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Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win
The Time of Their Lives on DVD

Win The Time of Their Lives on DVD

Starring Joan Collins, Pauline Collins and Franco Nero

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Universal to offer three lucky readers the chance to win The Time of Their Lives on DVD.

Join Golden Globe® winner Dame Joan Collins, Academy Award® nominee Pauline Collins and Italian heartthrob Franco Nero on a road trip like no other, when Roger Goldby’s feel-good comedy The Time of Their Lives releases on Blu-ray and DVD from 31st July 2017 and on Digital Download from 17th July 2017; pre-order now from
Amazon.

Dame Joan Collins, Pauline Collins and Franco Nero star in The Time of Their Lives


Determined to gatecrash her ex-lover’s funeral on the glamorous French hideaway of Ile-de-Ré, former Hollywood siren Helen (Joan Collins) escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla (Pauline Collins), a repressed English housewife stuck in a dwindling marriage.

Pooling their limited resources, they hit the road in a race to get to Île-de-Ré, becoming entangled in a love triangle with a reclusive Italian millionaire (Franco Nero) along the way. On this unforgettable journey, they find true friendship in one another – and have the time of their lives.

Dame Joan Collins, Pauline Collins star in The Time of Their Lives

The Time of Their Lives is written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Roger Goldby (The Waiting Room, The Durrells) and stars screen legend Joan Collins (Dynasty, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie), Pauline Collins (Shirley Valentine, Quartet) and Franco Nero (Django, Django Unchained).

Certificate is 12, running time is 1 hour 44 minutes. Extras include behind the scenes clips of Time of Their Lives (7 minutes).

 For Your Chance to Win

Tell us which actress plays Hollywood siren, Helen in The Time of Their Lives?

 a) Helen Mirren
 b) Joan Collins
 c) Lesley Joseph
 d) Felicity Kendal


 To Enter the Competition

Tell us which actress plays Hollywood siren, Helen in The Time of Their Lives? Then send in your answer, together with your full name, postal address and telephone number by clicking on the Sixtyplusurfers link below: sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

* Please label your entry
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* This competition is open to
our UK readers only
 

New Professional Dancers and Judge for Strictly Come Dancing

Dianne Buswell

Dianne Buswell joins the show

Strictly Come Dancing’s professional dancer line-up for Series 15 has been unveiled and the BBC announces three new fabulous female dancers alongside the return of viewers’ favourites. There is also a new judge for the series, Shirley Ballas, who replaces Head Judge, Len Goodman.

The three new stunning professional dancers are all Champions from the Ballroom and Latin world; Dianne Buswell from Australia, Nadiya Bychkova from Ukraine and Amy Dowden from Wales. They will join Strictly Come Dancing when the award-winning entertainment series returns in September to BBC One.

Those returning to the Strictly dance floor once again are male dancers, Anton Du Beke, Brendan Cole, Kevin Clifton, Neil Jones, Pasha Kovalev, Gorka Marquez, Giovanni Pernice, AJ Pritchard and Aljaž Škorjanec; alongside female dancers Karen Clifton, Chloe Hewitt, Katya Jones, Oti Mabuse and Janette Manrara.

Dianne Buswell is an Australian Open Champion and four-time Amateur Australian Open Finalist. She has appeared on Dancing With The Stars Australia and has been part of the Burn The Floor production on Broadway since 2011.

Dianne says, “What an honour it is to be a part of Strictly Come Dancing. Words can’t describe how excited I am to take on this amazing challenge and give it my everything. See you on the dance floor!”

Nadiya Bychkova

    Nadiya Bychkova from Ukraine

Nadiya Bychkova from Ukraine is a two-time World Champion and European Champion in Ballroom and Latin ‘10’ Dance. She is a multiple-time Slovenian Ballroom and Latin Champion and has taken part in the Bosnian version of Strictly.

Nadiya says, “I'm extremely happy to be joining the Strictly Come Dancing family this year. One of my biggest dreams is to be part of this great show and I can't wait to get started!"

Amy Dowden

      Amy Dowden from Caerphilly

Amy Dowden is from Caerphilly, South Wales and began dancing at the age of eight. She is the current British National Champion and one of the highest-ranking Ballroom and Latin American professional dancers in the UK. Amy is also a four-time British National Finalist and in 2015, she reached the semi-final of the World Championship.

