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.

118 May Day bank holiday cottages in Devon

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £483

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage in Beaworthy, North Devon.


Tucked deep in beautiful Devon countryside, offering woodland walks and coastal trips, Oak Leaf will delight discerning guests. Impeccably renovated, this semi-detached cottage ove...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £483

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £490

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor.


Nestling in a secluded valley in Dartmoor National Park this semi-detached cottage, built in the early 1800s, boasts a beautiful location surrounded by almost two acres of the most...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £490

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £490

3 bedroom self catering cottage near Sidmouth, South Devon.


Sidbury is a delightful unspoilt village just three miles inland from Sidmouth on the wonderful east Devon Jurassic Coast. This tranquil spot is a perfect holiday base for explorin...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £490

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £497

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Okehampton, North Devon.


This perfect rural idyll has everything to offer guests who are seeking to explore Devon from the comfort of an exemplary home-from-home base. Moorhayes used to be an old barn and ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £497

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £501

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Honiton, South Devon.


If your idea of a holiday is fresh air and tranquil surroundings, Stable Cottage has the most fabulous south-facing garden and summer-house. Set in the courtyard of a former workin...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £501

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

7 nights from £505

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage and a pool in Croyde


Close to some of north Devon’s best sandy surfing beaches, Orchard Dene is in the heart of the lovely village of Georgeham, with two good pubs and a shop within walking distance. T...

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

7 nights from £505

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

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £506

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Barnstaple, North Devon.


Woodbine Barn is in a magical rural setting between the stunning beaches of the north Devon coast and the wilds of Exmoor National Park. This very high quality barn conversion is a...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £506

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £515

2 bedroom apartment with sea views in Westward Ho!, North Devon.


Seashells is in the award-winning Nautilus seafront development at Westward Ho!. Situated close to two of north Devon’s prettiest fishing villages, Appledore and Instow, Westward H...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £515

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

7 nights from £524

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Kingsbridge, South Devon.


Jays Cottage is a delightful family-friendly home-from-home situated in the 18th Century country estate of Colmer. The breathtaking locality of this cottage makes venturing out an...

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

7 nights from £524

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £532

2 bedroom self catering cottage near Kingsbridge, South Devon.


Foxglove is an exceptionally charming stone-built cottage nestled within 21 acres of the fabulous Stancombe Manor grounds. This picturesque and tranquil setting doesn't just offer ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £532

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