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    So you love the idea of whisking yourselves away right after your wedding day to enjoy your first days as a married couple in romantic bliss… but weather wise it’s much better to take that long haul tropical adventure at another time of year… never fear you don’t just have to go straight back to work on Monday… welcome to the minimoon!

    We first heard of “minimoons” during the credit crunch, with many couples opting for a shorter break when money was particularly tight. Since then it’s exploded as a concept and there are a myriad of reasons why a couple might choose a minimoon. From delaying a longer honeymoon because of seasonal weather conditions, waiting to refill the coffers again after all that wedding spending, wanting a luxury experience with a limited budget or only being able to get a very limited time off work. There are all sorts of reasons to consider a minimoon so here we’ve rounded up some our favourite UK minimoon spots to suit all styles and budgets.

    Top 10 Self-Catering

    Choosing a self-catering minimoon option is perfect for those who want to snuggle up together and not see another soul for a few days! It’s also great for those on a budget and those with special dietary requirements. Not having to worry about getting up before the hotel breakfast finishes sounds good to us! So here, in no particular order, are 10 of our favourite minimoon self-catering spots across the UK that are perfect for a bit of post-wedding alone time.

    The Summer House Eyton on Severn near Wroxeter, Shropshire

    image copyright The Summer House/Rural Retreats

    This Grade II listed tower is a beautiful retreat with stunning views of the rolling Shropshire countryside all around. The building, now part of the Raby Estate, has been sympathetically modernised to accommodate guests in a very private and unique getaway.

    The ground floor consists of a generous living space surrounded by countryside views including a small kitchen, which is ingeniously hidden in a dresser and a modern shower room nestled under the spiral staircase. Upstairs is the bedroom with king size bed, comfy armchairs, wood burner and magical views.

    Surrounded by spectacular countryside that can all be readily explored from the Summer House we think this is the perfect romantic retreat.

    We love:

    • The king size bed
    • The spiral staircase
    • The dresser kitchen

    Nearby:

    • Wroxeter Roman City
    • Attingham Park
    • The Wrekin
    • Shrewsbury

    Please note:

    • No children or pets permitted
    • There are low beams and uneven steps
    • Minimum 2 night stay
    • There is a pond and hidden wall in the garden (so take care in low light)

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK THE SUMMER HOUSE

     

    Cedar Tree Cole Henley, Whitchurch, Hampshire

    image copyright Cedar Tree/Rural Retreats

    This compact and cosy shepherd’s hut may be small but it has everything you could wish for a romantic glamping break for two. Cedar Tree offers underfloor heating, a 4’6 double bed, a fully fitted kitchen, private patio (perfect for al fresco dining) and en-suite shower room. The hut is set in the grounds of Peak House Farm (which also provides B&B accommodation). There are beautiful gardens to enjoy, along with uninterrupted views across the North Wessex Downs.

    Situated in the small hamlet of Cole Henley in the North Wessex Downs, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just two miles down the road is the country town of Whitchurch, famous for its Silk Mill. The train to Whitchurch from London Waterloo takes only an hour, making Cedar Tree the perfect quick getaway for Londoners. Also in the area is Watership Down, made famous by author Robert Adams with the children’s book of the same name. Keen cyclists can take on the Test Valley 30 mile circular ride that combines pretty Hampshire market towns, with chalk streams and local pubs or if a gin a tonic is more your speed the fantastic Bombay Sapphire distillery is just down the road.

    We love:

    • The cute powder blue interior
    • Access to an outdoor swimming pool (summer months only by pre-arrangement)
    • The underfloor heating

    Nearby:

    • Whitchurch
    • Whitchurch Silk Mill
    • Highclere Castle
    • Bombay Sapphire Distillery

    Please note:

    • No children or pets permitted
    • Minimum 2 night stay
    • There are steps up to the property
    • The Rural Retreats standard welcome hamper is not provided at this property, however a few essentials such as bread, eggs and the farm's very own raw milk are.
    • Peak House Farm is a working dairy farm (one of the top producers of raw milk in Hampshire).

