Recommendations for self catering near the Lake District for a large group?
There are 14 of us (well-behaved post-grads from Middlesex) planning a renunion and some serious cycling in Cumbria. We need some really nice self catering accommodation out in the countryside where we can all be close but still have privacy for the couples. No kids just. Maybe next year. Any ideas?
Question answered by neoanchorite
We found a great place for our reunion at Hall Hills. Its about 20mins north of Ullswater and about the same east of Keswick, out in the Cumbrian countryside next to a little river and a stone bridge. Nice spot and the lanes around there are spot on for cycling. There are five cottages - perhaps with room enough for 16 or so people and best of all they have a big oak-floored open space with impressive skylights and a balcony - great place where everyone can get together and hang out. Nice patio's as well with good views across the countryside. No blots on the landscape. Check it out. I think it might be just the ticket for your self-catering holiday.
How much spending money will I need for 2 weeks self-catered in Tenerife?
My boyfriend and I are about to book a 2 week holiday to Playa Las Americas, accommodation and flights are all sorted with money we're just not sure about spending money.
We were thinking £600 each, we're going self-catering and would like to do some excursions and the waterparks. Will £1200 between us be enough? (bare in mind we're not huge eaters)
Question answered by chicanery
there are so many variables here. if you want more luxury, you will spend more
Does anyone know of pet friendly accommodation in channel isles?
I am looking to take two small dogs on a weeks holiday to jersey/ guernsey. I would prefer self catering but any accommodation would do, i have looked on the internet can't find any.
Question answered by Helena
Try speaking to the local tourist office - they should know.
Is Ayia Napa a good holiday destination?
My daughter is 17 and is going away with seven girl friends in late August to Cyprus. They're staying outside of the centre of Ayia Napa.
Is the nightlife good? Will it be safe for them? Any tips on going on holiday there would be appreciated.
They're going for a week and they're staying in a self-catering villa so will have to buy all food etc. How much money would you recommend that they each take with them? They're hoping it's not too pricey - anything they can save on?
And will they need ID for clubs?
Question answered by murphywingedspur
Napa is extremely safe,and is a great place for a holiday. If they are staying in self catering accommodation, then I recommend that they catch a bus to Paralimni ( buses are regular, and fairly cheap.....anyone will point them in the right direction, and go shopping at one of the big supermarkets; Carrefour, or Kokkinos....much cheaper than shopping in the supermarkets in the resorts. Beware though, Cyprus isn't cheap anymore, since changing over to the Euro, life here has become quite expensive.....you have to remember that we are an island, and therefore, most stuff has to be imported, and then dustributed, which, of course, adds to cost. Most fresh foodstuff is relatively cheap though......so you can put a meal together fairly cheaply. You must remember though that we dont have many GM foods, and therefore, fruit and stuff only lasts a couple of days!
Yes, they may need I.D. in some of the clubs. As I said before, Cyprus is a very safe place, and as they are going as a fairly large group, that again is in their favour.
Napa has a great selection of bars, restaurants and clubs, and also has some great beaches; Nisis Beach, Makronnisoss Beach....all good....and Napa also has one of the largest water parks in Europe too!
Might also be worth getting a bus and visiting Protaras, just a short drive away.....again, a great selection of bars and restaurants, and some great beaches too.
August can be very busy here though, as most Cypriots take the month off for their holiday to avoid the heat!!
I'm sure they'll have a great time!!
One other tip; bring a small amount of Euros out with you....and then change the rest of your money when you get here.....you will get a much better rate of exchange.
I’m looking for a website that offers good deals on Holidays, any suggestions?
I’m looking for a website that offers good deals on Holidays. I’m wanting to go in July with my wife, idealy it would be an apartment (self catering) holiday, somewhere nice – Greece – Cyprus – Spain – Portugal – Turkey, any good sites would be most welcome? Thanks
Question answered by Mr Computer
I now live in Gran Canaria but used to travel quite a lot. I found is to book your flights separate from your accommodation you can then find some good deals.
Thomsonfly were offering single flight from Luton for £21.50 to Gran canaria so search these different airlines for cheap flights then look for accommodation. Here you could expect to find accommodation starting at around 200euro a week. I had some friends who stayed at the Balito Beach Hotel, said for the price it was excellent. Below is a watchdog site you can see other peoples views.
(www.holidaywatchdog.com/16979-Arguineguin-Balito_Beach_Apartments-Holiday-Review.html). Gets quite hot here in July and of course its prime holiday season in the UK so expect to pay not so many deals about.
If I can help further please feel free to do so.
Given the total drought of decent looking birds in Manchester would I have more action if I turned gay?
Best answer wins a fabulous 3 week self catering holiday for 3 to sunny Libya (flights and accommodation not included) and a crisp £4 note.
Question answered by Sand Man
Yeah, I turned gay there and I am getting gang banged 23 times a day!
Booking a package holiday for the cheap flights but not using hotel that's offered?
I am hoping to go on holiday next month and to purchase the flights separately the prices are very high. I have found a cheap package holiday which works out much cheaper and I was just wondering if it would be a huge issue if I booked this package holiday for the flights but didn't use the self catering apartments offered? (I have already have a place to stay) Any advice would be greatly appreciated-thank you!
Question answered by luludoodie
They will only be interested in you paying for the "package".
Tell them you will not be using the accommodation and they will be quite happy - less wear/tear/cleaning for them!
Do tell them you will want both flights in case of misunderstandings!
How much spending money for one week in Spain?
Going for a week self catering in Costa Blanca with my boyfriend - car hire cost sorted. Probably won't go on any excursions, just relaxing on beach and travelling around the island. We will probably eat out as much as we can and we don't drink heaps. We're planning about £800 at least for both of us for the week?...
Question answered by Pompal
You say you are going to the Costa Blanca, but then add that you will be "travelling round the island". As Manuel would say "¡Qué!" The Costa Blanca is not an island.
I'm assuming your accommodation is paid for.
Anyway, if you plan to eat out then I would say €15 per day would cover a good breakfast and a 3 course dinner, with a bottle of wine. Another €20 each per day should be enough for water, ice cream, petrol for the car, and a few drinks. However, if you plan to go jet skiing, parascending or on banana boat rides then obviously you will spend more.
So, in my view, you could have a very good holiday on around €250 each. At the rate you would get today, €500 would equate to £415 so, as you can see, it's possible to have a good time at around half what you intend taking.
Have a great time.
Looking for some cheap ish holiday cottages/apartments in whitby that will let you book for two nights?
Hi, me and 5 friends are going to whitby for the weekend of the 27th til the 29th of january. A lot of holiday cottages are asking for a 3 night minimum but we are looking for some places that will let us stay for 2 nights only? We aren't rich either!
I'd be grateful for some links or advice about some good places to stay.
Question answered by Milly
There is loads of self catering accommodation (cottages, apartments etc.) on this Booking Accommodation site.
Hope this helps
What is the best way to get a place to stay for a month holiday around Glasgow?
I am planning on bringing 4 people to stay for a month in July/Aug of next year.
Airis of the Isle of mine
Question answered by ♥ caroline ♥
Self catering accommodation would probably suit you best, and work out cheaper than a hotel.