If you’re currently organising a wedding, you’ve probably spent most of your budget (and energy!) on planning the perfect day. But after the venue, dress, food, flowers, rings, and a hundred other expenses, it can be tempting to ditch the honeymoon (temporarily, of course) to keep your costs down. But you don’t have to!
We have tons of staycation honeymoon ideas where you don’t have to compromise on quality or romance, OR pay the “wedding” price tag, either. So, if you like the idea of total privacy and incredible value for your post-nuptial celebrations, here are eight honeymoon staycation ideas you (and your other half) will love…
Pop the bubbly, clink your glasses and toast your new life together… while soaking in a luxurious hot tub. If that sounds like honeymoon heaven, look no further than this romantic home in the Lake District. It has a hot tub with underwater lights allowing you to match the colour of the water to the sunset. And the best thing about hot tubs? You can plan your stay for anytime of the year and the water will always be warm. You can’t say that for the sea…
Why let the fun end when the disco stops? Choose a castle holiday rental and you can be king and queen of the castle for a little while longer! The Irishman’s Tower in Lancashire is the perfect historic escape. With proper battlements, stacks of character, and maybe even a suit of armour or two, a castle honeymoon is one you’ll never forget.
Can’t decide where to go on your staycation? No problem! Book this campervan rental and the entire country can be your oyster. Just go where the wind takes you—open that good old AA roadmap, close your eyes, and let fate decide. Or why not play a fun game with your wedding guests where they suggest destinations and you pick them out of a hat? After all, what’s a honeymoon without a little adventure!
Just because the UK’s weather is unpredictable doesn’t mean you have to abandon the idea of a beach holiday for your honeymoon staycation. Cornwall is known for having some of the most stunning beaches in Europe (if not the world) and the sunsets are simply spectacular. This apartment rental is built right on St Ives Bay and has jaw-dropping views across its impossibly blue waters.
Fill your days walking along the shore, beachcombing for romantic souvenirs, or even taking a surfing lesson. It’s the perfect choice for a relaxing yet active break to work out any residual planning stress!
The ultimate rural retreat has to be a log cabin tucked away in the woods. Cosy, totally secluded and surrounded by fairytale scenery, it’s a great option for winter wedding honeymoons. (After all, not everyone enjoys tip-toeing their way across pool tiles hot enough to sear a steak.) Imagine softly falling snow dusting the branches while you snuggle up with a warming glass of red wine. Or, when you stay at this cabin in Argyll and Bute, a wee dram of local whisky.
Away from the light pollution of towns and cities, you’ll find the night sky literally glitters with stars. The unspoilt landscape of Harris and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides is where you’ll find this quirky cliffside retreat, complete with telescope for channeling your inner Brian Cox. Get under a blanket and gaze up at the starlit sky with a cheeky nightcap in one hand and your new spouse’s in the other. Who knows? You might even see a shooting star: the ultimate sign of good luck from the universe.
Cosy, quaint, and packed with character, cottages are ideal places for staycation honeymoon trips. Whether (like the 16th-century home pictured above) they’re located in busy market towns like Stratford-Upon-Avon or in sleepy hamlets, they offer a secluded hideaway where you can just enjoy each other’s company. Tip: plan your trip for when the nights start to get chilly, and you’ll need to get cosy (as if you needed an excuse!).
Everyone’s honeymoon should be unforgettable… and a windmill will certainly help with that! The UK’s countryside is dotted with these beautiful and whimsical buildings, many of which have been restored. But this one in Suffolk is rather special; on the top floor is the “Pod” (a cosy living space with viewing balcony) and the rest of the rooms are finished beautifully with luxury touches everywhere. It’s difficult to picture a more peaceful and secluded setting for a honeymoon staycation.