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK CEDAR TREE

    The Hideaway Watergate Bay, Cornwall

    image copyright The Hideaway/Sykes Cottages

    A truly special holiday experience awaits you at this beautiful Grade II listed converted barn near Watergate Bay. The Hideaway is a stylish and luxurious couples retreat with double height open plan living and a mezzanine bedroom complete with super king bed and freestanding bathtub. With a large kitchen and plenty of space for dining you are spoilt for space in this romantic retreat. The terrace outside is the perfect spot for morning coffee or evening bubbles complete with ornamental pond, loungers and a chiminea. The property allows a maximum of two well-behaved pets for a surcharge so Mr Woofikins can come too!

    The beautiful north Cornish coast is just a short drive away offering fantastic walks, stunning scenery and some of the best surfing conditions in the UK. Adventure lovers can try out a myriad of activities at Watergate Bay including sand yachting, paragliding, kite surfing, abseiling and of course surfing. For walkers the South West Coast Path takes you through some of the country’s most dramatic coastal scenery. Foodies are spoilt for choice in this part of the world too, with Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen at Watergate, and Paul Ainsworth’s two and Rick Steins six (yes six!) restaurants in Padstow about a half hour away.

    As if you needed more convincing this property offers not only a complimentary hamper of Cornish produce but a complimentary champagne cream tea on arrival – now that’s how you start a minimoon in style!

    We love:

    • The mezzanine bedroom with super king size bed and freestanding bath
    • The complimentary goodies
    • The huge amounts of space

    Nearby:

    • Watergate Bay
    • The Eden Project
    • Newquay
    • Padstow

    Please note:

    • Max. 2 well behaved pets allowed for a surcharge (one large or two medium dogs)
    • Minimum 2 night stay

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK THE HIDEAWAY

    For 24 hours only, you can secure your 2018 and 2019 cottage holiday with just a £25 deposit. All of Sykes Cottages are included in this offer (9,500+ cottages). This offer is valid until 23:59 this Black Friday (24th November 2017).

    The Cwtch Llanilid, Pencoed, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan

    image copyright The Cwtch/Rural Retreats

    Recently awarded 5* rating by Visit Wales, The Cwtch is a stunning, contemporary cottage surrounded by fascinating local history.

    This detached, single-storey holiday cottage sits in the owner’s grounds of some 4 acres of delightful gardens, which you are welcome to explore. It comes with its own private garden and terrace, ideal for relaxing or alfresco dining with a gas barbecue provided. This one bedroom cottage has a super-king sized sprung mattress bed for a fantastic night's sleep, with a large wet-room and open plan kitchen, dining, and sitting room with a wood burning stove, complete with an abundance of logs - perfect for a cosy night in.

    Within close proximity to a beautiful coastline and the many attractions that South Wales has to offer this is a great spot for a Welsh getaway.

    We love:

    • The super king size bed
    • The modern interior
    • The woodburner

    Nearby:

    • Llanilid Norman Church
    • Coity Castle
    • Nash Point Lighthouse (open summer months only)
    • Dunraven Bay

    Please note:

    • No children or pets permitted
    • Minimum 3 night stay

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK THE CWTCH

    Kidcleugh Hide Duns, Scottish Borders

    image copyright Kidcleugh Hide/Sykes Cottages

    Kidcleugh Hide is the perfect destination for a romantic break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This studio-style apartment is set in an idyllic rural location in the Lammermuir Hills, offering total seclusion and relaxation in the Scottish Borders. Driving along the country lanes between streams and woodland you will soon feel the stress seeping away from your shoulders and as you pass through the estate’s Victorian gates you can’t fail to be impressed by their grandeur. The perfect chance to disconnect from technology and engage with each other presents itself here as there’s no mobile signal to be found.

    The open plan first floor includes bedroom, sitting and dining areas with exposed timber beams, large windows, woodburner, bespoke wooden furniture and mood lighting that all add to the sense of luxury. French doors lead out onto the decking, a perfect spot to admire the views or marvel at the thousands of stars in the night sky. Downstairs there is a shower room and kitchenette.

