Written by Agnes Los Last updated: August 29, 2013
As far as honeymoons go, there is much pressure put on the newlyweds to make it a “trip of a lifetime”. We agree that honeymoons are special – but what if your budget doesn’t allow it or lying on the beach for 2 weeks isn’t your thing, or you simply don’t like those long haul flights?
The answer is – have your trip of a lifetime closer to home and stay in the UK. You’ll be amazed at just what our beautiful country has to offer.
9 reasons to have your honeymoon in the UK
The cost – no surprises with foreign exchange or budgeting
The convenience – you can easily and safely travel anywhere in the country, by car, train, bus or plane
The sights – you probably haven’t seen all the beautiful or historic sites your home country has to offer
The luxury – don’t think that luxury hotels are only located abroad – the UK has amazing hotels, B&Bs, cottages, and country houses where you’ll feel like you’re in a some magical place. When else are you going to splash on your accommodations if not on your honeymoon?
The language – you’ll never have to worry about being lost in translation
Year-round attractions – many top honeymoon destinations around the world come with restrictions, like rainy seasons. During the rains everything is shut, and when the rains are gone it’s chock full of tourists – this isn’t the case in the UK, here you can find something fantastic to do come summer or winter
The memories – you can make your honeymoon spot a place you return to again and again during your years together, and one day you can take your children there too to create a very special family tradition
The activities – absolutely everything you like to do, you can do here. Sightseeing, beaches and lakes, hiking, camping, skiing, water sports, relaxation, tours of famous places… it’s all here for you
Change your mind easily – you are not confined to one hotel at one place, so if you change your mind and decide to move around a bit instead of staying in one place, it’s as easy as buying a train ticket or hopping in your car! You could even tour the whole country if you want to.
Here is a selection of Confetti’s recommended places for a UK honeymoon – just take your pick!
Wooldown Holiday Cottages – Cornwall
Wooldown Holiday Cottages are perfectly located on the dramatic North Cornwall coast for newlyweds to enjoy lazy days on the beach, romantic candlelit dinners in the evening, many serving good quality food made from fresh, local Cornish produce and spectacular sunsets that can be enjoyed from the patio areas or from within the secluded honeymoon hideaways.
After a busy day exploring, enjoy a relaxing spa bath, two properties feature impressive copper baths in the bedrooms, then cosy-up in the super king size, chunky wood bed with memory foam mattress. Wake up to outstanding rolling countryside and sea views in your very own special honeymoon cottage.
Gadlys Farmhouse – Wales
Gadlys Farmhouse – a jewel of a cottage, built in a traditional way with amazing oak beams and features, yet entirely modern and luxurious inside with all modern amenities including a TV, games console and a modern kitchen. Cosy enough for two happy honeymooners, it sleeps up to 6 which means newlyweds with children can have a lovely family honeymoon all together! Amazing sea views with just a 4 minute walk to the beach and a range of activities to please everyone – from relaxing to walking, hiking, swimming, boating, horseback riding and much more! Here you can watch romantic sunsets, cuddle up in front of the traditional oak inglenook fireplace, or prepare delicious meals on the BBQ patio!
Snowdonia Country Cottages – Wales
Snowdonia Country Cottages – ‘Bwthyn y Gilfach’ is a beautiful, romantic Grade II listed holiday cottage, nestled in a 50 acre estate in Cwm Pennant in Snowdonia National Park – featured in Countryfile Magazine as “the loveliest of all Welsh Valleys”. Breakfast on the private terrace with its breathtaking mountain views, picnic by the babbling river or visit the private waterfall nestled in the stunning bluebell woods. For the less adventurous just put your feet up with a book and a glass of wine in front of the cosy log burner, set in the most wonderful inglenook fireplace. Whatever takes your fancy, a visit here will make your honeymoon truly memorable!
The Bluebell Hotel – Wales
An absolute gem of a hotel, The Bluebell Hotel is located in the historic town of Neath, just a short walk from Swansea city centre. Everything the honeymooning newlyweds could possibly desire is available right here at this gorgeous boutique hotel. Top quality accommodation, superb cuisine, great atmosphere and location are just a few things to consider. And that’s just inside! Step outside and you have the Neath Valley for your scenic walks to see the famous waterfalls. Swansea shops and bars are right nearby, as are the Gower Peninsula beaches and The Mumbles.
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