Cottages for May

May, that wonderful bridge between spring and summer, where temperatures begin to rise and blue skies and sunshine become a regular feature. Settle into the holiday mode and make the most of a quieter towns, beaches and countryside before summer crowds arrive. With new life and colour bursting at the scenes, this is a magical time of year, perfect for a holiday to refresh the senses and revive the soul.Read more

If you've got children, May half-term provides an excellent opportunity to gather together the family and escape for a while on a dream holiday. Book yourself a luxury self-catering cottage and catch up properly - it's much easier without the distractions of everyday life. However many are in your gang, we'll help you find the perfect cottage. Many of our properties have a games room too, so the kids can keep themselves entertained. Or if your little ones are something of a water baby, why not book a holiday cottage with a swimming pool? We have shared and private pools to offer, so take your pick.

May isn't just about half term though. We also have two bank holidays to look forward to, as well as plenty of chances for spontaneous short breaks and much anticipated weeks away ahead of the summer. From idyllic one-bed retreats up to huge 8-bedroom properties big enough for all your nearest and dearest, you can tailor your dream holiday. It's good news for Fido too, as lots of our cottages are dog-friendly.

May Holidays 

From country to coast, the holiday of a lifetime awaits you. Browse our list of 998 available cottages and take a step closer to a luxury retreat in May. All of our cottages are handpicked; personally inspected and fully equipped with a complete inventory for your total ease and comfort. 

We have 998 self catering cottages available to rent in May

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

7 nights from £403

1 bedroom, dog-friendly cottage with an outdoor pool Perranporth, Cornwall


Nanteague Cottage is a spacious one bedroom cottage, ideal for couples. Standing detached at the edge of the central courtyard, it has a large patio sheltered by fencing to offer p...

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

7 nights from £403

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £403

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Porthleven, West Cornwall.


A cosy rural retreat for two on the edge of the National Trust’s beautiful Penrose Estate, Smugglers Cottage nestles quietly beside a handful of similar stone dwellings in a truly ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £403

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £403

1 bedroom, rural holiday apartment near Fowey, South Cornwall.


This wonderful retreat offers peace, tranquility and top quality accommodation. Beautifully presented and set in idyllic countryside, The Hayloft has views over fields and woodland...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £403

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

7 nights from £403

1 bedroom apartment near the sea in Boscastle, North Cornwall.


Lowarth is an idyllic haven perfectly situated to enjoy peace and tranquility to your hearts' content yet only a short stroll down to Boscastle's picturesque harbour. At Lowarth, t...

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

7 nights from £403

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

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £403

1 bedroom, dog friendly rural holiday cottage near Fowey, South Cornwall.


Just a few miles from Fowey and close to the pretty village of Lanlivery, Roseney Barn is tucked away down little lanes in a tranquil rural location, the perfect retreat for those ...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £403

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £403

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Fowey, South Cornwall.


This enchanting cottage has been converted with the utmost care blending old stone walls with lovely linens and beautiful furnishings. The accommodation is reversed, with the lovel...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £403

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

7 nights from £405

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


Sitting in the heart of Exmoor National Park, Week Cottage dates back to the 1690s and is all picture-book old world charm inside. A spacious boot-room, perfect for muddy boots (an...

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

7 nights from £405

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

7 nights from £406

1 bedroom self catering cottage near Boscastle, North Cornwall.


Approached along pretty Cornish lanes leading through quiet valleys, Goose Barn provides all the right ingredients for a peaceful and truly relaxing break. Set in a glorious rural ...

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

7 nights from £406

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

7 nights from £406

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with hot tub near Porthleven, Cornwall


Meadow’s fabulous hot tub overlooks the field which gave the barn its name. Standing across the courtyard from Poppy and Daisy, this pretty little detached cottage is just as welco...

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

7 nights from £406

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

7 nights from £406

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Torpoint.


Nestled in its own garden within the Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, this is a charming retreat. The park has 865 acres of woods, fields and coastline – your dog will be in heaven! Or...

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

7 nights from £406

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