The Advantages of A Self-Catering Holiday

With the COVID-19 pandemic on everyone’s mind and almost more than half of the world stuck indoors, we know you can’t wait for your next holiday. The big question is, how will you travel after all of this is over?

Will you stay in a self-catered accommodation or book yourself in at a hotel? We have some helpful advice that may persuade you to enjoy a home from home here at The Point.

1. Freedom and Flexibility

In your very own holiday home you get to come and go as you please and set your own holiday timetable. You can either enjoy a relaxing or a very active break or maybe even a bit of both. With self-catering you aren’t restricted to designated meal times so you can choose to eat your breakfast at a time that suits you, whether you are an early bird or a late riser.  Want to stay and watch the sunset but worried you might miss dinner at the hotel? No stress with self-catering. 

If you’re an active type, our golf course, driving range, fully equipped gym, indoor swimming pool and tennis courts are all on site plus Polzeath beach is just a short 10 minute walk away. The beauty of a self catering holiday is that you can do everything at your own pace. 

 

2. Space

Self-catering accommodation is far more spacious than hotel rooms, so they’re ideal if you are travelling with friends or family. All our self-catered properties have a living/dining and lounge areas that everyone can enjoy together, as well as ample sized bedrooms and bathrooms which will give you privacy. If you want some fresh air without going too far, you can simply step out the back door into your very own garden/green space and if the weather allows even do some sunbathing.  Our very own contemporary apartments have large,  kit cupboards for all your gear – golf clubs, boogie boards, bicycles and beach gear.

 

3. Privacy

While you may well have a door sign in your hotel that says “Do Not Disturb”, if you’re looking for some proper privacy, then you’re far better off opting for self-catered accommodation over a hotel.

For couples looking for some ‘us’ time or families with young children, having peace and privacy to organise your own day in your own time behind closed doors can make life much less stressful. You can choose to hideaway in your very own Cornish garden or get lost on a long walk along a coastal footpath awaits y fro the madding crowds.  Many of our self-catering cottages have spacious gardens so you can enjoy sunny evenings with friends and family cooking on the BBQ or eating al fresco. 

 

4. So Many Food Options

Don’t think that a self-catered holiday means you need to slave away in the kitchen the whole time. You can eat out at a modest rate – a pasty on the beach won’t break the bank – and most cottages have a BBQ to make light work of evening meals after a long day on the beach. For those who really want to take advantage of the lovely local produce and seafood Cornwall has to offer, all our self-catering cottages come with fully equipped kitchens if you enjoy cooking and want to spend time perfecting your recipes.

An entire kitchen also makes it easy to manage special dietary requirements for members of your party.  We provide welcome hampers to all new arrivals to get you started with some tea, coffee and milk, otherwise, place an online shopping order from a local supermarket to coincide with your day and time of arrival. Fee’s Food produce fantastic ready made meals that can be delivered to your door if you want to take out some of the stress of cooking from scratch.

Plus, Cornwall is some what considered a culinary hub so you can always treat yourself to a meal or two in our very own Restaurant and Bar or in some of the finest restaurant and Bars in the area, including those run by celebrity Chef’s. Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw to name a few.

 

5. Great Value

When booking self catering accommodation, it usually works out to be more cost effective than a hotel, especially if you are travelling as a family or a group. Our self-catering properties have anywhere between two and five bedrooms meaning you won’t have to pay for several individual rooms as you would in a hotel. And you can split the cost of the property between everybody.

Having the option to do your own shopping and to cook your own meals ensures that you can make your holiday extremely cost effective if required. Although eating out has its benefits, it is also expensive to visit a restaurant every night. Shopping in local stores and preparing meals in the comfort of your self catering property can help save you money on your holiday, whilst still allowing you to enjoy your surroundings and the local food at your own pace. 

 

6. Dog Friendly

Many of our properties are dog-friendly which means that they can come and join in on the fun to. The family holiday in Cornwall is not the same without man’s best friend. The Point is the perfect place to bring your dog with endless walks and fresh air. The coastal and entire South West footpath is on your door step as well as an 18 hole golf course which is also dog friendly.

 


Have we convinced you?

 The Point is perfectly placed on The North Coast to enjoy all of Cornwalls rich heritage, food, geography, sports and culture as well as a place to relax, unwind and escape with the family. All our accommodation is self-catering giving you the ultimate freedom to take your holiday into your own hands.

Choose from 2-5 bedroom cottages and apartments all situated 10 minutes walk from Polzeath beach with complimentary access to our very own Health Club and tennis courts as well as discounted rates on our 18-hole golf course.

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