Why pay for an expensive honeymoon when you can have a romantic mini moon in the UK? Couples can have the dreamiest post-wedding break without having to step foot on a plane because there are so many different mini moon ideas and options right here!
Romantic mini moons continue to rise in popularity, both amongst couples who want to keep their whole honeymoon local, and those taking take a shorter break straight after tying the knot ahead of a longer trip to an amazing honeymoon destination later on.
After the rollercoaster of planning a wedding together, taking a break that's just the two of you is so important, and the four corners of the UK provide plenty of opportunity to build a trip that feels entirely tailored to your favourite things.
The Most Romantic Mini-Moons in the UK
From cosy countryside retreats to beautiful coastal cabins and even the odd woodland treehouse, there are so many idyllic places to stay, the hardest part of planning your romantic mini moon holiday will be selecting just one!
To help you out, we’ve whittled the list down to the most beautiful and unusual locations we’ve encountered so far, with something to suit all budgets and interests.
If you want to follow the happiest day of your lives with the happiest staycation of your lives, you’ve come to the right place.
1. Chewton Glen, Hampshire
Staying in your own luxurious treehouse sounds quite tempting, doesn’t it? There are a choice of four treehouses available at Chewton Glen, each with its own private hot tub and views over the 130 acres of private New Forest grounds. It really is the luxury mini moon to top all others.
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 shuttles that drop you back at the hotel to make full use of the award-winning spa. Alternatively, the hotel itself has a selection of sumptuous suites and rooms to pick from. What a perfect way to start married life!
Reviewers say service here is exceptional and the views are unbeatable.
- Review Rating: 4.6/5 based on 1,200 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £355 per night.
2. Carbis Bay Hotel, Cornwall
For a UK stay that actually feels like you’re abroad, head to Carbis Bay immediately. Not only are you on the golden shores of a 25-acre private Blue Flag beach, everywhere you look there’s captivating views of the coastline (which can be marvelled at from the outdoor sun loungers and infinity pool or while having a massage in the spa, by the way).
Take your pick between the main house, with an abundance of modern-meets-time-honoured touches, or a beach lodge, where floor-to-ceiling windows, a private sundeck and your very own hot tub await. Reviewers love that there is direct access to a beach and say the service is 'impeccable' and that 'nothing was too much to ask'.
- Review Rating: 4.2/5 based on 800 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £250 per night.
3. The Bell in Ticehurst, 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 in Ticehurst.
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.
- Review Rating: 4.6/5 based on 750 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £140 per night.
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4. Cary Arms Beach Hut, Devon
If you don’t think of it as being a break unless you’re by the sea, check out the Cary Arms. This five-star boutique hotel and spa on the beach in Torquay 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.
- Review Rating: 4.4/5 based on 750 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £297 per night.
5. Pennyhill Park, Surrey
So you want a spectacular spa break for your mini moon? Say hello to Pennyhill Park. With Michelin-starred dining, a fully-equipped gym, activities from archery to croquet and, of course, the genuinely show-stopping spa itself, you’ll have precisely zero reason to go anywhere else for the duration of your stay.
Indoor and outdoor pools join 23 treatment rooms, hot tubs and even a nail bar in the line-up of options you can spoil yourselves with. Then, when you get back to the room, it’s characterful design, sumptuously soft beds and walk-in showers all the way.
- Review Rating: 4.6/5 based on 1,400 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £360 per night.
6. Harvest Moon Holidays, Near Edinburgh
Located less than an hour's drive from Edinburgh is the serene Harvest Moon Holidays. This gorgeous mini moon location offers couples the opportunity to glamp by the beach in either a treehouse, beach cabin or beach cottage - how amazing does that sound?
Each of the unique accommodation options has its own wood-burning stove so you can stock up and have absolutely no excuse to leave the room! If you do choose to venture outside your choice of mini moon room, the venue has its own farm shop, BBQ and campfire facilities and a number of furry friends including chickens, alpacas, pygmy goats and lambs.
There’s also the beautiful Tyninghame Beach nearby for a sunset walk. Harvest Moon Holidays is perfect for couples looking for a romantic mini moon hotel, as well as those celebrating their marriage with their family too. Reviewers rave about the gorgeous views and peaceful settings with many praising how child-friendly it is.
