Five Reasons to Book a Self-Catering Holiday

Five Reasons to Book a Self-Catering Holiday

There are so many accommodation options these days that it can be hard to decide on where to go when planning a trip to Essex. Here are five reasons why a self catering Braintree break should be top on your list and why it is the kind of holiday so suited to Essex.


Home from home

The main attraction to self-catering holidays is the “home from home” feel you get. You can fill the accommodation with things from home, such as lounge throws, cushions and bedding. Many self-catering places come with home-from-home features, such as a fully-kitted out kitchen, a lounge and ensuites.


There’s more space and flexibility to do your own thing in self-catering accommodation. There are no reception staff to deal with, noisy guests or cleaners coming in unannounced, and you have the space to move around freely and do what you want. This comes in especially handy for families who have little ones who love to explore and move around.

Value for money

In the past, self-catering could be quite an expensive option. Supply was often limited, or you had to book for a minimum stay of a long weekend or even a whole week. That has all changed in an era where flexibility is key; self-catering accommodation are now much more affordable and feature shorter breaks.

Cooking up a storm

Many hotels don’t even include breakfast in their standard rate, and very few provide any cooking facilities, so you can save money by staying at self-catering and making your own breakfast. It also provides much more freedom in what you want to eat, and you can cook a family meal for everyone to enjoy – even the fussiest of eaters!

Your own space

Rather than booking a single room, like you would in a hotel, guests can enjoy free-roaming of the whole self-catering accommodation, making use of the bedrooms, bathrooms, living and kitchen areas and any outside space. So, whether you want a country kitchen with a large dining table for the whole family to sit around, or a warren of rooms for everyone to have their own space, a self-catering holiday lets you choose the right amount of space to suit your needs.