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Combine the Benefits of Self Catering with the Ease of Package Holidays

Christmas time in Avoriaz at self-catering Pierre & Vacances ski apartments.Christmas time in Avoriaz at self-catering Pierre & Vacances ski apartments.

Budget-conscious families have always been aware of the appeal of self-catering holidays with kids. As well as saving you money on eating out and/or hotel services, they offer the following benefits:

• Facilitating holidays with grandparents or extended family, or with another family or families. Residences with private kitchens permit groups to take advantage of more spacious living areas and better facilities than you might could afford individually.

• Offering you the flexibility to organize meal times at your convenience. Kids get bored sitting in restaurants for three meals a day, and eating out is not only expensive but can be stressful with fussy children.

• Providing you with the ability to prepare snacks and picnics, and heat baby-bottles and baby food, even when you don’t want to cook full meals.

• Allowing you the freedom to make use of local produce sourced from farmers’ markets and shops.

• Giving you the opportunity to enjoy holidays with the family dog.

Self-catering holidays are generally ‘DIY’ options – accommodations and travel are often booked separately. This is fine for those who don’t mind long drives – some of us love family road-trips and see them as good opportunities to discover new regions. Others adore train travel too. However, if you don’t like travelling by car or train, or are short on time, flights are sometimes the only option.

Packages that combine self-catering accommodations with flights are very advantageous. Not only do you benefit from the convenience of booking all or many aspects of your holiday at once, but you’re also covered by the holiday company in case of problems such as flight delays and cancellations. This consideration is often important in light of events ranging from ash clouds to airline closures.

Our partner Pierre & Vacances is now offering new, dynamic packages to destinations including the French Alps, Spain, Croatia and Andorra. Their self-catering residences available with flights are marked with a plane icon on their website. You can also add extras such as lift passes, ski equipment, transfers, meals and spa treatments to you package, depending on the property. Pierre & Vacances also offers flexible arrival dates and holiday durations to help families work their together time around their schedules and budgets.


Offer of the Week

View down over Porto Elounda Golf and Spa Resort golf course.
October Half Term £4312 per family. Two adults and two children, 7 nights on half board basis, inc. return flights.

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