Self Catering Holiday Property Rentals
Take a look of the hundreds of locations available and many types of rentals. What ever the type of holiday you are looking for we are bound to have something for you.
We have a wide variety of holiday rentals available to suit all tastes. From a romantic break for two to a whole group in a large villa. Accommodation can be found in the UK split into England, Scotland & Wales. We also have a wide variety of holiday rentals available in France, Spain, Germany and the rest of Europe. JUst use the maps on each of the country pages to find the holiday you are looking for. Villas and cottage links will take you to one of our other sites which specialise in this type of break.
Self Catering - the easy way to have a cheap holiday abroad or in the UK
The idea of an all inclusive holiday and being served in a hotel can be appealing to many there are many advantages to choosing a self catering break.
- Drinks in the hotel are often more expensive than if purchased in the local supermarket
- You have more flexibility around the food you eat either in restaurants or through buying local produce at a market or shops
- There are no fixed times when you have to eat with a self catering rental so you have more flexibility. Often it is nice to be able to hire a car and explore the area and try different restaurants in the local area.
- Costs - catering for yourself is usually much cheaper than all inclusive deals
- Self catering holiday rentals give you more space than a hotel. Many places will have private areas outside to sit and enjoy the sunshine in. Some villas for example have private swimming pools and garden areas.
Booking a holiday
You have often have more flexibility in the travel arrangements for a self catering holiday. You can book flights and hire cars with the travel company but you don't have to so you can shop around for a better deal on flights and cars. In the UK of course you can use your own car, hire a car or take public transport.
It is always advisable to take out travel insurance when going overseas to cover medical expenses. Even if you are staying in the UK its worth considering just in case something goes wrong. Again, you will probably save money by shopping around and compare travel insurance quotes
You can save money by booking your flights independently. Shopping around for the best deal on flights can also save you a fair bit of money on your holiday. Holiday Flights is a site to help you get the best price by comparing flights from a number of operators.
Searching for the right self catering holiday property
There is no such thing a the right holiday as everybody will have different needs. With that in mind it is important when booking that you have a clear idea as to what your break must have, what you would like it to have, what you don't mind about and what do definitely don't want e.g. if you have teenagers or young children then some type of entertainment may be good. If you are looking for a quiet break then being next to a disco is not so great. One idea is to write a list with your family so you can check the details of potentials and rule out those that do not meet your needs.
We include a map on many of the details pages so you can have a look and see what's around e.g. how far away is it from the sea, is it near a motorway, if its a country break how green is the local area on the map. There is a little box on the map that allows you to change it to a satellite view to get a better picture of what's in the area. We also include as many pictures as we can to give you the best view as to what it looks like.