Amy says, “Becoming a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing has made my wildest dreams come true, it does not feel real! I have always been proud of my Welsh roots and feel so honoured to be the first Welsh professional dancer on the most loved show on TV.”

The three new professional dancers will replace Joanne Clifton and Oksana Platero who are leaving the series, along with Natalie Lowe who previously announced she was not returning. Strictly thanks them for their contribution to the show and wishes them all the very best for the future.

Louise Rainbow, Executive Producer, Strictly Come Dancing says, “We’re delighted with our line-up of pros for this year’s series. They are all brilliant dancers and wonderful teachers and Strictly is so lucky to have them.

“I would like to thank Natalie, Joanne and Oksana for their hard work and the amazing contribution they have made to the show and wish them all well for the future.”

Joanne Clifton and Ore Oduba

  Joanne Clifton and Ore Oduba will
       perform a winner's routine
at the
    start of the new series of Strictly


Joanne, the current Strictly champion, will return to the Strictly ballroom one last time. She will perform the winners’ routine with her celebrity partner Ore Oduba at the start of the new series.

Joanne says, "Being part of the Strictly experience has been one of the best things that has ever happened to me and I will miss the show so much. It’s been a tough decision but I am looking forward to facing new challenges and focusing on my musical theatre career.”

Oksana says, “I just want to say thank you to everyone involved with Strictly. Last year was my first season and I had an unforgettable time working alongside such amazing dancers and an even better time with Judge Rinder. It was an opportunity of a lifetime and I will never forget it. Thank you so much for the memories.”

At the time of her announcement, Natalie said, “This was a very difficult decision for me not to accept the invitation to appear on this season of Strictly. It is with a very heavy heart that I have arrived at this decision. I’ll be forever grateful for the amazing time, opportunities and memories Strictly has created for me.

“My time on the programme has been everything that I dreamed it would be and more, from the friendships I developed, the amazing dances I was able to perform in and the experiences that Strictly provided me. It truly has been an incredible and extraordinary experience.”

Shirley Ballas

      Shirley Ballas is the new Judge
           on Strictly Come Dancing


Shirley Ballas, the British-born Ballroom and Latin dancer and international coach, has been confirmed as the new judge on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Originally from Wallasey, Shirley is a former 'British Open to the World' Champion, European, German, United Kingdom, United States and International Latin American Champion. She retired from competitive dancing in 1996.

Shirley is now an acclaimed and respected international coach to many of the top professional and amateur dancers as well as a highly renowned sought-after adjudicator for Ballroom and Latin American competitions judging all around the world.

Strictly Come Dancing Series 15 returns in Autumn 2017, so don't forget to practise your dance steps!

For more information about Strictly Come Dancing visit www.bbc.co.uk
 

Entertainment & Travel

Joanna Lumley's India

Joanna Lumley

Watch it on ITV1

Joanna Lumley returns to the country of her birth for a deeply personal journey around the vibrant and unique country of India. Joanna was born during the last days of the Raj and both sides of her family called India home, for several generations.

In this series she travels the length and breadth of the country, for an immersive and extraordinary exploration of its diverse landscapes, varying cultural traditions and incomparable spirit. Along the way, she meets an eclectic mix of people and discovers how independence has shaped India into the constantly evolving and endlessly fascinating country it is today.

Joanna Lumley at the Udai Bilas Palace, Dungarpur, Rajasthan India

In episode one, Joanna travels from the very south of the country all the way to the foothills of the Himalayas. In Madurai she explores the multi-coloured and dazzling Meenakshi temple which comes alive at night with religious celebration. Joanna finds herself caught up in a ceremony celebrating the love of Lord Shiva and his wife, the goddess Parvarti, which has been performed in the same way every night for thousands of years.

With the country being predominantly vegetarian, India has the lowest consumption, per capita, of meat in the world. Joanna indulges in a traditional lunch, using her hands to eat. She says, “I’m not doing it properly but watch people here doing it. So skillful and lovely.”

At the Western Ghats, Joanna meets old friend Robin Brown who has spent half his life travelling through India on his beloved motorbike. Their mothers were lifelong friends and the pair discuss how much they miss them while Robin takes Joanna for a hair-raising ride on the winding road to the Valparai Plateau, which climbs 3500 feet over 40 perilous hairpin bends.

Robin instructs Joanna not to wobble and she replies, ‘I’m not going to do any wobbling. I was trained in The Avengers if you remember?”

