Whether you’re off on your honeymoon later in the year or simply want to save money, with UK travel more popular than ever, a luxury UK minimoon post-wedding could be just the ticket – without breaking the bank. Here are some of the best luxury UK minimoon hotels to visit and how to save money on your stay.
Whether your wedding falls at the wrong time of year for the honeymoon destination you’re after but you still want a post-wedding getaway or you simply want to tighten the purse strings, a UK luxury minimoon hotel could be exactly the celebration you’re after.
14 UK Minimoon Hotels to Visit Without Breaking the Bank
UK minimoons have a number of advantages; they’re less expensive than a full-blown honeymoon, will give you a bit of time out together to de-stress and relax and they’re easier to fit in with a full-on work schedule or if you have children that need looking after.
Sauce Communications has put together a guide to the best luxury minimoon hotels for 2022, with tips, tricks and advice on saving money at luxury UK hotels.
Stay Sunday at Pennyhill Park, Surrey
Set within 123 acres of beautiful Surrey parkland, Pennyhill Park is a 19th century country house with a multi-award-winning spa. Overnight breaks offer luxurious rooms or suites, with stunning bathrooms, each individually designed.
There’s an array of outstanding dining options, including exceptional tasting menus and seasonal dining from two award-winning restaurants, along with casual spa dining and an outstanding afternoon tea. Minimooners can enjoy a truly relaxing experience with the spa offering five-star treatments and exceptional facilities, and a stylish bar and lounge spaces to enjoy throughout their stay.
Rates on Monday at Pennyhill Park start at £445 based on a one night stay in May compared to £600 on a Saturday.
Stay Sunday at The Westminster, London
This hotel has undergone a multi-million-pound renovation, featuring expertly-designed bedrooms and concept dining with an STK Steakhouse and bowling alley and Bao Yum Café – plus it’s the first central London Hotel to house an electric scooter point on their property!
The design of the hotel has been inspired by surrounding iconic London landmarks such as The House of Commons as well as an overarching theme of mystery and MI6. Guests are invited to explore the hidden depths of the hotel through dimly lit, ambient corridors adorned with obscure artworks before settling into their plush private rooms. Rates on Sunday start at £199 based on a one night stay in May compared to £319 on a Saturday.
Rates on Sunday at The Westminster start at £199 based on a one night stay in May compared to £319 on a Saturday.
Go Small With a Shepherd Hut at The Tawny, Staffordshire
Set within the 70-acre grounds of the wonderfully restored wild garden of Consall Hall Estate in Staffordshire, The Tawny Hotel opened in July 2021. Comprising 55 idyllic Shepherds Huts, Treehouses, Boathouses, Retreats and the Lookout, each space is designed to emulate the natural surroundings.
The Tawny’s Glad Huts have chic Scandi-inspired interiors, private decking and an outdoor artisan tin bath, meaning guests have everything they need to make their hut a haven. Guests can save up to £100 per night by choosing the huts over the lookouts, boathouses and treehouses, without sacrificing luxury, comfort or stunning views.
Rates at The Tawny start from £260 in the Glade Huts in comparison to £360 in the Lookout, £400 in the Boathouses, £420 in the Treehouses based on two sharing and inclusive of breakfast.
Five-star for Less at Bedruthan Hotel & Spa and Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall
Red Hotels’ Wanderlust Package is an adults-only, two-night escape staying at four-star Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, with time at luxury eco-hotel Scarlet. This package allows minimooners to experience both hotels in the same break with the chance to try two unique spas, The Scarlet’s iconic clifftop hot tub experience and the serene Sensory Spa Garden.
Bedruthan is a Scandi-inspired retreat on top of the Cornish clifftops, Bedruthan is an idyllic retreat for creative minimooners who are looking for a seaside escape. Make the most of the quieter months of the coastal region and enjoy breath-taking views of a clear Mawgan Porth Beach.
Then, Scarlet is built to the highest eco-standards and settled within the rugged Cornish clifftops, the Scarlet Hotel is an eco-sanctuary and home to one the most renowned Ayurvedic eco spas in the UK featuring a bromine-filtered indoor pool, outdoor natural reed pool, clifftop wooden sauna and restorative steam room.
