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 533 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 533 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 533 cottages available for May Day bank holiday

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

7 nights from £453 *

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


Close to the head of Bunnell Creek, a tranquil tree-lined estuary originating from the Helford River, this delightful, traditionally furnished former farmhouse is perfect for a tru...

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

7 nights from £453 *

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £488.40 £390.72

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

7 nights from £455

Shepherds Hut with a hot tub sat on its own fishing pond near Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset.


The setting for this beautifully designed and fitted shepherd's hut is a celebration of what this kind of experience is all about. The gentle valley location is at the western edge...

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

7 nights from £455

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  • 10% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £420.50 £378.45

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

7 nights from £455 *

2 bedroom cottage near the beach near Falmouth, South Cornwall.


This modern, light-filled property is set in the private Maenporth Estate and is only a short stroll away from the pretty sandy cove – ideal for a cooling dip or rock pooling at lo...

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

7 nights from £455 *

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  • 20% off

    22 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019

    £375.84 £300.67

  • 20% off

    5 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

    £597.40 £477.92

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

7 nights from £457

1 bedroom apartment with sea views near St Ives, West Cornwall.


Seeking the ultimate romantic hideaway? Then Polmina will become your best-kept secret! Perfect for couples seeking tranquility by the sea, the property is ideally located for coas...

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

7 nights from £457

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

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

7 nights from £460

Luxury glamping in a beautiful Shepherds Hut near Exeter


Nestled in a tranquil rural meadow yet less than five miles from the Roman city of Exeter and very easy to reach, Apple Blossom really does have it all. This gorgeous shepherd's hu...

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

7 nights from £460

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £460

Boutique style luxury glamping in a Shepherds Hut near Exeter


Cherry Blossom is a dream, found in a peaceful meadow bordered by a babbling stream less than five miles from the historic city of Exeter and really easy to reach. This gorgeous sh...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £460

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

7 nights from £461

Rural shepherds hut with sea views near Ilfracombe, North Devon.


Taken from the name of the rocks along this dramatic and exhilarating stretch of the north Devon coast, this beautiful shepherd's hut has views that will take your breath away - mi...

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

7 nights from £461

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

7 nights from £461

Rural shepherds hut with sea views near Ilfracombe, North Devon.


Wild Pear Beach is in sight of this gorgeous shepherd's hut and gives it its name. High above the incredible north Devon coast between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin, with its dramati...

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

7 nights from £461

  • 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

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £402.34 £321.87

  • 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

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