    If you can bear to leave this romantic retreat there is plenty of walking and cycling from the doorstep and the Northumberland coastline and Edinburgh are both an easy drive away as well as many historic houses and castle scattered around the area. This property allows one well-behaved pet.

    We love:

    • The decked balcony
    • The handcrafted wooden furniture
    • The romantic seclusion

    Nearby:

    • Duns
    • Manderston House
    • Coldingham (dog friendly beaches and surfing)
    • Eyemouth (resident harbour seals)

    Please note:

    • No children permitted
    • One well-behaved pet welcome
    • No mobile signal at this property
    • Steps to the lawn
    • Pond in garden (pets must be supervised)
    • Check in 4pm
    • Nearest shop and pub 6 miles away
    • Minimum 2 night stay

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK KIDCLEUGH HIDE

    For 24 hours only, you can secure your 2018 and 2019 cottage holiday with just a £25 deposit. All of Sykes Cottages are included in this offer (9,500+ cottages). This offer is valid until 23:59 this Black Friday (24th November 2017).

    Toll House Nether Stowey, Somerset

     

    image copyright Toll House/Rural Retreats

    This 18th century former Toll House is a unique and romantic escape for history lovers. A small but enchanting hideaway, this listed building is the perfect retreat for those who want to get away from it all but still be near a little bit of civilization.

    The property is on the quiet high street in the very friendly and attractive Somerset village of Nether Stowey, which lies at the foot of the Quantock Hills, England’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is well supplied with three pubs, a post office, tea shop and grocery store. It is an ideal location for an outdoor break as the area is exceptional for walking, riding and the unspoilt countryside.

    The village’s poetic history is well documented, being a former home of Samuel Taylor Coleridge where he wrote the famous Kubla Kahn and The Rime of The Ancient Marina. William Wordsworth also lived just three miles away.

    We love:

    • The wood burning stove
    • The gothic windows
    • The roll top cast iron bath

    Nearby:

    • Quantock Hills AONB
    • The Coleridge Way walking route
    • Dunster – a lovely medieval village
    • Exmoor National Park

    Please note:

    • No garden
    • No children or pets permitted
    • Minimum 2 night stay

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK TOLL HOUSE

     

    Rose Cottage Greyabbey, Newtownards, Co. Down

    image copyright Rose Cottage/Homeaway

    Rose Cottage is a traditional and pretty Irish cottage dating back to 1860 located on a street of stone cottages on the edge of the small historic village of Greyabbey. The village’s Cistercian abbey dating back to 1160 is set in beautiful parkland and is just across the way from the cottage, the perfect spot for walks and picnics.

    The cottage has been recently renovated and is furnished with a mixture of vintage and contemporary pieces and all modern home comforts yet still retains it’s rustic charm. It’s deceptively spacious with a large living room, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, large kitchen with dining area and a sunny courtyard perfect for alfresco dining. It has so much charm and character that it’s been featured in a number of home and interior magazines.

    Located on the eastern shores of Strangford Lough, on the Ards Peninsula in County Down, Greyabbey has a number of historic buildings and a selection of antique and vintage shops, restaurants and coffee shops.

    We love:

    • The original beamed ceiling
    • The spacious and bright kitchen
    • The private courtyard garden

    Nearby:

    • Greyabbey Cistercian Abbey
    • Strangford Lough
    • Mount Stewart
    • Ballywalter beach

    Please note:

    • No pets permitted
    • Minimum 2 night stay
    • There is a sofa bed here should you need extra space for a child

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK ROSE COTTAGE

    If you love the look of Rose Cottage but need some extra space for kids then have a look at Lilac Cottage below.

     

    The Folly Norwich, Norfolk

    image copyright The Folly/Homeaway

    This recently renovated former coach house is a wonderfully relaxing retreat. The property is located just off Unthank Road, a vibrant area with excellent local shops and restaurants including an excellent butchers, bakery, greengrocers and many well regarded bistro pubs. A short walk takes you to the city centre and Chapelfield shopping Mall as well as the historical Castle, Museum, Cathedral and the main shopping high street.

