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 536 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 536 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 536 cottages available for May Day bank holiday

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £600 *

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


Brimming with character and clever touches, The Old Granary is quite simply a cottage to cherish. Luxury lies around every corner of this former barn, which has been impeccably res...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £600 *

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

7 nights from £602

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


Grade II Listed Molly’s Barn is delightful, set in a quiet rural location within an easy drive of the north Cornish coast. This gorgeous reversed level cottage has a stylish open...

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

7 nights from £602

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £606 *

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


This stunning family-sized holiday home with private hot tub, large enclosed garden and wonderful stocked fishing lake is in east Devon, a short and easy drive from the World Herit...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £606 *

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

7 nights from £608 *

3 bedroom, holiday cottage near Axbridge, Somerset.


Yew Tree Batch is a truly peaceful detached house in a rural position in north Somerset, surrounded by a totally private and beautifully kept garden. There is a stunning terrace th...

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

7 nights from £608 *

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

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £609 *

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


On the banks of the River Tavy nestled in the Owner's 80 acre estate, Ludbrook Cottage lies just outside the village of Buckland Monachorum. Guests can enjoy the wooded grounds and...

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £609 *

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  • 20% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £479.15 £383.32

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

7 nights from £610

2 bedroom, rural cottage near the sea near Mawgan Porth, Cornwall.


Grab your body-boards and wetsuits, walking boots and binoculars, buckets and spades and head off to Skiber-an-Fenten for a holiday that promises to be packed full of coastal caper...

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

7 nights from £610

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £567.84 £454.27

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

7 nights from £611 *

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


Step back in time in this 500 year old Grade II Listed stone house, set back in Marazion’s Market Place, close to the beach where the tidal causeway and boats cross to St Michael’s...

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

7 nights from £611 *

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £617

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


This lovely cottage will delight those who love rural tranquility, with walks from the door and a two acre field for children to play and dogs to walk. Set down a well-kept farm la...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £617

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

7 nights from £621

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Sennen with a pool.


Immaculate and furnished to a very high standard, this first (or last) contemporary retreat has a wood-burner, use of the large outdoor heated swimming pool (available from the beg...

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

7 nights from £621

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £622

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Marazion, Cornwall.


The views from this pretty semi-detached cottage, across to St Michael’s Mount and the Atlantic Ocean, are simply magnificent. ‘The Mount’ majestically dominates the bay at Marazio...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £622

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

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