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21st December 2016 by

Posted in Couples, Holidays

Couples Packing Tips

Don’t leave home without the essentials

Couples Packing Tips for Self-Catering Pembrokeshire Holidays

The beauty of taking a self-catering holiday in the UK is that you don’t have all the luggage restrictions and language or currency changes to deal with as you do when going abroad.

The basic rules for packing are generally the same whether you are going abroad or taking a UK break, but the hassle of airport check-ins and baggage restrictions are just a couple of things you won’t have to deal with, leaving you more time to get on with enjoying your well earned holiday.

Towels are a bulky item to pack, but if you choose an FBM Holidays self-catering holiday at 4 or 5 star rating, then towels will be provided, meaning you will just need to bring your beach towels. Some of our 3 star properties may also provide towels, but do check first. If they don’t provide towels, then you can hire them locally if you wish to.

Rolling clothes to avoid creases is always a good idea, but an iron will be proved in our self-catering accommodation should you need to give your clothes a press after travelling, so there’s no need to pack a travel iron or plug adaptors like you do when travelling abroad!

For UK breaks it’s always a good idea to have clothes for all types of weather. Packing items which can be layered up if the weather turns a bit cold is useful in Spring and Autumn, and its generally a good idea to bring a waterproof coat and brolly for those occasional wet days. But generally our weather here in Pembrokeshire is mild and our recent autumn days were just as good as those in the summer!

And if you want to bring your dog on holiday too, then there’s a good selection of pet-friendly holiday properties available, so you can forget the hassle of putting them in kennels and let them enjoy a holiday too.

It is always a good idea to make a list of the things you will need to take with you.


  • Phone charger and chargers for any other devices such as laptops, iPads etc.
  • Camera – There are some extraordinary views and shots to snap in Pembrokeshire, don’t miss out
  • Satnav – Directions are provided with booking confirmation, but we have so many customers of all nationality and from all parts of the world, so this could be of use

All Year-Round Essentials

  • Basic first aid kit – whilst these are provided, it’s always a good idea to have your own if you have any specific medical needs
  • Medication – Again, see above. Ensure you have enough to last the duration of your holiday
  • Driving licence and a copy of your insurance if you are driving to your UK destination
  • Details of your booking confirmation and directions on how to get to your chosen holiday property. We will usually email these to you, if you don’t have a smart phone or just like to have it written down somewhere physical, print it out.* Also make sure you know the details of where to collect the keys if you are going to arrive late

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