The plateau was deforested 200 years ago and replaced with tea plantations, which require vast numbers of workers. Chance encounters with elephants have resulted in five deaths a year and Joanna meets a local team of scientists working hard to track the elephants. The ardent animal lover is then thrilled to be invited along when they follow up on a siting.

Indian elephants are notoriously difficult to see in the wild and despite much evidence that they recently passed through the area, the team are forced to admit defeat after an extensive but fruitless search through the dense jungle.

Joanna says, “Well this has been a thrilling morning because even though we didn’t see the beautiful elephant, we’ve seen so much evidence of it. And in a way it’s rather marvellous that nature doesn’t just come to your command. You can’t just say ‘I’d like to see the elephants’. You can’t just do it like that.”

On the way back to base the team get another call and this time they are in luck. At the side of the road is the exquisite sight of a mother and her calf, slowly making their way down a hillside, followed by three more elephants.

Using her binoculars, Joanna says, “It would have been heart breaking not to have seen something as beautiful as this. I’m so, so thrilled. It’s one of the great dreams of my life to see an Indian elephant in the wild.”

After perusing the jewellery markets of Hyderbad, Joanna explores the world’s biggest film studio complex for new movie industry, Tollywood. The best creative brains in India are concocting digital magic and use their expertise to turn Joanna into a goddess on screen.

Joanna Lumley at the Udai Bilas Palace, Dungarpur, Rajasthan India

Calcutta was the capital of British India for nearly 200 years and the birthplace of Joanna’s great, great grandfather in 1810. The city has now fallen on harder times and Joanna is moved by the plight of the many people on its streets. There are 10,000 people who identify as transgender and have suffered rejection and violence.

Joanna meets three young men who dream of having the treatment and surgery required to become women. She hears how they have been marginalised by society, rejected by their families, forced into the sex trade to survive and must fight daily to live as they wish.

The British Empire made a fortune from Calcutta’s raw materials and Joanna meets 67 year old Latta Bajoria who defied expectations by refusing to sell the family jute empire when her husband died.

Her journey ends four hundred miles north of Calcutta, in Sikkim, at the foot of the Himalayas. Her grandfather remained stationed here for many years and it is where her mother grew up.

Driving through the winding roads, Joanna says, “I’m so thrilled to be here. All these names are so familiar, particularly from my mother’s childhood. They must have made these journeys and the roads weren’t as good as this.”

Joanna Lumley

Sikkim reluctantly became part of India in 1975 and Joanna needs to show her passport to enter. The magnificent peak of Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. Joanna takes a cable car to Gangtok to see its five peaks from the sky.

Joanna meets Pema and Dechem, two young members of the royal family who were deposed in 1975. Pema and Dechem are working on a project to archive thousands of official letters and royal family documentation dating from 1875 to 1975. Joanna is stunned to be shown letters written between their great-grandfather and her grandfather. She says, “I tell you, emails are not as good.”

She hopes to explore a building called ‘The Residency’, where her mother spent her childhood and which she has only ever seen in photographs. Sadly access is denied and initially Joanna is bitterly disappointed. She is then delighted when Dechen pulls a few strings and arranges for her father to show her around The Residency.

She says, “It was so kind of Dechen’s father to take me around there. I only ever saw it in black and white photographs. Now today I’ve had a chance to see what it was like, to smell the air and see the trees and what it would have been like to be her. And I swear I saw dancing amongst the flowerbeds, the little spirit of my eight-year old mother with her dogs and her pony. Fabulous.”

Love Your Garden

Alan Titchmarsh

Watch it on ITV1

The nation’s favourite gardener Alan Titchmarsh returns with a new series of his hit ITV peak-time gardening programme, Love Your Garden.

Love Your Garden sees the writer, broadcaster and TV personality travel the country to give surprise transformations to the outdoor spaces of some of Britain’s most deserving people.

Alan and his team of experts transform barren plots and small neglected grounds into stunning gardens and lifestyle-enhancing outdoor living spaces - while informing and inspiring viewers on how to recreate the look themselves with minimum fuss.

The Love Your Garden team is Alan Titchmarsh, David Domoney, Katie Rushworth and Frances Tophill

     The Love Your Garden team is Alan
      Titchmarsh, David Domoney, Katie
         Rushworth and Frances Tophill


In each episode, Alan surprises garden owners who have an inspiring story to tell and whose outdoor space is in desperate need of a transformation. While the owner is whisked away, Alan designs the new-look garden – taking inspiration from the best gardens in the area and asking for help from local people and the owner's friends in completing the project.