Rates for Red Hotels’ Wanderlust Package at Bedruthan and Scarlet start from £680, based on two adults sharing a non-sea view room.
Longer Stay for Less at Lympstone Manor, Devon
Lympstone Manor is offering a Summer Getaway package this year, enticing guests to stay for longer, with the fourth night free of charge for bookings between 1st April and 30th September 2022 on a B&B basis. The hotel is a Grade II listed Georgian manor house and the vision of renowned Chef and Hotelier Michael Caines MBE.
Home to two basement cellars comprising of 600 bins and a state of the art wine tasting room, guests can enjoy the fruits of the coastal-facing vineyard, featuring 18,000 vines that produced their first harvest in 2020. Utilising the bounty of the Exe estuary as well as surrounding produce, Lympstone Manor provides Michelin starred dining overseen by Caines himself. Each dish is expertly paired with wine from their world cellar to create the ultimate fine-dining experience.
The hotel, set within 28 acres, has 21 individually designed bedrooms and suites as well as six unique, woodland Shepherd Huts. Providing both luxury and comfort, Lympstone Manor makes for the perfect destination for a minimoon this summer before you jet off on your honeymoon later in the year.
Nightly rates in the main house at Lympstone Manor available from £360 per night including breakfast and based on two sharing.
The Forest Side, Lake District
The Forest Side is offering guests significant savings with their new Three Nights of Luxury in the Lakes package, the perfect minimoon option. The package includes three nights’ accommodation with breakfast, an eight course tasting menu on one night, and a four course menu for the second night.
The hotel and Michelin star restaurant is a romantic green oasis nestled in the hills of the Lake District. The restaurant, overseen by talented Head Chef Paul Leonard, is a true reflection of the hotel’s surroundings, utilising produce grown in the expansive kitchen garden or sourced from local suppliers to create dishes that speak of the seasons and showcase the brigade’s culinary excellence.
Sustainability and provenance sit at the heart of the restaurant and hotel, and this accolade is testimony to the team’s commitment to delivering exceptional menus without comprise. Located in the heart of Grasmere, The Forest Side is a fairy-tale gothic restaurant and rooms surrounded by a wild wood forest, kitchen garden and farmland, providing the perfect escape for those looking to immerse themselves in the outdoors, before returning to the hotel for exquisite food & wine and warm hospitality.
Rates for The Forest Side’s Three Nights of Luxury in the Lakes package start from £999 in a Cosy Room, based on two adults sharing
Hipping Hall, Yorkshire Dales
Hipping Hall’s Lingering For Longer in the Yorkshire Dales package is the perfect way to make a saving on your minimoon. Set in the foothills of the rugged Yorkshire Dales, settle in for a care free hospitality experience featuring a thoughtfully produced menu by Hipping Hall’s talented head chef Peter Howarth, a comfortable night’s sleep in one of the hotel’s cosy rooms and a hearty breakfast on the morning of your departure.
Hipping Hall is comprised of a collection of grade II listed buildings dating back to the 15th century and consists of 15 rooms, split into three very different areas: The Main House, the Cottage and the Old Stable rooms. The latter was recently refurbished by acclaimed local interior designer James Mackie, resulting in five stylish and dog-friendly bedrooms with spacious bathrooms and terraces overlooking Hipping’s landscaped gardens and ponds.
Book one-night Dinner, Bed and Breakfast and get a second night for an amazing discounted rate on a Bed and Breakfast Basis on Monday and Tuesday nights.
Rates for Hipping Hall start from £299 based on two adults sharing.
Barnsley House, The Cotswolds
The epitome of cute and quaint countryside romance, Barnsley House is the perfect little bolthole for loved-up newlyweds. From hideaway rooms and a private cinema to a magical secret garden suite and picturesque gardens, Barnsley House is a gorgeous setting to create your first memories together as a married couple.
