Are you looking for the ultimate relaxation and a break from the stresses of everyday life? If so, self catering holidays may be just what you’re looking for. When you go on a self catering holiday, you are responsible for your food and itinerary. As such, there are plenty of benefits to be enjoyed. In this blog post, we will be going over some of these benefits to help you decide whether or not they’re right for you.
What is self catering?
It means that you book accommodation such as a cottage where you can prepare your own meals, rather than having all your meals provided for you. Here is a list of our top six things we love about self catering holidays:
1. Value for money
With self-catering holidays, you can enjoy the freedom of booking your accommodation and flights separately. You also can buy your food and drink in bulk before heading to your destination, saving you precious money.
Many self-catering holiday destinations allow you to spend as little or as much on food and drink. Some also have supermarket facilities nearby to stock up on all your favourite treats!
Plus, if you’re travelling with a group of friends, you can split the cost of shopping and the washing up duties of course!
2. Freedom and flexibility
You’re not always guaranteed a relaxing holiday when you stay in a hotel as you often have to abide by certain rules and schedules such as meal times. You also have to put up with people coming and going all the time.
Self catering holidays allow you to come and go as you please without worrying about someone else’s schedule or rules. Explore your surroundings in your own time, not when someone else says it’s okay. This is especially great if kids are involved because they tend to have their own internal clocks, which don’t always match up with what adults think is best!
3. More spacious accommodation
Self catering cottages and apartments tend to be more spacious than hotel rooms. They usually have private living rooms, kitchens, and separate bedrooms. Many also include private gardens, meaning more space for your kids to run around!
Self-catering accommodations are always located close to local restaurants and shops. So you’ll have plenty of options for eating out or buying food if you don’t feel like cooking.
If there’s one thing that’s hard to come by when staying in hotels and resorts, it’s privacy. No one wants to hear their neighbouring rooms arguing at 2 A.M. when they’re trying to sleep! And no one wants to be kept awake by drunken people talking in the hallway all night long. When you stay in a cottage, noise is kept to a minimum!! Our cottages are all based in local residential villages, giving you the perfect environment to wind down and relax knowing you’ll have an authentic village feel surrounding you.
If you also want to stay up late chatting with friends or reading in bed, no one will bother you when you do it at your self-catering holiday home. You can make as much noise as you want (within reason) without worrying about other guests complaining or even being disturbed by your activities.
5. Many Food Options
You don’t have to eat whatever’s on the menu at a restaurant or hotel buffet on a self-catering holiday. Instead, you can bring your own food and make whatever you want. There’s no need to worry about dietary restrictions or allergies. You can even bring leftovers from your favourite restaurant at home and enjoy them while you’re on vacation. Just imagine how much money you’ll save by not eating out every meal!
However, if you don’t feel like cooking, takeaway meals are available from Silverdale Holiday Park, so you can get the best of both worlds!
One of the biggest downsides to staying in a hotel is that most do not allow pets on their premises. Unless you have family or friends who can care for your furry friends while you’re gone, bringing them along can seem impossible.
With self catering cottages, this isn’t an issue. You can bring your pet with you and make them feel right at home in the same way you do!
Take the guesswork out of your holiday and book a self catering cottage today. We can also provide advice on self catering holidays UK residents and visitors alike will love.