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

With 65 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.
Self catering cottage in Alpujarras, Spain
Two self catering cottages in beautiful river valley, from 275 - 300 per cottage per week
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)
Devon self catering cottage, England
Cosy self catering cottage with woodburner in rural Devon, from 200 - 495 per week (sleeps 4)
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
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)
Wye Valley self catering accommodation in Herefordshire, UK
Modern accommodation in beautiful historic village location, from 275 - 450 per accommodation per week
Andalucia self catering apartments, Spain
Self-catering holiday apartments near Seron, from 180 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)
Accra accommodation, culture & volunteering in Ghana
Vegan Apts for culture & volunteering in Accra, Ghana, from US $35 - US $60 per apartment per night
Lake View Studios in Nairobi, Kenya
Affordable quality accommodations, from US $32 - US $62 per accommodation per night
Kalkan village accommodation, Turkey
Romantic cottage in Turkish village with sea views, from 300 - 450 per week (sleeps 2-4)
La Palma apartment in the Canary Islands
Apartament in la Palma Canary Islands,Spain Nature and sun, from 38 - 42 per room per night
Spain accommodation, Alicante self catering
Lovely cave house on edge of town with open views, from 200 - 250 per accommodation per week
Northern Cyprus holiday accommodation
Turkish Cypriot village house away from the tourist traps, from 175 - 300 per accommodation per week
Cumbria self catering cottage, England
Self catering cottage in Cumbria's unspoilt borderlands, from 275 - 625 per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
Crete self catering accommodation, Greece
Incredible view of the Mediterranean Sea and Dia Island, from 28 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Jamaica beach accommodation
Three ocean-front studios for self-catering vacation, from 50 - 70 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Las Alpujarras self catering farmstay, Andalucia, Spain
Get away from it all in Las Alpujarras, from 200 - 250 per cottage per week
Tobago self catering apartments in Plymouth
Comfortable apartments in the Caribbean paradise of Tobago, from US $60 per accommodation per night
Central Portugal self catering mountain retreat
Mountain Retreat - Escape from the 21st century, from 150 - 200 per accommodation per week
La Gomera self catering apartments, Canary Islands
Quiet apartments with seaview, near the beach, from 23 - 40 per apartment per night (sleeps 2)
Geodome campsite in Central Portugal
Alternative off-grid riverside campsite, Central Portugal, from 10 - 45 per person per night
Seia self catering holiday apartment, sleeps 2, Portugal
A mixture of tranquity and nature's natrual sounds, from 260 per accommodation per week
Western cape self catering farmstay, South Africa
Most beautiful eco-sensitive place in the Klein Karoo, from R500 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Granada budget accommodation, Spain
Beautiful accommodation in Granada, from 15 - 20 per accommodation per night
Peniche hostel accommodation, Portugal
New unique boutique style hostel - Baleal Centre, Peniche, from 14 - 30 per person per night
Yurt accommodation in Andalucia, Spain
Two self-catering yurts in spectacular Spanish countryside, from 40 - 60 per room per night (sleeps 2)
West Sussex eco lodges, South Downs, England
Large eco lodges in activity centre in 32 acres of woodland, from 131 per accommodation per night

126 reviews for Budget self catering holidays4 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 200 - 495 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
fab holiday----quirky accommodation----loved it! (more)heather bailey
Deborah is a fine host with a wonderful cottage set in a beautiful location abounding with lovely, friendly animals. A perfect getaway and base to explore this stunning part of Lycia. (more)JOHN COLGAN
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
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)
Azores holiday cottage, Portugal
Memorable parts? The old volcano. Tips? Local benefits? Not really, nothing was environmentally friendly about the place and it was owned and managed by expats. Overall rating? Really relaxing and enjoyable. (more)Billie Murdoch
From 400 - 450 per accommodation per week
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)
Yurt accommodation in Andalucia, Spain
This is the best holiday I have had in a long time, we were totally relaxed within hours of arriving and we will definitely be looking to book another holiday there as soon as booking for next year opens. (more)Emma Latham
Superb, just what we needed - only complaint was that we weren't staying for longer! (more)Fran Mayne
The most memorable part of the holiday was being right in the heart of the mountains. Waking up in the beautiful yurt with the sun rising, no car's, no people, just the sounds of the birds and crickets, paradise! (more)Michelle Alborough
From 40 - 60 per room per night (sleeps 2)
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
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
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)
Alpujarras self catering accommodation, Andalucia, Spain
Memorable parts? Walking in the beautiful gorges of Alpujarras. Especially the half hour climb up the zig-zag paths! Tips? It seems a long way from anywhere when you look at it on the map, but it is a beautiful region and well-worth going. Hire a car. You won't get far without one. Stay at Cortijo Opazo; it is very peaceful, well-thought out and comfortable. Local benefits? Yes. Local shops and eateries recommended by the hosts (and they know them). Water conservation... (more)Phil Wainwright
From 345 - 375 per cottage per week (sleeps 2)
Self catering apartment in Alpujarras, Spain
The most memorable part was the peace and quiet of an off-the-beaten-track white village. Getting there on the mountain roads and getting lost on a walk! Sitting in the cloud on a balmy evening on the roof terrace. Bliss! (more)Penny Earle
Most memorable was the fact that donkeys are still used in Spain to carry heavy loads!...Fantastic! Delia is very welcoming, friendly and helpful and the house is beautiful. (more)Rebecca Riordan
From 180 per week
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)
Versailles campsite accommodation near Paris, France
The most memorable part of the holiday was visiting the Palace and gardens of Versailles. The camp site staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the facilities were clean. (more)Marie James
Most memorable were the looks on the children's faces as they realised were staying in a log cabin! Also the sense of achievement, climbing the Eiffel Tower. (more)Andrea Hayes
From 62 - 165 per accommodation 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
Herefordshire self catering accommodation
The Hermitage is a wonderful location for a holiday, the accommodation is extremely comfortable and there are lots of little touches that make it special. It is the kind of place you can visit at any time of year. (more)Bridget Ashley
We would like to go back in the summer and make use of increased daylight. The children loved it. They could romp in the woods safely - as the crow flies they were very close to the house, yet they felt as though they were in the wilds. (more)Alyson Telfer
The accommodation was superb with great views and lovely countryside right on your doorstep to explore. (more)Kirstin Goodwin
From 295 - 645 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-6)

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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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