In the first of this new series, Alan Titchmarsh and the team head to Plymouth to create a show-stopping contemporary garden for an outstanding ex-Marine, Mark Ormrod, 36, and his young family. Despite tragically losing both his legs and an arm in Afghanistan in an IED incident, Mark made a remarkable recovery and has become an inspiration to injured veterans everywhere.

Although he thinks nothing of going out of his way for others, his run down, uninviting garden has remained a challenge too far, and because he desperately needs an outdoor space where he can play safely with his children and enjoy time together as a family, his friends and colleagues asked Alan and the team to help.

Transforming the Ormrods plot is a huge challenge but Alan, Katie, Frances and David manage to create a truly spectacular contemporary garden. They show how lush tropical planting can work brilliantly in a low maintenance garden and finish it with lots of clever ideas and features that you’ll be desperate to try at home.

Immediately following this nine-part series of Love Your Garden, will be the brand new three-part series, Love Your Home and Garden. For decades Alan has stood in some of the worlds most beautiful gardens and built outdoor spaces that have literally changed peoples lives. But in that time he has also recognised that how people see their gardens has changed. For many people a stand-alone garden is not enough. They dream of a stunning outdoor space that works hand in hand with the home.

So, for the first time, Alan will be taking on broken homes and broken backyards, and going across the nation, meeting some very special people for whom a new home and a new garden would make an enormous difference…and he’s bringing in an expert team for the inside and for the outside.

He’ll be working with top London builder Kunle Barker, and three leading interior experts and architects to transform the families’ living spaces: Ewald Van Der Straeten and George Bradley will be tackling the home of a family with a severely disabled son, Helen Sisley will be designing a property in Oxfordshire for a family where the two children are carers for their mum, and Welsh interior architect James Stroud will be redesigning a house for a family who have done extraordinary charity work up in Chester.

Joining Alan to transform the gardens will be fellow Love Your Garden presenter Katie Rushworth, and all together this crack team will create one-of-a-kind homes and gardens that truly have the wow factor for people who truly deserve them.

Alan Titchmarsh with identical twins Rita and Betty Mills

      Identical twins Rita and Betty Mills
               with Alan Titchmarsh


In Episode Two Alan Titchmarsh and the team head to Manchester to turn a concrete patch of dismal cracked pavers and hard edges in to a beautiful classic cottage garden. The transformation is for Salford born identical twins Rita and Betty Mills (87).

The twins have lived together in Salford for all of their lives, and since surviving some of the worst WWII bombings this country has seen, as lifelong parishioners of Salford Cathedral, they have never wavered in devoting their lives to helping others.

It was their friends and family from the Cathedral that got in touch with the programme. They felt that when the sisters moved to their new bungalow for health reasons – the one thing they really deserved and desperately needed was an outdoor space on their doorstep – to match their own outgoing and sunny personalities.

Alan Titchmarsh with identical twins Rita and Betty Mills

Alan believes this was the worst gardens he’d ever seen in the series and therefore, couldn’t resist the challenge. He and the team share all the tips and tricks that will help you turn even the most modest of urban yards into a cottage style retreat.

    Enjoy the Best of
British on the Thames


Enjoy the Best of British with Bateaux London


Smoked salmon and cucumber, strawberries and Pimm’s jelly are just some of the treats on offer to diners at London’s most prestigious floating restaurant this summer.

Chefs at Bateaux London, whose vessels, Harmony and Symphony take visitors on fine dining cruises along the Thames – past some of the capital’s most famous sights - have unveiled new menus reflecting the very best of British cuisine.

The four-course dinner menu begins with a summer pea velouté, followed by a choice of starters including free range chicken and Pimm’s jelly pressé, Scottish smoked salmon with yuzu pearls, asparagus and caviar and marinated heritage tomato salad.

Main courses of Cornish hake, South Downs’ lamb or crisp basil gnocchi are followed by desserts including dark chocolate and Kentish raspberry delice, poached summer berries and artisan English cheese.

Lunchtime diners will be served roasted feta and pickled summer vegetable salad, roast Suffolk chicken or burrata and summer pea stuffed courgette flower, followed by strawberry cheesecake.

