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Stunning boutique hotel on remote rocky island where cod fishing industry collapsed is Gywneth Paltrow favourite

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Credits: fogo island inn © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: fogo island inn Fogo Island a rocky sea-sprayed outpost was once a booming fishing community but overfishing saw stocks plummet and families moved away in search of other work.

Today the outpost in Newfoundland, Canada, is having a resurgence thanks to striking hotel based in the design of the original fisherman's houses.

White, angular and perched atop zig-zagged stilts it pays homage to the European settlers that arrived from Ireland and Devon to fish cod.

Most islanders still have Irish or West Country accents thanks to it's heritage.

For years cod was the primary source of income, but overfishing saw stocks plummet, and a cod-fishing moratorium was put in place in the 1990s.

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The island’s population subsequently shrank, as families moved away in search of other work.

Now the hotel offers trips such as iceberg watching down the famous "iceberg alley" and rooms cost up to £1,800 (AUD$3,040)

a night.

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In a new documentary series on unusual hotel Giles Coren and Monica Galleti meet founder Zita Cobb, the little girl who grew up to be a multi-millionaire and realise her dream to build a hotel that would revive her island home and its folklore.

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Her family has lovingly folded its rich heritage into a unique retreat for guests and celebrities from all over the world.

Gwyneth Paltrow is a fan and posted a brief video of a fire near the water’s edge, with the summer sun facing over a bay and a series of small hills when she stayed.

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Fogo Island started trending on Twitter in Canada after the Oscar winning actress posted the Instagram photo along with the hashtag “heaven” and the caption “dinner spot.”

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The hotel has stunning views and also open air hot tubs from which you can watch the Atlantic roll by.

Diners can sit in a stunning room on the edge of the north Atlantic and eat fresh cod after stock began to recover.

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Their website invites would-be visitors to “find yourself at one of the four corners of the earth” at “the edge of the wild North Atlantic.”

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