Inside Agatha Christie island where show with Charles Dance & Aiden Turner is set…it could be yours if you can afford it | The Sun

THE luxury private island that inspired Agatha Christie murder mysteries is on the market for an eye-watering £15million.

A lucky buyer will bag themselves 21-acres of paradise off the coast of south Devon, previously enjoyed by The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, The Beatles and even Winston Churchill, rumours claim.

Burgh Island is home to an iconic hotel, featured in The Queen Of Crime before being used as the set for And Then There Were None starring Aidan Turner and Charles Dance.

It also inspired the Hercule Poirot Agatha Christie mystery, Evil Under the Sun.

The stunning landmark boasts 25 spacious en-suite guest bedrooms, restaurants and writer's retreat called Christie's Beach House – which overlooks the dramatic cliff-edge.

But, if more space is needed, planning approval for an extra 12 guest bedrooms and 13 staff bedrooms was approved last year.

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Estate agents Knight Frank, suggest the possibility that President Eisenhower and Winston Churchill met at the hotel before D-Day.

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor are also reported to have visited the breath-taking island.

While The Beatles stayed in the novel inspiring hotel before playing a concert in Plymouth.

This idyllic vacation spot is recognised as "one of the finest examples of working Art Deco architecture in Europe."

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The Grade II listed white art deco hotel was built in 1929 and a restored circular glass skylight in palm court shows-off its elegant and luxurious history.

Outside, a spot of tennis could be played on the court, or rays of glorious Devon sunshine soaked up by the seawater mermaid pool.

In true murder mystery style, a helipad is also available for island arrivals and departures.

And situated just 250 metres from the mainland, the paradisiacal spot is not too isolated – but still offers plenty of privacy.

After undergoing a transformative renovation from 2018, the hotel offers plenty of relaxing amenities such as spa and sauna.

Entertainment will also never pose an issue with several restaurants including the Ballroom Restaurant, Nettlefold, Palm Court bar and lounge, and The Pilchard Inn.

Knight Frank's listing reads: "The private island setting is virtually unique in the UK and the hotel, which has been fully restored, is one of the finest examples of working Art Deco architecture in Europe.

"Burgh Island is a natural micro-environment, with wildlife to observe and cliff walks around the circumference.

"The sandy tidal beach on the eastern (mainland-facing) side is washed by the tide twice daily and so is always clean."

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And reaching the island should prove no obstacle, with train stations at Plymouth, Ivybridge and Totnes offering direct trains to London Paddington, Birmingham, Bristol and Taunton.

There are also ferry services from Plymouth to France and Spain or Newquay International Airport just over 60 miles away with both domestic and international flights to destinations in both the UK and Europe.

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