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Budget self catering holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

Working within your own budget really puts your mind at rest when it comes to spending power whilst away from home. Budget self catering holidays allow you to eat and live within your own means whilst still being able to take advantage of surrounding scenery and a different way of life. From Carmarthenshire and Devon in the UK, to Turkey, France and Spain, on the continent, self-catering and budget holidays go hand in hand.
Carmarthenshire self catering cottage in Wales
A delightful cosy cottage on secluded organic farm, from 290 - 470 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
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)
Dordogne self catering accommodation
Splendid isolation! Your very own cabin in the woods, from 650 - 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)
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)
Kalkan village accommodation, Turkey
Romantic cottage in Turkish village with sea views, from 300 - 450 per week (sleeps 2-4)
West Sussex eco lodges, South Downs, England
Woodland lodges in activity centre in 32 acres of grounds, from 175 per accommodation per night
Dominica budget accommodation
Beautiful Mountain View Lodge, in nature Island of Dominica, from US $37 - US $50 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Central Portugal self catering mountain retreat
Mountain Retreat - Escape from the 21st century, from 165 - 220 per accommodation per week
South Downs budget eco accommodation, England
Simple but comfortable eco lodge in lovely setting, from 20 - 33 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
Montseny farmhouse accommodation in Catalonia, Spain
Catalan farmhouse apartment in Montseny for country lovers, from 50 per accommodation per night
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)
Catalonia budget self catering cottage, Spain
Off the beaten track home in the Spanish coastal countryside, from 300 - 450 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-4)
Wasini Island accommodation, Kenya
Handmade Eco-Cottages on Wasini Island's Beachfront, from KSh1100 - KSh2100 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)
Tobago self catering apartments in Plymouth
Comfortable apartments in the Caribbean paradise of Tobago, from US $60 per accommodation per night

105 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
The cottage was everything we could have hoped for and was very cosy with some of the best views of mount Snowdon we could have imagined. (more)Craig Colclough
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
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 290 - 470 per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
Devon self catering cottage, England
Truly relaxing, very peaceful - we haven't slept so well in a very long time - great to slow down and soak up the beautiful countryside. Ian made us feel very welcome and the homemade cake was delicious. (more)Sue Cross-Bourton
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
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 650 - 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
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 300 - 450 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-4)

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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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