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Mini moon break ideas

Mini moon break

After tying the knot at Huntsham Court, we know that many of our couples have big plans for some pretty spectacular honeymoon escapes abroad. However, the rise of the Mini Moon break (or Mini Honeymoon) means that couples have an immediate option to get away and let everything sink in after a fun-filled wedding weekend.

Rather than heading straight home after your wedding, we recommend making the most of being in the South West and enjoy a Mini Moon break for a couple of days to reminisce, relax and just enjoy being a newlywed couple.

Here are some of our favourite mini moon spots in the surrounding area…

Noah werth photography - just married, huntsham court
Noah Werth photography

The Scarlet hotel, Cornwall

This luxurious spa hotel offers all kinds of relaxing diversions. There are cliff top hot tubs, a natural reed bed swimming pool and an Ayurvedic inspired spa for those who want to indulge. To top it off, it is an adult’s only hotel.

Not only this, the hotel is designed so that wherever you are, you can enjoy far-reaching views of the beach and sea beyond. The hotel is a balance of light, airy spaces with cosy, private areas which allow you to mix with our other guests or enjoy peace and solitude.

The stunningly appointed bedrooms and suites feature free standing baths, walk-in showers,  sea views, private gardens, terraces or private rooftop sitting rooms.

Perfect for your Mini moon break away.

Huntsham Court to The Scarlet Hotel – 2 hour drive

The scarlet hotel - mini moon break
Scarlet Hotel image


The Pig at Combe, Devon

THE PIG-at Combe is nestled within the Otter Valley near Honiton in Devon.

It is totally secluded and this mellow, honey-coloured, Elizabeth gem is set in 3,500 acres of lush, rolling Devonshire countryside.

With their location being just 8 miles from the coast, the menu consists of fresh fish as well as the very best Devonshire cheese and locally reared meat from butchers around the market town of Honiton.

This is a mini moon for the foodies where informality rules. There isn’t a hint of polished panelling, pelmets or fitted carpets; instead it has been stripped back to signature bare wood floors and restored shutters.

The former dining rooms have become cosy and snug sitting rooms, leading off the bar for more chilling and quaffing by open fires.

Even the bedrooms have a larder that is well-stocked with vintage treats and locally sources snacks… in case you the midnight munchies!

This is a Mini moon break away filled with delicious treats and total indulgence.

Huntsham Court to The Pig at Combe – Just over 40 minute drive.


The Pig at Combe - mini moon break
The Pig picture

The Newt, Somerset

The Newt is a place to relax and delight, with its elegant rooms which have been restored and reimagined, its unique Somerset setting that inspires their garden-to-table dining and the tranquil garden-scented Spa.

Sit back, relax and choose a book from the Library, sample the selection of teas in the Drawing Room. Sip a cocktail while peering across the Croquet Lawn at the Somerset landscape. Feast on homegrown fare in The Botanical Rooms. Get together in the Bar or Croquet Room, choosing from the collection of wines in the vaulted cellars below, as well as their very own cyder!

In need of some down time after the wedding? Why not float in the tranquillity of a heated indoor-outdoor pool. Indulge your body with a splash in the hammam and nourish your skin in the Rasul mud chamber.

Perhaps a massage, pedi or mani? Soak in the steam room, dry in the sauna and clear your breathing passages in the Himalayan salt room.

The Newt it the perfect place to re-centre and treat yourself with a Mini moon after your magical wedding weekend.

Huntsham Court to The Newt – 1 hour and 15 minute drive.

The Newt Spa - Mini moon break
The Newt Spa photo

Gara Rock hotel, Devon

Perched on a clifftop surrounded by lush countryside, stunning sea views and nothing else… say hello to your coastal retreat in rural Devon across from Salcombe.

Easy-going and down to earth, Gara Rock is a place for families, couples and great memories.

Even dogs are very welcome!

When the sun shines, the beach is right there. Just below the pool.
When it rains, and it does occasionally, there are games to play and films to watch.
Maybe a little treat in the spa.

There are no formalities, dress codes or awkward silences at Gara Rock.
In fact, there’s really only one rule: Make yourself at home.

Choose from loft suite hotel rooms or a sea view apartment as the perfect, secluded retreat for a mini-moon.

Huntsham Court to Gara Rock hotel – 1 hour and 45 minute drive

Gara rock hotel - mini moon break
Gara rock photo

The Pig on the Beach, Dorset

THE PIG-on the Beach, is a mellow country house hotel, perfectly situated along Studland Bay. Designed in the same shabby chic style that has become THE PIG’s signature, the hotel features the Kitchen Garden Restaurant, private room for dinner parties, indoor and outdoor bar and a wood fired oven.

In summer choose to dine inside or out, then take a walk around the gardens. You can also follow the path down to the beach and dip your toes in the fresh waters of Studland Bay. In winter, the roaring log fires will keep you toasty warm as you enjoy your mouth-watering meal.

The Pig serves uncomplicated and simple British garden food, true to the micro seasons and influenced by the forest and coast, with the emphasis squarely on fresh, clean flavours.

Again, this is Mini moon for the foodies… who want to enjoy some relaxation time by the coast.

Huntsham Court to The Pig on the Beach – 2 hour and 15 minute drive.

The Pig on the beach - Mini moon breaks
The Pig photo

The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa, Somerset

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is a five-star haven of elegance and tranquillity in the historic centre of Bath.

This hotel is an iconic sanctuary in the city set in an acre of glorious gardens. A sensational spa for a blissful escape and beautiful bedrooms, each one uniquely designed with spectacular views.

Every inch of the hotel is underpinned by impeccable service, delivered by staff dedicated to making your stay unforgettable.

And with a prestigious history that spans more than 250 years, the Royal Crescent Hotel is one of the only landmark buildings in the world you can sleep in.

Did we mention it also offers an award-winning restaurant and a cocktail bar?

What a place to take a brake and enjoy a Mini moon after a busy weekend of celebrating!

Huntsham Court to The Royal Crescent Hotel – Just over 1 hours and 40 minute drive.

the royal crescent hotel spa bath - mini moon break
Royal Crescent Spa photo