Mays Cottage is the perfect bolthole.
The sitting-room is wonderfully light and airy.
The dining-room enjoys views over the front of the cottage.
The kitchen is well-equipped and presented to a high standard.
The cottage has three gorgeous bedrooms.
The kitchen is light and airy, and enjoys views over the back garden.
The house has a lovely open feel, with the sitting-area leading off from the kitchen.
The hatchway through to the dining-area makes it easy to serve up at mealtimes.
The dining-area leads off from the sitting-room.
After a day out exploring all that this wonderful part of Cornwall has to offer, come back to May's Cottage to snuggle up in front of the open fire.
Enjoy views overlooking the garden.
There are lovely touches throughout.
The master bedroom is beautifully styled...
...and enjoys views over the garden.
The pretty twin bedroom.
This bedroom has a lovely bedstead, and enjoys views over the front garden.
The cottage is surrounded with open countryside.
The family bathroom.
The garden at the back of the garden is a lovely spot to sit out, relax and unwind.
The delightful garden.
This way to the St Kew Inn!
The St Kew Inn has a great reputation and is well worth a visit.
Mays Cottage is not far from the beach at Trebarwith, and Polzeath is just down the road.
The lovely valley leading down to Trebarwith Strand.
Polzeath beach is great for surfing.
The beach at Polzeath.
Rock beach.
Polzeath at low tide is spectacular.
Polzeath beach is just down the road.
The enclosed garden is beautiful, and there is plenty of room to play and even have a barbecue!

Mays Cottage


2.6 miles SE of Port Isaac / Sleeps 6 + cot*

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7 Nights from £602

Lovely comfy cottage in a peaceful setting. Garden beautiful and very dog proof. Some comfortable out seats would have been good. We enjoyed our stay a lot.

A lovely comfortable cottage with easy access to many outstanding areas of north Cornwall. Highly recommended.

A lovely property to enjoy a relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

We loved our short break at May's Cottage: it was warm,clean and comfortable, very well located and also tranquil: an elegant small house rather than a cottage.

We would definitely book again and are converts to Classic Cottages, having been disappointed with other booking agencies in the past. Keep up the high standards, they are very much appreciated by weary people needing a trouble-free, relaxing break in beautiful surroundings.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your fabulous review. We're delighted you enjoyed your short break at Mays Cottage and we're sure the owners will be too! It's great to hear you are now converts to Classic Cottages and would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kelsey, Customer Support

We had a lovely week at May’s Cottage, a fabulous location and gorgeous garden. We had log fires every night and enjoyed the vast beaches during the day. The Kew Inn nearby is excellent ( booking is advisable)

Lovely cottage in a very quite location. Perfect for relaxing. Shame the garden is not fully fenced and dogs can escape easily. Not ideal to have to keep the dogs on the lead every time they need to go outside for their business. Overall we had a pleasant stay at Mays cottage despite the awful weather, but we enjoyed the open fire more I guess.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Mays Cottage; it sounds like the roaring fire was most welcome in the storms. We really appreciate you letting us know about the garden area.The property is bordered by beautiful shrubs and hedges, but we'll defintely pass your helpful comments on to the owners. We hope that we can welcome you back soon. Julie, Customer Support

Peaceful, relaxing , just what we needed.

Beautiful cottage, very homely and a lovely garden. Peaceful location and great for discovering south west Cornwall, particularly Padstow and Port Isaac.

Mays Cottage, really is a home from home. Beautiful location, lots of extra finishing touches that made our stay so relaxing. A real holiday hideaway. We will definitely be back.

I can’t fault May’s Cottage. It was a perfect base for us as our son was married just two minutes walk away! It had everything we needed, and was very comfortable and clean. Thank you so much!

A lovely warm cottage that we all enjoyed spending a relaxing week in.

