In your very own holiday home you get to come and go as you please and set your own holiday timetable. You can either enjoy a relaxing or a very active break or maybe even a bit of both. With self-catering you aren't restricted to designated meal times so you can choose to eat your breakfast at a time that suits you, whether you are an early bird or a late riser. Want to stay and watch the sunset but worried you might miss dinner at the hotel? No stress with self-catering.
Self-catering accommodation is far more spacious than hotel rooms, so they're ideal if you are travelling with friends or family.
While you may well have a door sign in your hotel that says “Do Not Disturb”, if you're looking for some proper privacy, then you're far better off opting for self-catered accommodation over a hotel.
Don't think that a self-catered holiday means you need to slave away in the kitchen the whole time. You can eat out at a modest rate.
When booking self catering accommodation, it usually works out to be more cost effective than a hotel, especially if you are travelling as a family or a group.