But, if you’re yet to tie the knot and are considering a Cotswolds wedding, Barnsley House is also a stunning and luxurious wedding venue.
Visit barnsleyhouse.com for more information and to book your stay.
The Cadogan Hotel, London
Stay at the prestigious Cadogan Hotel in the heart of chic Knightsbridge and you may spot an A-list celebrity as this hotel is a favourite with the stars. The Cadogan was originally owned by Lillie Langtry and became a hotel after she sold it – when a frequent guest was Oscar Wilde.
To this day, the Belmond-owned hotel has a townhouse atmosphere. After a hard afternoon shopping you can indulge in afternoon tea, then maybe a quick snooze, before dinner in the romantic restaurant, Great Taste.
Rooms start at £553 per night. Visit cadogan.com to book your stay.
The Mitre Hampton Court, London
On the outskirts of London, just a stone’s throw from historic Hampton Court Palace, The Mitre Hampton Court sits regally on the banks of the River Thames. After undergoing a complete renovation The Mitre officially reopened in September 2020 with a brand-new look and extensive menu of little luxuries (and we’re not just talking about the two fabulous restaurants: The Coppernose and The 1665 Riverside).
A homage to its own history, The Mitre is a quirky blend of quintessentially British decor and urban luxury, making it a great bolthole for a UK minimoon. For optimum romance, we recommended booking into the opulent King Henry VIII suite, complete with views overlooking the River Thames and Hampton Court, an indulgent copper roll top bath, four-poster bed, separate lounge area and complimentary tickets to Hampton Court Palace.
A night in the King Henry Suite III starts at £610. Book here.
Lords of the Manor Hotel, Gloucestershire
If you’re both ‘foodies’ then treat yourself to dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurant at the Lords of the Manor Hotel in the pretty surroundings of the Cotswolds. The restaurant has previously featured in The Sunday Times Top 100 Food List so make sure you’re hungry when you get there.
You’re also a stone’s throw from tourist favourite Blenheim Palace or the popular village of Bourton-on-the-Water. Build up your appetite with a bit of sight-seeing and enjoy a traditional cream tea in town, then finish the day off with a delicious dinner in the restaurant and a full Cotswold breakfast the following morning.
Their Pure Indulgence offer includes one night accommodation, a Champagne afternoon tea on arrival, full English breakfast, tasting menu and a bottle of Champagne and homemade chocolates in your bedroom – perfect to toast your first night as newlyweds.
Pure Indulgence package starts from £550 per room per night based on two people sharing a Country room. Visit lordsofthemanor.com to book.
K West Hotel and Spa – Richmond, London
How about a UK minimoon spa break for the two? The K West Hotel and Spa is another London hotel favoured by celebs in search of a bit of R&R in the city. We recommended booking the ‘Date Night’, specially created for a romantic break for two.
The package includes accommodation in one of the Executive rooms, a relaxing 50-minute spa treatment for two and cooked breakfast delivered to your room the following morning. You’ll aslo be treated to Chocolate covered strawberries, Champagne and rose petals and a special balloon on your arrival.
Date Night was specially created for when you feel like celebrating and spending an amazing and romantic time with your loved one!
Prices start at £409 per couple. Visit k-west.co.uk for more information and to book.
The Witchery by the Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland
Fancy a bit of Gothic glamour? Then you absolutely have to investigate The Witchery by the Castle, and The Vestry Suite in particular. A lavishly draped bed has a hidden TV and the bathroom has a huge roll-top bath draped in red.
This is not chintzy and countryside at all. It’s drama with a capital D. You’ll have a view of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile from your window, a separate dressing room and WC, a hidden private kitchen.
Visit thewitchery.com for more information and to book your stay.
Peterstone Court, Wales
If you enjoy walking, then you’ll enjoy the hiking paradise that is the Brecon Beacons with a stay at the elegant Peterstone Court. You can also cycle or ride horses, the perfect prelude to a day in the spa with a Jacuzzi, heated indoor pool, steam room and a variety of treatments for you both to enjoy.
Rooms start at £140 per night. Visit peterstone-court.com for more information and to book.