Definition of self-catering in English:

self-catering

adjective

British
  • (of a holiday or accommodation) offering facilities for people to cook their own meals.

    ‘guests stay in self-catering apartments’
    • ‘We also intend to turn nine of the farm homesteads into self-catering accommodation, which should be ready well before this year's December holiday season.’
    • ‘Crusader can offer a package to Scopello, including flight, accommodation in self-catering apartments and hire-car, for £415.’
    • ‘The couple converted a barn into two luxury self-catering cottages with an additional single detached room for bed and breakfast or extra accommodation for guests.’
    • ‘‘We decided to rent it out as a self-catering holiday farmhouse instead,’ says Susie.’
    • ‘The park has a total of 20 self-catering chalets and 88 campsites.’
    • ‘Nia has also set up another business, Bramley Bakes, providing homemade, frozen meals to local self-catering holiday cottages.’
    • ‘A self-catering cottage for 4-5 costs £250-300 a week.’
    • ‘One of its other lodges, which has a stylish curved columned front, was converted into self-catering holiday accommodation.’
    • ‘The accolade has not gone to one of the big-name hotels but to a former Manchester couple who have converted a rundown B&B into a set of luxury self-catering apartments.’
    • ‘Next there are the farmhouses which normally offer half-board at a cost little higher than the self-catering cottages and chalets that are also available.’
    • ‘The cottage was let weekly as a self-catering holiday home by the previous owners.’
    • ‘Nonetheless, visitors from other parts of the country are boosting the tourism coffers, with self-catering accommodation holidays up 14%.’
    • ‘The package includes a self-catering cottage in the village opposite the pub.’
    • ‘She said hotels and guesthouses had already lost £28m, self-catering cottage businesses had lost £78m and cafes, shops and attractions had lost about £247m.’
    • ‘The resort has six swimming pools and a long sandy beach, and accommodation is in a self-catering holiday home.’
    • ‘Accommodation is arranged in comfortable self-catering apartments.’
    • ‘All of the self-catering apartments and duplexes in the development are fully fitted and decorated to a very high standard.’
    • ‘The school offers accommodation in self-catering cottages.’
    • ‘Others are having to spend extra on accommodation before being allowed access to self-catering cottages.’
    • ‘Facilities at the lodge include bed and breakfast rooms (en-suite) as well as self-catering chalets with 24-hour security and undercover parking.’

noun

British
  • [mass noun] The action of holidaying or staying in accommodation with facilities to cook one's own meals.

    ‘self-catering in southern Portugal is easy’
    • ‘He hadn't done self-catering before and expected a sort of guesthouse experience.’
    • ‘Guests can opt for hotel service or self-catering.’
    • ‘The normal conference fee of £45 has been cut to £25 for the two days for locals, so long as they are self-catering and can provide their own lunch.’
    • ‘For the price of a week's self-catering in Spain, I've got the pleasure of being terrified out of my wits in a noisy 20-seater plane.’
    • ‘If you are self-catering, best cuts of lamb cost about £5 a pound with lovely fresh salmon and haddock fillets costing about £2 per pound.’
    • ‘No, self-catering just can't cut it when a spot of luxury and pampering is what you're after.’
    • ‘If you're self-catering, as we were, it's far worse, with bedding to pack and as much food as you can cram into the car.’
    • ‘Some guests are happy to potter around on foot for a week, trying out the score of restaurants, or buying food for themselves and self-catering.’
    • ‘Obviously this doesn't apply if you're staying in a hotel but, when self-catering, it's so tempting to pull food off the supermarket shelves willy-nilly just because the labels are, thrillingly, in a different language.’
    • ‘Should self-catering become too arduous, however, she is still across the road from her mum and dad and down the street from her grandmother.’
    • ‘It was an excellent opportunity to explore the area and, though I've never been one for self-catering, we had a wonderfully relaxing 20 days there.’
    • ‘Avoid the expense and regimented meal-times of traditional urban accommodation by self-catering, something most of us assume only happens in a log-cabin in Mull (and then if you have a school party with you).’
    • ‘‘Families lean towards self-catering because of the space, flexibility and value it offers,’ said director Alex Baradi.’
    • ‘The flexibility of self-catering means you can stay in the city centre at a fraction of the price of a hotel room.’

Pronunciation:

self-catering

/ˌsɛlfˈkeɪtərɪŋ/