When it comes to honeymoon options, the choices are endless. Of course you want it to be very special and something more than simply an annual holiday. A honeymoon should be something romantic, magical and somewhere you can both thoroughly relax after all the wedding planning and stress are over.
Wherever and whatever type of honeymoon you choose, you will want to know that everything is covered. So do your research to ensure your choice will suit you both and stay within your budget. Venue, bookings, travel insurance - all has to be considered.
So take your time and take advantage of businesses who can provide you with lots of inspiration as well as essential practical travel advice.
Here’s some great honeymoon ideas from businesses based in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire from places like Swindon, Salisbury, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester and Chippenham, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Glos & Wilts Wedding magazine when contacting a honeymoon travel agent.
Enjoy a spring fling in the Cotswolds with Finest Retreats
Stay in a spectacular converted Grade II listed building in the picturesque village of Painswick in Gloucestershire. Extensive renovation works by Parti Architects have turned the ARC Painswick property into a light-filled, luxurious haven with plenty of surprising design features. With nine bedrooms sleeping up to 24 guests, it's perfect for a mini-moon weekend away with friends or family. Arranged around a central courtyard featuring a swimming pool and a barbecue area complete with a pizza oven and firepit, there's ample space to socialise and enjoy quality time together.
Posted: 30 May 2023
Wolsey Lodges offer 10% Coronation Voucher Offer
Celebrate spring with a stay at a Wolsey Lodge. The Wolsey Lodge gift vouchers are the perfect present for friends and relatives, and with 10% off, they're a clever way of reducing the cost of your next Wolsey Lodge stay by buying vouchers now. Vouchers can be redeemed for accommodation and food at any Wolsey Lodge and are valid for two years. So, if you take advantage of this discounted offer - available until the end of the Coronation Weekend on the 8th of May - there's plenty of time to plan your stay.
Posted: 23 March 2023
Enjoy a mini-moon in the quintessential Cotswolds this spring
Spring newlyweds should explore the Cotswolds countryside during a mini-moon in at Bergman Design House's one-bedroom private cottage. For those wishing to rustle up a feast, the popular Broadway Market and Daylesford Farm are located close by and provide the freshest, organic produce from local farmers. Ramblers in search of the most scenic spots will love the variety of rewarding walking routes surrounding the cottage, including the nearby grounds of the beautiful Sudeley Castle and gardens.
Posted: 7 March 2023
Disconnect to reconnect this January at the Cotswold’s chicest bolthole
Bergman Design House, the award-winning studio founded by Marie Soliman and Albin Berglund, is delighted to present The Lund Collection, the Cotswolds' chicest bolthole. The one-bedroom residence, which opened in Spring 2022, is perfectly positioned between Chipping Norton and Great Tew and offers the ultimate January escape for couples, friends and solo travellers alike. "There's nowhere better to reset, relax and set those New Year intentions than in our beautiful British bolthole" said Albin Berglund, the Swedish-born co-founder of Bergman Design House. "The name 'Lund Collection' stems from my surname and means 'green pastures' in Swedish – which couldn't be more apt for describing this countryside oasis. Marie and I wanted to channel the Swedish concept of 'Hygge' with a warming, nature-inspired colour palette that brings the outside in, soft and tactile textures and of course, an open roaring fire. Here, guests will swap the sounds of city traffic for tweeting birds and tranquil nature, and feel the weight of the world lift from their shoulders as they cross the cottage threshold."
