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 458 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 458 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 458 cottages available for May Day bank holiday

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

7 nights from £466 *

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


This gorgeous Victorian cottage is an absolute delight; updated with gentle sympathy to offer the modern necessities of central heating, drench-head shower and a granite-topped kit...

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

7 nights from £466 *

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  • 20% off

    20 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019

    £453.61 £362.89

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £466

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Fowey, South Cornwall.


There are glorious views over the fields and woods of Trethevey Farm from the glass-fronted, south-facing open plan living-room of this gorgeous contemporary barn conversion. Adjoi...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £466

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

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £470

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


A perfect retreat for a couple to relax, The Chocolate House is a beautifully renovated 18th Century cottage set in iconic Chapel Street in Penzance. Although located close to the ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £470

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £478 *

4 bedroom, rural holiday cottage with hot tub near Helford, West Cornwall.


This boutique farmhouse, set in the heart of the rural and stunning Lizard peninsula, has four gorgeous bedrooms and plenty of space for everyone to relax. The beautiful Helford ri...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £478 *

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

7 nights from £486

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


Tiddily Prom has unsurpassed sea views across Mount’s Bay as far as the Lizard peninsula. Elegant and spacious, this light and airy apartment has an open plan living area and a lar...

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

7 nights from £486

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  • 20% off

    19 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019

    £510.06 £408.05

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

7 nights from £487

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Praa Sands.


There really are fabulous sunsets (and sea views) over Rinsey and you will be well placed to see them at this gorgeous contemporary annexe to the Owners' home. Cross the thresh...

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

7 nights from £487

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £491

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


This pretty mews cottage set in the heart of Penzance is comfortable and well-equipped. With a delightful terrace accessed via the sitting-room, there can be nowhere nicer to spend...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £491

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

7 nights from £494 *

3 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.


Pebble Cottage has an open plan living area complete with a large range cooker, well-equipped kitchen and a cosy wood-burner. Upstairs, three pretty bedrooms all have views across ...

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

7 nights from £494 *

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  • 20% off

    20 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019

    £575.34 £460.27

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  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £507 *

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Coverack, West Cornwall.


A hidden gem nestled in a back street in the heart of St Keverne, the largest village on the Helford featuring two pubs and a church clustered around a pretty central square. D...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £507 *

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  • 10% off

    17 May 2019 - 24 May 2019

    £541.06 £486.90

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £510 *

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in St Ives, West Cornwall.


Set within a quiet road in the coastal delight that is St Ives, this stunning detached house offers a wonderful oasis of holiday haven waiting to be enjoyed at any time of the year...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £510 *

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