Definition of self-catering in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsɛlfˈkeɪtərɪŋ/


(Of a holiday or accommodation) offering facilities for people to cook their own meals: guests stay in self-catering apartments
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  • Nia has also set up another business, Bramley Bakes, providing homemade, frozen meals to local self-catering holiday cottages.
  • The resort has six swimming pools and a long sandy beach, and accommodation is in a self-catering holiday home.
  • Nonetheless, visitors from other parts of the country are boosting the tourism coffers, with self-catering accommodation holidays up 14%.


[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
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  • The flexibility of self-catering means you can stay in the city centre at a fraction of the price of a hotel room.
  • 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).
  • 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.

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