Posted: 10 January 2023
Birdland Park and Gardens is offering new adoption packages
Enjoy a day out this January at Birdland Park and Gardens in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire. Whether you're enjoying a mini-moon in the region, or wanting a break with the family after the festive period, give the gift of unlimited visits to Birdland Park and Gardens for a whole year - the perfect present for bird lovers and great value too. Fans of the feathered friends at Birdland now have the chance to Adopt a Bird which means they'll be able to help support a beaked buddy throughout the year. By adopting, you're helping the team to care for these animals by meeting their dietary, housing and social needs. Options are available to adopt penguins, flamingos, owls, parrots or pelicans with different tiers of packages available,
Posted: 3 January 2023
The Lakes by YOO now open in Lechlade, Gloucestershire
Nine waterside cabins and 18 apartments debuted this summer on the 850-acre estate at The Lakes by YOO in the Cotswolds, located outside the small town of Lechlade. The OMNI Wellness Retreats launch today at the property, during which guests can relax and recharge in beautiful surroundings. Retreats include outdoor activities such as lake sailing, paddle boarding, rock climbing and trapezing, all of which allow guests to be at one with nature. In addition, OMNI will o er at least two fitness classes per day with expert trainers ranging from Strength & Conditioning to Pilates and Barre, alongside delicious Michelin Star dining. The Lakes by YOO are also popular for those in pursuit of wild swimming. The freshwater lakes are surprisingly at their warmest in the early autumn when they've been heating up all summer. Guests can experience an entirely new way of exploring the outdoors from the water or perfect their dive from the floating jetties.
Posted: 1 November 2022
Pitchup.com reveals UK's too 20 campsites to boost wellbeing
Spending time in nature has been found to help with mental health and camping offers that easy gateway to spending quality time in the great outdoors. Accommodation specialists, Pitchup.com, have revealed the 20 best campsites to book for a mental well-being boost that include The Old Dairy Farm Caravan and Camping site in Oxfordshire (pictured) and the West End Farm Campsite in Gloucestershire. The top three ranked campsites that help to generate positive emotions can all be found in the North of England while the coastal county of Norfolk is home to 25% of the top 20 campsites set to boost well-being.
Posted: 11 October 2022
Gloucestershire named the happiest place to visit when taking a staycation
For those looking to stay in the UK this half-term holiday and enjoy a staycation week away then head for Gloucestershire because researchers at Sunlife have found the best campervanning spots by analysing factors such as the number of campsites, fuel prices, vehicle offences, and even happiness levels for each location and Gloucestershire was voted third in the rankings. The Highlands in Scotland was voted in top place and Cornwall came second. This was closely followed by Dorset and then Devon.
Posted: 29 September 2022
Enjoy autumn at a Finest Retreats property in Cornwall and the Cotswolds
With nature displaying its spectacular colours, the weather cooling and half-term approaching, autumn is an ideal time to seek out somewhere to cosy up with family or friends, with options to enjoy the great outdoors before the clocks go back. Finest Retreats and Canvas & Cabins by Finest Retreats have a selection of properties across the UK to tempt travellers to do just that including ARC Painswick located in the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that sleeps up to 24 guests and Trevoya Cabin in Cornwall. This is a new property with Finest Retreats and sleeps up to two guests.
Posted: 27 September 2022
Pick up a penguin experience with a summer visit to Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water
Birdland Park and Gardens located in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire will showcase more than 500 species of birds to thousands of visitors during the summer holidays. Located in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds, the park's magical combination of wildlife, woodland, riverside and gardens makes it the perfect day out for couples enjoying a mini-moon in the region. A recent new development is the revamped penguin enclosure, with the atmospheric redesign transforming it into a sleepy fishing village. The above and below water viewing areas of Penguin Shore have also been updated with brand new glass, to give visitors a clearer view of some of the park's celebrity birds. They include Spike, who has his own popular social media presence after appearing in an advert for biscuits and on television with Sir David Attenborough, and Seth, the oldest male king penguin in Europe, Asia and Australia. Born in 1985, he starred in the blockbuster film Batman Returns, alongside the likes of Hollywood royalty such as Danny De Vito and Michelle Pfeiffer. The park's daily summer holiday programme includes flamingo, penguin and pelican feeds throughout the day. Visitors can head to the Encounter Zone, where they can meet giant tortoises, pet rabbits and guinea pigs, or come face to face with a snake. Venture into the Jurassic Journey and spot dozens of life-sized dinosaurs.
Posted: 9 August 2022