Thinking about family self-catering summer holidays
Everyone looks forward to that summer holiday and the usual family ‘discussions’ erupt about where to go, the budget and things to do.
Most ordinary families aspire to at least one 2 week holiday away and self-catering is often the only affordable option, the choice having to be made between a caravan, a pine lodge or a holiday cottage.
Pine lodge breaks have become incredibly popular and superseded caravans as the self-catering accommodation of choice. Their well designed, compact and comfortably insulated interiors are ideal for family self-catering breaks. Many are equipped with a barbecue at the very least and those with hot tubs rent like ‘hot cakes’. Indeed, it is easy to see the appeal compared with the now old-fashioned caravan holiday, a log cabin affords so much more space and comfort, there is usually a veranda under cover with seating and a garden table where guests can eat outdoors and enjoy the sunshine.
Holiday cottages tend to be that bit more expensive on the whole and holidaymakers are more discerning about what they expect from a self-catering holiday. A swimming pool remains No. 1 in the desired list of facilities followed by a hot tub. Cottages with their own swimming pools tend to be exclusive and at the high priced end of the scale.
There are cottage complexes with a shared leisure facility which manage to keep costs affordable. These have been around for a considerable time and have developed a range of facilities and features that families want. At one time holidaymakers would have been pleased with a pool table or table tennis in a games rooms, nowadays people expect trampolines, soft play areas, fishing lakes, cycle paths, saunas and spas. Read about family self-catering holidays and explore the range of facilities available in today’s pine lodge or holiday cottage.