While those planning to spend Sunday on the river will enjoy a lunch of pickled heritage beetroot, followed by a roast highland beef starter or traditional nut roast and a dessert of rhubarb and vanilla cream.

And, because afternoon tea is the ultimate great British culinary tradition, chefs are literally pushing the boat out – with a menu featuring smoked salmon and cucumber, egg and cress and coronation chicken sandwiches, a variety of cakes and scones, with strawberry preserve and Cornish clotted cream.

Enjoy a Summer day out on the Thames with Bateaux London

Gareth Brown, Marketing Manager for Bateaux London says, “This summer we are celebrating the best of British produce with some classic, traditional dishes.

“And where better to enjoy them than on the Thames, with a backdrop of world famous buildings such as Tower Bridge and the Palace of Westminster?”

Bateaux London’s river cruises rank steadily in the top 100 of 1,269 ‘things to do’ in London by online travel site TripAdvisor and depart daily from Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London.

For information about rates and departure times, or to book, call 020 7695 1800,

Email reservations@bateauxlondon.com

 

Or visit www.bateauxlondon.com

For information about summer activities at other London venues and attractions visit www.prestigevenuesandevents.sodexo.com

 

 Luxurious Treehouse
   with Hot Tub on a
     Somerset Farm


The Apple Treehouse in Somerset


One Off Places is thrilled to announce the launch of The Apple Treehouse, a large and luxurious treehouse with private hot tub nestled in the boughs of a pair of lime trees on a small farm in Somerset. Opened for its first visitors last month, it's one of very few treehouses of this size in the UK.

Built of timber, the treehouse has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and can sleep up to six people. Stylish interiors are complemented by underfloor heating, a woodburning stove, plasma TV and fibre Broadband. Outside there are two decking areas, one of which is home to a private cedar hot tub sunk into the decking. Guests also have use of a shared indoor swimming pool.

The Cedar Hot Tub at The Apple Treehouse in Somerset

Tabitha Symonds, founder of One Off Places, says,
As well as its simply stunning treetop location, idyllic outlook and fantastic gardens, the treehouse is a luxurious home from home. The owners will prepare the treehouse for individual requirements, stocking it with baby equipment, games, books, and DVD's in addition to the on site facilities'.

The farm where the Apple Treehouse is located is on the edge of a charming conservation village, and is just a four minute walk to an excellent pub. There is a safe enclosed garden and a children's play area. For those who would like to go exploring, there are masses of things to do in the surrounding area including bike rides, horse riding, golf courses, the Quantock Hills, Cheddar Gorge, and West Somerset railway.

The Dining Room at  The Apple Treehouse in Somerset

The price is 3 nights from £595 / 7 nights from £845 in low season. Up to £1,865 for one week in high season.

For more information visit the website at www.oneoffplaces.co.uk
 

Visit Scotland for Less
   this Summer with a
   Fred. Olsen Cruise
 

Visit Scotland for less this Summer with a Fred. Olsen Cruise


Fred. Olsen guests can 'enjoy the very best of Scotland for less' this year, as part of the cruise line's great-value 'Summer Sale' campaign, offering guests the chance to discover the outstanding natural beauty and fascinating history of this unforgettable country.

Fred. Olsen's popular 'Summer Sale' features a selection of 35 holidays, departing from now until December 2017, and includes three seductive Scottish sailings in August 2017, and one in December, aboard its smaller, more intimate ships, Balmoral, Braemar and Black Watch.

VisitScotland's 'Scotland Visitor Survey', published in April 2017, shows that Scotland's beautiful scenery is the main draw for visiting the country, followed by its fascinating history and culture.

Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland says, “Cruise tours, like Fred. Olsen cruises, are a fantastic way to experience the beauty of Scotland's coast with the variety of ports around the country offering a gateway to enjoy our spectacular landscapes, rich heritage and, of course, the warm welcome of our people.”

Justin Stanton, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines explains, “At Fred. Olsen, we are committed to showcasing the very best that Scotland has to offer, and our smaller ships can dock in many ports that the larger vessels cannot, meaning that our guests can get 'closer' to the destinations, landscapes and magical waterways.

“Fred. Olsen's 'Summer Sale' offers an attractive, cost-effective way to take in Scotland's mesmerising lochs, tumbling hillsides, ancient castles, grand houses and charming towns and villages – all the while enjoying the warm, friendly atmosphere and hospitality of Fred. Olsen's elegant ships.”

