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.

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.

159 May self-catering cottages available in Devon

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


In the Blackdown Hills above Honiton, just 30 minutes from the Jurassic coastline and beaches at Lyme Regis, Sidmouth and Branscombe, this detached cottage is an excellent holiday ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £544 - £867

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with estuary views in Shaldon.


This delightful cottage has marvellous views across the Teign estuary from the enclosed waterside patio/garden. With the slipway yards from the front door (hence the name!), guests...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £544 - £908

2 bedroom, rural cottage with river views near Dartmouth, Devon.


Heron’s Rest is a hidden delight. Park up and walk down the narrow, stepped path, and you will find it tucked below the gardens of the cottages above, with a wonderful view over th...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £551 - £962

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

Price per week £561 - £1278 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 6 + cot. Bedroom 4 is excluded at the discounted rate. 30% off for parties up to 4 + cot. Bedrooms 3 and 4 are excluded at the discounted rate.

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

Price per week £561 - £1278 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 6 + cot. Bedroom 4 is excluded at the discounted rate. 30% off for parties up to 4 + cot. Bedrooms 3 and 4 are excluded at the discounted rate.

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

Price per week £563 - £1404 *

* Includes 30% off for parties up to 4 + cot between 5 Jan and 13 Jul 2019. Bedrooms 1 and 3 are excluded at the discounted rate.

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

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


Mount Pleasant Lodge is set in picturesque grounds in east Devon’s Blackdown Hills – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty above Honiton and an easy drive from the Jurassic Coast. ...

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

Price per week £563 - £708

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


Snaffles Lodge is a bespoke, larch-framed single-storey building on the edge of east Devon’s Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The famous market town of Honit...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £574 - £722

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

Price per week £615 - £878

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

Price per week £633 - £1321 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot between 20 Apr and 25 May 2019. Bedrooms 3 and 4 are excluded at the discounted rate.

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