Cottages for May bank holidays

May is when the South and West comes alive, the winter is left behind and a sunny day feels like summer in a early May bank holiday cottage.

A sunny day in May can feel like summer. The schools have gone back. And the May calendar in the South and West is bursting with high days, holidays and Pagan customs so peculiar you couldn't make them up. Have a peek at what's available. Use the search options on the left to choose the length of your break and the area where you want to stay. We've got 377 holiday cottages available for your May escape.

We have 377 available for the May Day bank holiday


Beer Cottage is a welcoming semi-detached cottage set within 16 acres of grounds, boasting the most beautiful and tranquil countryside you could imagine and the perfect dog-friendl...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £960


The Owls House is so-called after the novel written in Lamorna Cove by Crosbie Garstin. This semi-detached single-storey property is ideal for guests with limited mobility, and has...

  • Sleeps 9 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £1100


This large, detached traditional farmhouse was built in 1798 and has an open plan kitchen/dining-room with an inglenook fireplace housing a wood-burner; across the hallway are the ...

  • Sleeps 9 + cot in 3 properties
  • Changeover Sun

Price per week £1263


Lena is just beautiful with a cosy sitting/dining-room, a wood-burner and under-floor heating which keeps the slate floors downstairs warm underfoot. A modern well-equipped kitchen...

  • Sleeps 10 + 3 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1140 - £1289

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


Who could resist Buttercup's picture-postcard location, close to Cornwall's picturesque Lamorna Cove and set in an eight acre field with delicious sea glimpses? Spacious and luxuri...

  • Sleeps 12 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1260


Set in a peaceful wildflower meadow and just a few minutes' drive from two fabulous beaches, Hobie offers the finest luxury camping in a large, stylish safari tent. Its only neighb...

  • Sleeps 12 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1275


Unspoilt countryside, buttercup-filled fields and a burbling river - a stay at Honeysuckle truly is get-away-from-it-all glamping. Inside, a log-fired range provides cooking and he...

  • Sleeps 18 + 3 cots in 3 properties
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1356 - £1695


All on one level, FernGully is a light and airy cottage ideal for larger families or groups of friends. From the attractive open plan living area, which still retains the original ...

  • Sleeps 20 + 4 cots in 4 properties
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £2206