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 934 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 934 self catering cottages available to rent in May

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

7 nights from £420

1 bedroom thatched self catering cottage near Sherborne, Dorset.


Pound Farm Cottage is a hidden gem; this listed thatched cottage has been thoughtfully renovated to create a spacious, stylish holiday home, retaining many of the original features...

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

7 nights from £420

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  • 20% off

    1 Apr 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £303.75 £243.00

  • 10% off

    19 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019

    £457.12 £411.30

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

7 nights from £420

1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Tiverton, North Devon.


This is an exceptional bolthole in a farmstead setting, shared with the friendly Owners, high up above the River Exe as it winds through the beautiful hills and woodland between Ti...

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

7 nights from £420

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £421 *

4 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near St Ives, West Cornwall.


Beautifully maintained gardens and a private meadow surround Chy-an-Hobi, a quintessential detached cottage in idyllic countryside where peace and privacy are assured. The spac...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £421 *

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £421 *

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Fowey, South Cornwall.


This gorgeous Victorian cottage is an absolute delight; updated with gentle sympathy to offer the modern necessities of central heating, drench-head shower and a granite-topped kit...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £421 *

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £402.34 £321.87

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

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £422

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


Pretty Love Lane Cottage is set down a quiet narrow lane on the outskirts of Penzance within the grounds of the Owners' home. Penzance town centre and the fishing village of Newlyn...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £422

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

7 nights from £423

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


A tranquil rural location close to sandy beaches and coastal towns, Little Chygowlin is the perfect place for days out on the water, nights out in town or toes up in front of a toa...

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

7 nights from £423

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £423

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


Lottie’s Loft is a luxurious first floor barn conversion, a gorgeous bolthole surrounded by beautiful Dorset countryside. Exterior steps lead from the decking to a balcony with bes...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £423

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £423

1 bedroom, cottage with hot tub near the beach, Helford, West Cornwall.


The mouth of the Helford River can be seen as you approach the hamlet of Tregarne, reminding you how close you are to the coast. Those in search of peace and plenty need look no fu...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £423

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

7 nights from £426

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Sennen, West Cornwall.


Contemporary luxury on the edge of the Cot Valley with views across open countryside to the Atlantic Ocean, sums up this gorgeous retreat. All on one level with a south-facing terr...

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

7 nights from £426

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

7 nights from £427

1 bedroom, dog friendly boutique holiday home near Falmouth, West Cornwall.


Welcome to the ultimate piece of paradise for couples looking to escape on a get-away-from-it-all break. Set in a secluded spot yet close to all that this gorgeous corner of Cornwa...

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

7 nights from £427

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  • 10% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £394.98 £355.48

Each and every one of our cottages is fully equipped with everything you’ll need on holiday.

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