30 of the Most Amazing Places to Mini-Moon in the UK

If you haven't got your heart set on a lavish honeymoon, consider an enchanting mini-moon in the UK at one of these charming destinations


Sometimes after the wedding of your dreams, it’s just not possible to go on a lavish honeymoon too. But don’t panic – you can have a fabulous stay-cation at home. We’ve rounded up the most amazing and unusual UK mini-moon destinations.


Remember – staying in the UK means no baggage allowance (bonus!), so don’t miss our honeymoon packing hacks to get even more in your case.

Heckfield Place, Hampshire

Voted the Hotel of the Year by The Times, a minimoon at the luxury Heckfield Place near Hook will be unforgettable. Nestled in 400 acres of beautiful Hampshire countryside, there’s plenty to see and explore including a working farm, the Little Bothy spa, and the hotel’s private cinema. Two restaurants directed by chef Skye Gyngell make this a mecca for foodie-loving couples.

Each of the 46 chic bedrooms has been beautifully finished in soft earthy tones, with cosy touches, plenty of character and stunning views. The Long Room, below, is their most enormous and exclusive – perfect for a truly special stay.


The Bath House, Warwickshire

If you want a truly unique place to stay on your mini-moon, consider the Bath House, near Stratford-upon-Avon. This beautiful octagon-shaped folly is hidden away in the woods so you’re guaranteed a secluded break away.

Step inside the beautiful green bedroom and you’ll see walls adorned with seashells and faux-icicles dripping from the ceiling. It’s like a mermaid’s lair! There’s a bath chamber below the bedroom which boasts a cold plunge pool, an 18th century essential.


Hard Days Night Hotel, Merseyside

Do you and your partner love the Beatles? You have to take a look at the Hard Days Night Hotel, situated in the vibrant city of Liverpool. It’s located in the heart of the city’s ‘Beatles Quarter’, and offers sumptuous accommodation in a Grade II listed building, all presented with a Beatles twist.

You can choose from a range of rooms and suites depending on your needs, and there are a selection of packages to take advantage of, such as the Magical Mystery Package, which includes a Magical Mystery Tour, Beatles Story tickets, Cavern Club Cards and two T-shirts. It’s an essential place to visit for Beatles fans.


Badger’s Bower, Buckinghamshire

This handmade tabernacle is situated on the edge of an ancient forest, surrounded by bluebells and passing badgers. If you’re looking for a cosy getaway for your mini-moon in the UK, Badger’s Bower could be ideal. It’s just an hour from London, but once you close the huge church doors behind you, you’re in a world of your own.

There’s a double-ended bath, which offers beautiful views of the private woodlands, and you can cook dinner over the fire pit, which can be eaten outdoors under the stars. Bed down for the night in the king-size captain’s bed, taking in the soothing sound of the stream nearby.


Bodger, Dorset

Dorset is a perfect location for a mini-moon, and Bodger the Shepherd’s Hut is the ideal place to stay. It’s situated in a clearing high up in the woods, overlooking a pond, and contains a big double bed with an electric blanket to guarantee a cosy night, a terrace with a BBQ and a wood-fired pizza oven.

There’s a sauna yurt just along the softly-lit wooden walkway, a yurt filled with games and woodland workshop where you can learn a new skill.


Seaglass, Cornwall

Have you ever dreamed about escaping to a cosy beach hut, overlooking the waves? You can do that at Seaglass, a luxury self-catering beach hut, just overlooking Whitsand Bay. You can relax in the hot tub, enjoy breakfast in bed in the king-size bed and star gaze by night and look out for dolphins in the day.

Pets are welcome, so if your dog was at your wedding and you want them on your mini-moon too it’s not a problem. You can all cosy up in front of the wood burner and watch the sun set over the sea.

To find out more you can contact Unique Home Stays via www.uniquehomestays.com or on +44(0) 1637 881183.


Brook House Hobbit Hut, Herefordshire

Fans of the Hobbit will relish the chance to spend their mini-moon at the Brook House Hobbit Hut, a cosy, handcrafted cabin in Herefordshire. Whilst it may appear small, the hut has a king-size bed and a wood burner inside, as well as a private fire pit and seating outside.

You can cook over the open fire, or make pizzas in the cob barrel oven, before enjoying tasting sessions of local tipples at the honesty bar, learning yoga or about green wood working. It’s a truly rustic escape that will get you back to nature.


Holly at Hesleyside, Northumberland

How does spending your UK mini-moon at a chapel on wheels sound to you? The Holly at Hesleyside is just that – if you stay there you can enjoy the telescope and stargazing kit, which are a nod to the Kielder observatory down the road, where you can look for the Northern Lights and the rings of Saturn.

The Holly is situated in a gold tier Dark Sky Reserve, so if you open up the chapel doors whilst you soak in the big copper bathtub, you’ll be able to see the Milky Way on a clear night – what could be more amazing, before climbing the ladder to the bed in the eaves.


