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Self-Catering Holidays

You Travel on Holiday. You have to prepare your own food, but it's an affordable Holiday

Instead of going on holiday and staying at a hotel, where the 24-hour-a-day team of conscientious staff look after you, serving you with meals, cleaning up after you, and providing all the backup services, it is possible for you to arrange a self-catering holiday. You can look after yourself, and this saves a lot of money on the holiday.

Here are a few helpful self-catering holiday contacts to explore:

Hoseasons *

Jet 2 Holidays *
includes some self-catering holidays

Interhome *

Home Exchange *


James Villas *

Cofman UK *

Jolly Rentals *

Vacation Home Rentals *

Bungalow.net *

Mackays Agency *

Holiday Velvet *

Thomson Al Fresco *

Coast and Country Cottages *

Pure Holiday Homes *

Villas To Go *

Sunny Rentals *

Holiday Lets *

Reserve Apartments *

Resortime *

Lakes Cottage Holidays * - in the Lake District or the Eden Valley

Haka Tours * - to New Zealand

Villa Select *

Hostel World * ?

Blue Chip Vacations * - holiday cottages in Cornwall and Devon

Sandaya *

You Stylish Apartments *

Park Resorts * - static caravans

Volunteer Travel * - travel abroad, including TEFL

Home Away UK * - Holiday home rentals - an alternative to hotels

Farm and Cottage Holidays *

Radical Travel * - for young explorers

Time Away Villas *

Bowhills *

Cottage Holiday Group * - Self catering in the North Of England & Scottish Borders

Responsible Travel *

Eurocamp * - self-catering holidays in Europe

Keycamp Holidays *

Belvilla *

Helpful Holidays *

Haven Holidays *
Haven Holidays offer the ultimate UK family holiday experience, including self-catering holidays, with many fun packed Parks offering a wide choice of Holidays and Short Breaks in some of your favourite locations, throughout England, Scotland and Wales. A Haven family holiday is never far away, you can find a Park at the finest seaside locations from Scotland right through to the South Coast.

Alpha Rooms * - including self-catering holidays

Premier Holidays * - villas, self-catering

Gusto Camp *

Holiday Rentals - Search from a great selection of Holiday Rentals Accommodations on AlwaysOnVacation.co.uk as well as Holiday Villas, Apartment Rental and other Holiday Rentals UK property types directly from owners.

Holiday City Superstore *

Pierre and Vacances UK * - No1 for self catering holiday apartments in France and Spain

Break Free Holidays *

Henoo * - self-catering option on "Board Type"

Imagine Ireland *Holiday on the Emerald Isle in a self-catering cottage

Butlins *
Butlins offer families and adults a variety of holidays and weekend breaks, packed full of entertainment all year round.

Holiday Shed * - self-catering is an option on the "Board Basis" options.

Bookable Holidays *

Pontins *
One of the UK's most respected brands, Pontins has been providing holidays to families for over 60 years

Bluestone *

Cosmos Holidays *

Olympic Holidays *

Style Holidays *

Quick Rooms *Yes, they do self-catering holidays as well

Hoburne Holiday Parks *

The Long Haul Traveller *

Park Holidays *
Another useful Family Holidays contact in the UK

Dales Holiday Cottages *

Earlscroft Farm
Pet-friendly self-catering holidays in Lincolnshire

Self-Catering holidays are often very much cheaper than hotels. There's a good reason for this: It's all the money saved versus having hotel staff, and the efficiency of the methods, (for example if you're self-catering you don't need to change the sheets every day, whereas in a hotel they do that!). Self-catering may not be as luxurious, but it represents a considerable holiday cost saving.

For other travel options, see the main Travel page.

Picture: Idyllic Holiday Beach Scene

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