    The property comprises of an entrance hall with cloakroom & WC, luxury handmade kitchen with oven, convection hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine/drier and all the cooking equipment you need. Open plan living and dining area with dining table and 4 chairs and corner sofa bed with wall mounted LED Flatscreen 46" TV. There is also a small desk. Double doors lead out to a lovely private patio area with a bistro table and chairs and manicured garden. On the first floor is the master bedroom with king size bed, wardrobes and ensuite shower room.

    We love:

    • The luxury bed linen and towels
    • The high quality furnishings
    • The city location

    Nearby:

    • Norwich City Centre
    • Norwich Castle
    • The Norfolk Broads
    • Great Yarmouth Beach

    Please note:

    • No pets permitted
    • Minimum 3 night stay
    • There is a sofa bed should you need extra space for a child for an additional £10 charge and you must advise in advance
    • The stairs from the ground floor open directly into the master bedroom
    • There is no parking at this property

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK THE FOLLY

     

    The Shepherds Retreat Summerbridge near Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire Dales

    image copyright The Shepherds Retreat/Sykes Cottages

    This delightful shepherd’s hut is situated within the owner’s grounds and surrounded by stunning countryside near the village of Summerbridge in the Yorkshire Dales. The tranquil setting has romance written all over it.

    The small but perfectly formed space includes an open plan living area with a compact but well-equipped kitchen, comfy sofa and TV, modern shower room and cosy bedroom. Underfloor heating and the wood-burning stove will keep you nice and toasty in the chillier months but the icing on the cake has to be the outdoor hot tub from where you can soak up those views.

    If you can tear yourselves away there are lovely walks along the nearby River Nidd or take a jaunt into Harrogate to explore antique shops and tea rooms.

    We love:

    • The hot tub
    • The views
    • The garden patio

    Nearby:

    • The River Nidd
    • Pateley Bridge – a charming market town
    • Nidderdale Museum
    • Harrogate

    Please note:

    • No children or pets permitted
    • There are 3 steps to access the property
    • Minimum 2 night stay
    • Nearest shops and pub 2 miles

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK THE SHEPHERDS RETREAT 

    For 24 hours only, you can secure your 2018 and 2019 cottage holiday with just a £25 deposit. All of Sykes Cottages are included in this offer (9,500+ cottages). This offer is valid until 23:59 this Black Friday (24th November 2017).

     

    Broomers Barn Ludlow, Shropshire

    image copyright Broomers Barn/Rural Retreats

    Broomers Barn is a beautifully appointed single storey, wooden-clad barn located in a very pretty and peaceful setting. Full length bi-fold doors open up from the living space onto a private decked area and lawns with uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside. Situated at the south end of the village of Richard’s Castle, approximately 3 miles from the gastronomic centre of Ludlow with its castle, the property offers easy access to lovely walks, the village church, pub and the ruins of an original Norman fortress. Guests can sharpen their appetites by walking to the nearby village of Orleton (one mile away) and enjoy a meal at one of two village pubs, both offering food and local ales.

     We love:

    • The modern interior
    • The Hypnos mattress
    • The large garden

    Nearby:

    • Ludlow
    • Berrington Hall
    • Stokesay Castle
    • Shropshire Hills AONB

    Please note:

    • No children or pets permitted
    • Minimum 2 night stay
    • The large garden has a slight slope

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK BROOMERS BARN

     

    Top 6 for Family Moons

    For those newlyweds that don’t want to leave the kids behind choosing a self-catering minimoon option with a little extra room is the perfect solution for a relaxing break that has maximum flexibility for life with kids. Take things at your own pace and enjoy a little kid-friendly luxury.

