Cottages for May

May, that wonderful bridge between spring and summer, where temperatures begin to rise and blue skies and sunshine become a regular feature. Settle into the holiday mode and make the most of a quieter towns, beaches and countryside before summer crowds arrive. With new life and colour bursting at the scenes, this is a magical time of year, perfect for a holiday to refresh the senses and revive the soul.Read more

If you've got children, May half-term provides an excellent opportunity to gather together the family and escape for a while on a dream holiday. Book yourself a luxury self-catering cottage and catch up properly - it's much easier without the distractions of everyday life. However many are in your gang, we'll help you find the perfect cottage. Many of our properties have a games room too, so the kids can keep themselves entertained. Or if your little ones are something of a water baby, why not book a holiday cottage with a swimming pool? We have shared and private pools to offer, so take your pick.

May isn't just about half term though. We also have two bank holidays to look forward to, as well as plenty of chances for spontaneous short breaks and much anticipated weeks away ahead of the summer. From idyllic one-bed retreats up to huge 8-bedroom properties big enough for all your nearest and dearest, you can tailor your dream holiday. It's good news for Fido too, as lots of our cottages are dog-friendly.

May Holidays 

From country to coast, the holiday of a lifetime awaits you. Browse our list of 926 available cottages and take a step closer to a luxury retreat in May. All of our cottages are handpicked; personally inspected and fully equipped with a complete inventory for your total ease and comfort. 

We have 926 self catering cottages available to rent in May

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

7 nights from £243

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


Only a short drive to the glorious south coast and the pretty bays at Lansallos and Talland, Menabilly is tucked away in a rural setting where peace and tranquility abounds. If you...

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

7 nights from £243

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

7 nights from £258

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Launceston, North Cornwall.


If you're looking for a peaceful break for two, you need look no further than Little Tregerry. Located down a country lane, in the heart of the Cornish countryside, this is the per...

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

7 nights from £258

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

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

7 nights from £272

1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Okehampton, North Devon.


What a tranquil spot this is amidst rolling fields and wooded valleys. Lower Hewton Farm dates back to the 16th Century and the cottage, which adjoins the main house, is welcoming ...

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

7 nights from £272

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

7 nights from £275

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


Want to be at one with nature and take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, then wind your way along the country lanes to the peace and beauty that abounds at Neptu...

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

7 nights from £275

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

7 nights from £282

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Penzance, West Cornwall.


Walkers and birdwatchers will enjoy the flora and fauna of the moors and wetlands surrounding Prospect Cottage, while both coastlines are less than a 10 minute drive away. Soft blu...

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

7 nights from £282

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

7 nights from £289

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Falmouth, West Cornwall.


Tucked away down a Cornish country lane, this contemporary barn conversion is a great base for exploring Cornwall or the perfect spot for enjoying the bountiful wildlife in the sur...

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

7 nights from £289

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

7 nights from £291

Rural shepherds hut near the beach at Porthtowan, North Cornwall.


Situated in a quiet rural little spot just two miles from Porthtowan you'll find Hannah's Haven. Named after the owners' daughter, this quirky shepherd's hut offers comfortable acc...

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

7 nights from £291

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

7 nights from £291

Rural glamping wagon near the beach at Porthtowan, North Cornwall.


Situated just outside the delightful hamlet of Mawla, only two miles from Porthtowan's sandy beach, is Blackberry Jack's Wagon, a genuine and utterly charming former steam-engine d...

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

7 nights from £291

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

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

7 nights from £291

1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


West Flatlet is situated right in the heart of Seaview village and is perfect for couples looking for a coastal break. This small but cosy and comfortable first floor flat sits at ...

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

7 nights from £291

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

7 nights from £292

1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Bembridge, Isle of Wight.


This charming one bedroom apartment forms part of a country house, set around a shared Spanish-style courtyard, just outside the bustling village of Bembridge. You can enjoy th...

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

7 nights from £292

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