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 807 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 807 self catering cottages available to rent in May

2 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.


Beehive Cottage is a charming and cosy cottage for four, on a quiet lane opposite St Mary's church in the village of Puddletown. The village is surrounded by farmland, Thomas Hardy...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £445 - £636

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Godshill, Isle of Wight.


A barn conversion, in a rural setting, with a welcoming, rustic feel to it, 1 Bagwich Barn offers an ideal base in the middle of the The Isle of Wight, from which to explore north ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £448 - £666

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  • 20% off

    7 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018

    £665.81 £532.65

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the beach in Godshill, Isle of Wight


A barn conversion in a rural setting, you'll enjoy a feeling of peace from the moment you step inside this lovely retreat, with its exposed beams and rustic decor. Sitting within t...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £448 - £666

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  • 20% off

    7 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018

    £665.81 £532.65

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Appledore, Devon.


This delightful period cottage is tucked into one of the original fishermen’s courtyards, a stone’s throw from the water’s edge in Appledore, one of north Devon’s unspoilt coastal ...

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

Price per week £448 - £653

Dogs go free on holidays starting between 29th June to 5th July.

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Taunton, Somerset.


Knights Barton is in a peaceful setting on the edge of the village of Halse, one of the prettiest in Somerset, between the Quantock Hills and Exmoor. This top quality, deceptively ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £450 - £719

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Hayle, West Cornwall.


Only a short drive from the north coast's long golden beaches stretching between Godrevy Point and St Ives, this beautiful little barn stands in rural tranquility just outside the ...

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

Price per week £450 - £719

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  • 20% off

    7 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018

    £773.50 £618.80

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


Francis' is a delightful mid-terraced cottage that provides a welcome year-round retreat – as soon as you walk over the threshold you will feel your shoulders drop. The lovely, com...

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

Price per week £450 - £719

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near St Ives.


Atlantic Jig is set between the coast and the moorlands of the Penwith peninsula with sea views to the Atlantic Ocean. This lovingly restored granite barn is all on one level, with...

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

Price per week £451 - £720

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  • 10% off

    29 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018

    £734.16 £660.60

  • 10% off

    6 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018

    £775.20 £697.50

  • 10% off

    13 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018

    £820.80 £738.90

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


Set down a Cornish country lane, detached Chy Goff is a pretty stone cottage that sits perfectly in tune with its surroundings. Steps lead down to the garden and entrance; inside, ...

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

Price per week £453 - £723

2 bedroom, dog friendly rural holiday cottage near Penzance, West Cornwall.


Found in lush farmland above Mount’s Bay, less than two miles from St Michael’s Mount and Marazion beach and equidistant from St Ives and Penzance, is charming Angwinack Cottage. A...

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

Price per week £453 - £723

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