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 891 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 891 self catering cottages available to rent in May

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

7 nights from £393

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


Cockleshells is one of the charming Salterns bungalows situated along the Seaview Duver within a short walk to the Yacht Club and Seaview Village. The new Owner has completely rede...

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

7 nights from £393

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

7 nights from £395

2 bedroom, dog friendly apartment near the beach in Bembridge, Isle of Wight.


This two bedroom apartment in Bembridge is small but perfectly formed. Lovingly restored by the owners, 53a offers a perfect base for a family with a light and airy double bedroom ...

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

7 nights from £395

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

7 nights from £398

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Dawlish, South Devon.


A ten minute walk down to the sea, the village of Holcombe is tucked away in the Devon countryside but within easy reach of the attractions of the south Devon coast. This cosy,...

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

7 nights from £398

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £399

2 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Seaview.


This delightful, stylish seafront bungalow is located in a front row position with wonderful views of the Solent and the beach is practically on the doorstep. Days at the seaside, ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £399

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

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

7 nights from £399

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Helford, West Cornwall.


With a passion for everything Cornish, the Owners of Valley View offer guests a warm welcome at this 21st Century single-storey cottage, one of four holiday properties on their 18t...

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

7 nights from £399

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £400

2 bedroom, rural self catering apartment near Ventnor, Isle of Wight


Situated on the south coast of the Island, Sea Thrift is a pleasant ground floor apartment set in the ground of lovely gardens. With two delightful double bedrooms, both with en su...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £400

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £400

2 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage in a rural setting close to Godshill, Isle of Wight


Bagwich Barn Cottage is located in a stunning setting within the grounds of the main house and with two other barns available for larger parties. A charming sun-room to the front o...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £400

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £400

2 bedroom holiday apartment near the beach in Brixham, South Devon.


Located in the heart of Brixham, 1 Pump Street Mews, a bright and airy apartment, provides a great base to return to after a day exploring or relaxing in this spectacular part of t...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £400

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £401

2 bedroom dog friendly holiday cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


The pretty Dorset village of Drimpton is set in lovely countryside a short drive inland from the stunning Jurassic Coast. This original school house has been converted into extreme...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £401

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

7 nights from £402

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor.


The Forge, next door to The Cob (2676), is single-storey and has its own small patio-area to one side. Very warm and cosy inside, this is a pretty cottage (watch the step down to t...

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

7 nights from £402

Arrive at your handpicked holiday home safe in the knowledge it’s been fully inspected.

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