Want your woes to float away on holiday? Then look no further than this unique B&B

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  • We all want to escape the January blues, but rushing off to this B&B in the middle of the deep blue is pretty extreme!

    Looking for a unique getaway? It doesn’t get much better than this floating B&B.

    Situated 34 miles off the coast of North Carolina, this disused Coast Guard Light Station has been transformed from a rusting, industrial hut on stilts into one of the wonders of the hospitality world.

    Whilst there’s no luxury honeymoon suite, a private butler or even a swimming pool, there are unrivalled views of the Atlantic Ocean without so much as a streetlight in sight.

    In 2010, Richard Neal, a software engineer, bought the steel tower at auction after it fell into ruin for a mere $85,000. For the last five years, Richard and a team of Frying Pan enthusiasts have been restoring the tower with donations made voluntarily and from the Tower’s B&B business.

    The interior is polished but still maintains a rustic appeal that celebrates the character of the build.

    Bedrooms are fitted with basic, wooden beds, the kitchen is equipped with steel appliances and the communal area has a basic charm about it.

    Set in 50ft of beautiful Atlantic Ocean waters, it is the view at sunset and sunrise that makes this spot a luxury experience.

    A three-day stay in the tower costs $489 per person. All meals are provided as it’s a pretty long trip to the local restaurant, and up to eight bedrooms are available onboard the 80′ by 80′ deck, all offering ocean views and tranquillity that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

    If you are fishing for a truly special stay this year then find out more about Frying Pan Tower here.

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