     

    The Platinum Collection by The Dream Lodge Group

    Available at Fornham Park (Suffolk), Hilton Woods (Cornwall), Norfolk Park (Norfolk) and The Sanctuary (Berkshire)

    image copyright The Dream Lodge Group

    Inspired by international 5 Star hotels, The Dream Lodge Group’s Platinum lodges combine stunning design with maximum comfort to bring you the ideal familymoon accommodation. All set in picturesque parks, in various locations across the UK these lodges are perfect if you are looking for a truly breath-taking holiday experience.

    With vast black framed glass bi-fold doors, set in wide board dense cedar, you get the feeling of being at one with the outside environment and nature, while enjoying the luxurious ‘Chalet Chic’ interior. The vast open plan living areas are furnished in a style which exudes elegance and charm, with plenty of Tibetan and Himalayan influences including art and artifacts, stone and wood clad walls, Corian work surfaces, natural stone bathroom sinks, Steam showers, Jacuzzi baths, curved TV’s, mirrored TV’s, King size beds, Samsung TV and underfloor heating.

    State-of-the-art designer furniture and open plan living spaces leave the lodges feeling bright and fashionable and each lodge is equipped with high-tech entertainment systems including a Nintendo Wii and Xbox – ideal for keeping the kids entertained when you aren’t enjoying the outdoors. If you want to relax in the outstanding natural beauty of the park then the private outdoor area, complete with a luxury hot tub, is ideal. And to top it off The Dream Lodge Group will provide you with a complimentary bottle of wine to get your holiday started.

    Platinum Collection Lodges sleep 4-6 so there’s room for all the family.

    We love:

    • The holiday extras you can book online when reserving your Dream Lodge – these range from kids essentials such as travel cots and highchairs to BBQ starter packs and luxury hampers – The Dream Lodge Group have thought of everything so you can take the hassle out of self-catering
    • The Pooch Pass – for a surcharge you can bring the family dog along too
    • The stunning design and of course the hot tub!

    Please note:

    • Minimum 3 night stay
    • Some lodges may contain bunk beds, bed layout requests must be itemised at the time of booking & is subject to availability
    • Check in is usually 4-6pm Check out is usually 10am. Early check in and late check out can be arranged when booking.

    We are thrilled to be able to offer our readers some amazing discount codes for booking online with The Dream Lodge Group this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

    For 50% off on Black Friday use FRIDAY50.
    For 45% off on Cyber Monday use CYBER45

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLATINUM COLLECTION DREAM LODGE

    image copyright The Dream Lodge Group

    If the Platinum Collection is out of reach for you scroll down to hear more about The Dream Lodge Group’s Signature Collection lodges.

     

    Nos Da Llanilid, Pencoed, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan

    image copyright Nos Da/Rural Retreats

    Nos Da (“good night” in Welsh) is a beautifully presented contemporary cottage sleeping four in complete comfort. The open plan living space comprising kitchen, dining area and sitting room with wood burning stove, also features bi-fold doors that open out on to a private terrace and garden. Completing Nos Da is the luxurious master bedroom with 6’4 Superking bed and en-suite bathroom, a second bedroom with two 3' singles that can be configured as one 6' zip and link bed on request and separate family shower room. This detached, single-storey holiday cottage sits in the owner’s grounds of four acres of delightful gardens, which guests are welcome to explore.

    Within close proximity to a beautiful coastline and the many attractions that South Wales has to offer this is a great spot for a Welsh getaway.

    We love:

    • The master suite with super king size bed and luxurious ensuite bathroom
    • The modern open plan interior
    • The lovely garden

    Nearby:

    • Llanilid Norman Church
    • Coity Castle
    • Nash Point Lighthouse (open summer months only)
    • Dunraven Bay

    Please note:

    • Highchair available on request
    • Six steps up to front door
    • No pets permitted
    • Minimum 3 night stay

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOS DA

     

    Lilac Tree Cottage Greyabbey, Newtownards, Co. Down

    image copyright Lilac Tree Cottage/Homeaway

    Lilac Tree Cottage is a traditional and pretty Irish cottage dating back to 1860 located on a street of stone cottages on the edge of the small historic village of Greyabbey. The village’s Cistercian abbey dating back to 1160 is set in beautiful parkland and is just across the way from the cottage, the perfect spot for walks and picnics.