- Review Rating: 4.8/5 based on 70 Google Reviews.
- Prices: £495 based on a 4-night stay.
7. Thornbury Castle, Bristol
Castle wedding venues make the most exceptional mini moon getaways. Why go all out for your wedding and stop there? Thornbury Castle offers couples a unique and seriously romantic mini moon holiday and the best bit? It’s located in Bristol, one of the UK’s most vibrant and fun-packed cities.
You can spend a few nights locked away in a castle turret and then venture out and explore what Bristol has to offer. Thornbury Castle Hotel itself dates back to the 1500s and is steeped in history and charm. They even have suites named after Henry VIII and some of his wives!
Reviewers are crazy about this place with one stating, “There are not many places I would give 10/5 stars, but this one is it. It’s above and beyond the best place I’ve ever stayed in. It’s absolutely phenomenal”. Another said this mini moon hotel was “done to the highest luxury standard while maintaining a historic feel.” People also love the food here.
- Review Rating: 4.6/5 based on 800 Google Reviews
- Prices: From £167 per night.
8. Beach Hut Suites, Felpham
If you and your partner love to be by the coast, Beach Hut Suites is the perfect place for you to mini moon in the UK. Located a stone’s throw from Felpham Beach, Beach Hut Suites blend traditional seaside hospitality with luxury design and finish - it’s a match made in heaven if you ask us.
The newly renovated beach huts boast the most idyllic views of the south coast and have balconies for you and your love to sit on and watch the waves. Dinner can be arranged on your balcony with a view, or at the hotel’s very own restaurant and there’s a vineyard nearby for some delightful wine tasting.
Pets and children are welcome at Beach Hut Suites and they have specific accommodation arrangements for anyone traveling with children or their pet pooch. Reviewers love the vibe here. Many of them state that they felt welcomed as soon as they arrived and that the staff were incredibly accommodating. They also loved the sea views.
- Review Rating:4.3/5 based on 500 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £161 per night.
9. Eastbury Hotel & Spa, Dorset
Set within its own award-winning walled gardens, Georgian country house hotel The Eastbury is ideal for a tranquil post-wedding getaway. It was first designed as a gentleman’s residence in the 18th century, so every room has its own charm, but for a mini moon we’d suggest the Victorian Potting Shed Garden suites, with en-suite wet rooms and their own private terraces.
The Eastbury is also remarkably dog-friendly, so if you want to travel with a four-legged friend in tow, you’d be hard pressed to find a warmer welcome for them.
- Review Rating: 4.4/5 based on 200 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £290 per night.
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10. The Fish Hotel, The Cotswolds
The Fish Hotel’s hideaway huts are Insta-famous for a reason – small yet perfectly formed for two, they have all of the amenities you could dream of, including a private bath for you to share on the deck. Couples matching bath tubs overlooking the gardens are what you can expect at this seriously romantic mini moon hotel.
If you have a little more budget to play with, you could also consider the Boaty McBoatface cabin (no, seriously), which includes use of a paddle boat which you can use to navigate your own private lake, or the seriously dreamy and slightly more contemporary treehouses: think Nespresso machines, underfloor heating and a very well-stocked minibar.
- Review Rating: 4.7/5 based on 550 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £144 per night.
11. The Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall
An adults-only hotel is preferable to many when it comes to a mini moon, and The Scarlet is often cited as one of the best in the country. It also upholds itself to the highest eco-friendly credentials, so if that’s a priority for you both, this seaside spot should shoot straight to the top of your list.
If you can bear to drag yourselves away from your room (which is guaranteed to have a seriously spectacular coastal view), you can feast on locally sourced seafood in the restaurant, indulge in a spot of pampering in the couple’s suite at the Ayurvedic spa or unwind in the clifftop hot tub. Bliss.
Reviewers can't get enough of the view with one writing: "It's perfect for a relaxing break with the best views you can imagine. From every part of the hotel you can see the coast."
- Review Rating: 4.7/5 based on 450 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £365 per night.
12. Dittisham Hideaway, Devon
Offering luxurious mini moon accommodation in the UK’s glorious Devonshire countryside is Dittisham Hideaway, a collection of unique treehouses and shepherds huts. If a 5-star mini moon hotel isn’t quite your vibe and you and your partner prefer a more unusual experience, Dittisham Hideaway is the perfect spot for you.
