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 930 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 930 self catering cottages available to rent in May

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £456

2 bedroom cottage near the beach, near Kingsbridge, Devon.


If you imagine the perfect retreat in which to enjoy this gorgeous part of south Devon, you would probably be thinking of this attractive detached stone barn conversion. With o...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £456

  • Sleeps 3
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £456

2 bedroom apartment near the beach in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


La Miette is a modern first floor apartment located in the peaceful setting of Port Pendennis, a beautifully landscaped security-gated development of town houses and apartments set...

  • Sleeps 3
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £456

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  • 20% off

    6 Apr 2019 - 13 Apr 2019

    £535.80 £428.64

  • Sleeps 3
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £461

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near St Ives, West Cornwall.


Set in the peaceful hamlet of Mulfra, the nearby hills with sea views to both sides of Cornwall, Sixpenny Barn is a superb single-storey semi-detached cottage with footpaths leadin...

  • Sleeps 3
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £461

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  • 15% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £450.77 £383.16

  • Sleeps 3
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £461

2 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views near St Ives, West Cornwall.


Built at the water’s edge on the Hayle estuary, Quayside is a traditional detached house enjoying uninterrupted views of the area’s justly renowned birdlife from all principal room...

  • Sleeps 3
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £461

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £461

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Mousehole.


Part of a small Victorian terrace of granite-built cottages, Rosie’s Cottage is tucked away on the edge of the ever-popular village of Mousehole, just a five minute walk from the i...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £461

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  • 20% off

    5 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

    £459.38 £367.50

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £469

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Mousehole.


Formerly an artist's studio and set close to the Newlyn School of Art, The Studio is now a stylish, light and airy retreat. Light floods the property through the skylights and floo...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £469

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

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sun

7 nights from £469

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Porthleven, West Cornwall.


With its own luxurious hot tub too, Daisy is just as immaculately presented as its neighbours. Inside, the light-filled living-room has glass doors opening onto the sunny deck, the...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sun

7 nights from £469

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £470

1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.


Offering a high standard of accommodation, the Worsley Apartment is a ground floor apartment housed within Shanklin Villa, a beautifully converted Victorian building. With a separa...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £470

  • Sleeps 3 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £576

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Port Isaac.


Set down leafy country lanes and with the most wonderful views across open countryside out to the Atlantic Ocean, Hyde Barn provides a wonderful backdrop to your Cornish holiday. ...

  • Sleeps 3 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £576

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £732

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


Just a short walk to the beaches, restaurants and art galleries of St Ives, these luxurious gated apartments are stylish, contemporary and very comfortable. They have been designed...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £732

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £699.03 £559.22

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