Make The Most Of Your UK Self-Catering Holiday


With a new year on the horizon, many of us will be thinking about getting away from it all in 2021. The travel industry is predicting high demand for UK breaks next year as holiday-makers decide not to fly or chance travelling abroad in these, ahem, uncertain times. And don’t forget the incredible weather we had in 2020, another really good reason to holiday at home.

Many UK travel companies are also finding customers are looking for interesting and interactive experiences to book as part of their self-catering holiday, and this year we have received great feedback from customers who enjoyed a Holiday Cookaway. Because there’s no subscription with a Cookaway, you are free to order whenever it suits you, making it a perfect holiday experience.

Here’s how you can make the most of your UK holiday with a Cookaway:

1. ready on arrival

When you arrive at your self-catering accommodation, the last thing you want to do is a supermarket shop. Often your hosts will leave you a pack with essentials like milk, bread and fruit, but what about your first meal of the holiday?

Nobody wants to start their holiday with a tin of soup and a packet of crackers bought at the petrol station. Order a Cookaway for your first night and kick off your holiday with a scrummy Valencian Paella, Teriyaki Salmon or Spicy Linguine.

Unlike supermarket deliveries that need you to guarantee your arrival time (M4 or A303 anyone?), your Cookaway can be left in a safe place and will stay nice and chilled until you arrive.

2. make eating in an occasion

Some nights you’ll want to eat out, but on those eat-in evenings, you can still make an occasion of it. Let us take care of the planning and shopping, all you need to do is choose, cook and enjoy. Many of our menus come with added side dishes so you can build your own box and create a real feast. 

Pop on your favourite playlist, grab a pack of cards, and you’ve got yourself an evening of stay-home entertainment that will keep everyone happy.

3. feel like you are abroad

If you are pining for distant shores and the thrill of the unfamiliar, then pie and chips at the local village pub might not cut it. Broaden your foodie horizons with an Oyako Donburi from Japan or traditional Indian Keema Matar. If you are mad about the Med you’ll love Gambas al Ajillo or Salmon with Salsa Verde.

4. try something new

Finally, you’re on holiday. And breathe. No more flying around like crazy, at last you have some time to slow down and do the things that you enjoy. It’s the perfect time to cook for fun, experiment and pick up some new skills along the way. All our recipes come with full step-by-step instructions and helpful tips from our expert chefs. Break out of the same old same old, and add something new to your repertoire.

5. be sure of great quality and everything you need

You never quite know until you get there what shops will be local to your holiday home. And, more importantly, what will be in the store cupboard. There’s a strong chance that your self-catering accommodation won’t have sherry vinegar, mirin or tamari soy sauce in the kitchen cupboards. Imagine! If holidaying means eating fresh, high-quality food made with exciting authentic ingredients, then a Holiday Cookaway is a must.

holiday cookaway partners

We have partnered with the following travel companies who all provide high-quality self-catering holiday accommodation in the UK. 

Once you have booked your accommodation with one of these or any UK holiday company, simply place your Cookaway order through our website and enter your holiday address as your delivery address.

Hand Picked Cottages – Luxury UK holiday accommodation including romantic cottages, dog-friendly cottages, luxury lodges, coastal properties and more.

Oliver’s Travels – Quirky and characterful holiday homes in the UK.

Original Cottages – UK holiday cottages in awe-inspiring places.