Thursday, 2 June 2011

Father’s Day treats in deepest Devon…

We’ve picked out a couple of ideal cottages for celebrating the father-child bond this Father’s Day. Both options are crammed with Dad-friendly activities to show the old man how much you love him.
Keep active Dads occupied with a week away for a Father’s Day treat at Fixit Cottage near Kingsbridge in south Devon. There’s plenty to keep him busy with on-site coarse fishing in three well-stocked lakes plus use of a shared indoor swimming pool, games room with table tennis and pool, a health suite with a well-equipped gym and therapists offering massage and pamper treatments to calm him down after a busy week. Converted from a farm barn, the bright beamed cottage is quietly situated beside a stream-valley meadow just a mile from the town centre.Sleeping four, it’s priced at £720 (£180 per person) for a week from Friday 17th June.

For a luxury treat, book a week from Saturday 18th June in a stylish granite lodge in the grounds of Bovey Castle on Devon’s Dartmoor. Here, Dad and family can have use of this stunning hotel’s facilities – which means they can enjoy a complimentary round of golf, play tennis or croquet, practice cricket, take a swim, go riding or fishing, try falconry or clay pigeon shooting, learn how to make sloe gin, dine in the hotel and much more (some activities extra). Each lodge sleeps six plus the family pet and is priced from £1,204pw (£201 per person).

Here are some more holiday cottages still available for Father’s Day.