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Guest blog: A guide to self-catering holidays in Europe

Written by Fiona September 24 2013

Holidays and travelling don’t have to drain your savings, especially if you go self-catering. This type of holiday also offers maximum freedom and access to home-from-home facilities while still enabling you to enjoy fun and relaxation. This guest blog reveals the tips for finding the best self-catering spots in Europe.

villa-olhos-d-agua-portugese-holiday-letting-children-pool-separate-from-deep-aerea-123871Do your research

There are so many options when it comes to selfcatering holidays in Europe so pick your area first. Also consider the kind of holiday activities you most enjoy and then look for self-catering accommodation to suit the size of your group.

What’s the price?

If you’re aiming to save money, you’ll find that many self-catering options are far cheaper than hotels. One way to keep the cost down is to book a self-catering property with a sofa bed in the living area. You will need one less bedroom and this will be a lot cheaper on average. However, you might also be keen to enjoy a few luxuries, such as detached accommodation with a swimming pool. These will add to the cost of your self-catering accommodation but the beauty is that there are places to suit al budgets and requirements. From country cottages to town houses and seaside properties to luxury apartments and villas, what will you choose? And if you want something extra special or adventurous, how does staying in a lighthouse sound to you? Yes, it’s possible.

Know what to look for before you go

Most times, you won’t get to see the property before heading out on your holiday. So it is important for you to know what you need to be on the look out for on the websites, in the catalogues and magazines. For example, do you want a detached accommodation, an apartment, a remote property or something in town? And how about a separate sitting room, adjoining or separate kitchen and dining area, bedroom numbers and bathrooms?

Great for family breaks

A self-catering holiday is most popular among families. And with the half-term October break coming up it could be a good choice.

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