Self Catering Holiday Accommodation & Self Catering holidays

Holiday Apartments

Holiday apartments are a great way to have exactly the holiday you want without spending a fortune. When planning your holiday, set a budget for your holiday accommodation and stick to it, so that you can select an apartment within your price range. You probably already know where you want to go, so it's just a question of identifying the other facilities you need to make your holiday truly memorable. In a self catering holiday apartment, you can have the comfort of home, yet still feel that you're on holiday. Here are some of the factors to consider when planning for your holiday apartment.

There are so many beautiful locations in the UK, that it's difficult to know where to begin. Perhaps you want a rural setting, where you can get away from it all. In that case, you may want a holiday apartment that's quite secluded. Alternatively, you may wish to have easy access to transport so that you can get around. If you're not driving yourself, then this may be a key factor to consider. Whatever you go for, you'll be able to enjoy the independence that is the hallmark of the good self catering holiday. You won't be herded around as you would in a large hotel or tour group. Instead, you will be able to set your own schedule.


Most self catering holiday apartments include some basic facilities. You are likely to have a cooker, kettle, fridge freezer and microwave, and you may even get some cleaning equipment. Many of these apartments now include dishwashers as well. You will probably have a television, though the channels you get may be limited to what's freely available. Some apartments have DVD players as well.

However, there are many other facilities that may be available, and these may make your holiday even easier. For example, if you have a young child, it's useful to find a self catering holiday apartment that includes a cot and high chair, such as Braeside Mews Apartments in Devon. It will save you having to bring your own; those items can be bulky and cumbersome to move around. Other people may need to check their email regularly; choosing holiday apartments with built in WiFi, such as the ones at Newquay Self Catering in Cornwall, means that there will be no need to find an internet café.

It's worth thinking about the location of your holiday apartment. Some people like to be close to the city centre, so that there's easy access to shops and restaurants. Even on a self catering holiday, you won't want to cook every day. Victoria Court in Ulverston, Cumbria, is one example of a holiday apartment which is close to the town centre and offers a full range of amenities, including a children's play area in the garden.

If you are holidaying in a hot country, then you will probably want access to a pool in addition to the other facilities on offer. Some complexes, such as El Coloso in Spain, offer several pools and a full range of amenities for self catering holiday makers. There's plenty of choice when you're ready to select self catering holiday apartments.