As well as the charming treehouses and shepherds huts, the venue also plays host to a luxuriously restored American Airstream 1234 Caravan which makes a perfect mini moon sanctuary for romantic couples.
Some of the accommodation options are suitable for couples with children making it a great choice if you’re planning to book a familymoon. Reviewers particularly loved the ‘top notch’ welcome pack and the tranquillity of the location.
- Review Rating: 5/5 based on 20 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £175 per night dependent on accommodation type.
13. The Goring Hotel, London
Who says a mini moon can’t be a city break? Certainly not us – and our capital is full of hotels that will fit the bill. The Duchess of Cambridge spent the night before her wedding at The Goring, so if you’re planning a big day fit for royalty, perhaps you’d like to follow in her footsteps for the afterparty?
It goes without saying that the service is impeccable, but you’ll feel like royalty even when you’re alone in your suite. And when you’re ready to venture out, London’s fanciest corners, including Belgravia, Mayfair and Knightsbridge, are right on your doorstep.
- Review Rating: 4.6/5 based on 1,000 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £546 per night.
14. The Hoxton, London
For a more relaxed London experience, we’d suggest checking out The Hoxton – this hip boutique chain has three outposts in the city, including Southwark and Holborn, but it’s the original, in the east end of Shoreditch, which really has our hearts.
Book one of the concept rooms (each individually designed by a local artist, and totally unique from the others) or spread out in a ‘Roomy’, the Hoxton’s equivalent of a suite. There are tons of cool shops and museums in the vicinity to fill your days with, and it’s also a foodie paradise, with an array of amazing dining and bar options both in the building and the surrounding area.
- Review Rating: 4.4/5 based on 2,600 Google Reviews. (Shoreditch branch)
- Prices: From £279 per night. (Shoreditch branch)
15. Number 38 Clifton, Bristol
Bristol is a buzzy, energetic place with access to great nightlife and a thriving food scene, but also quieter, more rural spots where you can get back in touch with nature. Those seeking the best of both worlds would be well placed to arrange a mini moon at Number 38 Clifton – in our books, the prettiest hotel in the city.
There are 10 bedrooms in the townhouse, each of which are kitted out with Roberts radios, Ren toiletries and soft, snuggly waffle robes, and the breakfast menu is second to none.
A particularly great mini moon hotel for tall couples, one reviewer commented saying: "The rooms are lush, the lounge is cosy and the staff are delightful! We stayed in room 7 and couldn't have asked for more, I'm 6ft 4 and easily fit in the bed, bath and shower which is truly a miracle."
- Review Rating: 4.8/5 based on 100 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £154 per night.
16. Swinton Estate, Yorkshire
Swinton Estate proudly flies its flag as the best rated hotel in Yorkshire, and it needs just the merest glimpse at the imposing building, with its fairy tale turrets and climbing ivy, to see why. The inside is an equally grand affair, with four-poster beds, open fireplaces and a restaurant with a gold-leaf ceiling.
There’s a cookery school, country club and spa and plenty of outdoor pursuits at your fingertips (everything from mountain biking to falconry and fishing). In fact, if you really want to commit to the fresh air lifestyle, check out the estate’s meadow yurts, a cool alternative to the palatial grounds of the main hotel.
- Review Rating: 4.6/5 based on 500 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £243 per night.
17. Hudnall’s Hideout, Gloucestershire
When glamping looks this good, it’s definitely mini moon-worthy. Hudnall’s Hideout is an adults-only treehouse getaway that’s been designed in partnership with MADE.com – and the interiors are as on point as you’d expect.
Berber rugs and velvet sofas aside, it’s also tucked away in the most stunning, secluded location – you really will feel like it’s just the two of you in your own bubble. The only downside? Only one couple can stay at a time, so it gets booked up quickly – give yourself plenty of notice to arrange your visit.
- Review Rating: 5/5 based on 17 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £400 for 3-nights stay.
18. Hogarths Stone Manor, Solihull
Couples looking for a combination of quaint and luxury will love what Hogarths Stone Manor has to offer. Perfect for a romantic UK mini moon, the exquisite hotel offers newlyweds a blissful retreat to unwind and enjoy the first few moments of married life. Each bedroom is uniquely decorated with a stylish finish and the food at Hogarths is something worth writing home about.