    The cottage has been recently renovated and is furnished with a mixture of vintage and contemporary pieces. Quaint and cosy, the cottage has a sizeable living room, lovely country kitchen with all modern appliances and dining table, one double master bedroom and a further bedroom with single bed and pull out trundle bed, bathroom with overhead shower and pretty garden to the side and rear with views of the Abbey.

    Located on the eastern shores of Strangford Lough, on the Ards Peninsula in County Down, Greyabbey has a number of historic buildings and a selection of antique and vintage shops, restaurants and coffee shops. It is a superb location for a family holiday with a fabulous long sandy beach, play parks, aquarium, petting farms, play cafes, adventure playgrounds, canoeing, windsurfing and quad biking all within easy reach.

    We love:

    • The gorgeous decor
    • The woodburner
    • The lovely country kitchen

    Nearby:

    • Greyabbey Cistercian Abbey
    • Strangford Lough
    • Mount Stewart
    • Ballywalter beach

    Please note:

    • No pets permitted
    • Minimum 2 night stay

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK LILAC COTTAGE

    If you love the look of Lilac Cottage but don’t need the extra bedrom then have a look at Rose Cottage above.

     

    Wilderness Lodge Stiperstones, Shropshire

    image copyright Wilderness Lodge/Sykes Cottages

    Wilderness Lodge is a beautifully rustic wooden lodge nestled in the natural woodland at the foot of the Stiperstones Hill range in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty amidst the Shropshire Hills.

    Truly rustic throughout the second twin room makes this a great option for an adventure loving family with kids over 8. The spacious open plan living area features a woodburner, comfy sofas, kitchen and French doors opening out onto decking. The cherry on top is the exterior hot tub, which adds that little touch of luxury to your wilderness experience.

    The popular Stiperstones village pub and local shop are 10 minutes away on foot and the area is full of wonderful scenic walks and mountain bike trails. Shrewsbury is not far away as well as a plethora of pretty towns and villages or you could even venture further afield into Mid Wales.

    We love:

    • The hot tub
    • The rustic interior
    • The woodburner

    Nearby:

    • Manstone Rock
    • East Ridge Wood mountain bike trail
    • Church Stretton
    • Shrewsbury

    Please note:

    • Children over 8 only
    • Minimum 2 night stay
    • Access to the property is via steps or a steep slope
    • Unfenced natural pond in grounds
    • Sorry no pets
    • Shop and pub 10 min walk

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK WILDERNESS LODGE

    For 24 hours only, you can secure your 2018 and 2019 cottage holiday with just a £25 deposit. All of Sykes Cottages are included in this offer (9,500+ cottages). This offer is valid until 23:59 this Black Friday (24th November 2017).

     Coach House (Kent) Seal, Near Sevenoaks, Kent

    image copyright Coach House/Rural Retreats

    Coach House is a recently converted detached Kent ragstone coach house set in a quiet private position with views across gardens, paddock, and farmland.

    This luxurious property has been fitted to a very high standard, in an uncluttered, contemporary style with a beautiful mix of modern and vintage pieces. The property has eco ground source heating system, giving under-floor heating throughout, 24 hours a day. The twin bedroom leads directly into the master double bedroom, the perfect layout for keeping an eye on the kids. There is a bathroom and separate shower room as well as a patio and private garden to enjoy.

    The property is situated in the hamlet of Stone Street and the beautiful area provides a perfect setting for walkers and visitors to various National Trust properties.

    We love:

    • The traditional meets modern interior
    • The nearby lavender fields
    • The beautiful setting

    Nearby:

    • Ightham Mote (walking distance through lavender fields)
    • Knole
    • Emmetts Garden
    • Quebec House

    Please note:

    • Minimum 2 night stay
    • There is a small spring fed natural pond with moorhens in the owner’s garden, this is fenced and gated.
    • One well-behaved dog welcome. The property may accept an additional dog by prior arrangement for an additional fee.

