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HUNTED : { Honeymoon Destination – A Glamping Mini-Moon }

HUNTED : { Honeymoon Destination – A Glamping Mini-Moon }

By now, I’ve hunted you a number of honeymoon options ranging from the tropical to the gastronomic to the local. With the bias falling towards the more high-end or long distance options, it’s time to add some balance back in with a return to a local mini-moon option (mini-moon = miniature / short honeymoon – have you not been paying attention?!).

This hunt is for that modern portmanteau – Glamping (glamorous / camping – get used to all these terms when wedding planning. You must have come across Wedmin by now at least).

Yes Glamping. If your childhood memories of camping involved four of you in a two man tent, with your belongings wedged into the corners, waking up to find that your bags and you were cold wet and soggy and that someone was tripping over you to find the torch to have a wee in the dark, think again. Camping in some quarters has gone up in the world. If you don’t believe me, check out the compendium site It’s now entirely honeymoon appropriate, and not just for those odd few who think holidaying should be some sort of test of stamina, endurance and wilderness skills.

For the purposes of this hunt, I’ve picked one of the cream of the Glamping crop as a mini-moon potential.

Honeymoon Ideas Mini Moons UK based 2012 2013

Where is it? Glamping is available UK (and probably world) over, but this hunt focuses on Somerset Yurts eco retreat in the glorious Westcountry.

How long’s the journey? Drive time from London should be under 3 hours. If you’re not travelling from London then clearly this will vary.

When to go? I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. There is no guaranteed British Summertime. Any time from April – October you could have glorious sunshine or constant showers, so take your chances and take your wellies.

What can we do? Nestled in your luxury yurt on a working Dairy Farm in a field overlooking Taunton Vale you can relax and enjoy your space, or take advantage of some of the WestCountry delights in your proximity. You are surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty with quaint villages bursting with country pubs serving local cider. Take a deep breath and get ready to relax after your wedding day.

Where should we stay? This is an easy one – Somerset Yurts. You’ll get a 19ft Mongolian Yurt, with double bed and double futon. You’ll get a wood burner and rugs in the event of chill evenings. You’ll get BBQ and all equipment necessary to cook yourself a feast. You’ll get a lot of peace and quiet (besides the moo-ing of cows).

Where should we eat / drink? With a BBQ supplied it would seem a shame not to enter into the camping spirit – but given this is Glamping be sure to get yourself some decent meat, salad and bubbles. If you do want a night off head to a local pub, like The Monkton Inn.

What should we budget? With 4 nights stay setting you back as little as £220 (dates depending) this really is a great value option. If you’re bringing your own food and drink, this could be an under £500 option.

Summary If you want a short, inexpensive break that’s a million miles away from the bustle of the wedding day, think Glamping.  


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Hunting weddings since 2011


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