lavish Art Deco escape. 


If you’d like to do more than just stroll the beach , Burgh Island has plenty of things to keep you busy. From a game of tennis on the courts to the relaxing spa treatments onsite, and of course the snooker and Art Deco bars of Burgh Island in between. The island hotel near Thurlestone also boasts lots of exciting events that happen regularly. Murder Mystery events are a big hit, as well as lavish balls in the Grand Ball Room, artist escapes and all out 1920s themed parties!


If you prefer a more low-key stay, the island has an abundance of gorgeous beach walks, fishing opportunities and surfing and paddle boarding. Not to mention the iconic Burgh Island sea tractor.

Indulge at Burgh Island

The hotel also has three restaurants onsite, the Grand Dining Room, The Nettlefold Restaurant and the Pilchard Inn. The Grand Dining Room is a hub for events, such as lavish balls and murder mystery events. The Grand Dining Room serves fabulous fine dining cuisine in a truly opulent setting, while The Nettlefold Restaurant and The Pilchard Inn lean into a slightly more casual atmosphere with incredible fresh-caught seafood at the centre of their menus. Dining at these restaurants will treat you to splendid cliff-side views of the island and delicious menus. 


The Grand Dining Room menus include sensational dishes such as a classic Waldorf Salad, Gin Cured Sea Trout, juicy Lamb Rump and fresh Halibut. As well as a fantastic drinks selection, perfectly fitting for the divine dining room location. 


The Pilchard Inn also offers some incredible menu highlights, such as a crispy Cider Batter Haddock, Baked Brie, Mushroom Marinara and plenty of incredible veggie choices.

Ideally located near Thurlestone

Hotels in Thurlestone Devon simply do not compare to the grandiosity of Burgh Island. A truly iconic and unique Thurlestone hotel is found just 30 minutes away from the village. 


Burgh Island has long been renowned for its storied past of parties and glamour, with a long list of famous guests such as Agatha Christie and The Beatles. Now, Burgh Island is renowned for its exceptional stays and experiences. With 25 uniquely decorated rooms, a vibrant beating heart of 20s excitement and a gorgeous Art Deco interior throughout, guests are always wowed by the Burgh Island experience, eager to return to experience it all over again. 


Coastal views, gorgeous golden sands in the sunshine, freshly caught seafood and a vibrant buzz are what make this Thurlestone hotel truly incredible. See for yourself when you book a stay at the iconic Burgh Island Hotel.