Cheap Holidays and Breaks


Cheap Holidays

Self catering breaks

Rent a holiday cottage, apartment, chalet, log cabin or house.


holiday parks

Holiday parks

Holiday accommodation with leisure facilities, shops and other amenities and entertainment.



Traditionally the cheapest most basic form of holiday accommodation. Kids love it .

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Cheap Weekend Breaks

weekend breaks

Trying to arrange holidays on a budget can be beyond current means. One way round this is to opt for a weekend break instead. OK, it is fewer days and can be anything from two to four days depending on your form of accommodation.

Make your holidays last longer

One big plus of weekend breaks is that they do not use many days of your leave entitlement, even if you take a Friday until Sunday break, leaving your accommodation to return home on the Monday. This would use just two days of holiday entitlement thus stretching your holidays to their maximum potential.

Hotels are always charged per night with the exception in low season of the possibility of a free night thrown in as part of a weekend break package.

The situation is slightly different with self-catering holidays. These are generally much better value than hotel and B&B stays but more care is required when booking a short break. Because a full clean is required between guests, self-catering providers sometimes charge a proportion of the weekly let that could be as high as 70%. You may opt to stay for say four of the seven nights and might consider that four sevenths of the rental rate is more appropriate. From the property owner’s point of view, they may not let the other part of the week and therefore are taking a loss. It all depends on where you stay.

Trends have been changing in recent times and many self-catering owners now appreciate that weekend breaks are hugely popular and there is always strong demand for them. They still expect lets of a full week during school holidays but as long as you try to book a weekend break outwith school holidays, you should be able to obtain one easily.

Look for last minute weekend breaks during school holidays

It is always possible to obtain a cottage weekend break in school holidays by choosing a cancellation. For a self-catering owner, a partial booking is preferable to no booking and you should be able to obtain a favourable price. One source of late deals for self-catering breaks is


When booking any type of holiday accommodation, it is always possible to negotiate for a last minute booking. If you don’t ask, you don’t get!

Another win for weekend breaks

Weekend breaks are never ever long enough to grow bored with a holiday. People often try to cram in as many things as they hope to do within the time they have and the end result is a full and satisfying experience. If you really enjoy the break you can repeat it again once you save up. And if it did not live up to expectations, you have only wasted one or two days of your holiday leave.


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More about weekend breaks

A few ideas about where to stay for a British weekend break