Cottages for May in Devon

Short break over a bank holiday, half-term getaway with the children or romantic escape for two ahead of the summer crowds, Devon offers an idyllic base for a holiday this May. Pack your bags and be on your way, a luxury self-catering cottage awaits. Make the most of this beautiful month and book your private cottage now.Read more

The countryside is awash with colour, beaches are sun-kissed and quiet, towns begin picking up the pace and lots of events and festivals start taking place. Devon in May is an exciting month, filled with as much opportunity for exploration as relaxation. Get out and about in the day and discover all there is on offer. Then, when you've had your fill, return to your very own private haven and relax in style.

Whatever you're looking for, be it a family-friendly property over half-term, a seaside sanctuary for May bank holiday or a dog-friendly retreat in the country, our luxury portfolio offers a wide range of beautiful cottages. 

May Retreats in Devon

Make the most of the opportunity to unwind under spring sunshine and get the pre-summer celebrations in early. Our cottages provide luxury home-from-homes in Devon, just right for a tranquil holiday this May. To make your experience as easy and stress-free as possible, we will guide you every step of the way. Don't worry about packing everything and the kitchen sink either. All of our cottages are personally inspected and completely equipped with everything you could need and more during your holiday. Everything from your bed linens down to the last glistening teaspoon is provided, so you needn't worry about a thing.

221 May self-catering cottages available in Devon

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

7 nights from £294

Lower Hewton Cottage

2847

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 £294

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £367

Princes Granary

761

1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach near Plymouth, 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 £367

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

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

7 nights from £382

The Granary

2760

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor.


The Granary is a charming reversed level converted barn. The open plan living-room is upstairs with a well-equipped galley kitchen and a glowing wood-burner. Downstairs is a comfor...

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

7 nights from £382

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £390

Swallow's Nest

4356

Dog friendly quirky holiday cottage near Tiverton, North Devon.


If you want different. If you want quirky. If you want an experience that you will remember forever, come and stay here. How about this for a holiday experience combination like no...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £390

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

7 nights from £391

Ned's Nook

3220

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


This beautiful little cottage is a fantastic Dartmoor bolthole for guests looking for a break from routine. Snuggled in beside the other cottages surrounding Widecombe in the Moor'...

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

7 nights from £391

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £398

Kiln Cottage

1175

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Totnes, South Devon.


In an idyllic location, down a quiet lane just outside a pretty village and surrounded by open fields, this 18th Century cottage is well located for touring the beautiful South Ham...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £398

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

7 nights from £428

Ashley's Shack

3008

Gorgeous cabin sleeping 2 near Dartmouth, South Devon.


Walk up the little path through three acres of grounds and woods and there you'll find delightful Ashley's Shack, sat in an idyllic spot up above a large lake. Painted a pretty pal...

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

7 nights from £428

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £431

Shepherd's Oak

3280

Dog friendly shepherds hut for two with a 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 £431

We are Gold accredited with the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

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

7 nights from £431

Stargazy Sky Shepherd's Hut

3296

Gorgeous shepherds hut sleeping 2 near Lyme Regis, East 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 £431

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £431

Shepherd’s Delight

2732

Dog friendly shepherds hut sleeping two 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 £431

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