On Osea you may be forgiven for thinking the 20th Century hasn’t quite yet arrived as access is via an ancient causeway built by the Romans. The enigmatic tidal road opens at every low tide for a period of 4 hours when cars can be driven across. At high tide, there’s a river taxi service from the mainland, the boat journey taking about 10 minutes.

Osea has a fascinating and colourful past echoing back some 5000 years. Uncork a good bottle of red as the sun goes down and enjoy musing over its folklore of scandalous tales and heroic deeds.

Osea doesn’t claim to be a luxury spa resort with uniformed personnel attending to your every whim, It’s really more a force of nature with silence being perhaps its greatest luxury! With only the stars for streetlights and an absence of traffic and aircraft noise you may sleep deeply and wake up refreshed to the sound of bird song.