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 701 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 701 self catering cottages available to rent in May

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £325 *

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Tavistock, Dartmoor.


Tuell Farm is an undiscovered rural haven of peace nestling in the Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are 28 acres to explore on this tranquil farm with Gre...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £325 *

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £325

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


A warm welcome awaits you at this gorgeous retreat for two set in the peace and tranquility of the glorious Cornish countryside. Located at the end of a pretty tree-lined private l...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £325

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £333

1 bedroom self catering cottage in Helston, West Cornwall.


Tucked away from view behind the Owners’ Georgian home, The Garden Lodge is a welcoming retreat on the edge of Helston making it the perfect base for exploring this unspoilt area o...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £333

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £334 *

2 bedroom, dog friendly, rural holiday cottage near Looe, South Cornwall.


Tucked down a leafy lane with birdsong in the air, the rural tranquility of this pretty semi-detached cottage will delight those looking for a break from busy daily lives. Just...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £334 *

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

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £343 *

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage in Portreath, North Cornwall.


The village of Bridge is a short drive from the sandy beaches of Portreath on the north Cornwall coast, and located on the outskirts of this little hamlet is Orchard Leigh Cottage....

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £343 *

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  • 15% off

    20 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019

    £792.00 £673.20

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £344

1 bedroom self catering cottage in Wadebridge, North Cornwall.


Little Meadowside is a delightful little bolthole for two, located on the edge of the vibrant town of Wadebridge. Nestled in a tiny hamlet, down a private lane, you truly are tucke...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £344

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £344

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


With a bird's eye view overlooking Boscastle's picturesque Jordan Vale, this charming little bolthole for two is a great base for exploring the delights of this lovely village and ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £344

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  • 20% off

    27 Jul 2019 - 3 Aug 2019

    £591.00 £472.80

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £345

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Tavistock, Dartmoor.


Close to Dartmoor National Park, dog-friendly and with gorgeous, extensive grounds, this former hayloft is a delight; think roses around the door, beamed ceilings and a welcoming o...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £345

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  • 20% off

    20 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019

    £517.44 £413.60

  • 20% off

    27 Jul 2019 - 3 Aug 2019

    £539.00 £431.20

  • 20% off

    3 Aug 2019 - 10 Aug 2019

    £539.00 £431.20

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £346

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


The Old Stable is a delightful semi-detached studio with original beams and stylish furnishings throughout. A well-equipped kitchen and dining-area on the mezzanine is accessed by ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £346

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £347 *

2 bedroom, dog friendly, rural holiday cottage near Looe, South Cornwall.


What a delightful getaway this is, set down a tree-lined lane amid the tranquility of beautiful countryside. With rustling leaves and birdsong as a background lullaby, you will rel...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £347 *

Readymade beds and fluffy towels; this simple but appreciated welcome is standard with us.

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