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 998 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 998 self catering cottages available to rent in May

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

7 nights from £461

Rural shepherds hut with sea views near Ilfracombe, North Devon.


Taken from the name of the rocks along this dramatic and exhilarating stretch of the north Devon coast, this beautiful shepherd's hut has views that will take your breath away - mi...

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

7 nights from £461

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

7 nights from £461

Rural shepherds hut with sea views near Ilfracombe, North Devon.


Wild Pear Beach is in sight of this gorgeous shepherd's hut and gives it its name. High above the incredible north Devon coast between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin, with its dramati...

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

7 nights from £461

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £461 *

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in St Ives, West Cornwall.


Set within a quiet road in the coastal delight that is St Ives, this stunning detached house offers a wonderful oasis of holiday haven waiting to be enjoyed at any time of the year...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £461 *

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

7 nights from £465

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Penzance.


Tiddily Prom has unsurpassed sea views across Mount’s Bay as far as the Lizard peninsula. Elegant and spacious, this light and airy apartment has an open plan living area and a lar...

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

7 nights from £465

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

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

7 nights from £466

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Praa Sands.


There really are fabulous sunsets (and sea views) over Rinsey and you will be well placed to see them at this gorgeous contemporary annexe to the Owners' home. Cross the thresh...

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

7 nights from £466

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £467 *

2 bedroom self catering cottage near Marazion, West Cornwall.


Hidden from sight with no immediate neighbours, a stay at Bay Tree House feels a bit like escaping the world. With a timeless combination of natural wood and large windows, the lig...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £467 *

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £467 *

4 bedroom, rural dog friendly holiday cottage near Padstow, North Cornwall.


Close to the delights of Padstow, the Camel Trail and the glorious beaches of north Cornwall, Hooter’s Rest is a real find. Totally separate from the Owners’ home and two other cot...

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £467 *

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

7 nights from £468 *

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage in St Agnes, North Cornwall.


The bustling centre of coastal St Agnes and the dramatic clifftops and beaches of the north Cornish coast are both less than a mile away, making this beautifully restored cottage a...

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

7 nights from £468 *

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £469

Woodland cabin with hot tub, sleeping two near South Molton in North Devon.


Looking towards the woodland on the facing hillside with wonderful valley views to the side as well, a wide deck for the hot tub and a gorgeous, spacious interior, this is glamping...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £469

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £469

Woodland cabin with hot tub, sleeping two near South Molton in North Devon.


King's Cabin has a delightful uninterrupted view directly down the length of the valley and the huge deck is the perfect private setting for the hot tub. A little path (steep in pl...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £469

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