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 789 available cottages today. 

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 789 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 789 cottages available for May Day bank holiday

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

Price per week £491

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  • 10% off

    19 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018

    £532.44 £478.80

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

Price per week £494 - £618 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 between 27 Apr and 18 May 2019. The twin bedroom is excluded at the discounted rate.

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the sea near St Ives, Cornwall.


A perfect retreat for you and your pooches, set close to the renowned Gurnards Head pub and restaurant and a small working dairy farm, Little Gurnards will delight walkers and food...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £495

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views, Shaldon.


Bay Cottage is just steps from the beach in Shaldon, which lines the south shore of the Teign estuary. The South West Coast Path is on the doorstep, so this is a fantastic place fo...

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

Price per week £495

1 bedroom self catering cottage near Boscastle, North Cornwall.


Looking for a luxurious hideaway to escape the hectic pace of life, then follow the country lanes through north Cornwall to the peaceful rural hamlet of Trelash and discover this p...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £496

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage in Altarnun, North Cornwall.


Deep in Cornish countryside but within a short drive of the north Cornish coast, Grade II Listed The Old Dairy has reversed level accommodation and is beautifully furnished, with a...

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

Price per week £500 - £625 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 5 Jan and 18 May 2019. One of the bedrooms is excluded at the discounted rate.

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1 bedroom, cottage with a hot tub near the sea, St Ives, West Cornwall.


Relax in a super-duper Cornish spa hydrotherapy hot tub (run completely by renewable energy) on a raised private terrace close to Nancy's House. Set in the heart of a bio diverse f...

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

Price per week £501

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


Peace and plenty are assured at this beautiful single-storey retreat set within the grounds of the Owner's home, in the heart of the Cornish countryside just a few miles from the r...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £506

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. Drift...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £507 - £633 *

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* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 5 Jan and 22 Jun 2019. Only one bedroom is available at the discounted rate (if there is a baby in the party bedroom 3 can be used for the cot).

  • 20% off

    19 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018

    £599.04 £479.23

Shepherd$6s Hut with outstanding sea views near Padstow, North Cornwall.


Wow will definitely be your first word when you arrive at gorgeous Tregwelan Shepherd's Hut. With spectacular views of the Camel Estuary and the delights of Padstow just a 20 minut...

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

Price per week £510

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