The secrets of self-catering

box end kitchenYou probably work incredibly hard. Whether you spend all day in an office, completing chores around the house, or taking care of your family, we understand how precious your free time is. It can be incredibly tempting to spend your hard-earned money on all-inclusive breaks, foreign holidays, and fancy resorts, particularly if your getaways are rare, but we’re here to let you in on a little secret: the self-catering holiday. That’s right – spending a family holiday in the UK, particularly in an area as beautiful as the Norfolk Broads, is more popular than ever, and with good reason. Well, several reasons, actually…

A home away from home

While relaxing beside a pool is a lovely way to spend a holiday, for many people, packing a suitcase, boarding a plane, and attempting to speak a foreign language is more stressful than simply staying at home. The ‘staycation’, or holidaying in the UK, is becoming increasingly popular for couples, lone travellers, and families alike, allowing them to take a break from the daily grind and discover somewhere new, while creating a ‘home away from home’ in a quaint cottage, riverside apartment, or forest lodge. Perfect!


You may be wondering how taking on a new set of chores is an example of freedom, and while we agree that you will end up doing your own cooking and cleaning, there’s nothing quite like enjoying a holiday YOUR way. A self-catering holiday will allow you to go on as many excursions as you want, venture as far as you dare, and take in as much of the local landscape as you can. If you’re visiting Norfolk, a waterside lodge or woodland cottage are both fantastic bases from which to explore a new part of our beautiful country.


We have saved the best for last; exploration is, by far, the very best aspect of a self-catering holiday. After all, why visit a far-flung country when you could discover a whole new world on your doorstep? We’re sure that you’ll find something to amuse, amaze, and inspire you, and you won’t even have to board a plane!

So, there you have it. We will see you soon!

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