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.

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 769 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 769 self catering cottages available to rent in May

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Coverack, West Cornwall.


A hidden gem nestled in a back street in the heart of St Keverne, the largest village on the Helford featuring two pubs and a church clustered around a pretty central square. Drift...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £481 - £859 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 5 Jan and 22 Jun 2019. Only one bedroom is available at the discounted rate (if there is a baby in the party bedroom 3 can be used for the cot).

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


This pretty mews cottage set in the heart of Penzance is comfortable and well-equipped. With a delightful terrace accessed via the sitting-room, there can be nowhere nicer to spend...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £491 - £618

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  • 10% off

    17 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018

    £783.00 £704.70

  • 10% off

    24 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018

    £767.34 £690.30

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Bodmin, North Cornwall.


South Priddacombe, surrounded by 80 acres of farmland, is on Bodmin Moor yet only a half-hour drive from the north coast. Totally restored 20 years ago, the Owners won an award fro...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £493 - £910 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 4 May and 18 May 2019. Only Bedroom 1 is available at the discounted rate.

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views, Shaldon.


Bay Cottage is just steps from the beach in Shaldon, which lines the south shore of the Teign estuary. The South West Coast Path is on the doorstep, so this is a fantastic place fo...

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

Price per week £495 - £623

1 bedroom self catering cottage near Boscastle, North Cornwall.


Looking for a luxurious hideaway to escape the hectic pace of life, then follow the country lanes through north Cornwall to the peaceful rural hamlet of Trelash and discover this p...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £496 - £596

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  • 20% off

    18 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018

    £699.00 £559.20

Gorgeous Airstream, sleeping 2, luxury glamping near Dartmouth, South Devon.


"They're so cool" seems to be the universal reaction to seeing the distinctive highly polished, curvy Airstreams. And cool Airstream 1234 certainly is. Built in 1956 it is a 'Sover...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Thu

Price per week £499 - £628

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Shepherd$6s Hut with outstanding sea views near Padstow, North Cornwall.


Wow will definitely be your first word when you arrive at gorgeous Tregwelan Shepherd's Hut. With spectacular views of the Camel Estuary and the delights of Padstow just a 20 minut...

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

Price per week £510 - £611

1 bedroom, rural apartment with sea views near Kingsand, Cornwall.


Prepare to be wowed by the most spectacular of sea views from this irresistible apartment for two, set right on the water's edge, in the historic Fort Picklecombe on the beautiful ...

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

Price per week £511 - £642

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


A stunningly restored barn, Marbles is set in a rural hamlet just an amble across the fields from the fishing village of Porthallow. Beautifully appointed, it has a roaring wood-bu...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £511 - £643

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


In and around Nansbara peace and quiet is absolutely assured, so don’t forget to bring your favourite book as you can read undisturbed to your heart’s content. This beautifully res...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £511 - £643

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