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.

175 May self-catering cottages available in Devon

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £561 *

4 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Honiton, South Devon.


Lakeview House is a stunning new holiday property in east Devon, inland from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast from Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth in east Devon through to Lyme Re...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £561 *

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £561 *

4 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Honiton, South Devon.


This stunning family-sized holiday home with private hot tub, large enclosed garden and wonderful stocked fishing lake is in east Devon, a short and easy drive from the World Herit...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £561 *

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

  • Sleeps 7 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £563 *

4 bedroom, holiday cottage near Colyton, South Devon with a hot tub


Stable Tallet is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to east Devon’s stunning Jurassic Coast. Set on a friendly working farm, this detached home-from-home has the bonus ...

  • Sleeps 7 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £563 *

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £574

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage with a hot tub near Honiton, Devon


Snaffles Lodge is a unique Scandinavian-style property on the edge of east Devon’s Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This comfortable detached lodge has a ful...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £574

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £593 *

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


Set in the courtyard of an original farmstead in a scenic location, within easy reach of Exmoor National Park’s open moorlands and the lovely market towns of Dulverton and Bampton,...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £593 *

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

7 nights from £594

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Tiverton, North Devon.


This cottage is an absolute celebration of its setting at Backswood, a working farm where the Owners have a truly special conservation vision for this rural haven in mid-Devon's un...

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

7 nights from £594

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £615

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Dartmouth, South Devon.


Lost and Found is ideal for those seeking rest and tranquility. Surrounded by the Greenway Estate, it sits at the head of a wooded valley 300 feet above the River Dart. This beauti...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £615

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £633 *

4 bedroom, dog-friendly holiday cottage near Bude, North Cornwall.


Aldercombe Barn is a terrific family and dog friendly holiday home, only a short drive from the excellent beaches of Bude and Widemouth Bay. Situated at the heart of the working fa...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £633 *

We are Gold accredited with the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £651 *

3 bedroom, rural holiday cottage with a pool near Totnes, South Devon.


In a tranquil Devonshire valley, this gorgeous stone cottage has sunlight streaming in through glazed doors and floor length windows. Approached by a farm lane, past Aveton Farmhou...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £651 *

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £712 *

3 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Newton Abbot, South Devon.


Grand View really does live up to its name. The garden wraps around this gorgeous modern house with views across to Dartmoor and to the west. Tucked away down a lane, only a mile f...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £712 *

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