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 .

Holiday cottage facilities for a cheap break

holiday cottage amenitiesSelf-catering holidays are by far the cheapest choice of taking a break in another location and not relying on friends or family.

A compromise always has to be reached when it comes to choosing accommodation.  Most of us can gaze admiringly on five star holiday homes but know that they are way out of our reach and have to settle for something within our budget.

What are the essential features in a holiday cottage?

It comes down to recognising the basics such as an adequate number of bedrooms and bathrooms and then adding desirable features. If you are unsure about the additional amenities you might require from a self-catering holiday home, check out a site called ‘cottages-with’ which lists just about everything possible. This may just raise your awareness and help you make the best decision about your holiday accommodation. It is much more critical to avoid making poor choices when a two week summer break may be the only holiday that you have in a year.

Holiday letting price consideration

The other self-catering fact to recognise is that price is not a good indicator of the quality of accommodation that you can expect to receive. Holiday cottages can be run by large companies and consist of holiday parks with numerous lodges or holiday homes, or they can be a single cottage that someone has inherited or purchased as part of their retirement plan. In these cases, owners of individual holiday homes set their own rates and that much depends on how much they need to keep running. Some people are more generous that others and may provide welcome packs of local cakes, biscuits, tea and coffee. It is worth knowing exactly what you need and comparing holiday lets.

Location price variations

Where they are located is another big factor in the rental rate. Properties in Lincolnshire are considerably less expensive than similar houses in the home counties, and therefore a lower weekly rental price can be charged. One also has to balance the cost of travel with the rental rate. And that brings us round to where you would like to go on holiday because a pleasing place to stay is just the start of a good break.

Dog owners will have other considerations. Pet-friendly self-catering cottages allow dogs to stay with their owners. There is a huge variety and most needs thought of in the UK holiday cottage market.  It’s a case of:

  1. Deciding on the type of self-catering holiday that you would like, for example, seaside, rural or a city break.
  2. Deciding on the duration or is that linked to cost?
  3. Deciding on which part of the UK or Ireland you plan to visit.
  4. Making a list of essential cottage features that you need. Please refer to