And relax… | A Cornwall Mini-Moon

By Gemma

So what to do when your special day is done and dusted (trust me it disappears in the blink of an eye!) – relax of course!

We had only bought our house in September and along with the expense of a wedding, a lavish honeymoon straight after wasn’t really on the cards. We instead decided to look at somewhere special for a ‘mini-moon’ with somewhere abroad to follow next year.

I came across Unique Home Stays and their amazing properties whilst searching and knew we’d find somewhere special from them.

Discovering Nomad

After browsing through the website I came across Nomad. The pictures on the website are what drew me in but my god they did not do it justice. Tucked down a winding country lane was this incredible oasis of relaxation. The attention to detail the owners Jan and Chris had put into creating Nomad was so evident as soon as we arrived. The perfect combination of rustic charm and modern amenities. Nomad combines two luxury gypsy wagons with a rustic bothy via a secret tunnel in a secluded location near Widemouth Bay, offering the ultimate retreat for two in Cornwall. It was really straight forward to book and you can pay in installments rather than all at once. Helpful when you have a wedding to pay for!

We were greeted with a quick tour from Chris and a luxury hamper filled with local goodies. If you ever get chance, try the pies from The Cornish Pie Company – they were delicious.

We weren’t all that fussed about doing loads of things when Nomad was so perfect. We wanted to enjoy it and to be honest we were both exhausted! Every detail had been thought of and there was nothing better than get cosy on the sofa or relaxing in the hottub.

I was so fidgety for the first day or so. It’s a strange feeling when you’ve been so busy organising and planning to then literally have nothing to do but relax. That said, after such a hectic few months it was so nice to spend some time with Dan – just us two. We’ve never slept so much and it was bliss.



For the first few days we didn’t venture very far, just to Bude and Widemouth Bay which were less than ten minutes away. There’s something refreshing about breathing in sea air and sticking your toes in the sand.

It wasn’t until our last full day we ventured further afield with a trip to Padstow and Port Issac. It was only a 50 minute drive and both were as picturesque as you can imagine. Fish and chips in Padstow were a must followed by ice cream in Port Issac. Word of warning though – watch the seagulls, they will steal your ice cream. I’m just glad it happened to Dan and not me!

All in all we couldn’t have wished for a better few days away. We’re really glad we opted for a mini-moon to start with too. We were both so tired, heading to an airport would have been a nightmare!

If you’re considering a mini-moon I would highly recommend a website like Unique Home Stays. Especially if you want to find a place like no other.

Gemma x

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