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.

152 May self-catering cottages available in Devon

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £627

4 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Lyme Regis, South Devon.


Just outside the pretty east Devon town of Colyton and less than three miles to the beach at Seaton on the east Devon Jurassic Coast, family and dog-friendly Sceat Cottage enjoys u...

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £627

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £751

4 bedroom cottage near the beach near Kingsbridge, South Devon.


Just outside the village of Kingston, semi-detached Hooppells Barn is within striking distance of the secluded beach at Wonwell. Within an enclosed garden, you enter straight into ...

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £751

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

7 nights from £781

4 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage in Beaworthy, North Devon.


This fabulous dog and child-friendly retreat is such a welcoming home-from-home. Offering uninterrupted countryside views, a glorious hot tub and an enclosed patio and garden, Fern...

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

7 nights from £781

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  • 20% off

    13 Apr 2019 - 20 Apr 2019

    £906.83 £725.60

  • 20% off

    20 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019

    £840.85 £672.80

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £810

4 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views near Salcombe, South Devon.


If you are looking for a house with a view, stop right here! This amazing semi-detached house perched overlooking Mill Bay and out over the water is in simply the most perfect loca...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £810

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

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

7 nights from £821

4 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Okehampton, North Devon.


Nestled amongst the idyllic hills of rural Devon, Four Chimneys is a cob built, period cottage brimming with character, which offers peace and tranquility along with action and adv...

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

7 nights from £821

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £953

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Wembury, Devon.


Mewstone View is a sleek, contemporary house only minutes from the beach with sea views from the living-room and two of the bedrooms. An enclosed sea-facing deck wraps around the b...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £953

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  • 20% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £904.77 £723.82

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1037

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Appledore, Devon.


Waterhayes is a superb brand new contemporary property, set over three floors and with wonderful estuary views from Appledore across to Instow and the north Devon countryside beyon...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1037

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1257

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Branscombe, Devon.


Set in its own mature gardens on a south-facing hillside, Barnell Cottage has views over Branscombe Vale and out to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast at Branscombe mouth. This beau...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1257

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1337

4 bedroom thatched, dog-friendly cottage near South Molton, Devon.


Hidden deep in the truly peaceful, unspoilt north Devon countryside, in the grounds of an historic castle, lies Affeton Barton; a 16th Century farmhouse, newly renovated to a very ...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1337

  • Sleeps 9 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £1212

5 bedroom house with sea views in Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon.


This wonderfully spacious house stands proud, perched on the edge of Sedgewell beach at Bigbury-on-Sea, the location of this house is second to none. Pond House doesn't just boast ...

  • Sleeps 9 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £1212

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £1186.07 £948.86

Readymade beds and fluffy towels; this simple but appreciated welcome is standard with us.

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