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From there, the Loch and the Cuillin Mountains rise up in front of you. Behind the doors of this majestic property you will find a contemporary yet extremely relaxing environment with subtle color palettes, parquet floors and wood-burning stoves. It has 34 stunning rooms with thick carpets to sink your feet into, Nespresso machines, Highland Soap scents, and Bose audio systems. The beds are luxuriously dressed with 300 thread count, 100% linen. The food is exceptional at the Chargrill restaurant. As the name suggests, its specialty is steak and seafood. Nearby, the Aros Center traces the history of Skye and the pretty harbor is a hive of activity with fishing trawlers landing their catch and fishing boats. pleasure boats picking up visitors.
The Isle of Skye offers beautiful views from its boutique hotels
ISLAND OF BURGH
Feel the ghosts of the detectives pass by at this magnificent hotel. Burgh Island, just off the coast of Devon, is an Art Deco masterpiece. Shaped like a giant white ship, it stands proudly on its own little tidal island accessible by a sea tractor at low tide. Since 1929, Burgh Island has hosted famous and infamous guests who relive the glory days of the glamorous 1930s. 25 Rooms are a nod to some of her favorite guests like Agatha Christie and Noel Coward.
Art Deco features remain – from old Bakelite telephones to beautiful wall sconces; curved headboards and club chairs. At the bar is a collection of vintage cocktail shakers.
Best of all, a black tie and evening gown are mandatory for dining in the Grand Ballroom where you’ll enjoy great food. More relaxed alternatives include The Nettlefold for fabulous seafood and views and cocktails and cream teas at The Palm Court, crowned by a glass domed roof. At night it becomes a 1930s cocktail bar that hosted Sir Winston Churchill and Wallis Simpson (not together!).
There are fishing trips, island walks and a natural seawater pool.
The Burgh Island hotel is an Art Deco masterpiece
ISLE OF WIGHT
Longtime favorite, the Isle of Wight ticks all the boxes for a classic seaside vacation. Check into Yarmouth at the George Hotel and Beach Club – a large Victorian heap located on the waterfront.
This charming refurbished 17th-century townhouse features gorgeous single rooms with fabulous portraits, thick printed curtains and massive beds.
The large entrance hall has a large wooden staircase. Food is served in the brasserie which is on the veranda. Admire the Solent while tasting fabulous local dishes such as fish pie and sirloin steak.
The Chalky Needles are nearby, as is the Newtown Nature Preserve.
The Isle of Wight ticks all the boxes for a classic seaside holiday
Jersey may seem like it’s from another era, but that’s what makes the Channel Island so enchanting. As soon as you arrive, an overwhelming sense of calm sets in. Particularly at Longueville Manor, St Helier, a superbly restored Jersey mansion which has been in business since 1949.
Each of the 30 individually decorated rooms overlooks the park. Longueville has an incredible wine cellar of 5,000 bottles in rooms with controlled temperature and humidity.
A relaxing lounge with a massive fireplace and oversized sofas is the perfect spot for pre-dinner cocktails, or weather permitting, kick the evening around the outdoor pool. Dinner is a culinary journey and showcases Jersey’s finest produce under the direction of Andrew Baird.
It is served in the 15th century Oak Room ambience with its historic oak paneling, or in the adjoining Garden Room. Of course, let’s not forget Jersey’s incredible beaches, imposing castles and fascinating war tunnels.
Relax in the opulent grounds of Manoir de Longueville
These spectacular rugged islands are for those who want to reunite with nature. The 25-room Hell Bay Hotel sits in a small secluded bay facing the Atlantic Ocean at the western end of Bryher Island. Rooms have their own balconies and feature nautical and summery tones such as lemon sherbet and pale blue, with large windows facing the ocean.
The relaxed beach house vibe extends to the common areas, where rattan furniture and colorful, locally produced artwork are nice touches.
The restaurant has three AA rosettes and there’s also the more casual Crab Shack.
Let yourself be pampered in the treatment shed, stretch out in the yoga studio or take a dip in the heated swimming pool. Outside there are rocky coves galore, deserted sandy beaches and granite hills. Pick up local produce from tiny stalls scattered along the slopes.
Hell Bay faces the rugged Atlantic Ocean
If total seclusion is what you’re looking for, you can’t beat Eilean Shona who is in the tide of Loch Moidart. The entire island is partly owned by Richard Branson’s sister, Vanessa Branson.
The main house is a large Scottish manor house where nine individually furnished bedrooms can accommodate up to 12 people.
The living room has a grand piano and is decorated with works by international artists. Outside, the discovery can be done by semi-rigid boat, kayak or on foot. Your chef is exceptional and meals are served on a huge table that can accommodate up to 20 people.
Five night house rental from £ 1,700 per person all inclusive.
You can also book in one of the nine cottages. The kitchens are well equipped and outside there is a fireplace. You reach Eilean Shona by ferry and are escorted to your chalet while your luggage arrives separately.
- From £ 950 per week, for two people.