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 888 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 888 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.


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 £243

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

7 nights from £252

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 £252

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

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £261

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Crantock, North Cornwall.


Tucked away in the rural hamlet of Trevilson, only a few miles inland from north Cornwall's breathtaking coastline, this delightful little cottage is the perfect bijou bolthole for...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £261

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £264

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.


At the end of a private lane and set within a peaceful courtyard flanked by a small group of other converted barns, The Croft is a pretty little self-contained annexe to the Owner’...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £264

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  • 30% off

    20 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019

    £390.20 £273.00

  • 30% off

    4 May 2019 - 11 May 2019

    £377.72 £264.60

  • 30% off

    11 May 2019 - 18 May 2019

    £403.32 £282.10

  • 20% off

    18 May 2019 - 25 May 2019

    £403.32 £322.40

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

7 nights from £265

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 £265

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £271

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


Close to Dartmoor National Park, dog-friendly and with gorgeous, extensive grounds, this former hayloft is a delight; think roses around the door, beamed ceilings and a welcoming o...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £271

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  • 20% off

    27 Apr 2019 - 4 May 2019

    £338.20 £270.40

  • 20% off

    4 May 2019 - 11 May 2019

    £338.20 £270.40

  • 20% off

    11 May 2019 - 18 May 2019

    £354.05 £283.20

  • 20% off

    18 May 2019 - 25 May 2019

    £354.05 £283.20

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

7 nights from £272

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 ten minute drive away. Soft bl...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • 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.


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 £275

We’re here to help you find your perfect place to stay 7 days a week.

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £282

1 bedroom, dog friendly rural holiday cottage near Fowey, South Cornwall.


Just a few miles from Fowey and close to the pretty village of Lanlivery, Roseney Barn is tucked away down little lanes in a tranquil rural location, the perfect retreat for those ...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £282

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  • 30% off

    27 Apr 2019 - 4 May 2019

    £403.41 £282.10

  • 20% off

    4 May 2019 - 11 May 2019

    £421.91 £337.60

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

7 nights from £289

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 £289

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