7 Different Types of Holiday Accommodation

Here at Holiday Park Ace we specialise in holiday parks, however, there is plenty of other luxury accommodation out there for you to enjoy. Holidays in the UK are becoming increasingly popular due to the luxury they offer and the cost of going abroad. But with so many properties to choose from, it can be difficult to find the right accommodation for your budget and group size. In this article we are going to explain the various properties that are often available and what makes each one unique.


Caravans are by far some of the most popular properties when booking a holiday in the UK. They are often the cheapest and most practical for families, especially with younger kids. You will often find caravans on holiday parks where there are plenty of activities and attractions to keep everyone entertained.

No matter what the size of your group is, there are always models that sleep up to 8 people and each have various degrees of luxury depending on the price your willing to pay. All of the caravans will be static and usually come with a double bedroom and a room with two singles. The sofa in the sitting room may also turn into a bed.

We recommend caravans for anyone who is after a cheap and cheerful holiday where you can enjoy a host of activities without getting bored. There are of course more tranquil holiday parks around the countryside, however the caravans here are a little bit pricer because they offer more seclusion.


One of the most thriving markets in the holiday industry today are lodges. Whether that’s a large lodge for a special occasion, a romantic retreat or even a pet friendly getaway!

Whichever it is, you can be sure you’ll enjoy a memorable holiday. Lodges are by and way more expensive than most of the other properties, but they do offer that touch of luxury more like a 5 star hotel than a basic lodge.

Most come with a private hot tub, balcony area and depending on the location, idyllic countryside or sea views. Lodges are extremely popular amongst couples and small families who want a memorable holiday without spending a fortune and that’s exactly what you get with lodges or cabins.


Cottages are everywhere and by far and away the most visited property out of the ones that we are looking at today. This is quite simply because there are thousands of them up and down the country, whether there a single rural property in Scotland or a collection of coastal cottages in Devon.

You can enjoy a modern cottage close to major cities such as Leeds, York, Newcastle & London. Or perhaps treat yourself to a rural escape in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Northern Highlands or Welsh Valleys.

Cottages are popular among all people and you can even get properties that sleep up to 30 people if you are celebrating an occasion. Most come with large enclosed gardens and are pet friendly, so no family member gets left behind.

Glamping Pods

Definitely for those of us who are after a unique experience! Glamping Pods are becoming very popular and it’s easy to see why, they provide a cosy retreat with often spectacular views.

Most only sleep 2 people as they are compact and not built for larger groups. There are probably only about 100 around the UK at the minute as they are relatively new.

However, we expect that trend to steadily increase as more people find out about them. Either way, they are well worth checking out if your looking for a romantic escape with your partner.


Similar to a lodge, a chalet is a type of building or house made of wood with a heavy, gently sloping roof. They are popular in countries such as Canada & Switzerland when you go skiing.

However, we have also adopted them over here in the UK as a form of holiday accommodation.

Nowhere near as popular as lodges or cottages, chalets are far and few between but often found in woodland locations such as Norfolk & Yorkshire.

Again they are best suited for small families who are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a tranquil break where you can enjoy the abundance of wildlife that usually surround these cabins.


Bungalows are ideal for anyone but especially those who find it difficult climbing stairs. With all your accommodation on one floor it makes it easier than ever to enjoy your holiday break.

There are ample bungalows around the country with many being either privately owned in rural locations or part of a holiday park. Depending on what type of break you would like, will help choose which you’d prefer.

Many bungalows cater for older people who have difficulties up and down the stairs and for people with disabilities. With everything on one floor it means there is one less thing to worry about.


When you hear the word villa, you automatically think abroad, somewhere like Spain where it’s hot and has a private swimming pool. But you’ll be surprised to know that there are villas in the UK that are just as luxurious, albeit, without the hot weather!

There are only a handful around the country, but with fantastic onsite facilities including a hot tub, swimming pool, enclosed garden, BBQ and balcony.

Villa’s are a great place to book if you enjoy family holidays with plenty of attractions nearby and enough facilities onsite to keep everyone happy.

The Last Word

There you have it, a combination of the different types of holiday accommodation that you can currently find in the UK. Not all of them will be for everyone but whatever your budget and needs are, were sure one of these will provide you with an unforgettable holiday experience.

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