Experience ideas just in time for Father's Day
10 June 2019

Experience ideas just in time for Father's Day

The Dovetail Agency

For Fathers Who Crave Epic Drives:

Gift a five-day epic driving experiencewith Niquesa Travel ( www.niquesatravel.com ) aroundthe Scottish Highlands in a Rolls-Royce

Experience a luxurious jaunt around the Scottish Highlands inone of the Rolls-Royce’s finest and newest motors on this epic five-dayjourney. Explore the prolific beauty of the rugged landscape of the ScottishHighlands, make tasting notes on one of the most revered single malt whiskiesin the world at the legendary Dalmore Distillery, dine on the UK’s finestHighland Wagyu beef at Blackford Farm, and embark on an unforgettable fishingtrip on the Gleneagles’ trout lochs, culminating with a round of golf at one ofthe world’s most prestigious golf courses, Experience The Duke’s Course, withan elite professional on hand to offer expert advice. Finish the trip with adinner in the company of a Rolls-Royce Director, an opportunity to fullydiscover the brand giving you the opportunity to recount the highlights of yourroad trip, and find out anything you ever wanted to know about the brand.


For Fathers Who Like Swinging A Golf Club:

Gift the ultimate golf weekend at ChaletSaunton and Saunton Golf Club, North Devon

Chalet Saunton ( chaletsaunton.com ),overlooking the picturesque Saunton Sands beach in North Devon, offersoceanfront golfing weekends with one of the UK’s finest golf clubs, SauntonGolf Club ( sauntongolf.co.uk ).Enjoy two rounds of 18-hole golf on the club’s par 71 East and West courses,and two nights’ accommodation in one of Chalet Saunton’s three-bedroom luxuryapartments.

Bordering Biderford Bay and the estuary of River Taw, SauntonGolf Club is situated on the Braunton Burrows, the largest sand dune system inEngland. The land at Braunton Burrows has hosted golf since 1897 and has beenwidely regarded as one of the UK’s premier locations since Herbert Fowler(famed designer of Walton Heath, The Berkshire, and Delamere Forest) createdthe East Links course in the 1920s. Since then, the East Links course has beenused for major championships and has been ranked as Number 32 in the Golf World‘Top 100 Courses’. Saunton Golf Club’s West Links course emulates the generalcharacteristics of the East course, also ranked highly at Number 67 in theworld.


For FathersWho Enjoy A Glass Of Wine:

Gift a wine & spa retreat inSwitzerland’s Lake Geneva region with Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa ( www.royalsavoy.ch/en )

The 5* Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa offers a ‘Vintage Lavaux’experience for the opportunity to sample Switzerland’s best kept secret: Swisswine with 1-2% exported. This Art-Nouveau hotel is beautifully located inLausanne overlooking Lake Geneva to offer an oasis of calm in the city. Enjoy aprivate chauffeur-driven excursion to an exclusive historic winery in theLavaux vineyards to sample the area’s renowned Chasselas, Pinot Noir and Gamaywines followed by lunch with the winemaker. Back at the hotel indulge in athree-course wine-pairing dinner, a half bottle of wine in the room uponarrival and access to the 1,500m² Spa du Royal including pools, steam rooms,saunas, Jacuzzi and ice fountain, all included in the experience.

Summer 2019 will see Switzerland’s biggest and oldest winefestival take place in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lavaux, in the Cantonof Vaud, a scenic boat ride from the hotel. Held once in a generation, visitorswill be able to experience this unique celebration from 18th July to 11thAugust, the first since 1999.


For Fathers With A Soft Spot For Boats:

Gifta stay on Royal Yacht Britannia’s sister ship: Fingal ( www.fingal.co.uk )

Fingal is a former Northern Lighthouse Board Ship transformedand opened this year as a boutique floating hotel with 23 beautiful cabinsberthed in the historic Port of Leith. For boating fanatics, this is the idealretreat. Fingal spent most of her service life working out of Oban helpingmaintain lighthouses and transporting their keepers, equipment and supplies tosome of the most treacherous locations in Scotland. Fingal’s cabins are eachnamed after Stevenson lighthouses, inspired by her rich maritime heritage.Carefully considered design offers the highest specifications of craftsmanshipand finish to follow the camber of the Ship, with nautical touches and polishedwoods. Sumptuous Scottish leathers and the finest linens in colour palatesinspired by Fingal’s journey from land and sea.

Enjoy breakfast featuring the best of Scotland’s larder fromcoast to port before venturing out to explore the waterfront hotspot of Leith.The Royal Yacht Britannia, award-winning restaurants, bars, artisan boutiquesand galleries are all within a short walk away.


For Fathers Who Love Beef Wellington andChampagne:

Gift an extravagant dinner inthe city at the new Bob Bib Cité ( www.bobbobcite.com )

Five years in the making, Bob Bob Cité has officially opened,celebrating fine British craftsmanship and French cuisine, marrying eleganceand opulence with an unmatched attention to detail and a dash of Englisheccentricity. Bob Bob Cité is ‘a brasserie for the 21 st century’,respecting the heritage and traditions of brasserie culture while beingdesigned for the times – and the future.