What to pack on a Self Catering Cottage Holiday

When you have booked your beautiful holiday in one of our uk self catering holiday cottages, now you have to think about the packing! We know this can be stressful, and so we have created a list for you… We hope this helps!

General Bits and Bobs

  • Tickets & itinerary
  • Guide books and maps
  • SatNav – Makes finding your cottage easy if you are using a car!
  • Passport and visa(s), Personal ID (Drivers license)
  • Insurance: Holiday and Medical Insurances
  • Cottage Location information (and Postcode)
  • Matches (for your open fireplace if you have one)

Gadgets and other elecrical bits

  • Mobile phone and charger
  • MP3 Player, Headphones and Speakers
  • Ebook / Books

Basic Essentials

  • Appropriate Clothing
    • Waterproof Jacket
    • Waterproof Trousers
    • Warm Jumpers
    • Brimmed Hat or Visor
    • Sunglasses
  • Sensible Footwear
    • Wellies
    • Walking Boots
    • Trainers
  • Torch and batteries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Board Games or Cards
  • A nice bottle of wine to relax with!


  • Hair Brush
  • Towels (If needed)
  • Showergel
  • Medication
  • Insect Repellent
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Sunscreen (high SPF for kids)
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shaving Kit
  • Deodorant and Perfume