Honeymoons need not mean romantic walks on the beach and watching the sunset over the sea.
For those looking for alternative honeymoon ideas, Canopy and Stars has revealed a selection of amazing, quirky locations for couples to honeymoon. So whether it’s staying in a renovated train carriage or a medieval round house, each location is sure to make your honeymoon stand out from the crowd.
Lime Treehouse, Little Comberton – Worcestershire
Hidden behind a medieval manor house sits this perfectly majestic treehouse, built into the branches of a Lime tree. Take a long soak in the hot tub out on the deck and marvel at the phenomenal views over Bredon Hill, before sinking happily into the huge fur-strewn bed inside. A peaceful break is guaranteed; the only neighbours in these parts are wild deer, buzzards and barn owls. If you can tear yourself away, there are some lovely pubs and restaurants a couple of miles away, but with a fully-equipped kitchen, we’d be tempted to stay put.
Upcott Roundhouse, Upcott Barton – Devon
Head through a bluebell woodland and find yourself in another world at this medieval-style roundhouse. Sleep tight in the chunky canopied four-poster bed, and the huge open hearth in front keeps everything toasty. Go back into the ‘real world’ by day for a honeymoon with a difference, blacksmith course or fishing trip anyone? This Roundhouse is certain to have Game of Thrones fans rejoicing.
L'Ile Flottante, Châteaux dans les Arbres – nr Bergerac
Built on the remains of a crumbling castle, L’Ile Flottante is an original floating wooden castle crowned with turrets of its own. Inside you’ll find everything a modern prince princess require – coffee machine, Wi-Fi, walk-in shower and, of course, a luxurious king-size bed. Explore the 27 acres of your estate before returning for a relaxing dip in the hot tub.
The Wild-de-go, Commons Farm – nr Bude
Through a secret garden and behind a ‘magic-gate’ sits the perfect tonic for land-locked lovers. This 1920s Isles of Scilly day tripper has been transformed from a shipwreck into a glorious bolthole for two. Original features abound (take a peek through the porthole windows!), but all has been brought up-to-date with a sunken bed, country house colours and a wood-fired hot tub. The sandy beaches of Bude are only 5 miles away for those in search of sand and sea.
Long Hill Carriage, Somerset
A 1950s fruit and veg wagon and an out-of-service Great Western Railway Carriage have found the perfect union after being rescued from ruin and repurposed into a light and bright retreat. Find vintage themes, vast windows and a comfy lounge diner in the railway carriage, before retiring to the wagon with its double bed and balcony, with beautiful valley views. Fill up on homemade-scones and freshly-baked bread before working it off on one of the many local walking trails. Glastonbury, Wells and Bath are all close this truly one-off destination.
The Garden Retreat, Wick Court – Between Bath & Bristol
This charming little summerhouse, set in the grounds of an imposing listed house, has everything a new bride and groom needs to get away from it all. Chic and beautiful, dream away the evenings in the mezzanine bed under a sky-lit ceiling (perfect for stargazing), and make the most of the main house for candlelit suppers in the grand dining room and relaxation in the roll-top bath.
For more inspiration please visit www.canopyandstars.co.uk or contact them on 0117 204 7830.
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