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 353 holiday cottages available for your May escape.

We have 353 available for the 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 £501

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Helford, West Cornwall.


In and around Nansbara peace and quiet is absolutely assured, so don’t forget to bring your favourite book as you can read undisturbed to your heart’s content. This beautifully res...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £511

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Tiverton, North Devon.


The Mouse House perches high above the River Exe, in a hilltop position with spectacular panoramic views across the Devon countryside close to Exmoor National Park. This exceptiona...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £515

4 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Padstow, North Cornwall.


Close to the delights of Padstow, the Camel Trail and the glorious beaches of north Cornwall, Hooter’s Rest is a real find. Totally separate from the Owners’ home and two other cot...

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £517 - £796 *

3 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views near Penzance, West Cornwall.


Perched on Tregonning Hill this gorgeous, light and airy retreat is close to, and has views towards, great beaches such as Praa Sands and Rinsey Cove. This former 1880s Great Weste...

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

Price per week £627 - £697 *

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


The Old Granary sympathetically mixes original character with understated vintage furnishings and is a simply fabulous luxury retreat for a family or group of friends. A large firs...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £753 - £942 *

Dogs go free on holidays starting between 29th June to 5th July.

1 bedroom, rural self catering apartment near Exeter, South Devon.


If it's a luxury retreat you are looking for, look no further. The Vineyard Retreat is a ground floor apartment situated within the peaceful grounds of Kenton Park Estate, offering...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1080

3 bedroom self catering cottage near Falmouth, West Cornwall.


A familiar name to ancient mariners navigating the rocky shores around this rugged area of coast, this August Rock is definitely somewhere you will want to rest and stay a while. S...

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

Price per week £1462 - £1625 *

3 bedroom self catering cottage near Falmouth, West Cornwall.


This fabulous detached holiday home is named after a small sandy beach that can be found a short walk away. Set in a secluded woodland corner of a country house hotel estate – the ...

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

Price per week £1462 - £1625 *

2 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Seaview.


Located in a small waterside development on the edge of Seaview, 62 Buddleia Cottage is a pretty beach bungalow offering comfortable accommodation, for a couple or small family, in...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £387

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