5 Luxury Low-Key Honeymoon Ideas
If you’re tying the knot on a shoestring it can be difficult to fit a honeymoon into your budget. Rather than spending months living off beans on toast to save up for a honeymoon in the Seychelles, or worse still, paying for your honeymoon on a credit card and starting married life in debt, why not honeymoon a little more locally? Great Britain really is great, packed full of lush green countryside and some of the best beaches around, why go anywhere else?X4RCYV4SGCJ)
I’ve picked out some of the best places in the UK and the British Isles for a luxury low-key honeymoon that won’t break the bank:
Surrounded almost entirely by sea, with 300 miles of stunning coastline including amazing beaches and quaint harbours, Cornwall is the perfect place to relax and get away from the stresses of day-to-day life and the stress of planning a wedding. There’s a variety of accommodation options but for a relaxing, romantic honeymoon you can’t go wrong with one of the many luxury holiday cottages in Cornwall. Completely private and self-catered, a holiday cottage is the perfect honeymoon retreat. Snuggle up in front of a log fire with a glass of wine, and tuck into some fresh local fish after a day spent on the beach or walking in the Cornwall countryside.
2) The Lake District
Home to some of the largest natural lakes in the UK, set against a stunning mountainous backdrop, it’s no wonder William Wordsworth was inspired to write such wonderful poetry. If you’re looking for a relaxing honeymoon where you can be pampered, why not stay at one of the many luxury spa hotels in the Lake District. Or if you’re looking for a more adventurous honeymoon why not hire a boat and take to the water? Then return to your luxury holiday cottage and get the log fire on the go while you tuck into local Cumberland sausages and mash.
I’m sure most people will have visited Wales at some point in their lives. With its vast countryside and stunning coastline Wales is the perfect place to spend your honeymoon. Whether you choose North Wales, South Wales or somewhere in the middle there’s an array of hotels, holiday cottages and bed and breakfasts to choose from, whatever your budget allows. It might not have the hot weather and luxury of a beachfront villa you'd get in Mauritius but it has the scenery and culture to make up for it!
4) The Cotswolds
Arguably one of the most romantic places in Great Britain. There is even a road leading from Cheltenham to the heart of the Cotswolds called The Romantic Road, which runs along country roads leading through peaceful river valleys, country towns and villages full of honey-coloured stone cottages, manor houses, churches and traditional pubs. There are plenty of stunning country house hotels to choose from in the Cotswolds, and so many things to see and do, including the best farmer’s market in the country where you can pick up some local produce such as chutney, jam and meats.
If you’re looking for somewhere low-key and luxurious where you’re more likely to catch some sun, Jersey is the perfect place. Situated in the bay of Mont St Michel off the coast of Normandy, the largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey has a unique mix of British and French influences and a rich history and culture. For such a small island there’s a big choice of accommodation, including luxury 5* hotels and 5* self-catering cottages; and Jersey is packed full of things to do, from water sports to walking, a relaxing spa day or a spot of shopping so you can tailor your honeymoon in Jersey to suit you.
About the author: Sergio Bonaducci is a freelance writer with a wide variety of interests. In addition to this, he has a video game review website containing a variety of reviews and features.