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 965 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 965 self catering cottages available to rent in May

Gorgeous romantic retreat with hot tub sleeping 2 near Looe, South Cornwall.


Utterly gorgeous in every way, this whimsically themed Victorian-style tabernacle hints at the glorious eccentricity of scholarly preachers of yesteryear. With bell tower rising tr...

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

Price per week £527 - £632

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  • 10% off

    2 Nov 2018 - 9 Nov 2018

    £452.40 £407.16

  • 10% off

    16 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018

    £452.40 £407.16

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Mousehole.


Mousehole harbour is a stroll down the hill, there is a hot tub for your private use and a double kayak is provided for guests too. Beechwood has it all, whether you are looking fo...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £533 - £777

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  • 20% off

    20 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018

    £626.11 £500.89

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment near the beach in Lamorna Cove.


The Nod (a stone's throw from the Lamorna Wink pub) is simply gorgeous and provides stylish open plan living with a roaring wood-burner, a stunning bedroom with sumptuous super-kin...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £534 - £672

Family-size shepherd$6s hut with hot tub and dog friendly near Lostwithiel, South Cornwall.


As you wind through the moorland lanes that lead to the pretty rural hamlet of Warleggan, you'll appreciate why the locals have twinned this special place with CS Lewis' fantasy wo...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £542 - £723 *

* Includes 10% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 27 Apr and 18 May 2019.

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Family size, dog friendly shepherds hut near Lostwithiel, South Cornwall with a hot tub


Fall under the spell of this stunning location with an unforgettable stay at the enchanting Witch's Wagon. Squirreled away in the pretty hamlet of Warleggan, yes it is a real place...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £542 - £723 *

* Includes 10% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 27 Apr and 18 May 2019.

3 bedroom cottage near the beach in Carlyon Bay, South Cornwall.


Tredhowr is a spacious detached contemporary house just 10 minutes’ walk from the beach, the coastal footpath and championship golf course at Carlyon Bay, and the wonderful tall sh...

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

Price per week £549 - £1147 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 5 Jan and 18 May 2019. The first floor is excluded at the discounted rate.

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


Taking its name from the nearby bridge over the Walkham river, Huckworthy is a truly idyllic couple's retreat. Granite steps lead you up to the front door and private garden area, ...

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

Price per week £556 - £700

2 bedroom holiday apartment with sea views in St Ives, West Cornwall.


See the ocean as you enter this contemporary first floor apartment, looking through the open plan living-room to the clear blue bay. Drop your bags and head down the hill to th...

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

Price per week £560 - £1101 *

* Includes 15% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 27 Apr and 18 May 2019. Bedroom 2 is excluded at the discounted rate.

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage in Praa Sands, West Cornwall.


Set in its own tropical wonderland, this stylish retreat offers peace and plenty and much more. Step inside Carter's Croft and enter a world of vintage elegance, with its mix of re...

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

Price per week £567 - £1131 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 27 Apr and 18 May 2019. Bedroom 2 is excluded at the discounted rate.

1 bedroom, dog-friendly cottage with sea views in Port Isaac.


The view from Rumps Ahead is astounding. Across the fields from this fabulous detached single-storey barn conversion, the sea view is framed by ‘The Rumps’ headland and Doyden Cast...

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

Price per week £567 - £713

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