Lundy Island – Devon

Plopped some 15 miles or so off the North Devon Coast, Lundy is a three-mile-long, car-free granite outcrop in the approaches to the Bristol Channel, famed for its diverse flora and fauna.

How to Get to Lundy Island

Weather permitting, you can reach it by ferry from Bideford or Ilfracombe, or in the winter by helicopter. The National Trust took on Lundy in 1969 but it is run by the Landmark Trust. It has restored 23 buildings on the island that are now available for holiday lets. The properties range from a stone cottage for one to a Regency house sleeping 12, and include a lighthouse and a castle. Tibbetts, for example, is in a remote location at the island’s second-highest point, and has no electricity but does have a pumped water supply and a shower.
Details Tibbetts, from £228 for up to four people, for a three-night weekend stay (01628 825925, landmarktrust.org.uk)