Seven reasons your next holiday should be self-catered

Seven reasons your next holiday should be self-catered

We might be biased, but we definitely know a thing or two about self-catered accommodation. Not only that, but we hear from our clients every week about why they’ve enjoyed their holidays in our properties so much.

1. Incredible food

One of the best things about travelling is immersing yourself in the food of the country you’re staying in; and staying self-catered gives you a great excuse to explore as many of the local restaurants as possible.

2. The luxury of choice

Picking self-catering accommodation gives you an incredibly wide range of choice; rather than being restricted to a handful of hotels, you’ll be spoilt for choice with apartments, villas, country houses…

3. Plenty of breathing space

Whether you’re travelling as a couple or as a larger group, self-catering accommodation gives you plenty of space for everyone – a luxury you wouldn’t get in a hotel, unless you book the whole floor.

4. Home-away-from-home

One of the best things about self catered accommodation is that it’s usually a real home-away-from-home experience. The vast majority of property owners pride themselves on creating a homely atmosphere, and equipping them with everything you could possible want during your holiday – from fancy coffee machines to wine cellars.

5. Independence

The beauty of staying in a self-catered villa or apartment is that there’s no strict time schedule, which you might encounter in a hotel. There’s no missed meals in case you want a lie-in, or check-in/check-out times.

6. Personalised experiences

A side effect of the flexibility which comes with self-catered holiday accommodation is the ability to customise your trip with personalised experiences, such as hiring a chef for an evening or taking advantage of local hosted day trips straight from the house.

7. Pet-friendly

A finally – one for those who don’t like to travel without their paw-fect companions! Many of our properties allow pets (you can view them here), and have the amenities available to ensure they have just as comfortable a stay as you.

Feeling inspired? View all of our Italian self-catering properties here >