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 1030 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 1030 self catering cottages available to rent in May

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

7 nights from £403

1 bedroom self catering cottage near Crewkerne, Somerset.


This really is the most beautifully designed bolthole for two. A romantic retreat with 'wow' factor in a traditional, rural hamlet setting in gorgeous south Somerset, close to the ...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • 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 + 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

  • 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
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £406

1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Hayle, West Cornwall.


With views over the countryside to the 15th Century church in the village of Crowan, Bolankan Barn is a delightful retreat for two, equipped to an exacting standard by the Owners w...

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

7 nights from £406

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

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

7 nights from £407

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Perranporth, North Cornwall.


The north coast is famous for gorgeous beaches and Perranporth, a great example of one of the best, is a few minutes’ drive from lovely Primrose Cottage. Nestled in a tranquil, pea...

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

7 nights from £407

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £408

1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Mullion, West Cornwall.


Step down into the quiet quadrangle of attractive granite barns, cross the communal garden, open the stable-door and you will find the most perfectly charming retreat for two. Nest...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £408

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

7 nights from £408

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Falmouth, West Cornwall.


The Sheep Shed is a delightful bolthole for couples, ideal for those who want to get away from the stresses of everyday life. Lovingly converted by the Owners, this former farm bui...

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

7 nights from £408

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £409

1 bedroom cottage near the beach near Penzance, West Cornwall.


This should really be called 'the absolutely gorgeous Little House'! Set in the heart of Lamorna Valley and a short walk away from the famous Lamorna Wink pub and Lamorna Cove, whi...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £409

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