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The guide to luxury self catering

Without the requirement to adhere to strict meal times and hotel schedules, self catering holidays enable you to bring a little slice of home life with you on your trip. For those indecisive in booking a week of hotel luxury or a more independent stay, Still Rabbit is on hand to demonstrate to you the ultimate guide to luxury self catering.

The Benefits of Luxury Self Catering

Choosing a luxury self catering holiday enables you to start and finish the day as you would like to; as there will be no limiting time restrictions dictating when you can eat your meals. Whilst the food on offer and set meal timings are among the least desirable aspects of a catered holiday, further benefits of self catering include:

  • You can choose your meals

  • Eat as early or as late as you would like to

  • You will not go hungry throughout the day

  • Cater for allergies or food preferences (Vegetarianism / Veganism etc)

  • Your own space and privacy

  • Can save you money

How to plan for the perfect self catering holiday

Planning a self catering holiday, perfect for everyone, is not a responsibility that should not be taken lightly. The three following factors ought to be considered, to ensure everybody can make the most out of the trip.

Your Party: You will need to accommodate for each individual attending the trip;it is important to make sure your accommodation is of an adequate size so that everyone will be comfortable. Additionally, be sure that where you are staying can cater for those who may be less physically able, if you require.

Location and Entertainment: What location would you like to stay in? What activities would you like to fill your day with? The Still Rabbit site is of an optimum location; situated at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, we are not far from the City of York and an abundance of activities, fun for all. Additionally, each of our luxury self catering lodges are complimented with their own private hot tub, a feature of which all of our customers adore.

Necessary Facilities: Among one of the most desired features of a self catering holiday is a suitable place to cook and prepare food - fortunately, each of our lodges are fully equipped with their own kitchen. Having access to such facilities enables our customers to feel no limitation as to the food they can enjoy throughout their stay.

What to bring with you on holiday

Upon embarking on a self catering holiday, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the extensive list of items and products you will need to pack. Whilst all lodges on the Still Rabbit site come fully equipped with bath towels, bedding sheets, kitchen appliances and so on, it is fundamental you do not underestimate just how much catered accommodation provides for you. Be sure to remember to bring the following for your stay:


  • Shampoo and Conditioner

  • Deodorant

  • Face / Body wash and Razors

  • Makeup, wipes and removers

  • Toothbrushes / Toothpaste / Mouthwash

  • Suncream


Amongst everything else, particularly the basics of your clothes and shoes, the following must not be forgotten:


  • Chairs

  • Board Games

  • Chargers

  • Containers

Should you be venturing from abroad to visit the quaint Still Rabbit site, encapsulated in the beauty of the Great British countryside, it is exceedingly important you remember the following: Passports/Boarding passes, travel adaptor plugs, Money/Cards and your travel insurance.

Whether you’re a prolific self-caterer trying to get others on board or someone skeptical to stray from the comforts of full board accommodation, the above reasons and the impeccable service at Still Rabbit should entice you to stay at our stay. Located at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, our fully equipped lodges mean there is no better place for a luxury self catering break. The specifics of each of our lodges are detailed across our website, should you wish to enquire further about booking a special stay, be sure to contact us today.



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