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Staycation Honeymoon: A Cottage Escape within the Cotswolds

Wersha Bharadwa explores a dreamy staycation honeymoon hotspot at one of many Cotswolds' finest stored secret with Michael Paul Holidays.

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Staycation Honeymoon Location: Bruern Property, the Cotswolds

Sitting between the hyper-social cream of the Cotswolds – Chipping Norton and Stow-on-the-Wold (the place you'll discover politicians and A listers a-plenty) – we make our means down traffic-free nation lanes, passing quaint pubs and wine boutiques all glowing with fairylights earlier than hitting the tremendous secluded Bruern Property. The surroundings is English image postcard good. All 12 cottages are owned by the aristocratic Astor household and include a chatelaine-style character.

First Impressions

Anticipate seagrass carpets, leaded home windows, picket doorways and interval furnishings in Cheltenham Cottage – a romantic quantity accessed through a spiral iron staircase and which has open-plan front room. It's precisely like The Vacation however with a 5 star lodge service.

Booked through Michael Paul Holidays (who's a curated assortment of uber-luxe nation pads), we lap up the free Netflix, wooden burners in largely marble fireplaces, wool blankets, Persian rugs, gold-tipped porcelain china and a bookcase filled with boardgames, novels, playing cards and maps which is able to curl up with a while within the spa.

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The Suite

The white plumpy 4 poster beds in Ralph Lauren sheets in two spacious bedrooms on the highest flooring are a tonic. There are marble-wash basins, king-size Hypnos beds with down duvets and Egyptian sheets. Bogs include high-end showers and Elemis goodies. It's fancy (suppose Colefax & Fowler, Fired Earth and Nina Campbell interiors) however wholly unstuffy.

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The place to eat

You don’t technically must self-cater on this staycation honeymoon both: a giant draw is the ginormous welcome hamper of farmhouse breads, sweets, eggs from cacklebean farm, biscuits, chutneys and lemon cake. Plus there's a full bottle of Champagne, milk, thick bacon and sausages from Daylesford Farm Organics (a brief drive away). The Wild Rabbit restaurant is shut by, too.

What You'll Love About This Staycation Honeymoon

In a 40ft bath-water temperature pool (which you'll largely to yourselves). It sits in a sun-filled pavilion overlooking the beautiful backyard. Bruern repays your go to time and time once more with hidden courtyards, gazebos, wisteria tunnels, arches and secret sun-trap picnic gardens. The spa affords unadulterated luxurious with heated beds, reflexology remedies, a sauna and health club. Now we have a HD mini cinema projector, desk tennis and pool tables and a grand piano. Bikes, together with tandems in each conceivable dimension, may be borrowed whenever you're able to discover. It's the Cotswolds finest stored secret for certain, and also you'll go away to spend all summers right here.

E-book your Cotswolds staycation honeymoon from £ 564 per week for cottages sleeping 2-12 through

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