Five Honeymoon Cottages for Couples
Published: Wednesday 19th Nov 2014
Written by: Betheny Ellis
What better way to celebrate your new life together than to escape to a dream cottage for your honeymoon? From coastal apartments and rural retreats to lakeside lookouts and parkland hideaways – there are some wonderful properties affording privacy, beauty and romance. Here are a few ideas for making your honeymoon unforgettable:
Harbour Lookout, Ilfracombe, North Devon Coast
Lovely Harbour Lookout is an ideal spot for newlyweds to get away from it all and spend some quality time together. Nestled in the centre of Ifracombe with views over the town, the cottage has a range of special features including a jacuzzi bath, a suntrap patio and high vaulted ceilings. Guests looking for a special experience can even ask for meals from the restaurant downstairs to be brought up and served on their own terrace. Ifracombe is a lively coastal town with shops, restaurants and boat trips while the beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe are only a short distance by car.
Willow Barn - Biddenden, Rural Kent
Affording newlyweds total privacy and tranquillity, Willow Barn was built using timber from the owners’ estate and stands in its own private grounds. A wonderful place to spend the precious days of your honeymoon, the property is immaculate throughout with stunning timber beamed ceilings, a king-sized bed and claw-foot bath. With an enclosed garden, the surrounding parkland has lakes and woodland, and you may be able to spot the large herd of deer that roam the area.
The Hide - Hasketon, near Woodbridge, Suffolk
As the name suggests, The Hide is a romantic hideaway in the heart of Suffolk for couples who want to enjoy each other’s company and the rural delights the county has to offer. Modern and airy, this single-storey property has been tastefully decorated and opens up onto a large suntrap patio through French doors. Hasketon is a lovely village on the outskirts of Woodbridge – a picturesque town of narrow lanes and boats – and a great base for exploring the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the wonderful seaside towns and village of Orford and Aldeburgh.
Partridge Farm Cottage - Tunstead, Norfolk Broads
Partridge Farm Cottage is an ideal choice for honeymooners who want to enjoy a quiet rural base from which to explore the beauty of the Norfolk Broads. A traditional cottage with beams, the open plan property is light and airy and has been stylishly furnished. The nearby village of Tunstead is on the Broads, a fantastic network of waterways offering lovely riverside walks as well as boating and fishing opportunities. The historic city of Norwich is just eight miles away, with the sandy beaches of both the north and east Coast easily accessible. The market town of North Walsham is five miles away and offers a flavour of traditional Norfolk life.
1 Coedyrhygen - Trawsfynydd, Snowdonia
What could be more romantic than escaping to the wilds of Snowdonia for your honeymoon? Situated on a stud farm, 1 Coedrhygen is a cosy yet modern converted former stable overlooking the lake of Trawsfynydd. It contains spacious living areas and a charming double bedroom with en suite shower room. Three miles from the village and surrounded by open countryside, this is in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, with stunning scenery, excellent walking, fishing on the lake and world famous mountain biking nearby at Coed-y-Brenin and Blaenau Ffestiniog. Trawsfynydd is well placed to explore this area – attractions include Portmeirion Italianate village, Porthmadog and the castle and beaches of Harlech.