9 Unique Minimoon Spots

With extravagant honeymoons on hold for now, an intimate and relaxing minimoon might help to fill the gap. From luxe narrow boats to beautiful tree houses and cosy cottages, here are some of our favourite places to enjoy those first few days as newlyweds…
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A Cornish Retreat

Set in a perfectly secluded location on the north Cornish coast between Newquay and Watergate Bay, Sundance is an ideal romantic hideaway. The bedroom comes with sumptuous linens and a king-sized bed, an en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath and double shower – plus, it has a wood-burner for cooler nights. Outside, you’ll find a barbecue, as well as views of the pretty garden and orchards. In the daytime, take a stroll to Lusty Glaze beach and explore the scenic coastline. 

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Sundance, Cornwall
The Copper Pod, Kent

A Cute Copper Pod In Kent

This beautiful bespoke pod in Whitstable is the ultimate place for some peace and quiet. With only sheep for company and views of the surrounding area, you can stargaze through the wooden roof shutters, roast marshmallows over the fire pit, or explore the pretty local seaside towns. Order a hamper full of local produce to enjoy breakfast in bed.

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The Airship, Sussex

An Airship In Sussex

This bold and contemporary choice of accommodation is a unique and architecturally-designed haven, located in a private piece of woodland in West Sussex. Domed windows offer far-reaching views of the valley and meadows – ensuring a tranquil break and plenty of privacy. A king-sized bed, wood burning stove and plush linens mean you’ll be tempted to stay inside all day – although magical woodlands and cosy pubs are all close by.

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A Chic Devon Narrow Boat

This newly converted narrow boat floats on a tranquil lake in North Devon beside acres of forest and woodland in the middle of a wildlife reserve. Luxurious details such as REN products, crisp linens and a roll-top bath in the bankside bathhouse mean you’ll experience a sumptuous space with contemporary surroundings. Get ready to barbecue your own freshly caught trout or visit the pretty local towns for dinner and drinks before returning to your king-size bed. 

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The Edge, Cornwall
The Edge, Cornwall

An Eco Beach Hut In Cornwall 

If you’re looking for a cool eco-friendly beach hut where you can also bring your dogs, The Edge might be the place for you. The interiors are luxurious, with crisp linens, bespoke furniture and sumptuous soft furnishings – plus, it offers panoramic sea views from the floor-to ceiling windows. Get cosy by the log fire or chill out on the deck before taking the cliff track from your front door right onto the beach.

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Sleeping With Lions In Kent

For a truly special break, Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve will give you the chance to see endangered animals up close and personal, all while staying in a beautiful lodge. Lion Lodge is the most luxurious of the park’s accommodation – a timber clad building with picture windows, so you can experience the lions in their natural habitat. With open fires, under floor heating, organic toiletries and an industrial-chic interior style, you’ll also have a private garden, wood-heated outdoor bath and golf buggy to take advantage of. There’s also a four-star boutique hotel on the grounds, plus, you can eat and drink at a variety of nearby restaurants.

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Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve

A Hut In The Cotswolds

The Fish Hotel, a 400-acre private estate on a Cotswolds hillside, also offers a range of luxury huts – perfect for a romantic break. Each hut has under-floor heating, an en-suite bathroom, lounge area, wood burner and a private hot tub. Our favourite, Boaty McBoatface (yep, that’s right) comes with its own paddleboat to float on your own private lake. Alternatively, row over to your own private island for an intimate evening.

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The Fisherman's Cottage, Cornwall

A Luxury Tree House In the New Forest

Chewton Glen, a quintessentially British hotel and spa set on the edge of the New Forest, offers newlyweds the chance to explore 130 acres of woodland. As well as 72 rooms and suites in the hotel, there are 14 luxury tree house suites dotted among the forest canopy, 35ft  above ground. Large outdoor terraces with day beds and hot tubs are in addition to the king-sized beds, wood burners, and freestanding baths with forest views. The 17mpool, treatment rooms and hydrotherapy pools in the spa are all a must-visit, too. 

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The Fish Hotel
The Fish Hotel
The Fish Hotel

A Fisherman’s Cottage In Cornwall

This 17th century cottage is hidden away on the southeast coast of Cornwall. With plenty of original features, vintage furniture and modern styling, it’s a truly romantic destination. The copper bathtub, king-sized bed, cosy reading nooks and deck for sun downers mean you have everything you need – plus, it’s only a short walk to the nearby sandy beach and local pubs.

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