Build A DIY Holiday

Build A DIY Holiday

Not 100% sold on the idea of a DIY holiday? Check out our extra information guide ‘To DIY or not to DIY, that is the question…’

Looking for resources to find build yourself a great DIY holiday? Read on…


There are several websites which offer accommodation, from hotels to private villas. Check out the following;

UK & Overseas Hotels, Resorts, Apartments, Villas & B&B’s

Lists not only hotels, but also flights, car hire and things to do. Their website also contains verified reviews, which we recommend reading before booking. Do be aware though that ‘review fraud’ can occur across all platforms like this, so do use common sense and take these with a pinch of salt.


Lists hotels, flights, holiday rentals and various other useful things like restaurants and days out too. Again, with user reviews available.

This site is associated with TripAdvisor and lists private lettings direct from owners. If you’re wanting to find a small apartment with a lot of charm, or large private villa with a private pool, this site will have it! Bookings can be made via the site and if paid for through the site come with a certain level of payment protection.

Over 2,000 individually inspected self catering properties across the UK.

UK bed & breakfasts, guest houses, and hotels.

Barceló Hotels & Resorts

100 Hotels spread over 19 countries.

On their website, they claim to search 146,486 holiday homes in 63 countries.

UK Hotel Chains

There are several hotel chains in the UK who you can book directly with.

Best Western Hotels Great Britain – 270 independently owned and managed hotels throughout Great Britain, each with its own charm, character and personality. Offers both rural and urban retreats. Also has a great selection of coastal hotels.

TravelLodge – Great value and very pupular British hotel chain.

Amba Hotels – Contemporary hotels located in various parts of London.

Four Pillars Hotels – Grand hotels located in Oxfordshire, the Cotswolds and the Thames Valley.


Whether travelling by air, land or sea, check out these websites to find the best deal for your individual situation:


Budget airlines

OnTheBeach Flight Search Includes EasyJet & Ryanair in its results.

EasyJet Holidays

Websites with flight search tools. Flights Search

Expedia Flight Search

SkyPicker Flight Search

TripAdvisor Flight Search

BookingBuddy Flight Search

Skyscanner Flight Search

Other individual airlines

Airfrance UK

Etihad Airways


Lan Airlines


Swiss International Air Lines

Qatar Airways

We are still working on this list… please bookmark it and check back soon!


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