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UK Self-Catering Holiday Cottage Packing Checklist

As a UK holiday cottage owner and visitor, I’m pleased to share my cottage packing list. (NB this in in addition to clothes, shoes. toiletries etc)

*Asterixed items are already present within Acorn Cottage, so you don’t need to pack them.

Ingleton has a Co-op supermarket, 5 minutes walk from the cottage, which is open from 8am till 9pm 7 days a week.

Last Minute

Chargers + mobiles etc

Directions & cottage contact details



Before leaving: Adjust home heating/hot water, unplug all possible sockets


* Initial supplies of loo rolls, kitchen roll, tea, coffee, sugar, milk, washing up liquid, bin bags, j cloths, handwash, salt & pepper, tin-foil, cling film

* Sharp knife & vegetable peeler, working corkscrew & tin-opener

* Kitchen hand-towel & t-towel

* Washing powder/pegs

* Towels

See through plastic bags (handy for all sorts)


Water bottles, tupperware containers for picnics, flask

Small bottle of olive oil, dried pasta & jar of pasta sauce (for emergency meal)

Personal Items

* Radio

* Maps

* Playing cards/games/DVDs



1st Aid Kit/insect repellent/sun-tan lotion



* Toddler toys, games DVDs, Lego Duplo

Favourite ‘teddy’


Favourite breakfast cereal

Extreme holiday cottaging

As gleaned from reading a few Mumsnet articles:

* Cafetiere

* Iron (+ ironing board)

* Garlic press

Slow cooker


Please email me if you think of anything I’ve missed that would be useful and I’ll add it, thank you, Jenny.

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