Celebrate love and give the gift of a future experience this Valentine’s Day. With traditional festivities suspended this year, it is the ideal time to treat a loved one to a gift voucher, to be enjoyed once life resumes some normality. See below Dovetail's suggestions this February - from the Scottish Highlands to the historic city of Bath, there’s something to please even the pickiest of recipients.
Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa
Plan an escape to the stunning Scottish Highlands with 5* Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa's array of digital gift vouchers. Whether it’s a decadent Fonab Afternoon Tea for Two with Ruinart Champagne (£104.90); an intimate gourmet dinner in the hotel’s recently renovated 3AA Rosette-awarded restaurant with Sandemans Fine Dining for Two (£170); the indulgent Couples Experience Spa and Tea for Two (£318) in the newly refurbished Woodland Spa; or the ultimate romantic getaway with a Luxury One Night, Bed and Breakfast Break (starting from £240) this extra-special present is certain to delight any recipient.
For a relaxing country stay, head just 15 minutes out of Bath yet feel a world away when checking into Homewood. The eclectic country house hotel combines the beauty of the Somerset country side with creative colourful interiors, roaring fires, quirky antiques and a garden spa with outdoor pool. The hotel is ideal for all the family, including four-legged friends. Olio Restaurant, a stylish yet relaxed space at the heart of the hotel. Somerset flavours are encapsulated in the menu, featuring hedgerow fresh ingredients with a proud local provenance. Indulgence is on offer with Homewood’s gift vouchers with experiences available for purchase including; a private cocktail masterclass, dining dome experience, traditional afternoon tea, spa day for two and a weekend hot tub heaven stay.
In addition to gift vouchers, Homewood's restaurant, Olio, is also offering a romantic taste of the restaurant at home. Let the hotel’s expert chefs do the hard work and enjoy a beautifully passionate three-course menu including Mezze, Beef Wellington with Dauphinoise Potato, Dark Chocolate Delice (£32 or two courses are £25), prepared for reheating at home. Alternatively, indulge in the romance of a Quintessentially 'Bridgerton' British afternoon tea (£20). With sandwiches, dainty pastries, sweet treats and fruity scones, it's the perfect addition to a lockdown date walk. Both are available for pre-ordered collection on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th February.
Julie's Restaurant, Holland Park
Known for its cosy ambiance, the legendary Julie's Restaurant opened in Holland Park 1969 and has long been renowned as one of London’s most romantic restaurants. Its intimate booths have earned the restaurant a reputation for big names and dangerous liaisons; with one alcove even being dubbed the G-spot. Treat a loved one to a Julie's Restaurant digital gift voucher instead, whether it’s for along lunch on the alfresco terrace or dinner for two in an intimate alcove. Chef patron Shay Cooper and his brigade serve a regularly updated menu of modern British classics in an elegant, contemporary style.
The Bird, Bath
Discover The Bird in Bath, a boutique hotel with flamboyant personality just a short stroll from the main attractions including the Roman Baths, the Royal Crescent and the Thermae Bath Spa. The individually designed rooms have views across the famous Recreation Ground and Bath Abbey. At Plate, Bathwick’s Restaurant and Bar, enjoy a menu of honest British dishes, bursting with local produce sourced from within a couple of miles of the hotel, including a classic ‘The Bird’ pie. No detail is forgotten, even down to the very plates that dishes are served on, made by local artists and potters. With gift vouchers starting at £25, treat a loved one to a three-course Sunday lunch, dining dome dinner experience, hot tub room weekend stay or Champagne afternoon tea among other offerings.
Representing a collection of the finest properties and most unique experiences across the country, Luxury Scotland offers the opportunity to purchase a voucher for a loved one up to the value of£1000 which may be redeemed against a stay, meal, afternoon tea, spa day or more with participating members in the collection as per their choosing. Valid for 12 months, it offers the flexibility of choice. Delivering the very best of Scottish hospitality – from world-class golf destinations, iconic Highland hotels, classic Castles to elegant cruises - a Luxury Scotland gift voucher is a magical present that anybody would be delighted to receive. As the staycation boom continues into2021, couples have a host of exciting experiences at their fingertips. Monetary gift vouchers may be put towards a stay at participating members, where experiences guests may choose to discover could include: World class golf at Gleneagles, Schloss Roxburghe, The Machrie & Cameron House, Stargazing at The Torridon, Glenapp Castle and Knockinaam Lodge, Whisky tasting at Glenmorangie House, spa seeking at Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa or a gourmet break at The Airds Hotel.