Royal Wedding - make the most of the long weekend

Wednesday 12, January 2011


Royal Wedding - make the most of the long weekend


As Britain prepares for the event of the decade, hotels are getting ready for putting their prices up. However, you can still enjoy the Royal Wedding celebrations for the fraction of the hotel costs by staying in a self catering property. offers you some exciting options to watch Will and Kate tie the knot in the comfort of a private cottage, house or villa. 


As the couple have set the date for the 29th April, Britain will enjoy a bank holiday on the Friday as well as the Easter bank holiday on the 2nd May, making it the ideal opportunity for a long weekend away.  However don’t be put off by the higher hotel process, self catering properties provides you with private facilities, booking flexibility and personal service, all for a lower price. looks at the benefits of a long weekend in a self catering property. 



Staying in a self catering property could allow you to save hundreds of pounds, as hotels have utilised the Royal wedding celebrations to increase prices.  For example the Wembley Plaza Hotel in London has increased prices from £84 per night to £154 per night over the Royal Wedding weekend, in contrast to the modern apartment close to central London (property ref: 22440), which is available for only £80 per night from  This is approximately a saving of 50%, showing the value of enjoying a break in a private property. 



Why not extend your break from four days to ten and take advantage of the cheaper prices.  Self catering properties allow you to do what your want, when you want, providing you with a range of activities in the local area.  Many property owners will advise you of activities, ranging from hiking trails to sailing, allowing you to explore the local area.  By renting a self catering property in Central London, to experience the celebrations first hand, or from the comfort of your sofa in the Lake District, self catering properties allow you to truly relax and make the weekend a momentous occasion.   


Sean Collins, Joint CEO of comments on the benefits of renting a self catering property over the Royal Wedding weekend.  “The excitement surrounding the Royal Wedding in April has caused many hotels, in the UK and abroad, to boost their prices, as people plan to go away over the long bank holiday weekend.  However, the majority of self catering properties have not increased their prices, which are typically lower than hotel rates anyway.  Our properties are available all over the UK or you can make use of the extra long weekend to jet off to the continent where we supply a brilliant range of chalets, villas and cottages.   


You will always remember where you watched the Royal Wedding, whether it is in Central London, Cornwall or France, but make sure it is whilst you are staying in a self catering property. is a new holiday rental portal offering unique self-catering properties within the UK and abroad for holiday makers seeking great value, flexibility and a large variety of holiday options. presents properties in 56 different countries, with thousands of properties in destinations such as France, New Zealand, the Caribbean and Spain.  The website offers user-friendly, effective and quick ways to book and search the ideal holiday home.  There are no hidden costs or fees as holidaymakers deal direct with the property owners. currently has a catalogue of over 16,500 homes which is expected to grow to 30,000 properties by the end of 2011.  The website is perfect not only for holiday makers to find that perfect holiday rental, but is also a cost-effective way for homeowners to market their properties, for a modest £147 subscription.  This competitive listing price is approximately half of that of most, more established companies in this sector.


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