10 Charming Cottages for a UK Minimoon
Escape to the country...
Escape to a countryside cottage for a few days of rest and relaxation. Hop, skip and jump (and avoid lengthy airport queues) across the UK for a relaxing retreat in a cosy cottage. A staycation is exactly what’s needed after months of planning and we’ve found some of the prettiest Hideaways for you to minimoon in style whatever the weather…
This quintessential romantic retreat is set within the grounds of Gonwin Manor. Close to St Ives, with its plethora of restaurants, galleries and beaches and the renowned Carbis Bay beach you’ll find plenty to do during the day. The open-plan, spacious living accommodation boasts vaulted ceilings, a contemporary wood-burning stove and a round dining table, perfect for you to enjoy a romantic meal together after a day of exploring the area.
The Langley Tarne
Found in the picturesque Cornish fishing village of Mousehole is The Langley Tarne, a charming bolt-hole retreat for two. This characterful cottage is full of original features from its earlier days as a sail loft, including stripped wooden floorboards, sash windows and window seats. These, along with the cosy open fireplace, oversized armchairs and the claw-foot roll-top bath for two, make the cottage perfect for a romantic escape at any time of year.
Lanes End Cottage
This delightful cottage comprises a spacious sitting room with a large inglenook fireplace and open fire, making it a perfect space for relaxing. Cook up a storm in the kitchen and enjoy a feast together as a married couple before making use of the cottage’s outdoor hot tub.
The Mill Retreat
If you are looking for a comfortable base for your Dorset adventures, or a chance to unwind and relax, this property is sure to tick all the boxes. The historic Mill boasts the widest working water wheel in the UK, and while it is not in use at present, the sense of history is evident. The Mill Retreat is located on the ground floor of the Mill with a generous entrance hall, kitchenette and a large combined sitting and bedroom with a king-size bedstead. The wood-burning stove is perfect for creating a cosy atmosphere after a romantic country walk, beach visit or bike ride.
Jasmine Cottage is a beautiful 300-year-old Cotswold stone cottage nestled in the quiet, unspoiled village of Windrush. Surrounded by National Trust land, there are numerous walks in the stunning Windrush valley leading to water meadows and idyllic villages. Wildlife and birds are abundant and you will often see foxes, badgers, hares, deer and many beautiful species of birds and wildflowers. Jasmine Cottage is the perfect home-from-home to come back to after a day in the countryside.
Harrowby End is a beautiful Grade II listed stone property. Charming and romantic, it boasts a thatched roof and many historic features. Set within the picturesque Cotswolds village of Ebrington, as soon as you arrive at the cottage you will be greeted by a cosy, welcoming atmosphere. The cottage is picture-perfect and the exterior is reminiscent of Rose Cottage from the film The Holiday. Enjoy a winter escape and relax by the fire in a happy post-wedding bubble.
Belchamp Hall Mill
Belchamp Hall Mill is a romantic mill that’s been converted to a wonderful, waterside retreat. Much of the character of the mill has been retained during the conversion, with beautiful brick floors downstairs and lots of woodwork throughout. The upper floor has glorious views over the surrounding countryside and millpond, which is a haven for wildlife. The kitchen is well-equipped for whipping up breakfast for two, to be enjoyed over-looking the pond before you head out to explore the surrounding area hand-in-hand.
This picturesque, terraced, late-Georgian house, sitting in the heart of the beautiful village of Wenhaston, is an ideal retreat, particularly for walkers, music lovers and bird watchers. Flint Cottage combines charm and character with comfort and convenience. The cosy sitting room features a wood-burning stove to snuggle up in front of, while the light and airy double bedroom upstairs overlooks the property’s pretty patio garden.
The Old School House
Off the beaten track, this stunning converted barn has been beautifully renovated. The open-plan space features all the modern amenities you need, so once you arrive you don’t even have to leave the property for anything! Surrounded by wildflower meadows and far-reaching countryside views, it’s the perfect romantic retreat. And to top it off, the property boasts a luxurious wood-fired hot tub for you to soak up the views from.
1 Riverside Cottage
1 Riverside Cottage is the perfect cottage to escape to in any season. Perfectly positioned in the pretty, quintessentially Yorkshire village of Burnsall, with views of the fells and river Wharfe, and just a short stroll from the local pub with its waterside gardens, the cottage is spacious and modern. Sit out on the patio and enjoy breakfast alfresco in the summer, or on chillier days get cosy in the living room with a rom-com and a bowl of popcorn.
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