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UK Mini Moons: 17 of the Most Romantic Getaways

26th November 2018 |By | Be the first to comment

Looking for UK mini-moons? We’ve gathered some of the most romantic cottages, hotels, treehouses and more for the couples celebrating their marriage with a UK mini-moon. If you’d rather head abroad for your honeymoon, then check out these amazing honeymoon destinations outside of the UK.

17 Perfect UK Mini Moon Destinations

Orsett Hall Hotel, for UK Mini-Moons in Essex

UK Mini-Moons at Orsett Hall Hotel

UK Mini-Moons at Orsett Hall Hotel

UK Mini-Moons at Orsett Hall Hotel

Only 40 minutes from central London, this hotel is the perfect mini-moon destination for the couple escaping the hustle and bustle of the city for a countryside break. This beautiful hotel is decorated with a twinkling chandelier that stretches from the lower ground level through to the second floor alongside jaw-dropping bedrooms with individual and unique styles.

With boutique accommodation, superb dining and an onsite state-of-the-art spa, kick back, relax and spend some quality time with your partner at Orsett Hall.

Find out more about Orsett Hall Hotel, Restaurant and Spa here.

Skyfall, Loch Ewe

UK Mini-Moons at Skyfall Cottage in Scottland

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Skyfall is a very special and luxurious cottage for couples who want to revitalise and rewind after that all too familiar wedding planning stress. Skyfall is a great place to visit in all seasons: enjoy the jaw-dropping sunrises and sunsets over the snow-topped mountains and pluck the fresh herbs, salad leaves and berries from the garden in the summer months.

Meanwhile, the River Ewe is more northerly than Moscow and St Petersburg, making it a great spot to see the northern lights in winter.

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, for UK Mini-Moons in Bath

UK Mini-Moons at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

UK Mini-Moons at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

UK Mini-Moons at the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa garden

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is a 250-year-old Grade 1 listed property built from warm yellow Bath Stone. This striking property is also the only hotel in the historic Royal Crescent – a top attraction in Bath. So, if you’re hoping to celebrate your new marriage with a trip to this city, then this is the hotel for you.

This hotel truly exudes romance. The Crescent Lawn at the front of the hotel is where Jane Austen is thought to have written some of her most famous novels, so you can enjoy spectacular views of Bath and the Cotswold hills with your very own Mr Darcey here!

With the historic and cultural city of Bath right on your doorstep, meander through the cobbled streets and browse the boutique shops before heading back to the hotel to enjoy the private walled gardens, spa, restaurant and bar.

Pound Cottage, Moretonhampstead

UK Mini-Moons at Pound Cottage, Moretonhampstead

UK Mini-Moons at Pound Cottage, Moretonhampstead

Pound Cottage is a romantic thatched house with oodles of charm. If you’re looking to celebrate your wedding with a UK mini-moon in the countryside, this is a perfect much needed relaxation pad after the busy-ness and excitement of your wedding.

The welcoming owner of this unique home will be on hand and foot to help make your mini-moon extra special. A UK mini-moon in this adorable cottage is a great way to celebrate the start of the next stage of your life.

The Woodsman’s Treehouse, Dorset

UK Mini-Moons at The Woodsman’s Treehouse, Dorset

UK Mini-Moons at The Woodsman’s Treehouse, Dorset

The Woodsman’s Treehouse is the epitome of luxury. Fitted with a private sauna, hot tub, open-air tree shower and woodburning stove, it’s the perfect private getaway for you and your partner.

Our favourite thing about The Woodsman’s Treehouse is the slide that runs from the deck to the ground – everyone loves a playful touch!

Barnett Hill Hotel, for UK Mini-Moons in the Surrey Hills

UK Mini-Moons at Barnett Hill Hotel

UK Mini-Moons at Barnett Hill Hotel

UK Mini-Moons at Barnett Hill Hotel

Barnett Hill Hotel is an elegant mansion set within 26 acres of beautifully maintained gardens and woodland. The hotel’s peaceful and rural setting is only 30 minutes from central London, meaning its the perfect opportunity for couples looking for relaxing UK mini-moons close to London.

The award-winning food (and service to match) at Barnett Hill’s Oak Room Restaurant, means you probably won’t want to leave the hotel, but just in case you do, there’s plenty to do in the surrounding areas.

Set amongst the breath-taking Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the walks in the local area are endless. Other local attractions include Guildford Castle, the 2012 Olympic Cycling Route, boat trips along the River Wey or, for any gin lovers, the Silent Pool Distillers for gin lovers.

Take a closer look at Surrey-based venue Barnett Hill Hotel, and find out how this could be the perfect wedding venue for you.

Tretawny, Cornwall

UK Mini-Moons at Tretawny, Cornwall

Tretawny is a picture-perfect chocolate-box house situated on the majestic North Cornish coast, in St Agnes. The incredible thatched roof, beamed ceilings and an open fire make this the perfect winter escape, whilst the walled garden, lawn, patio and table and chairs are ideal for al fresco dining in the summer.

And the very best thing about this boutique retreat? It’s dog friendly, so couples are welcome to bring their furry friends on their UK mini-moons.

Lakeside Hotel and Spa, for UK Mini-Moons in the Lake District

UK Mini-Moons at Lakeside Hotel and Spa

UK Mini-Moons at Lakeside Hotel and Spa

Lakeside Hotel and Spa is a 4-star hotel set on the southern shore of Lake Windermere in the Lake District, offers unrivalled views of the lake and the surrounding fells. Choose between a room or suite with a stunning view of the lake or a private suite by the lakeshore.

If you want to explore the Lake District, just jump on a cruise of Windermere Lake (boats depart from right outside the hotel) and choose from a range of traditional and contemporary dining choices that are situated right on the water edge.

