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 656 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 656 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 656 cottages available for May Day bank holiday

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £393

1 bedroom holiday cottage with water views near Fowey, South Cornwall.


This lovely little waterside bolthole is perfect for couples who like walking, bird watching or messing about on the water – and those who just like to kick back and relax in comfo...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £393

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

7 nights from £394

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Porthleven, West Cornwall.


Sitting on the edge of a wooded valley and only a short drive to the thriving fishing port of Porthleven with its restaurants, cafes and pretty harbour, this charming 19th Century ...

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

7 nights from £394

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

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

7 nights from £395

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Clovelly, North Devon.


Moonstone is a delightful single-storey, one bedroom, detached cottage just 1.5 miles from the rugged north Devon coast and the dramatic coastal path. At low tide vast expanses of ...

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

7 nights from £395

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £396

1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Wembury, South Devon.


An unique hideaway for couples, Princes Granary lies in the village of Down Thomas, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With wonderful walks along the nearby South West Coast...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £396

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £397

1 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage in Widecombe, Dartmoor.


Ned's is the perfect dog-friendly Dartmoor bolthole. Named after a local character who lived in the cottage and who played the fabled ‘Uncle Tom Cobley’ for many years at the Widec...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £397

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £400

1 bedroom, dog friendly shepherds hut with wood-fired hot tub near Exeter.


This beautifully presented shepherd's hut is as much a part of the landscape here as the ancient oak which gives it its name. The two stand side-by-side at the top of a gently slop...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £400

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

7 nights from £400

Gorgeous shepherds hut sleeping 2 near Lyme Regis, South Devon.


The location high above the Axe Valley as it heads to the Jurassic Coast just a few miles away could not be more magical. Easy to reach, yet off the beaten track for the last adven...

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

7 nights from £400

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £400

1 bedroom, dog friendly shepherds hut with own fishing lake near Exeter.


A few miles outside the Roman city of Exeter, a few miles inland from the east Devon Jurassic Coast, and many miles away from the fast pace of everyday life, sits a delightful shep...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £400

Our property managers are local experts who handpick perfect places to stay.

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £400

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


In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just a mile from Dartmoor, The Wool Shed is a single-storey property found in Lower Chaddlehanger. Furnished and decorated in a contemporar...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £400

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £402 *

Luxury glamping in a beautiful yurt for 5 people near Dartmouth, South Devon.


Conjure up in your mind a small piece of south Devon rural heaven. Four and a half acres of wildflower meadows, woodlands, a stream and a large lake - and then think of a bit of 'g...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £402 *

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