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Self-catering accommodation

Home from home in a vacation rental

If you are looking for a place to live rather than just a place to sleep, self-catering accommodation (or a 'vacation rental') is ideal. Vacation rentals offer all the comforts of home in a holiday environment.

Self-catering accommodation, known in North America as vacation rentals, offer great value for longer stays and for families.  Many rental properties have gardens, children’s play equipment, books and televisions. And of course cooking equipment so you can eat in whenever you like.

Meet your neighbours at the local shops, markets, and nearby farms that sell eggs and other local produce. You’ll get a real insight into the British way of life as well as priceless local knowledge.

If you stay on a farm, there may also be fun activities to do like horse riding, fishing or watching the farmer milk the cows. Generally, all self-catering properties are supplied with household equipment such as cutlery and crockery, although very often you’ll be charged extra for linen or towels as well as for gas and electricity.

Serviced apartments offer the comfort, privacy and flexibility of a self-catering property, together with the added benefits of many hotel-type services - such as maid service, internet access points, room service and concierge/reception.

Serviced apartments can be found in most major cities and make great base from which to explore, as most are only minutes away from the major attractions and shopping streets.

So have the best of both worlds; enjoy a fantastic holiday away from home, in a delightful homely setting.

Independent self-catering property reviews

Find out what other visitors thought about self-catering properties across Britain. Read impartial reviews on thousands of British self-catering properties, vacation rentals and holiday cottages at My Cottage Holiday .

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