Abbey Gatehouse, Gloucestershire

Looking for a grand setting for your mini-moon? What about the Abbey Gatehouse in Tewkesbury? It’s situated right by Tewkesbury Abbey and provides the perfect unusual base from which to explore beautiful Tewkesbury and the surrounding areas of the Cotswolds and Cheltenham.

The large bed is situated on a balcony overlooking the room, which contains cosy chairs, a wood burner and everything you could need to enjoy a romantic escape, just the two of you, in an unusual location.


Love in the Round, Cornwall

This beautiful getaway in Cornwall as made for couples. Inside the hidden-away Love in the Round, you’ll find a four-poster bed, topper with faux furs, and a cosy fire to cuddle up in front of. Outside, there’s a BBQ and a cast-iron firepit, and a well-stocked honesty basket full of wine which you can cool in the stream – there’s a winch and pulley system to allow you to have perfectly chilled wine.

Take advantage of the great location to take in all Cornwall has to offer, or just enjoy indulgent massages, long lie-ins and reading books from the library – whatever you fancy from your mini-moon, you’ll find something to suit here.


Oakdown Treehouse, Wiltshire

How amazing would it be to stay in a treehouse? You can stay in Oakdown Treehouse in Wiltshire – just walk along the pretty willow walkway into the cottage garden where you’ll find the cosy snug in the trees.

Inside you’ll find a king-size bed covered with Egyptian cotton sheets and leather arm chairs positioned perfectly in front of the log burner. There’s a luxurious wet room complete with underfloor heating and a huge skylight, to give the illusion you’re showering in the trees. You can order home-reared meat and home-grown vegetables in advance for delicious meals.


Little Scarlet, Cotswolds

This Grade II listed cottage in the Cotswolds would make the ideal bolthole for a mini-moon break. You can enjoy romantic meals in the pretty, rose-covered courtyard and soak in the twin baths at Little Scarlet, after a busy day exploring all the Cotswolds has to offer.

You can collapse into the super-king-sized bed at the end of a long, indulgent day in luxurious surroundings. We definitely recommend sipping champagne in the double baths beforehand though!

To find out more you can contact Unique Home Stays via www.uniquehomestays.com or on +44(0) 1637 881183.


The Chateau, Lincolnshire

The Chateau looks like a traditional French chateau, but it’s actually found in Lincolnshire – it’s a scale model of one, which offers rivers of the River Trent.

It’s close to a number of local attractions, including Lincoln Castle, and boasts a roaring fire to snuggle up in front of, and an elegant bedroom to relax in, following a day of sight-seeing. The beautiful building dates back to the mid-1700s, making it the ideal retreat for those who want a glimpse of Georgian life.


St Winifred’s Well, Shropshire

This is a really beautiful place to spend your mini-moon – the tiny building once functioned as a medieval well chapel dedicated to St Winifred, a 7th century Welsh princess.

There’s a comfortable living area at St Winifred’s Well, complete with wood burner, a small kitchen and a well-lit, snug bedroom within the building, and the bathroom is just a short walk away – although the cold bath made from the well is still there, if you don’t fancy a hot bath…


Sapperton Yurt, Gloucestershire

If you’re having a yurt wedding venue for your big day, why not stay in a yurt for your mini-moon too? Sapperton Yurt is in the middle of a large clearing in the middle in ancient woodland in Gloucestershire.

Relax in the double bed in front of the wood burner or soak in the roll-top bath in the converted horse trailer, all located within a beautiful glade with a magical feel.


Star Suite, Yorkshire

How does this sound: sleeping in a four poster bed, romantic soaks in the copper bath tub and endless views of wild woodland? Consider Star Suite in Yorkshire, an American Camp inspired cabin in the woods.

There’s a private sauna and a BBQ deck under a canopy so you can watch the sun go down and the stars come out surrounded by nature and luxury. If you think this is amazing, don’t miss our edit of the best bridal suites in the UK!


Sea Sentry, Devon

Did you think a WWII guard tower couldn’t be romantic? You couldn’t be more wrong. The Sea Sentry, on the south Devon coast, is a dreamy bolthole just big enough for two.

There’s a cabin-style bedroom with a king-size bed and a luxurious bathroom with a rainfall shower that’s big enough for two. There’s a private terrace which overlooks the sea, but if the weather’s bad you can take in the views from the comfortable sofa, through the large windows.

To find out more you can contact Unique Home Stays via www.uniquehomestays.com or on +44(0) 1637 881183.


The Sleepout, Powys

Are you thinking you’d like your mini-moon to have a playful, romantic feel? Consider the Sleepout at Powys – a little cabin with a wooden ladder that leads you to a snug sleeping area.

You can light the wood burner and curl up under the blankets, looking out at the starry sky. In the day time, snack on delicious Welsh cakes provided by the hosts, or make your own pizza in the pizza oven before swimming in the nearby river and rinsing off in the private hot shower, just outside the Sleepout.


The Woodsman’s Treehouse, Dorset

We think the Woodsman’s Treehouse in Dorset is the perfect setting for a mini-moon getaway. You can enjoy your own sauna and hot tub, a revolving wood burner and an open air tree shower, as well as a stainless steel slide.

If you’re looking for an unusual but secluded place to get away, this is a totally magical escape.


