Cottages for May Day Bank Holiday

May is when landscapes come alive and towns pick up the pace. With winter left behind, a sunny day feels like summer in a May bank holiday cottage. Relax in your own private retreat and let your worries float away. Coast, country or town, our self-catering cottages will leave you refreshed and revived. Choose from our 819 available cottages today. Read more

Start summer celebrations early and enjoy a May Day bank holiday break. With the weather on the up, celebrations left, right and centre and lots of businesses opening their doors for the season ahead, May is an excellent time to escape the routine of everyday life. Whether you are looking forward to a solo retreat, family break or getaway with friends, you are sure to find the perfect cottage to spend your holiday. To get started, browse our selection of 819 available cottages and find your favourite one. Each of our self-catering holiday homes has been handpicked; personally inspected and fully equipped so you can enjoy the finest quality accommodation around. Providing you with help and support every step of the way, you can book with confidence with Classic Cottages.

We have 819 cottages available for May Day bank holiday

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £279

1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Okehampton, North Devon.


What a tranquil spot this is amidst rolling fields and wooded valleys. Lower Hewton Farm dates back to the 16th Century and the cottage, which adjoins the main house, is welcoming ...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £279

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £289

1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


West Flatlet is situated right in the heart of Seaview village and is perfect for couples looking for a coastal break. This small but cosy and comfortable first floor flat sits at ...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £289

Each and every one of our cottages is fully equipped with everything you’ll need on holiday.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £292

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


Ideal for couples this detached, single-storey converted barn is located at Treluggan, a small country hamlet in the heart of the Roseland peninsula. There are some lovely coastal ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £292

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £300

1 bedroom self catering apartment with sea views in Seaview, Isle of Wight


This gorgeous top floor one bedroom apartment has spectacular sea views over the rooftops across the Solent and is just a few minutes from Seaview village and the beach. Newly dec...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £300

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £301

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Penzance, West Cornwall.


Walkers and birdwatchers will enjoy the flora and fauna of the moors and wetlands surrounding Prospect Cottage, while both coastlines are less than a ten minute drive away. Soft bl...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £301

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £307

Rural shepherds hut near the beach at Porthtowan, North Cornwall.


Situated in a quiet rural little spot just two miles from Porthtowan you'll find Hannah's Haven. Named after the owners' daughter, this quirky shepherd's hut offers comfortable acc...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £307

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £307

Rural glamping wagon near the beach at Porthtowan, North Cornwall.


Situated just outside the delightful hamlet of Mawla, only two miles from Porthtowan's sandy beach, is Blackberry Jack's Wagon, a genuine and utterly charming former steam-engine d...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £307

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £307

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Falmouth, West Cornwall.


Buzzard’s Rise is an idyllic countryside retreat. Tucked away in a small hamlet, this contemporary barn conversion is great for exploring Cornwall or staying at home watching the w...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £307

Readymade beds and fluffy towels; this simple but appreciated welcome is standard with us.

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £313

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near St Ives, West Cornwall.


With sea views across moorland to the Atlantic Ocean from the upper ground floor bedroom, this compact barn conversion will provide a perfect base from which to explore the west Pe...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £313

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £318

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Falmouth.


This stylish contemporary apartment has views towards the sea at Swanpool beach on the outskirts of Falmouth. A 10 minute walk down through grassy playing fields and quiet lanes br...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £318

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