Reasons To Choose A Self-Catering Break This Half Term


As the October holidays loom, you might be considering taking the family away from the city for a well-earned Half Term break. Why not forget the endless hours of waiting spent in airports and the hassle of airport security and instead pack up the car and take advantage of all our beautiful country has to offer with a self-catering break in Scotland? A self-catering break gives your family the flexibility and freedom to set your own pace and itinerary without adhering to strict rules. The Scottish Highlands are the perfect backdrop for your October break where you can enjoy the crisp autumn air and hear the leaves crunch beneath your feet as you wander through the beautiful Scottish scenery.

We’ve listed our top 5 reasons why you should choose a self-catering break this October Half Term. Plus, Scotland is the perfect place to make ever-lasting memories with your family!

  1. Flexibility

A self-catering break not only gives you all the home comforts within a luxurious holiday setting but gives you the freedom to set your own timescales and itinerary. Whether you choose to fill your holiday with adventure or simply relax and enjoy the great Scottish scenery, the choice is yours. Turn off the dreaded alarm-clock as restrictive mealtimes don’t apply, you can cook the family a full English breakfast at a time that suits you, whether you are an early bird or a late riser. And if you want an extra hour in bed, you can! The simplistic beauty of a self-catering break is that you can do everything at your own pace.

Self-catering accommodation offers more space, freedom and independence than a hotel ever could. Holiday cottages, lodges and apartments are equipped with the necessary appliances that allow you to make those midnight snacks, bake gooey cookies, watch movies on TV or simply lie on the couch following a day of outdoor exploring! It’s your Half Term, make the most of it and choose a self-catering break. It’s the perfect time to make new memories and explore an area of Scotland you’ve never visited before.

2. Privacy

Hotels may provide a beautiful setting but when you compare a standard hotel room to a private spacious and contemporary lodge, cottage or apartment, the choice is simple! Plus, there’s additional space and privacy with a holiday rental. No worrying about the maid popping in at inappropriate times, no shushing crying little ones in the night for the fear of complaints by your neighbours, and the complete freedom to parade around in your comfy clothes or PJ’s all day long. Choosing a self-catering break in Scotland also allows you to fully appreciate all the scenic tranquillity that Scotland has to offer.


3. MasterChef’s in the kitchen

Realise your inner Gordon Ramsay this Half Term and cook up a storm in the kitchen. You can eat what you want, mix and match ingredients, try out new recipes or simply cook up the family favourites. The choice is yours and you have the facilities and equipment to do so within a self-catering holiday rental.

Simply take your own food, order a grocery delivery online or take advantage of the local shops and markets to stock up on fresh produce and try out the delicacies of the local town. Culinary master chefs will love the freedom of the kitchen in a holiday rental as they can turn up the radio and simply get lost in chopping the veg, seasoning the chicken, tasting the sauce and serving up their creations. There’s nothing more satisfying than knowing your cooking will put a smile on the kids’ faces!

4. Explore

A self-catering holiday rental is the perfect basecamp for your adventure and travels as you explore the everlasting beauty of Scotland. With rugged mountains, rolling hills, glistening lochs and sandy beaches, Scotland has everything to offer you this October break. Adventure is around every corner and there’s a walking trail, cycle or driving route to take you to the best spots. Plus, on a self-catering break you can get up at the crack of dawn to watch the sunrise from the peak of a munro or lie in and go exploring in the afternoon following a hearty brunch.

5. Value For Money

The school holidays are fantastic for the kids as they can snooze their alarm clocks and stay up late, but they don’t think of the costs involved in keeping them entertained. And what’s more, all-inclusive holidays are expensive, and you’ve not even considered the money spent on travelling, new holiday clothes and sunscreen etc. Self-catering holidays allow you to stick to an agreed budget and still make the most of your time away with the kids. A self-catering break gives you the best of both worlds, a beautiful holiday home fitted with all the latest mod-cons for a great price. Attach the bike rack to the car and you’re good to go, exploring Scotland might only cost you an ice-cream cone or a scrumptious cheese and ham toasty. The weather might not be perfect but the Highlands are worth an Instagram picture. With a self-catering break, you have the means to create great holiday memories without breaking the bank.


Loch Lomond could be your home away from home this October Half Term and Cameron Lodges is the perfect basecamp. Nestled away in the picturesque Scottish Highlands, our self-catering resort offers a range of 1,2,3 and 4 bedroom properties, perfect for families and groups of all sizes. Explore the Trossachs National Park during the day then retreat into your luxury rental in the evening and watch the sunset from your balcony or terrace. With an award-winning spa, two resort restaurants and two challenging golf courses, your perfect staycation lies on the banks of Loch Lomond.

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