Things to bring with you on self catering holidays
Every holiday cottages or self catering accommodation is unique and provides different facilities. You also have to take into account the time of year you are travelling and what you intend to do when you get there. Our checklist of items below should give you a guide to what you should take with you. You may prefer to buy some of these items on the way or when you get to your holiday cottages or self catering accommodation. Always check to see what is provided in the holiday cottages or self catering accommodation as standard.
- Bed linen and towels - these may be supplied or you may be able to hire them. Check with the holiday cottage owner or self catering accommodation booking agency
- Washing up liquid and Washing powder
- Dish towel(s)
- Clothes pegs
- Your favourite cooking tools. Holiday cottages and self catering accommodation normally have a standard set of cutlery, utensils etc. but if you need a special tool, they may not have it.
- Washing up cloth/sponge
- Kitchen towels
- Camera and films
- Face cloths/sponges
- Antiseptic cream/lotion
- Adhesive dressings
- Anti-insect cream
- Baby wipes or handy wipes for cleaning up outdoors
- Beach towels
- Needle, thread and a couple of safety pins
- Nail Scissors
- Travel alarm
- Picnic items
- Collapsible chairs
Clothing & Protection
- Sun tan lotion
- Sun hats
- Wet weather gear and footwear. If you are planning on hiking, make sure you have a good pair of hiking boots.
Pass times and activities
- Holiday reading
- Outdoor toys (balls, tennis/badminton sets, Frisbees etc.)
- Sports gear (golf clubs/ tennis racquets/swimsuits etc.)
- Pack of cards or board games
- Pocket radio
If you are near the south coast you can always have a day out across the Channel so remember your passports.