5 AMAZING Reasons To Make Your Next Holiday Self Catering

Self catering accommodation is a great option for families looking to book a relaxing holiday together.  Hundredrooms is an excellent resource for finding self catering holidays around the world to suit your needs.  Not only does it compare prices so that you get the best deals but you can also specify your family’s specific requirements.  So if you can’t live without wifi or want use of a pool it’s a great place to start your holiday search.

As you already know from my recent holiday to France, I love the flexibility that a self catering holiday offers to families.  I decided to ask some of my family travel blogger friends to talk to me about their experiences of self catering holidays and I found there experiences really inspiring.  I’ve literally found 5 amazing holidays I could book tomorrow and all for very different reasons.

You Can Stay In Gorgeous Houses

If I was going on holiday to Florida I would totally want to live the dream, and it looks like Cathy from Mummy Travels did just that on her trip to Anna Maria Island on Florida’s Gulf Coast.  The decor alone in this gorgeous five bedroomed villa located about an hour away from Tampa Airport took my breath away.

The villa is far superior to anything I’ve seen before and there is so much attention to detail.  I love the whole look and feel of the house, and I agree with Cathy when she talks about it being a major part of the holiday experience.  I think I would struggle to leave here!

Enjoy Eating At Home On Your Own Terms

Self catering accommodation often provides excellent facilities to enjoy some great home cooking.  When Gretta from Mums Do Travel took her family on holiday to Portugal they found they ate at home far more than at the local restaurants.

Being able to enjoy a family meal together inspired my local produce and accompanied by the wines you have discovered from the region is a wonderful way to spend an evening.  You can dine when you want to, take your time over your food and move out onto the balcony to enjoy the rest of your evening at your leisure.  If you have young children who need to be in bed early, this is a perfect option for you.

Add Unique Experiences To Your Self Catering Holiday

When I read about Maria’s from One Tiny Leaps’s experience at Wildflower Flower Farm in Massachusetts it took me right back to my childhood and one of my favourite TV shows, Little House On The Prairie.  I know, I’m completely showing my age aren’t I.

I would love to go to America and experience life on a traditional farm, where the children can run free and meet the animals.  Being able to stay with local people and gleam their knowledge of the area to plan your holiday too is just invaluable.

Celebrate Special Occasions

Self catering holidays are the perfect setting for the multi-generational holiday and the perfect place to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary.  Laura from Side Street Style talks about sharing her 30th birthday with her family, as well as her mother and brother, on the French Riveria in this wonderfully traditional French villa. 

Self catering accommodation is perfect for bring families together for holidays as you can enjoy each other’s company but still retreat to your own room if you need a little space.  You can enjoy time together at home or on day trips, or you have the flexibility to plan different activities also.

Take Your Travels Off The Beaten Track

Self catering holidays give you real flexibility when it comes to choosing your location.  You don’t have to feel tidied to a holiday resort and you can find locations that really inspire you and let you immerse yourself in the local culture and beauty of an area.

Charly from Pod Travels shares her tourist free experience in the stunning location of Trillayo in the Bedoya Valley.  Their holiday cottage was brimming with rustic charm and was the perfect location to explore this remarkable location.

What do you love about self catering accommodation?

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9 Comments

  1. June 14, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    I totally agree with all your points – we’ve had some wonderful holidays in self-catering accommodation, I think it makes family travel so easy. And that Florida holiday home was definitely one with the biggest wow factor, thanks for including it.
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  2. Sarah Cooper
    June 14, 2017 / 6:54 pm

    Yes, I totally agree. You can have so much more freedom with self-catering and it can make the holiday so much cheaper as well if you are organised.

  3. Rachel Butler
    June 14, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    I like the idea of self catering. Especially as since my Dad passed, my mum would be with us on our holidays and she is coeliac, so it’s better that we can have the option of being able to cook at ‘home’ xo

  4. MARGARET gallagher
    June 15, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    Quite enjoy self catering holidays depending on who is coming with us
    With self catering there’s definitely more scope

  5. William Gould
    June 20, 2017 / 5:41 am

    We always stay in apartments these days, especially on city breaks!

  6. Emma Walton
    June 25, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    We always go self catering because we hate being tied to our hotel.

  7. Susan Smith
    July 3, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    Do prefer Self Catering, because you can eat what you want, when you want, as well as having the opportunity of eating out if you want

  8. Anthea Holloway
    July 3, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    This makes a lot of sense and I can see why self-catering can be a very good idea for families in particular.

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