The Cotswolds is a wonderful destination for newlyweds, the perfect place to enjoy a getaway after your big day. With more and more people opting for mini-moon destinations straight after their wedding, the Cotswolds offers a lovely romantic hideaway to enjoy those first few days of married life. From quiet, cosy village pubs, romantic walks and fabulous restaurants, find out what else makes the Cotswolds such a great choice for newlyweds.
5 reasons why the Cotswolds is one of the top mini-moon destinations
- The scenery
The British countryside has been the setting for many wonderful romances over the years. From Pride and Prejudice to Bridget Jones, a trip to the country is all part of the romance. Mini-moon destinations such as the Cotswolds offer some gorgeous backdrops for romantic walks and opportunities to capture those first moments of wedded bliss. Whether you choose to walk, drive or cycle your way through the Cotswold hills, you cant ask for a better destination to celebrate your first days of married life.Top mini-moon tip:
Head toBatsford Arboretumto enjoy a peaceful afternoon and a country stroll in one of the Cotswolds most romantic spots. With over 50 acres of land to explore, youll get plenty of quiet moments to yourselves.Where to stay:
Enjoy the charmingCarters Cottagein Stow-on-the-Wold. It has some beautiful features, including a cosy fire to curl up in front of after a day of exploring the Cotswolds.2. The food
After all that pre-wedding dieting, its only right that you should treat yourselves. The Cotswolds is home to a variety of great restaurants that offer fine dining as well as a romantic setting to toast your new lives as a married couple. You can find dining options to suit all tastes, from epic tasting menus at exclusive restaurants to more casual eateries celebrate your mini-moon your way and take advantage of the culinary delights of the Cotswolds.Top mini-moon tip:
Book a table atThe Wild Duck Innin Cirencester for the perfect evening meal. The inn dates back to the 1500s and still retains some of it original features, offering the ideal setting for a dinner for two.Where to stay:
Kingham is one of the Cotswolds best mini-moon destinations, and you can enjoy everything it has to offer with a stay atLittle Garth. This cute little cottage has everything you need for a relaxing getaway and is conveniently located to enjoy many of the Cotswolds most famous spots.3. The spas
Mini-moon destinations aren't complete unless there's a relaxing spa nearby. Fortunately, the Cotswolds is lucky to be the home to some of the UKs most luxurious spas ideal for mini-mooners wanting to de-stress after all the wedding build up. Book a spa day and enjoy a lovely afternoon or morning and ease your cares away. Its the ideal way to truly relax and unwind, and there are plenty of couples spa treatments you can try to help make the most of your time together.Top mini-moon tip:
Bath is just a short drive from many Cotswolds locations, and as one of the UKs best-known spa towns, its one of the best places to enjoy aromantic spa break. For something a bit different, why not book a Twilight Package at theThermae Spaand enjoy the luxury heated outdoor pool overlooking the beautiful landscape of the city? You can enjoy some amazing treatments and take the time to relax in one of the many sauna and steam rooms designed to help you wash your cares away.Where to stay:
After a relaxing spa day,Pound Cottagewill welcome you with its cosy features, offering the perfect bolthole to continue the celebrations. With a classic exterior and modern features inside, its got everything you need to enjoy your mini-moon in style.4. The romance
The Cotswolds is full of beautiful places to explore. Plenty of romance can be found in some of its most historic palaces and manor houses. Spend your afternoons exploring the grand designs of these stunning locations and learn more about their former residents. You can explorepopular filming locationssuch as those featured inPride and Prejudice, The Other Boleyn Girl
and evenBridget Jones Diary
. You can also take your time to explore the gorgeous gardens and stroll hand in hand through some of the most romantic spots in the Cotswolds.Top mini-moon tip:
VisitSudeley Castle, which has a history dating back over 1,000 years. Its a truly beautiful property with a lot to explore. Some of Britains most famous queens have walked through its gardens, making it well worth a visit if youve got the time.Where to stay:
Apple Cottagein Snowshill is a wonderful cottage in a stunning location. It has spacious rooms and all the home comforts you could want to help you make the most of your mini-moon destination. With views that look out over the expansive Cotswold countryside, it will truly feel like the world is built for just the two of you.5. The activities
Some mini-mooners would be content with a relaxing and restful trip to celebrate their wedding, but if youre more of an active kind of couple you wont be disappointed with what the Cotswolds has to offer. From sporting activities to wine tasting and walking tours, the Cotswolds has it all to make sure you pack as much as possible into your visit. The great thing about the Cotswolds is that there is a lot of different landscapes to enjoy, so you can spend a morning paddle boarding on the water while your afternoon can be spent cycling or trying out a new adventure activity together.Top mini-moon tip:
Thymeis one of the Cotswolds best destinations for mini-mooners. They offer some fantastic cookery school courses which are perfect for newlywed couples looking to brush up on their culinary skills. Theres also a fantastic restaurant and spa on-site to add to the experience.Where to stay:
If its a bit of adventure youre looking for book a stay at the lovelySlatters Cottagein Bourton-on-the-Water. Its located in an excellent spot for exploring the best of the Cotswolds, including more challenging walks and hikes suitable for the active couple.
The Cotswolds is a great choice of mini-moon destination for newlyweds looking for a romantic and peaceful time. Enjoy all the amazing delights the Cotswolds has to offer and book a stay at one of ourromantic self-catering cottagesfor complete privacy during your break.