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The Jewish Chronicle - JC Magazine - - Honeymoon -

our wed­ding day has ended, but it’s just the be­gin­ning of an amaz­ing jour­ney to­gether. Maybe you have time con­straints and can’t go on a full hon­ey­moon just yet. Well, the good news is, there is al­ways the mini moon.

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On a dreamy long week­end break in Scot­land, you can com­bine self-guided walk­ing in the an­cient land of Assynt in Scot­land’s High­lands with Miche­lin-starred cui­sine. Assynt is a re­mote and sparsely pop­u­lated area, with few roads dis­sect­ing the moun­tains as they stand out, rugged and iso­lated, ris­ing steeply from a loch-strewn land­scape. Be­cause of its ex­cep­tional beauty, it was the first part of the UK to be des­ig­nated a Unesco Geop­ark. The coast­line has sandy beaches — Sand­wood be­ing the best — cliffs, caves, wa­ter­falls, sea-stacks and is­lands, boat trips, wildlife watch­ing and vis­it­ing his­tor­i­cal sites can all be squeezed into the trip – if you have the in­cli­na­tion. Stay in the small, charm­ing Al­ban­nach Ho­tel, where you can dine on fresh lo­cal fish and fine wine, while ad­mir­ing the views across the walled gar­den to the sea loch and moun­tains be­yond.

Pack­ages for the Assynt Es­cape start from £699 per per­son, for two shar­ing, in­clud­ing three nights’ half-board and five-course din­ners, de­tailed lo­cal notes, walk­ing routes and maps. www.wilder­nesss­cot­land.com 01479 420020 Corn­wall is the eter­nal favourite for a mini­break and the town of St Ives has lovely coastal walk­ing paths, cob­bled streets and gal­leries – a pic­ture of ro­mance, with the cul­tural bonus of The Tate and the Bar­bara Hepworth Mu­seum.

Stay at the Black Moon, a one-bed­room prop­erty whose liv­ing room fea­tures large floor-to-ceil­ing glass doors that give views over St Ives bay to­wards Gwith­ian light­house. The ocean is so close that at high tide it crashes against the side of the house. The liv­ing room also has a glass floor that looks down into a pri­vate cave area.

The Wow House Com­pany of­fers a three­night self-cater­ing stay from £182 per per­son, based on two shar­ing. www.the­wow­house­c­om­pany.com

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