Fred. Olsen is offering the following four Scottish itineraries in its 2017 'Summer Sale':

Balmoral's eight-night L1717 'From the Highlands of Scotland to the Lizard Peninsula' cruise, ex Newcastle on 6th August 2017. Prices start from £699 per person (based on an Ocean View Room).

On this child-friendly cruise during the Summer holidays, guests can enjoy a day-long call into Oban, experience scenic cruising past Duart Castle, and glide along the beautiful Firth of Lorn, before sailing to the 'Emerald Isle'.

Black Watch's seven-night W1712 'Lochs of Scotland' cruise, ex Edinburgh (Rosyth) on 14th August 2017. Prices start from £799 per person (with limited availability).

Black Watch cruise ship

Embark 'Black Watch' in convenient Rosyth and set sail on a scenic cruise along beautiful lochs and sounds, with calls into picturesque islands and charming towns. Guests will visit the Orkney Islands and the Isle of Skye; get to witness majestic Ben Nevis; and have the chance to go in search of the fabled Loch Ness Monster.

Braemar's ten-night M1722 'Historic Castles & Highland Games' cruise, ex Southampton on 29th August 2017. Prices start from £899 per person.

929-guest 'Braemar' will be taking in the world-famous Braemar Highland Games in Aberdeenshire and visiting the Royal Castle of Mey – the Queen Mother's former home – from Scrabster, on this magnificent Summer sailing.

Black Watch's six-night W1723 'Scottish Winter Warmer' cruise, ex London Tilbury on 1st December 2017. Prices are from £499 per person.

There is something special about visiting Scotland in the Winter; this wonderful six-night sojourn aboard 'Black Watch' offers guests the chance to visit Edinburgh's world-famous landmarks, go in search of the legendary Loch Ness Monster from Invergordon, and explore the dramatic landscapes of the Highlands, at the most magical time of the year.

All prices shown are based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded Interior Room, unless otherwise specified, and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, plus port taxes. Single supplement offers are also available on selected grades on all of the cruises featured.

Fred. Olsen is committed to offering guests the very best itineraries from the Port of Rosyth in 2018/19, and is moving its 1,350-guest flagship, Balmoral, to Edinburgh from May to July next year, on a total of worldwide cruises.

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit www.fredolsencruises.com 

Book online, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm; Saturday, 9am to 5pm; Sunday, 10am to 4pm), or visit an ABTA travel agent.
 

   Summer Indulgence
  at The Isle of Eriska


Visit The Isle of Eriska this Summer


This summer, private island The Isle of Eriska, is offering a two-night indulgence package which includes a bottle of champagne on arrival and dinner in the Michelin-starred restaurant at the five-star hotel on both evenings. The break is available until 30th September and is from £550 per person for the two nights.

The island is a two-hour drive from Glasgow and there is a private airfield within a five minute drive. Many guests travel by train and use the sleeper service to Fort William and the hotel's new chauffeur service can transfer guests to and from the hotel.

The Summer months are magical at Eriska

The Summer months are a magical time on The Isle of Eriska. With last-light often later than 11pm in high-summer; guests can enjoy the many outside facilities such as the golf and tennis well into the evening.

During the summer, guests are likely to encounter the abundant wildlife who make Eriska their home, such as the seals and otters that nestle on the shore, the badgers that make nightly visits to the hotel to be fed and the herons and eagles that soar overhead.

Guests are able to indulge in treatments at the hotels own spa with a complimentary hour's treatment included in the summer indulgence package. There are both ESPA and isgha treatments available and the specialist Ishga treatments incorporate seaweed hand harvested in the Hebrides.

Eriska's exclusive two-night summer indulgence package includes a two-night stay in a beautifully appointed room or suite, delicious Michelin starred seven course Tasting Menu on first evening with paired wines in the Isle of Eriska Restaurant, and a champagne afternoon tea on arrival.

Enjoy the Stables Spa at Eriska

The package also includes your choice of an hour treatment in the Stables Spa, full English breakfast served in the restaurant each morning, Afternoon Tea served in the drawing room each day, A La Carte Dinner on the second evening and access to the leisure and golf facilities on the island

To make a reservation call O1631 720 371.

Or click on http://bit.ly/EriskaIndulge