Boutique hotels, farm-to-fork dinners and romantic walks along the beach — we have curated the mini honeymoon route through the idyllic countryside of England’s south west to help you recover after your wedding day.
It is no secret that after your wedding, you are likely to enter a state of heart-full, deliriously happy exhaustion — which can make a two week adventure in a far-flung destination such as Sri Lanka or Japan seem like too much effort. So save the proper honeymoon for when you are feeling a little more energised, and ease into a Great British minimoon instead.
Once you have waved your family and friends off from Kin House, it’s time to luxuriate in being just the two of you. Jump into your car and head off to your first stay — and don’t worry, it’s not too far away from Kington Langley…
STOP 1: Farmhouse at The Newt
After it opened in 2019, The Newt quickly cemented itself as one of the most desirable hotels in the UK, making this Somerset spot ideal for your first few nights as a married couple. Set in a resplendent Georgian house of golden stone and surrounded by impeccable gardens, we love its fantastic spa (that indoor-outdoor pool) and new rustic-luxe Farmyward rooms. Expect cavernous bath tubs and a bar flowing with wine from the owner’s Babylonstoren estate in South Africa. If you decide to leave the grounds, you are within easy striking distance of fashionable Bruton, for a mooch around the Hauser & Wirth Gallery and dinner at Merlin Labron-Johnson’s Osip.
STOP 2: Hotel Endsleigh
Your next stop is Devon, specifically its wild and beautiful moors — and your next lodgings: Hotel Endsleigh. Designed by Olga Polizzi, this former Regency fishing lodge combines good old-fashioned British eccentricity with more than a dash of romance — especially when it comes to the Grade 1-listed gardens. You could venture to nearby Coombeshead Farm for a farm-to-fork lunch, but you might just want to lounge around the house and grounds that overlook the Tamar Valley — it is a spectacular view.
STOP 3: The Pig at Harlyn Bay
From Devon, it’s onto Cornwall and The Pig at Harlyn Bay, the hotel group’s windswept outpost on its rugged north coast. Think greedy breakfasts in bed, glasses of local sparkling, Camel Valley, and romantic wanderings on its nearby beaches. Foodies will also be in heaven: Prawn on the Farm and Trevibban Mill — with its wine and cider tasting opportunities — are just minutes away, as is the pretty town of Padstow. Back at the ranch, you can indulge in some much needed post-wedding pampering at the Pig’s Potting Shed spa before tucking into its hearty, 25-mile menu for dinner. Ask for Lookout Room Two.
Stop 4: Ukiyo on the Lizard Peninsula
Heading further south almost to Land’s End, you will find your final stop: the Lizard Peninsula. Cornwall’s south coast is mesmerisingly beautiful and has a distinctly different character to the north with a creative buzz and palm tree-dotted landscape. Your home for your final few nights is Ukiyo, a striking Japandi-style stay right on the cliffs by the quaint fishing village of Coverack. It has vast windows framing the spectacular view, prime position freestanding bath and outdoor hot tub, making it the ideal minimoon house. Heaven.
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