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Indulgent gifts and treats for men in Buckinghamshire

PUBLISHED: 11:31 12 October 2015

He gets a treat... and so does his partner! (Thinkstock Images)

He gets a treat... and so does his partner! (Thinkstock Images)

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Men are notoriously hard to buy for, but Katy Eachus has tracked down a host of goodies and experiences for them to enjoy

PAMPER HIM

The Urban Retreat for Him at Bannatyne Milton Keynes includes Elemis Urban Cleanse facial and deep tissue back massage and access to the club’s facilities including fitness and relaxation classes. From £89.

Tel: 0844 477 4777 www.bannatyne.co.uk

Stoke Park’s treatments for men include Thalgo men’s skin solution facial, 55 min £90, Thalgo Rebalancing back treatment 55 mins £90, Jessica Men’s Hand and Nail grooming £35 and Jessica Men’s spa pedicure £35. The Summer Spa Garden Retreat valid until 2 October includes two 55 minute spa treatments, full use of facilities and two-course spa lunch, £139pp.

Tel: 01753 717172 or email reservations@stokepark.com

At Danesfield House Hotel, Marlow, the Just For Men spa day includes 60 mins Darphin Made for Men Facial, 30 mins Deep Harmony back massage, two-course spa lunch and use of facilities 9am-5pm, £170pp.

Tel: 01628 891010 www.danesfieldhousespa.co.uk









OVERNIGHT STAY

A romantic two-night break at the Macdonald Compleat Angler includes a classic double or twin bedroom with a bottle of prosecco on arrival, dinner for two on the first night, long lie-ins and lazy breakfasts, available until 30 December from £171 per couple.

Tel: 0344 879 9210 www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk









RESTAURANTS

The Hand and Flowers in Marlow is the only UK pub to be awarded two Michelin stars. Owner/chef Tom Kerridge’s dishes combine unpretentious modern British flavours with rustic French cuisine.

Tel: 01628 482277 www.thehandandflowers.co.uk

The Artichoke, Amersham, run by husband and wife team Laurie and Jacqueline Gear, prides itself on innovative and refined Modern European cuisine and excellent service.

Tel: 01494 726611 www.artichokerestaurant.co.uk









LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Discover more about ales at the Chiltern Brewery with a tour of the brewhouse and tutored beer and food tasting session.

Tel: 01296 613647 www.chilternbrewery.co.uk









GOLF

The 27-hole golf course at Stoke Park hotel, Stoke Poges, is one of the finest examples of parkland golf in the British Isles. Green fees cost from £85 midweek November to March. Coaching is also available at the Golf Academy and includes a video analysis to help you see the changes that need to be made to your game. Why not combine a day’s golf with an overnight stay at this lovely five star hotel and spa?

Tel: 01753 717172 www.stokepark.com

Woburn golf course offers three championship courses and excellent clubhouse facilities. All players must have official handicaps.

Tel: 01908 626881 www.woburngolf.co.uk

The Buckinghamshire Golf Course near Denham was designed by former Ryder Cup champion John Jacobs and is set in 200 acres of mature parkland.

Tel: 01895 835 777 www.buckinghamshiregc.com

Burnham Beeches Golf Club founded in 1891 is a traditional parkland course with a delightful old clubhouse. Visitors welcome Monday to Friday. 18 holes £55.

Tel: 01628 661448 www.bbgc.co.uk

Beaconsfield Golf Club is a well maintained course designed by Harry Colt. Visitors welcome Monday to Friday £95 per day.

Tel: 01494 676545 www.beaconsfieldgolfclub.co.uk

The woodland course at Gerrards Cross Golf Club opened in 1922 and is considered one of the most attractive courses in the area. Visitors with a handicap welcome on weekdays, 18 holes £55.

Tel: 01753 883263 www.gxgolf.co.uk















TAKE TO THE SKIES

Adventure Balloons, Reading or Great Missenden £115pp or £105pp weekday mornings until October.

www.adventureballoons.co.uk



Virgin Experience Days from Newbury, Reading, Woolhampton, Aylesbury or Milton Keynes from £99pp.

hotairballoonflights.com

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