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 939 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 939 self catering cottages available to rent in May

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

7 nights from £428

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


Warm and toasty, Ellas Pottery awaits you for your romantic break away enjoying the peace and plenty of this far western setting. The detached cottage is on one level with unde...

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

7 nights from £428

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £430 *

3 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.


Pebble Cottage has an open plan living area complete with a large range cooker, well-equipped kitchen and a cosy wood-burner. Upstairs, three pretty bedrooms all have views across ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £430 *

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £510.30 £408.24

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

7 nights from £430

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


Stunningly gorgeous, this former miner’s terraced cottage has been transformed into a beautiful retreat for couples looking for something extra special. In the cosy sitting-room a ...

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

7 nights from £430

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £431

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Tiverton, North Devon.


The Mouse House perches high above the River Exe, in a breathtaking hilltop position with spectacular panoramic views across the Devon countryside on the fringes of the Exmoor Nati...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £431

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  • 20% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £400.37 £320.29

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

7 nights from £432

Shepherds Hut with hot tub, dog friendly near Bridgwater, Somerset.


Somerset's Quantock Hills – a nine and a half thousand acre Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – rise up just behind the farm setting for this beautifully crafted, bespoke Shepherd...

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

7 nights from £432

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  • 10% off

    22 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019

    £399.62 £359.66

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

7 nights from £432

Dog friendly shepherds hut with hot tub near Bridgwater, Somerset.


At the heart of a farmstead in the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Duck's Puddle enjoys its own enclosed and private setting complete with a hot tub and little b...

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

7 nights from £432

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  • 10% off

    22 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019

    £399.62 £359.66

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 £433

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Ilfracombe.


In the heart of pretty Berrynarbor village just half a mile from the beaches, harbours and cliffs of the north Devon coastline, Little Bessemer is the perfect holiday retreat. Idea...

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

7 nights from £433

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  • 20% off

    22 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019

    £400.20 £320.16

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £435

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


A perfect retreat for a couple to relax, The Chocolate House is a beautifully renovated 18th Century cottage set in iconic Chapel Street in Penzance. Although located close to the ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £435

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

7 nights from £437

1 bedroom apartment with sea views near St Ives, West Cornwall.


Seeking the ultimate romantic hideaway? Then Polmina will become your best-kept secret! Perfect for couples seeking tranquility by the sea, the property is ideally located for coas...

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

7 nights from £437

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

7 nights from £438 *

3 bedroom cottage with sea views near Boscastle, North Cornwall.


Bloomers' is a charming cottage with stunning sea views over the Cornish coast. It sits in idyllic countryside and provides a peaceful space to escape the stresses of everyday life...

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

7 nights from £438 *

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  • 20% off

    23 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019

    £407.26 £325.81

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