They offer a quintessentially British afternoon tea and even have a number of treatment rooms to heighten your relaxation. There is 24 hour room service and every room offers a breath-taking view of the rolling countryside that surrounds you. Reviewers praise the outstanding service they received and love how beautiful the gardens are.
- Review Rating: 4.4/5 based on 950 Google Reviews
- Prices: From £136 per night.
19. The Balmoral, Edinburgh
A riot of ‘Hebridean blues, heather hues and classic Scottish art’, The Balmoral boasts views of Edinburgh Castle, a Michelin-starred restaurant and a selection of 500 malts of whisky. In short, it’s a flawless example of what a Scottish mini moon should look like.
For a one-of-a-kind souvenir of your stay that you’ll both treasure forever, take advantage of Marcas Mac an Tuairneir, the Gaelic poet in residence, who can be booked to develop a bespoke ode to commemorate any special occasion.
- Review Rating: 4.6/5 based on 2,100 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £295 per night.
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20. Reading Rooms, Kent
Opened in 2009 to rave reviews, The Reading Rooms has sustained its cult reputation as Margate’s hottest property – and each of the rooms in this Grade II-listed Georgian townhouse occupies an entire floor, so get ready to spread out.
Once you’ve soaked up the splendour of the exposed wood beams, antique chandeliers, hand-carved beds and cast-iron roll top bath, the seaside is five minutes from your front door. We can almost hear the waves crashing from here.
- Review Rating: 4.6/5 based on 39 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £160 per night.
21. Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire
Mini moons should always be built around experiences you’ll remember for the rest of your lives together – and a stay at Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir is certainly one of those.
It goes without saying that everything from the gardens to the sprawling suites are thoughtfully considered and tastefully appointed, but unsurprisingly, the real star of the show is the food. Book a seven-course tasting menu in the two Michelin starred restaurant and you’re guaranteed one of the best dining experiences of your marriage. And in this case, there’s no such thing as to peaking too soon.
- Review Rating: 4.8/5 based on 1,200 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £930 per night.
22. South Lodge, West Sussex
South Lodge is a wedding venue and romantic hotel in West Sussex. This romantic mini moon hotel is nestled within the scenic Sussex Downs and has grounds of its own to match its beautiful surroundings.
It’s award-winning dining and state-of-the-art spa are just some of the luxurious amenities you’ll find here - and did we mention that some of the rooms even come with their own hot tub balcony? If that’s not romantic enough for you - we give up!
As well as being an incredible mini moon hotel, South Lodge also offer unique spa break experiences for couples who want to be pampered as well as relax on their first marital getaway. Reviewers refer to South Lodge as a “break from reality” and highly recommend a stay here.
- Review Rating: 4.6/5 based on 1,000 Google Reviews
- Prices: From £275 per night.
23. The Crazy Bear, Oxfordshire
Nestled in the gorgeous town of Great Milton in Oxfordshire is The Crazy Bear. Both a hotel and a wedding venue, this unforgettable spot offers honeymooners a completely unforgettable mini moon experience in the UK. Each bedroom is uniquely decorated with elaborate, eccentric interiors and their famed bath tubs.
The food is exceptional and if Oxfordshire is a little far for you to travel, there’s also a Crazy Bear in Beaconsfield too! Proving it makes the perfect anniversary hotel too, one reviewer said: “This place is simply stunning! I booked a suite for me and my partner to celebrate our anniversary. It’s the most amazing hotel we’ve ever stayed in.”
- Review Rating: 4.1/5 based on 2,300 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £168 per night.
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24. The Merry Harriers, Surrey
Nestled within the scenic Surrey Hills you will find The Merry Harriers. Famed for it’s peaceful and rural location, this mini moon accommodation offers couples the choice of 15 boutique style spots to lay their heads - each one boating its very own charm and character.
Included in your choices are three gorgeous shepherds huts which are a great choice for couples who want something a little more unique for their romantic mini moon. Making this spot even more unique, one of the rooms has direct views of the venue’s Lamas making you feel completely at one with nature and wildlife.
