Five reasons to take a self-catering holiday

Jenai Laignel / 27 January 2015

If you're usually a fan of the all-inclusive break, perhaps this could be the year where you try a self-catering holiday? Here are some of the many benefits...

Self-catering benefit  #5: Freedom

One of the main draws to self-catering holidays is that you can come and go as you please and set your own holiday timetable. Want to eat your breakfast at midday? Not a problem!

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Self-catering benefit  #4. Space

Self-catering properties are usually much more spacious than hotel rooms, so they're ideal if you are travelling with friends or family; they are very sociable and often have a large communal living space.

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Self-catering benefit  #3. Economical

Self-catering holidays are generally a lot cheaper than all-inclusive ones, especially if you are good at sticking to a budget.

They work out particularly well if you are travelling in a larger group, as you can all contribute money into the holiday 'kitty' and put this towards food and other holiday essentials.

Also, Saga customers are entitled to an extra saving of up to 10% on all self-catering properties at cottages4you, making this an even more affordable option.

Self-catering benefit  #2. Authentic experience

Exploring your destination can often be one of the most exciting parts of a holiday.

With all-inclusive breaks, it can be tempting to stay in and around your hotel, meaning you won't uncover any hidden restaurant gems where you can sample local delicacies.

Self-catering benefit  #1. Home from home

If you are bringing children or babies on holiday with you, or you have any special dietary requirements, self-catering allows you to cook what you want, when you want.

Many holiday cottages in the UK are not only like a home away from home, but they come equipped with everything from swimming pools and hot tubs to open fires and games rooms.

Cottages4you have over 13,000 holiday properties throughout the UK and Europe. Take a look at some of their self-catering cottages and get your holiday in the 2015 diary!