A small island that inspired crime novelist Agatha Christie is up for sale, according to a report in CNN. The Art Deco hotel and helipad on Burgh Island are also part of the sale. The island is located on the coast of South Devon in England, near the small coastal town of Bigbury-on-Sea. Broker Knight Frankwhich the Burgh Island has listed on its website, it is offering “more than” 15 million pounds ($18.9 million).
CNN said Mrs Christie wrote two of her most famous novels – ‘And then there were none‘ And ‘Evil under the sun– on the island, which is 18 miles from the port city of Plymouth.
In the first novel, 10 strangers are invited to a mysterious island and are killed one by one. In the second novel, Hercule Poirot, the fictional Belgian detective created by Mrs. Christie, investigates a murder on the island.
The tidal island is accessible at high tide by a vehicle called a sea tractor.
Owner Giles Fuchs was quoted as saying By the BBC that the Burgh Island hotel, which was granted planning permission for a £7-10 million redevelopment in 2022, was a “demanding mistress”.
The island’s official website says the hotel was originally built in the 1930s as a writer’s retreat. Today it has its own outdoor hot tub.
It features a mermaid pool – a naturally contained seawater – a billiards room, sauna and treatment room and numerous bars and restaurants, as well as staff accommodation.