What is self catering accommodation
In a nutshell, self-catering accommodation refers to a property which provides the necessary facilities to allow guests to cater (i.e. cook) for themselves. It might be a holiday cottage, house, apartment, country mansion or something a little quirkier like a tree-house, yurt or even a boat.
What is a self contained accommodation?
A self-contained unit of accommodation is one which has a kitchen (or cooking area), bathroom and toilet inside it for the exclusive use of the household living within the unit. If the occupiers need to leave the unit to gain access to any one of these amenities, then that unit is not self contained.
What are the characteristics of self-catering accommodation?
The unit should feature a fully equipped kitchen to cater for the maximum people to be accommodated (including fridge, stove, cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils, cleaning equipment). The kitchen should be for the exclusive use of the guests, and not shared.
What is self catered?
(Of a holiday) having cooking facilities available so that you can cook meals for yourself rather than having them provided for you: self-catering apartments/accommodation. a self-catering holiday. You may decide to go for self-catering rather than stay in a Cambridgeshire hotel.
How to Book
There are several different ways to search for and book self-catering holiday accommodation. You can go through an agency, an OTA (Online Travel Agency) or search on websites such Kingfisher Properties Cambridge here you will liaise directly with the owners. Booking your holiday directly with the owner has several benefits. Firstly, hefty commission rates from agencies and OTAs means that you are likely to pay between 15% and 25% more than if you booked directly with the owner. Having direct contact with the owner before you book also means that you can ask any questions to the owner directly. Getting first-hand information about the property and the surrounding area can help ensure that it has everything that you need for your holiday.