Reviewers recommend this mini moon hotel highly and complement the hosts for the ‘little touches’ and extra details that made their stay truly special.
- Review Rating: 4.4/5 based on 360 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £85 per night.
25. The Pig near Bath, Somerset
Whatever type of couple you are, there’s a Pig Hotel in the UK that you’ll love – from shoreside huts in Dorset to the original New Forest location. But for the ultimate in cosy rural wonder, our money is on the multi-award-winning Pig near Bath, tucked away in the Mendip Hills, and equipped with wide, luxurious beds and freestanding baths aplenty.
Not only is it home to the biggest of the Pig’s kitchen gardens, making each meal a delight, this 29-bedroom hotel is a brilliant base for exploring nearby Bath or Bristol. But if you’d prefer to stay put, the Potting Shed spa treatments and sundowners in the bar will keep you busy too.
- Review Rating: 4.7/5 based on 1,000 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £225 per night.
26. At the Chapel, Somerset
Going to The Chapel, and we’ve – er – just got ma-a-arried… As the name indicates, this romantic Grade II-listed residence was once a 17th century chapel. Fast forward to present day and it’s a beautiful boutique destination that really makes the most of its original features (hello, high ceilings and elegant arched windows).
Outside of the rooms, after you’ve had your fill of that wonderfully deep marble bathtub, there’s a restaurant, bakery and wine store on site to enjoy. In fact, every reservation includes a breakfast of freshly baked croissants as standard.
- Review Rating: 4.4/5 based on 730 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £125 per night.
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27. Artist’s Residence, London
When you say Artist’s Residence, most people think Brighton (and if you’re headed in that direction, definitely check that branch out). However, what you might not know is there’s also an AR bolthole in the centre of the capital in Pimlico, and it’s every inch as opulent and worthy of your mini moon fund.
The guest list is kept small, with only 10 bedrooms total, and decked out in the group’s trademark shabby-chic décor. Take a leisurely soak in the clawfoot tub and enjoy brunch at the much-loved Cambridge Street Kitchen, which sits underneath, before heading out to explore. Reviewers love the central location of this classic mini moon hotel.
- Review Rating: 4.5/5 based on 200 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £295 per night.
28. Cabu By The Sea, Kent
Cabu’s luxe accommodation, built on a patch of peaceful private grassland by the English Channel, ranges from an intimate writer’s studio to a dog-friendly beach hut, all beautifully decorated, and almost all designed specifically with stays for two in mind.
They’re all centred around the Cabu House general store, where you can pick up groceries or even arrange your own personal picnic. Oh, and that outdoor pool is heated, so you can take a dip all year round.
- Review Rating: 4.6/5 based on 68 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £151 per night.
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29. Killiehuntly Farmhouse, Scottish Highlands
Killiehuntly is a gorgeous guesthouse which offers both hotel rooms and self-catering cottages, so you can shape your stay to fit the way you like to holiday. Rest safe in the knowledge that whichever option you pick, it’ll be truly exquisite.
The minimal Nordic décor sets the scene for total relaxation, but you can up the adrenaline if you like – activities on offer include pony picnics, 4x4 tours and wild swimming. And as it’s part of a working farm in Cairngorm National Park, it’s worth making a reservation for the freshly-sourced food alone.
- Review Rating: 4.8/5 based on 24 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £240 per night.
30. The Ned, London
Okay, so it’s another London location, but we simply couldn’t bear to leave out the Art Deco extravagance of The Ned, a 250-room hotel and member’s club that’s also home to 10 different restaurants. Well, just look at how glamorous it is.
Once you’re through the incredible – not the mention highly photogenic – entryway, you’ll spend your first few days as newlyweds with access to the rooftop and basement pools, a fully kitted-out Cowshed Spa (and it's not the only Soho House spot on our list), endless dining options and, of course, one of the most lavish bedrooms in town. In short, it’s a booking you’ll never regret.
- Review Rating: 4.5/5 based on 5,700 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £361 per night.
31. Beaverbrook, Surrey
Head for the Surrey hills and you’ll discover Beaverbrook, a quintessentially English estate with the option of spending your visit in the equally-stylish main house, the Garden House or the Coach House. In fact, every room you enter feels special, with unique touches and artwork that really set the space apart.
