It’s easy to see why more and more couples are choosing to spend their honeymoons in the UK. With so many stunning locations within easy reach, you’ll be surprised by the number of hidden gems you can discover. There’s year-round attractions and fun activities, breathtaking scenery and countless romantic boltholes for hiding yourselves away – the perfect way to unwind after the chaos of a wedding. We can’t think of a better way to enjoy your first few days as a married couple!
If you’re tempted by the idea of a romantic UK honeymoon, then get ready to fall in love with some of our favourite destinations…
1) Lake District
We couldn’t have a blog about romantic UK breaks without mentioning the Lake District. Known for being one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, it’s a fantastic honeymoon destination. Imagine deep blue, sparkling lakes, breathtaking views, impressive mountains and storybook villages. You and your new spouse can spend your days exploring the meandering country paths, being surprised by stunning views before settling in to a cosy pub or quaint tearoom to relax and refuel. In the evenings, cuddle up by the fire or step outside to enjoy dramatic night skies… what could be better?
OUR CHOICE: High Bridge Haven
Captivating views, sleek décor and even a private hot tub! High Bridge Haven is perfect for couples who like to treat themselves after a long day exploring the Lakes.
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Fragrant meadows, rolling green hills and charming country villages all make the Cotswolds a perfect choice for a UK Honeymoon. Whether you want to stroll down the winding country lanes, relax in a vintage tearoom or indulge in some of the country’s best food, there’s something for everyone in this charming destination. Whatever you do, you’re bound to fall in love with the cobbled streets and honey-coloured thatched cottages – it really does feel like you’ve stepped straight into a picture book.
OUR CHOICE: Field Cottage
Cuddle up in front of a flickering fire in this delightful thatched cottage. With plenty of period features and breathtaking scenery, it’s just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Cotswolds.
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3) Scottish Highlands
If your dream honeymoon combines spectacular landscapes with some much-needed peace and quiet, then the Scottish Highlands could be for you. With miles and miles of epic scenery, glistening lochs and magnificent mountains, there’s really nowhere like it. Discover ancient castles, colourful landscapes and peaceful countryside walks throughout this fabulous part of the UK - it’s the perfect place to get away from it all and simply enjoy each other’s company.
OUR CHOICE: Am Bathach
Part of a traditional working croft with Hebridean sheep grazing in the surrounding heather, this romantic bolthole is ideal for newlyweds looking to relax amongst some stunning landscapes.
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A trip to Devon is the perfect start to married life. With wild countryside, rugged cliffs and unspoilt beaches, it’s a land of untamed beauty. For more adventurous couples, Devon is a great choice – sailing, surfing, cycling and fishing are all on the agenda. Once you’re done, escape to a cosy country pub or seek out one of the county’s many fine eateries for a celebratory meal. At the end of the day, a cosy Devon cottage is the perfect place to retreat to and relive your adventures.
OUR CHOICE: Seekings Cottage
This characterful, cheerful open plan cottage is located on the edge of Exmoor National Park, with woodland, fields and a stream all part of the property. There’s even a Michelin starred pub just down the road!
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If you like to idea of getting out and about during your honeymoon, then Snowdonia is the place for you. Grab your hiking boots and get exploring the spectacular mountains of the National Park, starting with the towering peak of Snowdon itself. You’ll discover majestic waterfalls, lush forests and plunging valleys on your adventures, and at the end of the day there’s nothing like resting tired feet in a cosy and romantic holiday property. If you’re looking for a honeymoon where you can completely switch off from the outside world, then Snowdonia is for you.
OUR CHOICE: Showman’s Wagon
For a truly unique honeymoon, cuddle up in this 1950s fairground travelling-van. Surrounded by woodland and overlooking the beautiful Mawddach estuary, it’s a dream come true for adventurous newlyweds.
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Discover Cornwall’s wide, golden beaches, coastal paths and unspoilt countryside during your Honeymoon. With some of the most celebrated coastline in the UK, there’s nowhere better for a sunset walk with that special someone. Whether you would rather treat yourself to a Cornish Cream Tea or learn to surf on their award-winning beaches, you can do as much or as little as you like during your break. One thing you can be sure of is that you’ll leave with memories that last forever.
OUR CHOICE: Longships
Treat yourself on your honeymoon with a stay in a lighthouse! With some most beautiful coastline in the country, it’s made for days walkiing along the beach, drinking in sea views and falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves.
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So, whether your honeymoon is going to be an action-packed adventure or a relaxing escape, you’re bound to find a UK destination which works perfectly for you. UK couples are lucky to have a wealth of beautiful locations within easy reach, and a cosy holiday cottage is the perfect way to make this special holiday one you’ll remember forever. From hot tubs to sea views, you’re bound to find your dream property within our collection. So why wait? Book your honeymoon cottage today.
Alternatively you can also discover the best babymoon breaks UK, handpicked by out expert team at Rural Retreats.