Devon Retreats for May Day Bank Holiday

Give yourself something to look forward to and book yourself a May Day bank holiday break. All around Devon the county is awash with colour and bustling with activity. With so many things to see and do, you can make the most of this wonderful time of year from the comfort of a luxury home-from-home. Browse our portfolio and secure your May retreat today for memories tomorrow.Read more

Head to Devon and savour the new lease of life that comes with this time of year. As May rolls around, the county is in full bloom and events and festivities take place throughout. With a Classic cottage, you can spend your day exploring and soaking in the sights, and then when you're ready, return to you very own slice of heaven. Whoever you plan to share your experience with, be it a solo adventure, dog-friendly escape, romantic retreat or group gathering, we will help you find the right cottage for you. At Classic Cottages, we carefully select all of our properties so that only the finest make it onto our books. Each one is fully equipped with a complete inventory too, so everything you could need for your May Day holiday is provided. From your bed linens to your fluffy bathroom towels to your morning coffee pot, we think of everything so you don't have to. All you need to do? Relax and make memories - you're on holiday.

111 May Day bank holiday cottages in Devon

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £325 *

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Tavistock, Dartmoor.


Tuell Farm is an undiscovered rural haven of peace nestling in the Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are 28 acres to explore on this tranquil farm with Gre...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £325 *

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £345

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Tavistock, Dartmoor.


Close to Dartmoor National Park, dog-friendly and with gorgeous, extensive grounds, this former hayloft is a delight; think roses around the door, beamed ceilings and a welcoming o...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £345

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  • 20% off

    22 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019

    £445.37 £356.00

  • 20% off

    29 Jun 2019 - 6 Jul 2019

    £475.59 £380.80

  • 20% off

    6 Jul 2019 - 13 Jul 2019

    £512.58 £410.40

  • 20% off

    13 Jul 2019 - 20 Jul 2019

    £515.22 £412.00

  • 20% off

    20 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019

    £517.44 £413.60

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

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £350 *

Dog friendly glamping in a gorgeous wagon near Crediton, North Devon.


The Wagon with Faraway Views takes Glamping to a really high standard and is a great choice for a couple or a family with young children. Dogs are very much welcome here and there ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £350 *

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

7 nights from £367

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Clovelly, North Devon.


Moonstone is a delightful single-storey, one bedroom, detached cottage just 1.5 miles from the rugged north Devon coast and the dramatic coastal path. At low tide vast expanses of ...

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

7 nights from £367

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  • 20% off

    20 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019

    £596.97 £477.60

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £373

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Totnes, South Devon.


In an idyllic location, down a quiet lane just outside a pretty village and surrounded by open fields, this 18th Century cottage is well located for touring the beautiful South Ham...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £373

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  • 15% off

    28 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019

    £525.00 £446.25

  • 10% off

    12 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019

    £568.75 £511.88

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

7 nights from £375

1 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage in Widecombe, Dartmoor.


This beautiful little cottage is a fantastic Dartmoor bolthole for guests looking for a break from routine. Snuggled in beside the other cottages surrounding Widecombe in the Moor'...

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

7 nights from £375

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

7 nights from £387

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor.


The Granary is a charming reversed level converted barn. The open plan living-room is upstairs with a well-equipped galley kitchen and a glowing wood-burner. Downstairs is a comfor...

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

7 nights from £387

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  • 10% off

    21 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019

    £516.02 £464.42

  • 10% off

    5 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019

    £597.88 £538.09

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £397 *

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Honiton, South Devon.


In an unspoilt valley in the east Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Honiton, this tranquil spot is a short drive from the stunning beaches along the Jurassic coastline....

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £397 *

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  • 10% off

    13 Jul 2019 - 20 Jul 2019

    £767.65 £690.88

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

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £405

1 bedroom, dog friendly shepherds hut with own fishing lake near Exeter.


A few miles outside the Roman city of Exeter, a few miles inland from the east Devon Jurassic Coast, and many miles away from the fast pace of everyday life, sits a delightful shep...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £405

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  • 45% off

    21 Jun 2019 - 25 Jun 2019

    £395.25 £217.39

  • 10% off

    12 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019

    £609.85 £548.87

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £405

1 bedroom, dog friendly shepherds hut with wood-fired hot tub near Exeter.


This beautifully presented shepherd's hut is as much a part of the landscape here as the ancient oak which gives it its name. The two stand side-by-side at the top of a gently slop...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £405

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