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The term “mini moon” is a growing trend in which a couple travels for a few days of rest, relaxation and the like immediately after the wedding – before they later go on their honeymoon to a mostly more exotic location. Also, the idea of a UK honeymoon has grown over the past year due to the increase in low-key weddings and changing restrictions.
From cozy gastropubs with rooms to country houses with a wide range of options to hotels where you can go from breakfast in bed to the spa in a few minutes, our experts have put together the best overnight accommodations for you.
The Cotswolds are made for romance. For starters, there’s this pretty chocolate box appeal; those honey stone villages that exude charm; the hilly landscape formed by sheep over the centuries; the magic light. Then there is the feeling of being hidden in a timeless sanctuary – from summer meadows full of buttercups (head to Lower Slaughter); of winter fires crackling in long-established pubs (for The Five Alls at Filkins). Best of all, however, is the extraordinary selection of idyllic oases to sink into after the wedding: beautiful, relaxed glam hotels that combine style, history and gourmet ingenuity and continuously raise the bar for luxury and gastronomy across the country.