Due to covid-19, more couples and newlyweds are choosing local honeymoon venues and staycations as a way to relax and spend time together before traveling further afield for a honeymoon abroad in the future.
For a countryside escape, head to Chilston Park in Lenham. Surrounded by 22 acres of parkland and gardens, with 53 individually styled bedrooms, couples can indulge in the hotel’s Culpeper’s restaurant before retiring to the Marble Lounge to raise a glass of champagne to your new life together. Make it a weekend and visit Port Lympne animal reserve or shop ‘til you drop at the Ashford Designer Outlet – both within a 30-min drive from Chilston park.
If it’s a sense of adventure you are after, head to Leeds Castle in Maidstone. From medieval style Knights Glamping packages, the period style bathrooms in the 16th century Maiden’s Tower, to the selection of surrounding private holiday cottages, there’s accommodation style to suit every couple’s needs.
Tee off on the golf course, get up close to birds of prey with a falconry experience, wander the castle itself and hear the fascinating stories behind the 12th Century Castle’s history, or raise a glass at the Castle View restaurant.
For more information visit handpickedhotels.co.uk/chilstonpark and leeds-castle.com.