There is a vast array of self catering accommodation in Scotland so how on earth can you choose the best for your longed-for holiday? You may be wondering if a quaint cottage in a remote location would be ideal… or would it be too cut-off from the rest of the world? Or perhaps a flat on the outskirts of a city would be better, in easy reach of the city’s attractions.
But have you considered spending your getaway on a purpose-built holiday park?
People who are looking for self catering accommodation in Scotland are often looking for the following:
- Accommodation options for a larger family or group where they can stay in the same facility, as opposed to a hotel where they would need to be split up into separate rooms.
- The option to save money by eating in at least some of the time, rather than spending money in restaurants for every single meal.
It may well be that a quaint cottage or a city centre flat is exactly what you are looking for. But if you are interested in another option for self catering accommodation in Scotland, here are 8 reasons to spend your break on a holiday park.
1. The self catering facilities are great
In great holiday parks the static caravans and lodges don’t simply offer a couple of electric rings to cook on, but a standard cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, sink, cupboards, plus all the cutlery and crockery you’ll need for the size of your group. And with the option to eat at the dining table indoors, or outdoors in the “grounds” or on the decking of the accommodation, you really are spoilt for choice.
2. A huge range of locations – find one to suit you
Holiday parks are scattered around the UK in a variety of locations. You can choose from coastal retreats and inland parks near beautiful mountains to parks on the outskirts of towns and cities. Whatever you want, you can be sure to find a location to suit you and your group.
3. Check out the on-site facilities
Before you book your self catering accommodation in Scotland on a holiday park, check what on-site activities are available. Many offer kids’ playgrounds to keep the little ones happy. Depending on the location, you may also find coastal or woodland walks on your doorstep in addition to biking trails.
You’ll also find there’s no need to pay for an expensive laundry service at holiday parks; some accommodation has washing machines, and if not, will generally offer a range of on-site facilities, such as laundry rooms, so you can keep up with your washing and ironing without spending a fortune.
4. Always with spacious grounds
Choosing self catering accommodation in Scotland on a holiday park offers another big advantage over flats and hotels; your accommodation will be located within spacious grounds, so you’ll never feel hemmed in, and the park will never feel overcrowded. Even better, well-maintained grounds are lovely to look at and provide the perfect backdrop for a relaxing break.
5. Discover the local area
If you’re a go-getting family looking to enjoy lots of days out, then choose a holiday park with the right local activities to suit. Perhaps you like to visit castles and stately homes, or seaside towns and beaches; whatever your preference, there will be a holiday park close to the activities you enjoy.
If you can’t bear to leave Fido, Spot or Rex at home, choose a holiday park which accepts pets. Many will accept cats and dogs, but it’s important to check out the park’s rules with regard to bringing pets with you. Our recent article has helpful tips on pet friendly caravan parks.
7. Holiday parks are far more than camping sites
Many offer touring caravan and tent pitches, but many also offer spacious static caravans, luxury lodges and wood cabins to rent. You’ll often find you can sleep as many as 6 adults and 2 children so your whole group can stay under one roof.
And another added advantage… many lodges have a private hot tub – a great way to really spoil yourself on your holiday!
8. Holiday park accommodation tends to be very economical
In contrast to hotels, where you may well spend £70 – £300 per night for 2 adults, at Coastal Kippford, our quality static caravans cost around £600 per week for 6 adults and 2 children in July! And if that’s not a great rate, we don’t know what is!
When you are looking for self catering accommodation in Scotland, don’t overlook the option of staying on a holiday park. You may well find that a static caravan or lodge is absolutely perfect for your getaway!
At Coastal Kippford Holiday Park in Kippford, South West Scotland, we have a number of modern, static caravans and spacious lodges with hot tubs to rent and buy.