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.

170 May self-catering cottages available in Devon

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Instow, North Devon.


Just a few miles inland from north Devon’s beautiful sandy beaches, Fig Tree Cottage is a peaceful retreat with its own large private walled garden and beyond, a further five acres...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £476 - £759

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Lifton, Dartmoor.


Set amidst truly unspoilt Devonshire countryside, close to the Devon and Cornwall border, Scarlett’s Barn is a delightful home-from-home barn conversion ideal for those who want to...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £479 - £699

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


If your idea of a holiday is fresh air and tranquil surroundings, Stable Cottage has the most fabulous south-facing garden and summer-house. Set in the courtyard of a former workin...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £479 - £699

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Sidmouth, South Devon.


Nestled in a tranquil valley, Cider Barn has beautiful views across the hamlet of Harpford. This is a haven for walkers with footpaths to the River Otter and access to the East Dev...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £479 - £699

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2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Barnstaple, North Devon.


Woodbine Barn is in a magical rural setting between the stunning beaches of the north Devon coast and the wilds of Exmoor National Park. This very high quality barn conversion is a...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £480 - £686

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


This gorgeous detached property will surpass expectations in all respects. Created from an original farm building on an historic farmstead, The Cow Shed excels itself in the attent...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £484 - £773

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Kingsbridge, South Devon.


Jays Cottage is a delightful family-friendly home-from-home situated in the 18th Century country estate of Colmer. The breathtaking locality of this cottage makes venturing out an...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £485 - £774

2 bedroom self catering cottage near Kingsbridge, South Devon.


Foxglove is an exceptionally charming stone-built cottage nestled within 21 acres of the fabulous Stancombe Manor grounds. This picturesque and tranquil setting doesn't just offer ...

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

Price per week £493 - £825

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2 bedroom cottage near Kingsbridge, south Devon.


Found in the quiet hamlet of Leigh, Grade I Listed Leigh Barton is partly a designated ancient monument and a fine example of a medieval monastic grange and outbuildings, where the...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £502 - £802

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


Lena is just beautiful with a cosy sitting/dining-room, a wood-burner and under-floor heating which keeps the slate floors downstairs warm underfoot. A modern well-equipped kitchen...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £505 - £805

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