well equipped holiday cottage in Yorkshire

Choosing self catering doesn’t need to mean bringing the kitchen sink with you (even if you have little ones in tow)!  Book a holiday at a well equipped cottage and your packing will be rather light.

Take Spring Cottage as an example, of a well equipped holiday cottage in Yorkshire. Here’s a list of what you need to pack and what you don’t!


What you need to pack

Make up

Personal items eg face cream, hair brush/toothbrush

Sun cream (yes even in Yorkshire)

Clothes (for all weathers)

Shoes (for all weathers)

Walking boots

Electricals – phone,  tablet, laptop, chargers

Children’s special toys



What you don’t need to pack

Bathroom items


Cotton wool & cotton buds


Bath toys

Hair straighteners


Kitchen items

Teabags, coffee sugar

Salt and pepper


Cookery Book

Laundry detergent

Dishwasher detergent


Cling film


First aid box


Hand soaps

Logs and kindling



Walking books

Local area books


Sewing kit




Beach towels

BBQ tools

Buckets and spades

Garden toys

Picnic rug

Cooler bag

Croquet set

Paddling pool

Baby equipment



Toddler step


Changing mat

Toddler bed rail

Microwave steriliser

Plastic cups, bowls and plates

Children’s knives and forks

Booster seat for dining table

Baby bath

Spring Cottage, as you can tell is very well equipped!  Guests often comment how it’s a real home from home and that’s exactly what I’m trying to achieve. I’ve been on many self catering holidays myself and know how frustrating it is when for example, you go to wash your hands and there’s no soap by the basin, or you need a tissue and there’s none to be found.

It’s little things like this that although small enhance a stay in a self catering property. It’s these little things that Spring Cottage provides, because I too would want and indeed expect to find them in a self catering cottage.

If this is as important to you, on a self catering holiday to Yorkshire, as it is to me, when you know what you’ve got to do!

I look foward to welcoming you to Yorkshire! 😉


For more information visit our luxury cottage page

Do you want some ideas and inspiration on where to visit and what to do while on holiday in Yorkshire? Then click here and download a copy of my guide to North Yorkshire’s hidden gems, to help you get the most out of your time here:

Guide To Yorkshire