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 660 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 660 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 660 cottages available for May Day bank holiday

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £403

1 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage, Lifton, Dartmoor.


In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, approached by a green lane, bordered by sun-dappled woodland, Leat Mill is delightful. A pretty enclosed patio overlooks tranquil surround...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £403

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

7 nights from £405

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Dulverton, Somerset.


Sitting in the heart of Exmoor National Park, Week Cottage dates back to the 1690s and is all picture-book old world charm inside. A spacious boot-room, perfect for muddy boots (an...

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

7 nights from £405

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

7 nights from £405

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.


Dorset’s World Heritage Jurassic Coast is close to this comfortably furnished, single-storey, spacious cottage. Set within the grounds of the Owner’s home, The Stables is self-cont...

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

7 nights from £405

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £407

1 bedroom, cottage with hot tub and sea views in Perranporth.


Set down an public byway close to the surfing beach at Perranporth, The Summer House is a perfect bolthole for couples. Enjoying wonderful sea views, this delightful little hideawa...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £407

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

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £408

1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Mullion, West Cornwall.


Step down into the quiet quadrangle of attractive granite barns, cross the communal garden, open the stable-door and you will find the most perfectly charming retreat for two. Nest...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £408

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £410

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Truro, South Cornwall.


A wood-burner and under-floor heating ensure year-round snugness in this lovingly restored single-storey converted barn, found near the hamlet of Ladock in an easily accessible rur...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £410

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  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £411

1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in St Ives, West Cornwall.


The perfect retreat for walkers and couples, this compact semi-detached cottage is set on a steep wooded lane which is a three minute walk to Carbis Bay beach and its amenities. Fo...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £411

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

7 nights from £412

1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage in St Agnes, North Cornwall.


St Agnes, on the north coast of Cornwall, has something for everyone! Choose from spectacular walks, a great surfing beach or a fantastically rated restaurant, Aggie has it all. Ab...

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

7 nights from £412

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £412 *

2 bedroom self catering cottage near Truro, South Cornwall.


Ancarva is a quintessential cosy Cornish cottage with a secret garden and is the perfect escape. Greeted by classical music as you walk through the front door, you will relax strai...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £412 *

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

7 nights from £413 *

Gorgeous cottage style yurt sleeping 5 near Bude, Devon.


If you yearn for the romance of living under canvas but don't want to give up your creature comforts then this could definitely be the holiday for you. Situated close to the Cornwa...

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

7 nights from £413 *

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