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK COACH HOUSE

     

    The Signature Collection by The Dream Lodge Group

    Available at Fornham Park (Suffolk), Norfolk Park (Norfolk), The Sanctuary (Berkshire), Blossom Hill (Devon), Woodlands Park (East Sussex), Elm Farm Country Park (Essex)

    image copyright The Dream Lodge Group

    With gorgeous, spacious living areas and beautiful, high-quality furnishings, these lodges are ideal for a stylish familymoon. Oozing sophistication, you will be impressed by the elegant interiors and bespoke feel of the Dream Lodge Group’s Signature lodges. Featuring contemporary designs, this range is ideal for those who prefer a modernised environment. Beautifully designed bedrooms and spacious bathrooms make these lodges perfect for relaxation and escaping the world. There is a wonderful attention to all the little details, with luxury toiletries and calming pillow spray provided.

    After a long day exploring, it will be a delight to return to your lodge and spend some time in your private, isolated outdoor area. Unwind in the hot tub or fire up the BBQ, these lodges offer you a true holiday hideaway.

    All lodges included in this grading offer different facilities i.e beautiful rainforest showers and Jacuzzi baths etc. If you require any of the items listed in your lodge please request them during your booking process to enable us to meet all your needs.

    Signature Collection Lodges sleep 4-6 so there’s room for all the family.

    We love:

    • The holiday extras you can book online when reserving your Dream Lodge – these range from kids essentials such as travel cots and highchairs to BBQ starter packs and luxury hampers – The Dream Lodge Group have thought of everything so you can take the hassle out of self-catering
    • The Pooch Pass – for a surcharge you can bring the family dog along too
    • The stunning design and of course the hot tub!

    Please note:

    • Minimum 3 night stay
    • Some lodges may contain bunk beds, bed layout requests must be itemised at the time of booking & is subject to availability
    • Check in is usually 4-6pm Check out is usually 10am. Early check in and late check out can be arranged when booking.

    We are thrilled to be able to offer our readers some amazing discount codes for booking online with The Dream Lodge Group this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

    For 50% off on Black Friday use FRIDAY50.
    For 45% off on Cyber Monday use CYBER45

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR SIGNATURE COLLECTION DREAM LODGE

     

    Top 4 Hotels

    Choosing a hotel for your UK minimoon can be a huge undertaking as there are literally thousands of hotels across the British Isles to choose from. Here at HONEYMOONFOREVER we offer bespoke hotel research taking into consideration all of your personal requirements to find the hotel (or any other kind of accommodation) that is perfect for you. In the meantime, here are just a few of our favourites of whet your appetite for that gorgeous minimoon you’ve been pining after.

     

    Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons Great Milton, Oxfordshire

    image copyright Raymond Blanc/Belmond

    For a true taste of luxury why not minimoon at this 15th century manor tucked away in the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside. The service is impeccable and with Raymond Blanc at the helm the food is of course – outstanding (the restaurant has two Michelin stars which have been held since opening in 1984).

    Surrounded by lawns, flower borders and orchards the setting is postcard-perfect. But beyond the eye-catching displays are vegetable and herb gardens that provide the kitchen – and the acclaimed Raymond Blanc Cookery School – with fresh, organic produce.

    After a Michelin-starred feast, retire to one of the manor’s 32 individually designed rooms – each one drawing inspiration from Raymond’s travels. No matter which you pick, luxury comforts combine with imaginative décor to create the perfect hideaway.

    We love:

    • The range of décor to choose from in the rooms – there’s something to suit everyone’s personal tastes
    • The haute cuisine dining
    • The in room spa services

    Nearby:

    • Blenheim Palace
    • Oxford
    • Chiltern Hills AONB
    • Bicester Village

    Please note:

    • Check in usually 3pm
    • Check out usually 11:30am
    • One dog is allowed for an extra charge of £20 per room per night

    Click here to compare prices for your stay at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

     

    Artist Residence Cornwall Penzance, Cornwall

    image copyright Artist Residence Cornwall

    Tucked away in the old quarter of Penzance in a historic Georgian House, this fun and friendly boutique retreat has 23 bedrooms and a cottage. Perfectly located for discovering West Cornwall this home from home has comfy beds, powerful rainfall showers and eclectic décor. The Cornish Barn smokehouse restaurant and bar produces a locally sourced meat-centric menu in a rustic-industrial setting that’s all reclaimed wood panelling and filament bulb lighting. There’s also a beer garden in the summer.

