Accommodation Guide

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Self Catering is the perfect way to relax and explore an area in your own time.

Modern self catered properties offer facilities you may be used to at home, allowing you to enjoy your own time, away from the stresses of normal life.

Latest Self Catering Accommodation

  • Boot and Shoe Cottage

    Wycliffe, Barnard Castle, County Durham

    An idyllic riverside cottage with open fires, private fishing and tennis court. Ideal for walking, bird-watching or just relaxing!

  • Riverdale Cottage

    3 Marwood Cottages, Barnard Castle, County Durham

    Riverdale Cottage is a Perfect Detached Country Cottage for 2 guests, in the Historic Market Town of Barnard Castle, set by the banks of the River Tees.

  • Derwent Grange Cottages

    Derwent Grange, Consett, County Durham

    Four cosy cottages on working sheep farm. Sleep 2 to 11. Easy access to all Northumberland and Durham attractions. Children welcome. Sorry no pets.

  • Manse Croft

    1 Manse Croft, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

    Comfortable and well appointed 5 bedroomed house overlooking the beautiful Feugh Valley, just 2 miles from Banchory on Royal Deeside.

  • Greenfield Cottages

    Greenfield, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

    Greenfield Cottages are a group of 5 cottages, which we have sympathetically renovated to provide our guests with quality accommodation.

  • The Deckhouse

    No 10 The Green, By Lochgilphead, Argyll & Bute

    Traditionally built cottage with two double bedrooms. Wonderful sea views to yhr islands of the Inner Hebrides. Superb sunsets.

Self Catering Holiday Accommodation

Self Catering gives you so much flexibility to enjoy your time as you wish. Whether you fancy a day of adventure or a day doing nothing more than flicking the kettle on, renting a property gives you that freedom.

In the UK, self catering covers many types of properties from secluded cottages (See: Holiday Cottages) through to apartments and penthouses. Prices range from hundreds to thousands for a week, depending on the location and the standard of the accommodation on offer.

Getting the most from your self catering holiday...

Rental terms

Generally you will be only offered weekends, or weekly rental periods. Sometimes, if the accommodation is not booked up then you can negoticate a term that suits you better.

Getting stocked up

When you go on a self catering holiday to a seaside town or rural area, try to find out the location of the nearest supermarket so that you can stock up on the way. There is nothing worse than arriving at your destination and not being able to get a hot drink or a snack. Self catering holidays can be a lot of fun providing you know enough about the accommodation and you go well prepared.


Holiday accommodation that is advertised as self catering will usually have a fully equipped kitchen, although it probably won’t be as well equipped as your kitchen at home. If you decide to stay in a holiday flat or apartment then the catering facilities may be rather basic.

Some places will have a microwave and possibly a hob, but there won’t always be an oven. If you are a family that likes to eat a lot of oven cooked food then you would be disappointed. You should try to get the owner or letting agent to tell you whether or not the accommodation will have a full sized cooker.

Help & tips:

Self Catering Accommodation

  1. Double check the property is close to the area in which you would like to explore
  2. You would be well advised to check with the property owner/agent about what kitchen facilities and equipment are provided – if in doubt take your own
  3. If you are staying well off the beaten track it may be worth doing a weeks shopping before you arrive