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Don’t worry if you’re short of inspiration for Father’s Day; below you can find the finest places to stay, things to do and other amazing inspiration.

Whether your dad’s a foodie, lover of literature or active explorer, there’s plenty to inspire and enjoy!

For the Foodie Dad

Stodowa cottage

Let your dad unleash his inner Heston at the gorgeous Stodowa, a culinary cottage in Durham. The kitchen offers granite work surfaces, an Aga and all the mod cons needed to cook up a storm.

Outside there’s a BBQ and pizza oven, and if you want to work it all off there’s an external gym with treadmill, bike and weights plus a hot tub too!

Other inspiration:

6 Perfect Places for a Picnic

Plan the Perfect Picnic

Top 10 Places for Cheese Lovers

Top 10 places for a sweet treat

For Drinks with Dad


The gorgeous Ginhaus duplex apartment in Carmarthenshire offers plenty of style and comfort to help your dad relax and unwind.

The property’s owners also run the award-winning Ginhaus Deli and Bar around the corner, where you can receive 10% off your first order. That’s worth raising a glass to!

Other inspiration:

Exploring Scotland’s Single Malt Distilleries

9 Best Gins

The UK’s 10 Best Breweries  

Britain’s 10 Best Wineries

For the Film Loving Dad

manor house

It’s one thing to get dad the latest DVD, but what about somewhere very special to watch it? Find properties with cinema rooms on our website, including the award-winning Manor House in Norfolk.

This gorgeous property in Norfolk offers a 100” cinema screen and 100 films plus a hot tub for relaxing under the stars!

Other Inspiration:

10 Amazing Star Wars locations to visit  

Comic Book Filming Locations & Getaways

007 Filming Locations in Europe

France on Film

6 Properties with Stunning Cinema Rooms

The 7 Best Family Films

For the Music Loving Dad

St Blanes

If your dad has always harboured dreams of being a musical megastar then there is no better property than St Blanes House on the Isle of Bute.

This huge property is packed with things to see and do, but it’s the drum kit, guitars, microphones, amplifier, keyboard, trumpet, karaoke machine and flashing lights in the living room that amateur Eltons will love!

Other inspiration:

A Musical Tour of London

Southern Britain’s Best Music Locations

A Musical Tour of Manchester

For the Literary Loving Dad

Brams view

Bram’s View is the accommodation Mr. Stoker stayed in when dreaming up Dracula in Yorkshire during the 19th Century.

Find your own inspiration in the surrounding landscape of Whitby. There you will find beautiful beaches, great cafes and fantastic fish and chips!

Other inspiration:

The Best Tolkien Locations in the UK

Britain’s Most Poetic Places

8 Stunning Literary Holiday Homes

5 Fang-tastic Dracula Locations in the UK and Ireland

Literary Location Finder

7 Stunning Settings for Shakespeare’s Greatest Works

For the active dad


If your dad can’t sit still then he will love a break at Wheatacre Hall Barns in Norfolk. The games room offers a pool table, table tennis, air hockey, table football and gym with cardio fitness equipment.

Over 1,000 acres of grounds surround you, and you can hire bikes for no additional charge. There’s fishing available on site and a hot tub for relaxing in afterwards. It’s the perfect active escape!

Other inspiration:

10 Spring Walks to Enjoy in the UK

6 Perfect Mind and Body Wellness Breaks

Top 10 Adrenaline Activities

The Best British Microadventures for Autumn

7 Accessible Adventure Breaks in the UK

Top 10 Cycling Routes

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