Complete with the UK’s only AVEDA destination spa, which includes a 17m pool overlooking the lake, and a range of luxury spa days and signature treatments, this is the perfect place to relax after your wedding.

Take a closer look at Lakeside Hotel and Spa.

Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, Lake District

UK Mini-Moons at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel

Calling all sticky toffee pudding fans! Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel is the home to the first ever sticky toffee pudding and to this day the recipe served here is still exactly the same as it was all those years ago.

If sticky toffee yummy-ness isn’t reason enough for you to visit, then maybe the location of this hotel will win you over. Situated in the heart of the Lake District, Sharrow Bay actually sits on the waterfront.

With 17 acres of private shoreline and gardens, there are plenty of walks and areas to explore in the grounds alone. On top of this, Hallin Fell and England’s third highest mountain, Helvellyn, are on Sharrow Bay’s doorstep.

For those couples who are into wine tasting (and who isn’t?) Sharrow Bay’s Sommelier can advise you on the best wines to complement your dining experience. So, sticky toffee pudding, wine and walks – we can’t think of a better way to start your married lives.

Sapperton Yurt, for Gloucestershire-Based UK Mini-Moons

UK Mini-Moons at Sapperton Yurt

UK Mini-Moons Sapperton Yurt

Sapperton Yurt is the perfect mini-moon destination for the hippie couple who have just celebrated their boho-inspired wedding.

Follow the winding farm track into the ancient woodlands within which this cosy yurt is situated. The wood-burning stove, blankets and bean bags make this a really snug option in both summer and winter. Our favourite thing about this private woodland den is the bathtub that’s hidden in a horsebox; share a bubble bath and a view of the woods with your partner – can you think of anything more romantic?

The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock

The Bedford Hotel is situated in the heart of Devon’s market town, Tavistock, making it the perfect location for couples wanting to explore Dartmoor National Park as well as two beautiful Devon coastlines and a host of quaint Devon villages and towns.

Alongside the great location, this hotel also has bedrooms with views over the town or the church and its leafy grounds, an award-winning restaurant and a busy bar, so it’s a really is the perfect place for UK mini-moons.

The Old Railway Station, Petworth

UK Mini-Moons at The Old Railway Station, Petworth

UK Mini-Moons at the Old Railway Station, Petworth

For the couples who are looking to do something a little different for their UK mini-moons…

The Old Railway Station is exactly what it says on the tin, and yes, you can stay there! Choose from rooms in the lovingly restored railway carriages or main station. This bed and breakfast offer special treatment for couples celebrating special occasions so surprise your loved one with flowers, chocolates or champagne delivered to your room.

Sea Sentry, for Devon-Based UK Mini-Moons

UK Mini-Moons at Sea Sentry

Inside Sea Sentry

Sea Sentry garden area

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A few nights at Sea Sentry will be a romantic getaway that you and your partner will never forget. Situated on Devon’s gorgeous coastline, the Sea Sentry was built during WW2 for two soldiers who guarded the coastal defences here. Fit with a king size bed, underfloor heating and a luxury rainfall shower, this ‘tiny house’ is perfect for history buffs and couples who simply appreciate an English seaside holiday.

Sundance, Cornwall

UK Mini-Moons at Sundance, Cornwall

Bathroom in Sundance

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Sundance is the place to go for the couple with nomadic souls. The perfect summer UK mini-moon destination for the hippie couple – enjoy al fresco dining in the wildflower gardens with views of the orchard.

With nothing to disturb the two of you, this is the perfect break for the couple who love spending time at the Cornish coast.

Ston Easton Hotel, for UK Mini-Moons in Somerset

Hot air balloons outside Ston Easton Hotel

Bedroom at Ston Easton Hotel

Nestled in 36 acres of beautiful West Country parkland, Ston Easton Park is truly unique and renowned as one of the most idyllic hotels in Somerset. The hotel is furnished head to toe with original antique furniture and glistening chandeliers, creating a truly special feel, ideal for UK mini-moons.

In addition to the 20 bedrooms in the main house, Ston Easton Hotel has a three-bedroom hideaway on the banks of the River Norr. With breath-taking views of the river, this cottage is the perfect private retreat for you and friends, if you fancy a joint mini-moon with your favourite couples.

Located in the heart of Somerset’s countryside, Ston Easton is only 12 miles from the historic city of Bath and 12 miles from culture capital Bristol, so there’s plenty to explore if you choose to mini-moon here.

Our favourite thing about this hotel is the onsite Sorrel Restaurant. All foodies will love chef Ashley Lewis’ home-grown tasting menu which is made up from the fresh produce grown in Ston Eaton’s gardens.

Star Suite, Yorkshire

UK Mini-Moons at Star Suite

Star Suite living room

Star Suite

Star Suite is a charming cabin within the Yorkshire woods. Fitted with a four-poster bed, copper bath tub, private sauna and fire, it’s the perfect place for you and your partner to snuggle up during the winter. Why not blow your partner away with a surprise UK mini moon here? They’ll be totally blown away!

The Treehouse at Harptree Court

UK Mini-Moons at the Treehouse and Harptree Court

The Treehouse and Harptree Court (2)

The Treehouse and Harptree Court is a romantic twin-domed hideaway in the treetops. Barely visible from the ground, you and your partner will feel a million miles from reality in this treetop house. One pod is complete with a kitchen, a log burner and two cosy armchairs whilst the second pod has an indulgent king-sized bed and huge copper bath – such a romantic set up!

Whilst you’re nestled away in the Somerset countryside, Bristol, Bath and Wells are nearby in case you fancy heading out to explore the local pubs there.

If you’re looking for a honeymoon destination outside of the UK, but you’re not keen on long flights, check out these short haul honeymoon destinations


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