Queen Anne’s Summerhouse, Bedfordshire

Want a mini-moon that’s fit for royalty? Make sure you check out Queen Anne’s Summerhouse in Bedfordshire.

The building looks seriously grand from the outside, and it’s just as fine inside. It’s your own miniature castle for your getaway complete with a large bed and a quaint panelled bathroom in the basement, ideal for long luxurious soaks in a seriously grand setting.


St Agnes, Cornwall

This beautiful wooden tabernacle sits within its own wild meadow, making it heaven for couples who want an escape from everyday life.

There’s a stained glass window above the bed at St Agnes, a wood-fired hot tub which you can relax in as you take in the starry skies and a wood burning hobbit stove for cooler nights. The location means you’re not too far from more adventurous activities such as surfing, hiking over Dartmoor or visiting the location villages.


The Treehouse at Deer Park, Devon

Described as the ‘ultimate love nest’, the Treehouse at Deer Park is a dream location for couples looking for an extraordinary romantic break. You can sleep under the thatched turrets and take in the beautiful Devon countryside views from the wraparound balconies.

If the idea of a getaway without any mod-cons makes you a little tense, relax. There’s a flat screen Sky TV and a Bluetooth music system to go with the cosy log burner and luxury bathroom, complete with rainfall shower, roll top bath and underfloor heating. Bliss!


The George in Rye, East Sussex

This Grade II listed bolthole is located along a cobbled street in the historic town of Rye. If you love quirky designs and elegant surroundings, you’ll adore The George in Rye.

It’s close to Camber Sands, the longest stretch of beach in East Sussex, and there are six Queen bedrooms to choose from, as well as 11 luxury rooms and a range of junior suites all with their own idiosyncratic designs.


Supernova, Isle of Skye

If you want your mini-moon accommodation to feel like a sanctuary, consider this converted chapel on the far-flung Isle of Skye, in the Scottish Highlands. Supernova comes with a sauna and a spa bath and gorgeous views across Loch Harport and the mountains beyond.

The Isle of Skye was recently voted 4th best island in the world by the National Geographic so if you’re looking for an amazing island getaway that’s easily accessible, this could be perfect.

To find out more you can contact Unique Home Stays via www.uniquehomestays.com or on +44(0) 1637 881183.


The Old Railway Station, West Sussex

This quirky place to stay is perfect for couples who are passionate about the railway or want somewhere unusual to celebrate the beginning of their married life.

You can stay in the Old Railway Station itself, but we recommend cosying up in one of the restored Pullman Carriages, so you can really experience the Golden Age of the railway, brought back to life.


The Cleveland Tontine, North Yorkshire

Whilst the Cleveland Tontine is wonderful all year round, we recommend visiting it in the winter when you can truly appreciate the roaring open fires.

There are seven eclectic bedrooms – each one individually designed – featuring luxurious bathrooms with underfloor heating, Molton Brown toiletries, 24-hour room service and, amongst other things, a Tontine Treat – their own delicious homemade shortbread. You’re close to lots of beautiful local attractions, including the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors.


Chewton Glen, Hampshire

Staying in your own luxurious treehouse sounds quite tempting, doesn’t it? There are a choice of treehouses available at Chewton Glen, but what caught our eye was their amazing Helicopter Hotel Break.

If you want to splash out on the luxurious mini-moon of a lifetime, you can enjoy two nights in a treehouse suite with a breakfast hamper delivered to you and a 45-minute flight over the Isle of Wight in a helicopter with champagne. You’ll also get a dinner hamper for two and full use of the award-winning spa. What a perfect way to start married life!


Spitbank Fort, Hampshire

Imagine the magic of your mini-moon taking place in a secluded and stylish fort in the middle of the sea. You can stay at Spitbank Fort and enjoy the drama of getting a boat ride to your location, before enjoying the champagne bar, rooftop hot tub and sauna or even a RIB ride around the forts.

In the evening, feast on a delicious meal and roast marshmallows in the fire pit under the stars before retiring to one of the incredible bedrooms and falling asleep to the sound of the sea.


The Bell Inn, East Sussex

Looking for a romantic getaway with lots of quirky charm? You’re going to fall head over heels in love with the Bell Inn.

There are seven bedrooms, each with their own story and their own tree (you have to see them!). There are also three lodges and a Love Nest in the garden, complete with a freestanding copper bath, a wood burner, private roof terrace and a large shower with a waterfall setting. Amazing.


Cary Arms Beach Hut

If you don’t think of it as being a break unless you’re by the sea, check out the Cary Arms, a five-star boutique hotel and spa on the beach in Devon, which boasts six chic beach huts and two beautiful beach suites with sea views.

Each hut is close to the water’s edge and features a terrace, sitting room, a wet bar, a feature fire and a bedroom and bathroom. If you want to venture out of your room, you can enjoy the amazing spa facilities, complete with glass-fronted pool and the sunbathing deck with stunning views.


If you are thinking about having a mini-moon outside of the UK, but you aren’t keen on flying, don’t miss our edit of the best no-fly honeymoon ideas.