Budget self catering holidays. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

With 32 budget self catering holidays on offer, our selection of fantastic self catering accommodations on a shoestring will help you find the perfect place to stay. From cottages in Cumbria to beach villas in Jamaica, our selection of hand picked budget self catering holidays will help you find the right accommodation for you and your budget.
Devon self catering cottage, England
Cosy self catering cottage with woodburner in rural Devon, from 205 - 595 per week (sleeps 4)
Snowdonia self catering accommodation, Wales
Cottage on Lake Padarn with wonderful views of Snowdonia, from 325 - 425 per cottage per week (sleeps 4-5)
Carmarthenshire self catering cottage in Wales
A delightful cosy cottage on secluded organic farm, from 275 - 450 per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
Self catering cottage in Alpujarras, Spain
Two self catering cottages in beautiful river valley, from 275 - 300 per cottage per week
Dordogne self catering accommodation
Splendid isolation! Your very own cabin in the woods, from 630 - 900 per week (sleeps 2)
Holiday cottage in Alicante
Cottage in rural Costa Blanca, sunshine and panoramic views, from 230 - 340 per accommodation per week
Nimes self catering gite in the South of France
Pretty gite surrounded by magnificent countryside to gorge, from 300 - 400 per week (sleeps 4)
La Palma apartment in the Canary Islands
Apartament in la Palma Canary Islands,Spain Nature and sun, from 38 - 42 per room per night
South downs Way self catering cottage, England
Self Catering cottages close to the South Downs Way, from 350 - 450 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-4)
Spain accommodation, Alicante self catering
Lovely cave house on edge of town with open views, from 200 - 250 per accommodation per week
Kalkan village accommodation, Turkey
Romantic cottage in Turkish village with sea views, from 300 - 450 per week (sleeps 2-4)
Wasini Island accommodation, Kenya
Handmade Eco-Cottages on Wasini Island's Beachfront, from KSh1100 - KSh2100 per accommodation per night
YHA Hostel nr Shoreham, South Downs
Remote South Downs hostel perfect for walking and cycling, from 13 - 25 per accommodation per night
West Sussex eco lodges, South Downs, England
Large eco lodges in activity centre in 32 acres of woodland, from 131 per accommodation per night
Algarve Quinta self catering accommodation, Portugal
Beautifully special accommodation in the heart of Algarve, from 35 - 50 per accommodation per night
Marari beach accommodation in Kerala, India
Three beautiful homestay villas located just off MarariBeach, from 30 - 50 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2-4)
Esmoriz self catering surf hotel, Portugal
Surfing living and relaxing stay. Between the beach & forest, from 20 - 55 per accommodation per night
Jaipur budget self catering accommodation, India
Trainee/ Intern House for Long Term Rentals in Jaipur, from Rupee950 - Rupee1000 per accommodation per week
Central Portugal self catering mountain retreat
Mountain Retreat - Escape from the 21st century, from 150 - 200 per accommodation per week
St Lucia self catering apartment, La Borne
What a view and it comes with an apartment, from US $55 - US $70 per apartment per night (sleeps 2)
Turkey self catering accommodation
Cottages and farmhouse overlooking the Lycia coast, from 250 - 380 per week
Montseny farmhouse accommodation in Catalonia, Spain
Catalan farmhouse apartment in Montseny for country lovers, from 50 per accommodation per night
Granada budget accommodation, Spain
Beautiful accommodation in Granada, from 15 - 20 per accommodation per night
La Gomera self catering apartments, Canary Islands
Quiet apartments with seaview, near the beach, from 23 - 40 per apartment per night (sleeps 2)
South Downs budget eco accommodation, England
Simple but comfortable eco lodge in lovely setting, from 20 - 33 per accommodation per night
Marsa Alam budget guest house, Egypt
Just feel home, from EGP360 - EGP400 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Dominica budget accommodation
Beautiful Mountain View Lodge, in nature Island of Dominica, from US $37 - US $50 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
County Sligo self catering accommodation, Ireland
Scenic, rural, eco-friendly self catering accommodation, from 14 - 28 per accommodation per night
Karlovasi hotel apartments, Samos isalnd, Greece
your alternative holiday choice culture, learning, fun, from 30 - 72 per accommodation per night
East Dean holiday cottage, England
The perfect stay for a relaxing holiday, from 190 - 430 per cottage per week (sleeps 2)

