Wednesday 29 August 2018

5 Reasons to Go Self Catering for Your Next Holiday!

5 Reasons to Go Self Catering for Your Next Holiday!

More & more people are choosing self catering holidays nowadays and there are a whole host of reasons why! Whether you’re travelling with your partner, your family, or your friends, we think self catering is the way to go! Here are 5 reasons why:

It’s like a home from home!

Staying in a hotel can be wonderful, but you never really feel at home. When you stay in a holiday cottage, it truly becomes yours for the duration of your stay! You can eat & drink when you like and come & go as you please, without worrying about disturbing other guests. You’re also likely to find that cottages are much more unique & personal, with little personal touches like books & DVDs for you to enjoy.

It’s perfect for groups & families!

If you’ve ever tried to arrange a group holiday before, you know how tricky it can be trying to find dates to suit everyone. Have you ever thought about renting multiple properties in the same area? Some can stay for a week, some for a weekend, and you can all enjoy your own privacy too! Mealtimes can be enjoyed together and can be as social as you like. If there are children in your party, they can head to bed while the adults socialise in the lounge – nobody has to return to the hotel room & be on babysitting duty!

It’s more affordable than you think!

Self catering holidays don’t have to cost a fortune! The price advertised is generally for the whole property, so when you break it down per person per night you may be surprised at just how little it costs! You also have the freedom of eating in, so no need to worry about factoring expensive restaurants into your travel budget. You may still choose a few days or nights out, but there will be plenty of space to socialise & relax in your own, private cottage.

You can still enjoy onsite facilities if you like!

Choosing to go self catering doesn’t mean missing out on fun & games! If you’d like an action-packed break with lots to enjoy onsite, there are lots of places that offer this too! From friendly animals to play parks & swimming pools to golf courses, many self catering properties are on larger complexes where you can enjoy as much (or as little) of what they offer as you like. This is also ideal if some of your party fancy doing things, as there is something for everyone.

You don’t have to go far!

With a self catering staycation, you don’t need to travel far for a great time. You can pack up the car or use public transport, and be somewhere totally new within a short time. We’re lucky in the UK & Ireland to have it all, so whether you fancy discovering a new city, relaxing by the beach, climbing a mountain or exploring a historic village, it’s never too far away! Even if it’s just for a night or two, you can have a mini-adventure & return home feeling refreshed.

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