Cottage in a lovely location, and generally comfortable and well equipped. It should also be mentioned in the description that the garden isn't entirely safely enclosed for a dog. We used the garden furniture to create barriers at each side of the house to prevent our dog from accessing the front garden from where he would have been able to escape.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage, it really is in a great spot. We're sorry to hear that the garden wasn't entirely escape-proof for your four-legged friend - there are hedges and shrubs all the way around the perimeter and a gate to the front, but we've asked the housekeeper to investigate any areas where the boundary could be improved. Thanks so much for letting us know. Emma, Customer Support

Beautiful peaceful comfortable house with a lovely garden - a great place to get away from it all. I didn't want to leave.

Very peaceful and quiet....a relaxing stay.

Lovely comfortable cottage, very peaceful location .will go back again

Perfect for anyone with no dog or a very large one.

Ideal location for all local beaches and walks. Very dog friendly and secure garden. Well equip kitchen garden very quiet, lovely to arrive to cake and milk in the fridge.

Our second visit to Mays Cottage. Love the location and peacefulness. Great locator exploring the North Cornish Coast.

Beautiful and peaceful cottage. It’s got everything you could possibly need. Lovely touch to be greeted with a delicious cake and fresh flowers throughout as well as a few essentials thrown in for good measure.

Great location with Port Isaac less than 10 minutes away and Padstow just 30 mins by car.

Perfectly located and fabulous for families, we have consistently enjoyed the privilege of staying there.

This property is perfect in every way. We’ll definitely be staying again. The location was beautiful and quiet! House was decorated to a very high standard and great for families and pets. The local pub was fantastic with great food! Our first time in Cornwall certainly won’t be the last!

Cottage is lovely and peaceful with cows as neighbors which was fab, local pubs and farm shop were wonderful and a must for a visit.

"A fantastic home perfectly placed for exploring North Cornwall"

Our second visit to the cottage was just perfect. Fun days spent on the beaches with our dogs and lovely cosy evenings back at the cottage.

Spacious, comfortable and well equipped cottage in a quiet location.

A comfortable and cosy cottage with a great secluded garden in a great location for easy visits to the nearby beaches and villages.

Please note whilst garden is beautiful and enclosed it is not secure so please bear in mind if going with young children and young dogs!

My family and I wanted a quiet and peaceful getaway . At Mays cottage we found the perfect location for all our needs. Mays cottage is a beautiful rustic house set in the heart of the countryside surrounded by fields and sheep. In the house we found plenty to do with games books and dvds all provided. Thank you for a fabulous holiday.

Beautiful comfortable home from home, a lovely place to spend Christmas.

A really excellent secluded location in North Cornwall.

What a fabulous cottage, a real ' home from home' - everything you could possibly need in a fabulous location. Near to some excellent beaches for surfing and dog walking and to some superb pubs. The service I received from Classic cottages was excellent throughout the booking process. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend both Mays cottage and Classic cottages to friends and am already looking forward to booking our holiday next year.

A comfortable well-equipped cottage in a fantastic quiet location - just the sound of sheep and the occasional car. A delightful, private and well-kept garden to sit out in and a useful conservatory for when the weather is cooler. We had a terrible journey down and arrived at 10 p.m. rather than the planned 8 p.m. Having texted the Housekeeper to let her know of this change the lights had been left on in the cottage which, given its remote location, we were grateful for. The cake which had been left for us was also very welcome. I would recommend this cottage to anyone for whom peace and quiet is important when they go on holiday. Additionally I would also like to mention Trevathan Farm Shop and Restaurant which is just along the road and very convenient for the cottage. It is excellent for breakfast, morning coffee, lunch or tea. There is space for children to run around and they also have a farm shop with lovely fresh produce and gifts.

Lovely property - I am sure we will return. Very close to dog friendly beaches and Padstow, Wadebridge etc.

If your looking for a cottage just outside a village with country views,peace and quite, but also close to the beaches this one is for you,Mays cottage is home from home,everything you need is there,beautiful garden,large lounge and even a dining room,well equipped kitchen,and three bedrooms plenty of room,

cosy and quiet. Very little traffic along the lane , the only noise is the sound of the local lambs

A very comfortable and well appointed cottage, in an ideal and very peaceful location.

The perfect holiday location. A peaceful, rural retreat with a lovely garden yet near to all that North Cornwall's coastline has to offer.

Perfect base for a honeymoon!

a comfortable and relaxing retreat.

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