112 reviews for Budget self catering holidays4.5 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Budget self catering holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Snowdonia self catering accommodation, Wales
I would recommend this type of holiday to all my friends. Holidays were great! (more)vera schembri
...had a truly transformational effect on our twin boys. A stunningly beautiful location and very comfortable cottage...our best ever family holiday. (more)Philip Burston
The most memorable part of the holiday was the absolutely stunning view from the cottage, watching the mountains changing as mist drifted over them and then the light and shadows constantly changed as the mountains were revealed and highlighted. (more)Gabrielle Lorenz
From 325 - 425 per cottage per week (sleeps 4-5)
Carmarthenshire self catering cottage in Wales
We had a great time - relaxing, some beautiful experiences (beaches, hills, islands and all the above animals). We were in bed every night by 9.30pm - tired but blissfully comfortable after a day spent exploring. (more)Jayne Obeng
Perfect!....The best thing about the holiday was having no internet connection & very little mobile coverage. It made it a total break away & allowed us to appreciate everything about the location of cottage & the amazing surrounding area. It was a complete break away which is what a holiday should be. (more)Kirstin Robertson
From 275 - 450 per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
Devon self catering cottage, England
Maggie and Ian are genuinely committed to minimal environmental impact tourism, and it shows everywhere you look .... They are welcoming, enthusiastic, and full of ideas for great days out and activities in the local area. (more)Julia Key
Very good. Great for families and for getting away from it all. It was all lovely and relaxing. Borrowing the bikes and cycling around the countryside was great fun! (more)bronwen burgess
The most memorable part of the holiday was relaxing in a peaceful setting with buckets of very fresh air...Very good. (more)Bob Simmonds
From 205 - 595 per week (sleeps 4)
Kalkan village accommodation, Turkey
10 out of 10....The beauty of the mountains around islamlar, the wonderful accommodation, the animals , the food, everything really (more)Laura Sexton
Very enjoyable & relaxing but with plenty to see & do. (more)David Critchlow
fab holiday----quirky accommodation----loved it! (more)heather bailey
From 300 - 450 per week (sleeps 2-4)
Self catering cottage in Alpujarras, Spain
Excellent....Relaxing on the amazing patio of the property in the evening sun, listening to incredible bird song and enjoying the beautiful valley (more)Vicky Hildreth
Wonderful. We had a lovely time and came away feeling relaxed and stress-free. It was also nice to meet the hosts and their family, who live nearby, and chat to them about their way of life. (more)Elfie Burgess
We had a great time and would recommend it to families....Swimming in the river pools, visiting the Alhambra, picking figs and almonds straight from the tree, watching the sunset on the terrace, keeping track of the geckos, getting our water from the spring: many wonderful memories. (more)Julia Hutchinson
From 275 - 300 per cottage per week
Wasini Island accommodation, Kenya
It was a very special place, really unique and memorable. (more)Rebecca Narracott
It was a much needed peaceful break. Amina & Feisal are very friendly and attentive hosts. (more)Simon Lawson
All in all the whole Blue Monkey and Wasini Island experience was one of those rare places that exceeded our expectations. (more)Nancy Spada
From KSh1100 - KSh2100 per accommodation per night
Dordogne self catering accommodation
Excellent, a unique place to spend a week or so, totally relaxing, lovely people. (more)Rupert Green
Most memorable was the peace and tranquility, staying somewhere off grid. Different, enjoyable, relaxing, peaceful and fun. (more)Maria Masselis
The whole holiday was a relaxed and stress free experience beginning with travelling from the UK by train to the lovely surroundings and cosy cabin... It was a wonderful relaxed holiday, lovely setting, very friendly and helpful owners. (more)Birgitte Bruun
From 630 - 900 per week (sleeps 2)
Nimes self catering gite in the South of France
The most memorable part was kayaking under the Pont du Gard and visiting Sainte-Marie de la Mer but also eating outside, relaxing with wine and olives and meeting new people. (more)Heather Muchamore
Stunning, unspoilt countryside all around, and surprisingly few tourists for the time of year, (August). A truly eco-relaxed holiday, which we can thoroughly recommend. (more)Joanna Blake
My wife and I really needed a holiday where we could relax absolutely. This holiday provided it because we were left alone, put under no pressure, but always made to feel welcome by our hosts. (more)John Stevenson
From 300 - 400 per week (sleeps 4)
Montseny farmhouse accommodation in Catalonia, Spain
Memorable parts? All of it! Firstly, I was tired after finishing work and when I crossed into Spain my mobile didn't work cutting me off from potential calls to the owners who live 4km away from the village up a dirt track for the most part. Imagine my happiness when I drove straight to their masia and was immediately welcomed by Jordan who showed me around- not only my flat but her house too. I met the animals(dogs,sheep, donkeys and chickens)and I settled into my accommodation (wood-burning... (more)Pippa Swan
From 50 per accommodation per night
Marari beach accommodation in Kerala, India
Memorable parts? Everyday was memorable and brought something new and different. To name but a few; the early morning fish market, yoga and the incredible beach! Tips? Sit back, enjoy Jency's food and relax. Do yoga and soak up the rays on the beautiful beach (just 5 minutes walk away) Local benefits? We regularly used local services, tuc tuc, massage and yoga guru. Overall rating? Absolutely brilliant, we couldn't have asked for better hosts. (more)Gabriella Grey
From 30 - 50 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2-4)
Catalonia budget self catering cottage, Spain
Memorable parts? Great location and superb friendly welcome. Tips? You must have a car. Recommended to hire from the airport - just do NOT use Firefly Car Rentals. Totally incompetent car rental company. Gold Car Hire seems to be recommended. Local benefits? Owners are very considerate to the environment and encourage others to be so, too without this being intrusive. Overall rating? Excellent. A very relaxing experience. Excellent hosts - dogs and cat to make friends... (more)Richard Workman
From 280 - 420 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-4)
La Gomera self catering apartments, Canary Islands
Memorable parts? Local boat trips spotting a Brydes whale, a sea turtle, and three different dolphin species doing their stuff in the Atlantic. Valle Gran Rey on La Gomera is a lovely warm laid back getaway with fine black sands, sheer cliffs, steep mountains, pretty villages and national park forest at the top. Tips? Make sure you check directions before setting off on walks off the coast, or in National Park, as it can be a bit far between signposts and a little confusing! Try... (more)Debra Evelyn
From 23 - 40 per apartment per night (sleeps 2)
Turkey self catering accommodation
The whole atmosphere of the accommodation is amazing. You are up on a high plateau, away from the noise and bustle, in a wonderful microcosm. Anthea and Bob are extremely helpful - very knowledgeable about the area and they go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. (more)Sophie Witter
The farm is one of the most peaceful, beautiful and relaxing places we have ever been to. Anthea and Bob are very friendly, informative and helpful hosts. (more)Mike Cushman
The owners are wonderful hosts, the cottages and surrounds are gorgeous, and it is an extremely attractive and hospitable part of the world. (more)Zoe Bell
From 250 - 380 per week

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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