The hotel began as a private residence, built by the London music hall singer George Chirgwin in 1895 as a getaway for his high society chums. The present grade II listed building was commissioned by "Uncle Archie" Nettlefold in 1927. Over the years the many illustrious guests have included Noel Coward, Winston Churchill, Edward and Wallis Simpson and Agatha Christie, who used the setting for two of her novels.
here for tide times in October.
Please see the
Burgh Island website for more information about the hotel and its facilities.
is essential to change one's goggles for a clean pair before the drive down
- the view commands it . . ." - 'Fruity' Metcalfe