    Our favourite room is The Lookout suite (pictured above) which was new for 2017. A luxe retreat the best room in the house features exposed beams, antique furniture and freestanding copper bathtub. Consisting of a light and airy bedroom with super king size bed, separate living space with sofa and armchair, small dining area, rustic kitchenette, large statement bathroom and roof terrace with sea views we think this is the perfect minimoon hideaway.

    We love:

    • The secret garden terrace
    • The location in historic Penzance
    • The artistic décor

    Nearby:

    • South West Coast Path
    • Chapel Street
    • Minack Theatre
    • Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

    Please note:

    • There is no parking at this hotel so you will have to find parking elsewhere in Penzance
    • Pets are not permitted
    • Check in is usually 3pm
    • Check out is usually 12pm
    • Some guests have complained of noise from the street and other rooms so if you are a light sleeper you should speak to the hotel about which are their quietest rooms

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    Black Friday deal: Art Residence are offering 20% off stays at three of their four UK hotels: Penzance (pictured) as well as London and Brighton. Book before midnight on 26 November for 1/5 off anytime during 2018. To book, visit artistresidence.co.uk

    Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield Bowness-on-Windermere, The Lake District

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    The Belsfield Hotel by Laura Ashley sits on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere in the picturesque village of Bowness. Set in 6 acres of landscaped gardens this boutique hotel offers unparalleled views over Lake Windermere. The Hotel has 62 gorgeous designer bedrooms, including 25 Lake View rooms and 12 Garden View rooms, with 2 Four Poster rooms and Suites.

    When you visit the Lake District, you come to see the majesty of the lakes and hills and the view from the exquisite AA Rosette awarded Belsfield Restaurant offers spectacular views over Lake Windermere. For a more relaxed dining experience The Brasserie serves a relaxed menu of classic British dishes and don’t forget to sample some exclusive drinks from the local area and around the world at The Lounge Bar.

    We love:

    • Four Poster Rooms
    • The fantastic dining
    • The stunning views

    Nearby:

    • Bowness
    • Lake Windermere
    • The World of Beatrix Potter
    • Windermere Golf Club

    Please note:

    • Check in usually 3pm
    • Check out usually 11am
    • With the exception of guide dogs the hotel does not allow pets

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    The George In Rye Rye, East Sussex

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    The George has been on it’s current site on Rye’s High Street since 1719 and this former coaching inn is now a truly beautiful boutique hotel. It’s décor makes for love-at-first-sight stuff and we just love its quirky feel and the cobbled street setting.

    Each room is unique but our personal favourite is the Junior Suite, Room 1 (pictured above), slightly secluded from the others it has its own front door off the courtyard garden. Perfect for minimooners it has everything you need for a romantic getaway: a huge bed, floor-length mirror, double roll-top bath and a walk in shower with a shower head for each of you!

    If you can tear yourself away from your gorgeous room there’s the tasty grill restaurant to sample and the hotel’s own bar The George Tap which is a popular watering hole for locals and visitors alike. Slightly further afield is the magnificent Camber Sands with it’s 5 miles of golden sand.

    We love:

    • The romantic feel
    • The range of beautiful rooms to suit all budgets
    • The local antique shops

    Nearby:

    • The Rye Retreat spa
    • Strand Quay
    • Camber Sands
    • High Weald Landscape Trail

    Please note:

    • There is no parking at this hotel so you will have to find parking elsewhere in Rye
    • Check in is usually 3pm
    • Check out is usually 11am
    • Pets are not permitted

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