After many months spent organising your big day, the thought of planning an overseas honeymoon might just be too much. Why not avoid the stress and simply escape to one of our totally secluded lakeside retreats which are a little nearer to home for a perfect honeymoon in the Cotswolds. We’ve got the perfect formula to follow your wedding with. Simply jump in the car and escape to your cosy Scandinavian cabin holiday that will make you feel like you’ve gone far further afield. We know from the many honeymoons that have been enjoyed with us that people just can’t believe they’re still in the uk! You’ll save money, time and hassle and have the perfect few days away together. Unspoilt lake views, a balcony to sit out on in the evening with a glass of wine and a wood burner to keep you both cosy. Can you get any more romantic? Here are five things that you can look forward to doing together after the big day…
Stargaze from your hot tub honeymoon
Pop open that champagne and jump into your steaming lakeside hot tub as the ultimate way to unwind on the night after your wedding. Each of our romantic honeymoon cottages are hidden away from one another so you’ll have complete seclusion whilst you enjoy the stars above and the memories of your special day. The hot tub is the perfect way to start each day too as you plan the day ahead and look out for otters and other wildlife on the lake.
Row each other around and enjoy a picnic on a deserted island
Imagine being rowed around on a still lake with a sun setting over trees to the West. Or being caught in a rain storm with your knight in shining armour – think The Notebook and you’re not far from the romantic possibilities of spending time on a lake and out in nature. If you want to create the the perfect afternoon, pack a picnic of Cotswold delicacies (foraged the day before from a local farmers market) and head for one of our wild flower islands. Find a spot to roll out the picnic rug, pour out the pimms and watch the cloud rolls over head. Spending a day together like this costs nothing but always creates such care free memories. Why complicate your honeymoon when enjoying life’s simple pleasures is all you need.
Escape with your dogs on a perfect minimoon for animal lovers
Our pet friendly honeymoon cabins mean you can forget the hassle of organising someone to look after your dogs and escape with the whole team! Your private 130 acre nature reserve means you’ve got plenty of space to let them run off lead as you wander the romantic lake walks or join you in your rowing boat as you explore the islands and bays. The surrounding Cotswolds is really dog friendly too and if you’re looking for lovely restaurants and pubs to book a special evening at you’ll most often find that dogs are welcome too. Nothing beats taking a long walk through the rolling Cotswold countryside and finishing at a cosy pub with a roaring fire.
Put a day aside for spa treatments in your cosy log cabin
A little pampering is obviously an ingredient to any successful honeymoon and we can certainly help with this. Beyond time spent unwinding in your hot tub and lounging in front of your cosy wood burner in your spa robes you may want to look forward to a few hours of luxury spa therapies. We’ve made this possible to enjoy without even having to leave the comfort of your lake hideaway too. Your therapist will simply come to you. All you have to do is choose from the list of gorgeous experiences – something which is not always so easy! For that added surprise factor why not organise this as a surprise and have the therapist waiting for your other half as you wander back in from a stroll around the lake.
A romantic day enjoying the best of the Cotswolds
If we had to choose the perfect day out for a honeymoon in the Cotswold’s it would be this…After a lazy breakfast on your lakeside pier, take the romantic country roads north to the village of Bourton on the Water. Voted as one of Britains prettiest villages and nicknamed ‘the Venice of the Cotswolds’. Stroll the streets and peruse the cute boutique shops. Maybe treating your other half to something as a little reminder of your Cotswold minimoon. Have a giggle as you walk around the model village (think Hot Fuzz) before heading to either the Swan at Southrop, The Pottager Restaurant at Barnsley or The Rectory in Crudwell. All boast romantic atmosphere and special occasion menus. No day away is complete without a final dip in your hot tub or toasting a few marshmallows together around your outdoor fire pit…
Spending a fun minimoon at your luxury lake cabin is the perfect choice whether it’s a case of low funds after the wedding or just bad timing for a longer trip further afield. We know you want the best for your special few days following the wedding and we can guarantee you wont get more seclusion or better hot tub views anywhere else. Look forward to experiencing quality time together, recalling happy memories from the big day and enjoying the first few days of married life together!