With more and more of us opting for ‘staycations’, self-catering in the UK is a no-brainer for those on a budget – as well as offering more flexibility and freedom, it’s generally far less expensive than staying in a hotel. Even if you don’t cook all the time, self-catering facilities are useful for breakfast, heating bottles and baby food, and making snacks and picnics. They also allow you to make the most of local produce from farmers’ markets and farm shops and are useful if you’re holidaying with picky children. They're also helpful for holidays with grandparents, extended family or another family or families, as you can generally afford more space and better facilities by clubbing together, and can share the chores to give one another a rest.
We’ve sifted through thousands of options to bring you our handpicked recommendations, whether you’re looking for cottages, farmstays, lodges, apartments, apart-hotels (combining extra space and kitchen facilities with some of the facilities of a hotel) or camping, holiday parks and holiday villages. See our special offers and latest deals with self-catering partners in the UK:
• Bluestone National Park Resort: Pembrokeshire holiday village with lots of activities.
• Hoseasons: Holiday villages with mainly lodge accommodation, including Go Active parks.
• Feather Down Farms: Glamping holidays on working farms.
• Dream Lodge Group: Upmarket holiday parks in rural and coastal locations around England, including Devon, Cornwall and Norfolk.
• Forest Holidays: Holiday cabins on Forestry Commission estates around the UK, with ranger-led activities.
• YHA Family Hostels: Great options for budget holidays around the UK, with communal kitchens.