May Day Bank Holiday Breaks in Cornwall

Take a walk through lush woodland, carpeted in a thick layer of bluebells. Walk along empty beaches and play chase with the water on the shore. Sit outside on a restaurant terrace and feel the first signs of summer as the sun warms your cheeks. A May Day bank holiday in Cornwall can provide an idyllic opportunity to let go of your worries and relax in your own private haven. Read more

Across Cornwall, May brings a surge of colour to the county. With spring enjoying its final flourishes and summer just around the corner, you can expect a revived energy and lots to look forward. Whatever you are looking for, be it a cosy cottage by the sea, dog-friendly rural retreat or spacious hub with room enough for all the family, our selection of 395 Cornwall cottages available for May Day bank holiday is sure to set your mind rolling. Browse through our portfolio and let your thoughts race, a dream holiday is just around the corner this May. At Classic Cottages, we pride ourselves on marketing only the finest self-catering holiday cottages in Cornwall. With each one handpicked and regularly inspected, we want to make sure your holiday is the best it can be. 

We have 395 May Day cottages in Cornwall

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £435 *

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Fowey, South Cornwall.


This lovely cottage is just a minute’s walk from the waterside shops and restaurants on Fowey’s picturesque harbourside. Beautifully decorated in understated colours with touches o...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £435 *

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £436 *

2 bedroom apartment with sea views in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


A room with a view sums up Harbour Heights perfectly - a fabulous apartment boasting superb, panoramic views across the rooftops towards Falmouth harbour, the Penryn River and the ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £436 *

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

7 nights from £439

1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Penzance, West Cornwall.


A sign that greets you on arrival states ‘Seas the Day’ and this is the place in which to do it. The Duck House is a gorgeous, contemporary, single-storey dwelling with all mod-con...

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

7 nights from £439

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £440

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views at Lands End, Cornwall.


This retreat has so much to offer…including a shared outdoor heated swimming pool (available from the beginning of May to the end of September) and a shared games-room/gym, as well...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £440

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  • 15% off

    23 Feb 2019 - 2 Mar 2019

    £372.67 £317.05

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £441

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach in Penzance, West Cornwall.


Pretty Love Lane Cottage is set down a quiet narrow lane on the outskirts of Penzance within the grounds of the Owners' home. Penzance town centre and the fishing village of Newlyn...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £441

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £443 *

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Mevagissey, South Cornwall.


This wonderfully homely farmhouse is found in a tranquil rural setting at the end of a private lane. There are countryside views and an enclosed south-facing garden, and guests can...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £443 *

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

7 nights from £445

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


A tranquil rural location close to sandy beaches and coastal towns, Little Chygowlin is the perfect place for days out on the water, nights out in town or toes up in front of a toa...

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

7 nights from £445

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  • 30% off

    23 Feb 2019 - 2 Mar 2019

    £427.35 £298.90

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £446 *

Cabin and Safari Tent sleeping up to 6 near St Mawes, South Cornwall.


What could be more enchanting than this beautifully styled cabin with its carved African dark wood furniture enhanced by flashes of gorgeously bright colour in the rugs, cushions a...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £446 *

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £446 *

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Looe, South Cornwall.


If you love the sound of birdsong and a wonderfully peaceful rural location, Pascoe’s Pippin is the perfect holiday home for you. Tucked down a little lane and surrounded by fields...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £446 *

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £447

Dog friendly shepherds hut near Looe, South Cornwall.


If a shepherd could pick the perfect spot to take shelter and rest, then this wonderful bolthole for two, in the most glorious countryside setting, overlooking wildlife on the pond...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £447

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