Before you go ahead and book, check out its specially curated packages – you'll find lovely treats included in your stay like a welcome bottle of bubbles, complimentary flowers picked from Beaverbrook’s own gardens, and a 60-minute therapeutic treatment per person, plus full use of the spa.
- Review Rating: 4.6/5 based on 380 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £655 per night.
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32. The Pigsty, Winchester
Not the first piggy hotel in our roundup (although they bear no relation), Winchester’s quirky, contemporary Pigsty is the mini moon cabin of dreams. Since it opened in 2018, The Pigsty cabin on Vale Farm has been a hidden gem in seriously high demand – and with good reason.
A stay in this remote cabin represents quality time at its finest, whether you spend your stay soaking in the freestanding tub, playing board games and drinking wine on the exclusive patio, or making the most of your proximity to town’s myriad tourist attractions. It’s also remarkably budget-friendly when compared with many of the higher-end hotels.
Reviewers love how secluded the location is with one saying: "My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights for our wedding anniversary and it was beyond perfect. The location is amazing, totally secluded on a private farm so we didn't see anyone apart from some rabbits, deer and pheasants."
- Review Rating: 4.9/5 based on 14 Google Reviews.
33. Heckfield Place, Hampshire
Voted the Hotel of the Year in 2018 by The Times, a mini moon 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 is their most enormous and exclusive – perfect for a truly special stay.
- Review Rating: 4.7/5 based on 250 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £450 per night.
34. The Old Railway Station, West Sussex
This quirky place to stay is perfect for train-loving couples or those who just 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.
- Review Rating: 4.8/5 based on 200 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £159 per night.
35. 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 off the West coast of Scotland. 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 the fourth 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. Skye has beaches that look straight out the Caribbean, fantastic restaurants, distilleries and breweries, incredible walking routes and - on the right night - you might even be able to catch the Northern Lights.
- Review Rating: N/A
- Prices: From £1,550 for a 3-nights stay.
36. Babington House, Somerset
Spending a night or two in the country splendour of Babington House is a dream neither of you will want to wake up from. Set in 18 acres of stunning Somerset scenery, it combines traditional touches with Soho House’s signature laid back cool, with amenities including a Cowshed spa, tennis courts, cricket pitches and even a private screening room.
Those who love the Soho House style but want something a bit more London-adjacent could also try Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire, but unlike Babington, you will need to be a member to make a booking (maybe something to add to the wedding gift list?).
- Review Rating: 4.7/5 based on 400 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £285 per night.
37. Ellenborough Park - Gloucestershire
Get the best of both worlds with an escape to the five-star Ellenborough Park, as it's got plenty of grounds and a cusp-of-the-Cotswolds location that gives a real country break feel, but it's also close to Cheltenham centre so you can still have a city-break vibe as well!
This incredible UK mini moon spot promises everything you can imagine, and then some - just read our review here.
Editor Zoe Burke experienced this luxury mini moon hotel and said: "I literally didn't want to leave. From luxurious bedrooms, to the on-site Elemis Spa, I've never felt more well rested. Pair that with the amazing food and the experiences they can provide as part of your stay - think archery, champagne tasting, pottery - it's honestly the perfect spot for starting married life."
- Review Rating: 4.3/5 based on 877 Google Reviews.
- Prices: From £269 per night.
What is a Mini Moon?
A mini moon is effectively a smaller and usually less expensive version of a honeymoon. A mini moon tends to involve staying in the UK or Europe and getting away for a few days or just a weekend as opposed to flying somewhere afar and being away for over a week.
Most people choose to mini moon in the UK, but there are also a lot of European cities which are quick to fly to that would work for a mini moon. Some couples will have just a mini moon, and others will go on a mini moon after the wedding, and then save and go on a larger honeymoon at a later date.
Browse our guide to honeymoons in Europe here.
Where to go on a Minimoon in the UK?
Where you go on your UK mini moon is completely up to you. For a countryside retreat that is super peaceful you could venture to the Lake District, Surrey Hills or the Yorkshire Moors. For a more lively mini moon with plenty to do, you could go to one of the main cities such as London, Glasgow, Manchester or Bristol.
Don't forget places like the Isle of Wight, Northern Ireland and all of the gorgeous islands off the coast of Scotland!
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