Simplest Recipes for Self-Catered Holidays

5 October 2016

One of the best things about staying in a self-catered cottage is the freedom that it allows you to come and go as you please, enjoying the local area whilst having a private and luxurious cottage to return to. While there are bound to be fantastic restaurants in the vicinity for you to choose from, many of our guests choose to make use of our fully kitted kitchens and make their own meals. If you’re looking for quick and easy (but delicious) recipes, read on!

Homemade Burgers (serves 4)

Simple recipe burger to serve four.

One of the simplest, yet most delicious things to make on holiday has got to be a simple beef burger.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 500g beef mince
  • 65g breadcrumbs
  • 1tsp vegetable oil

Whisk the egg, salt and pepper together in a bowl then add the mince and breadcrumbs. Get stuck in and mix the ingredients well before forming 4 patties. Meanwhile, heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan and fry for 6-8 mins on each side.

Serve in burger buns with salad and your sauce of choice. For something a little more exciting, why not try adding ½ tsp of paprika or cayenne pepper to the mixture before frying?

Simple Chicken Stir-fry (serves 4)

Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Stir-fries are quick and simple and are sure to be a hit with the whole family!

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 500g mixed vegetables (most supermarkets offer selections of prepared vegetables for stir-fries)
  • 4 dried noodle nests
  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 ½ tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce

Start by slicing the chicken into bite size pieces and fry in a wok with the vegetable oil. Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to the boil. Add the noodles to the water once boiled whilst keeping an eye on the chicken. Once the chicken has no traces of pink, add the mixed vegetables and continue to fry for 2-3 mins. Drain the noodles once they are soft and add to the wok with the sauces. Continue cooking for another 2-3 mins.

Serve with prawn crackers, and if you’re looking for something a little saucier, double the soy sauce and sweet chilli sauce measurements.


Our self-catered kitchens come complete with everything you need to serve a delicious meal to your family and friends. If you would like to find out more about the facilities you can find in any of our cottages, please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 01524 276500 to speak to a member of our friendly team.



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