With Hand Picked Hotels a minimoon can be every bit as glamorous and indulgent as a honeymoon.

It may have only made it into the Oxford English Dictionary a few years ago, but already minimoons are very popular.

Minimoons are short breaks taken by a newly married coupe, typically in advance of a longer holiday at a later date, and Hand Picked Hotels offer the maximum experience for your minimal time away. 

Norton House Hotel & Spa near Edinburgh for example, is perfect for couples who just want to relax, boasting one of Hand Picked’s signature spas for the ultimate in indulgence, together with newly refurbished suites and a Brasserie. Providing a retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Scotland’s capital, but just 20 minutes away if you do want to explore the shops and historical sites.

If you are looking for a more action-packed minimoon, Rhinefield House Hotel & Spa nestled deep in the New Forest National Park, Hampshire, is perfect for those that love pony trekking, walking or cycling. And with a fabulous health suite on site you can also enjoy some downtime with treatments from leading spa brands, together with huge feature bedrooms and stylish private dining. 

Just a short drive from the centre of Bath, Bailbrook House Hotel offers mini-mooners a cultural city break. The Grade II listed hotel set in 20 acres of parkland has been subject to a £10 million restoration and offers an inspiring variety of culinary experiences, but it is also a wonderful base from which to explore some of the UK’s finest 18th-century Georgian architecture and natural hot springs. 

There are many reasons why you should consider a minimoon. Perhaps you do not have the time or budget just yet for a long and exotic break away, maybe family and friends are coming from abroad for your big day and you want to take the opportunity to spend time with them. The minimoon also allows couples to invest the difference in their future – such as putting it towards a deposit on a home or a savings fund for a child’s education. 

Whatever the reason for your post-wedding getaway you can be assured that Hand Picked Hotels will spoil you, and with a choice of venues across the UK you can both enjoy the first days of your marriage without jet-lag or a hefty flight price.