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Benefits of Choosing Self-Catering Accommodation for your Next Holiday

With the ‘January blues’ well and truly set in, you can be forgiven for taking a look at potential getaway destinations, but with so many options, it can be hard to know where to start. You may be considering a sunny getaway to an all-inclusive resort, or you may well be looking for a short getaway to a scenic part of the UK.

While we can’t guarantee you’ll get sun here in the Lake District, we can certainly offer you some of the most iconic views that the UK has to offer and a perfect self-catering base to see them from.

In the article, we’ll take a look at just why self-catering accommodation is perfect for anyone wishing to see the Lake District in all its glory.


The Lakes are certainly best explored at your own pace, and self-catering accommodation provides the perfect base for you to set your very own holiday timetable. Without being confined by any set times for breakfast or evening meals, you are free to explore everything the Lake District has to offer whenever you like.

Having the freedom to explore at your own pace works for everyone; if you’re an early riser, you can wake up and grab a hearty breakfast in your accommodation here at Windermere Marina Village, which boasts a fully equipped kitchen and be on your way. In contrast, if you are partial to a lie in on holiday, you are free to take a more leisurely pace when getting yourself out into the Lake District to explore.

Not only are you benefitting from working around your own timetable, but you’re also not confined to a single hotel room if you choose to stay in self-catering accommodation. You’ll find that the all of our accommodation, which are tailor-made for self-catering, benefit from a spacious living area ample sized bedroom. So, if you’re looking to get away with your family and friends for a while during your break, there is plenty of space to do so.

A Home from Home

Choosing to have a self-catering holiday is a fantastic way to enjoy a well-earned break away from the grind of day-to-day life, without having to give up all of those home comforts you have grown to love. Having the freedom to cook any meal you like from your very own kitchen, at any time of the day you wish, means that if you fancy you can keep to the routine you would keep to at home.

While some people do enjoy getting away from all homely amenities for a while when they go away, it’s fair to say that having them on hand if you do feel like you need some home comforts is handy. In this day and age, Wi-Fi is a must, especially if you’re bringing children along on your holiday, and it can be a real lifesaver, especially when the kids start getting bored in the evening.

It’s also worth noting that most of our self-catering accommodations boast a considerable amount of space when compared to that of hotel rooms, so they’re perfect if you are travelling in a larger group. You’ll also find that our self-catering accommodations come armed with a large communal living space to encourage more social interaction, which is exactly what a holiday with your loved ones should be all about.

Value for Money

Self-catering accommodation provides a fantastic option for anyone looking for a break on a budget. Not only are you benefitting from saving money when you initially book your accommodation, but you are also saving money on eating out at restaurants each time you choose to cook in your very own kitchen. Choosing to bring your own food to cook in your holiday home can be extremely cost effective if you’re bringing a large party along to stay in the Lake District.

However, you always have the option of choosing to eat out if cooking sounds like a bit of a chore after a long day exploring the Lakes. Here at Windermere Marina Village, we have an onsite restaurant which serves all manner of hot dishes that will satisfy even the fussiest of eaters. The Boathouse Bar and Restaurant boasts an impressive menu and is well worth a visit during your stay in Windermere.


Why should your four-legged friend miss out on all the fun? We understand just how important it can be to bring your pet along with you, which is why we have a number of pet friendly apartments and cottages. The Lake District is the perfect playground for any dog, with plenty of long walks to explore.

Choosing to stay in our self-catering accommodation in Windermere can help you to make the most out of your stay in the Lake District, from having the freedom to view all that the Lakes have to offer at your own pace to providing you with great value for money during your stay.

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