10 of the Best Irish Mini Moons for those wishing to explore the intoxicating emerald isle…
Everyone knows that weddings make a pretty big dent in your bank account and for money and time savvy brides, mini moons are becoming all the range. Luckily for us Ireland is full of the most romantic honeymoon destinations and if it’s good enough for Kim and Kanye then it’s good enough for us….
Nestled in the gorgeous Cork countryside this classical Georgian country house is designed for those honeymooners looking to experience authentic, luxury country living. Couples can choose from one of the six airy bedrooms with views of the extensive Gardens or from the months of May through to September, mini mooners can opt to sleep in one of the many outdoor options!
Known as glamping the Estate offers a selection of bell tents as well as a Glamping Arc and a Father Ted style caravan for those looking for something different. Glamping is fully catered by the main house and glampers will be given a box of goodies on arrival to heighten the enjoyment of their stay!
Book a romantic escape for two nights, complete with full Irish breakfast, 4 course dinner and champagne on arrival starting at €205.
In the heart of Ireland’s breathtaking north coast lies this luxury boutique hotel. Spend your mini moon exploring the beautiful scenery and visiting popular attractions such as the Giants Causeway and the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. After all that exercise, unwind with a cosy drink for two in front the Inn’s famous open fire and enjoy a rustic meal in the heavenly bistro; AA Rosette known for its’ delicious local fare and seafood. Don’t forget to fit in a visit to close by Bushmills Distillery!
Prices start at £138 for a two night break with breakfast.
Northern Ireland’s premier Hotel and Spa is one of the most popular wedding reception venues in Ireland and since romance is quite literally in the air this makes it the perfect location for an intimate mini moon! Stay in a comfortable suite or shut out the world in your own private, self catered cottage.
Make use of the state of the art luxury spa facilities and sooth away any post wedding stress with a massage from the extensive treatment list. With everything you could ever want under one roof, the resort boasts an array of nightclubs and restaurants including the delectable, award winning River Room.
Prices start at £165 per person sharing a standard room
For the ideal mini moon take it back to basics with a spot of camping. Wildflower Glamping is Ireland’s leading destination for luxury camping and is located on a hill overlooking stunning scenery, just four miles from Cavan town. This unique campsite offers overnight stays in strikingly painted wagons, yurts and huge tents. Decorated with fairy lights, soft furnishing and draped beds, this is camping like you’ve never seen it before! Close to the Marble Arch Caves and Killykeen Forest Park there is plenty to do for those who love adrenaline filled holidays.
Prices vary from €200-€250 for a two night weekend break.
Bernards Log Cabins
For a couple who love the great outdoors, Bernard’s Log Cabins found on the Rivervalley in Ballyconnel is the perfect starting point to see the arresting Cavan scenery. Imported from Finland, the charming log cabins offer an authentic Scandinavian experience with the luxury of Jacuzzi baths and gas log fires.
Each cabin can sleep up to six people meaning this retreat is family friendly for those mini mooners with children. Make sure to visit the local Breifne mountains for a plethora of nature trails and fishing lakes.
Contact Bernard’s Log Cabins at email@example.com for pricing information.
Roe Park Resort
For a luxury resort and spa break with an elegant twist choose country house estate; Roe Park Resort. Located in Limavady with sprawling grounds this hotel is close to the city of Derry and the ultimate platform from which to explore the awe-inspiring North Coast. To top it all off, their award winning on site spa has a couples package offering two and a half hours of relaxation for mini mooners who can’t bear to be apart!
Enjoy a two night stay with breakfast and one dinner from £94 per person.
Rent a Cottage
Honeymoons are all about rest, relaxation and you know what! For those honeymooners searching for an intimate mini moon for two, renting a private cottage is the ticket. Self catered cottages are available to hire in some of the most alluring places in the country and often come with added extras like hot tubs and rooftop balconies.
Prices start at around £200 a week.
Have you ever dreamed of living like royalty? Spend your honeymoon playing King and Queen of your own private Irish Castle! This three story stone tower is part of the Clandeboye Estate and offers incredible views of the County Down countryside from the rooftop. Enjoy leisurely walks around the sprawling grounds by day and in the evening relax by the open fire with a glass of wine and good company.
Prices start at £235 for a weekend.
Not strictly on the isle of Ireland but close enough to make a mini moon worth it, Inis Meain is the one of the three Aran Islands found off the coast of Galway. Traditional Irish culture has been preserved in this time capsule peninsula bringing together the unique combination of natural beauty and history all on one.
Inis Meáin is the front runner in exclusive mini moons with only five suites available in the resort, each with breathtaking sea and island views. Experience a style of dining in the on-site restaurant called Elemental Eating; in which each course contains two elements inspired by prime ingredients from fresh, local sources. This hearty fare is designed to be eaten after a long day exploring the magnificent scenery either on foot or by bicycle.
Prices start at around €550 for a midweek stay in a suite.
For a little slice of serenity make like Kim and Kanye West and have your mini moon in the same private 18th century manor house that they did! Only 30 minutes from the centre of Cork, the resort is set in the 220 acre grounds of Castlemartyr Castle, first built in 1210.
The 5* hotel offers a luxury stay with a number of suites to choose from, four restaurants and a decedent spa offering an extensive range of treatments. The resort also boasts a fitness studio, heated indoor pool and golf course. For the ultimate indulgent mini moon opt for a horse and carriage ride around the vast grounds.
Prices range from €200-510 based on a two night package with breakfast and one dinner.
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