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 887 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 887 self catering cottages available to rent in May

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

Price per week £402 - £642

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Boscastle, North Cornwall.


Tucked away down leafy country lanes, The Linhay is a wonderfully restful retreat in a tranquil location. Beautifully presented throughout, and with easy access to explore the unta...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £403 - £703

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Bude, North Cornwall.


Situated down a quiet lane off the main road of the bustling village of Kilkhampton, cosy detached Bluebell Cottage is the ideal base for a truly wonderful holiday in north Cornwal...

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

Price per week £403 - £588

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  • 20% off

    29 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018

    £403.30 £322.40

  • 20% off

    6 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018

    £403.30 £322.40

  • 20% off

    13 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018

    £403.30 £322.40

  • 20% off

    20 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018

    £473.60 £379.20

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Bodmin, North Cornwall.


Nestling above the River Camel in a serene wooded valley, Beechwood is a contemporary, semi-detached single-storey property where peace and quiet are the order of the day. Thoughtf...

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

Price per week £405 - £676

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  • 20% off

    22 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018

    £425.70 £340.56

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3 bedroom self catering cottage near Mawgan Porth, North Cornwall.


Set in the heart of the pretty village of St Mawgan and only a five minute drive from the golden sands and stunning coastline of Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth, Forge Cottage is a ...

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

Price per week £405 - £708

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Mawgan Porth, North Cornwall.


What a great cottage this is – Lambkin Cottage has a cosy open plan living area on the first floor, the ideal place to plan the day ahead, and a choice of three areas to sit out an...

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

Price per week £405 - £677

2 bedroom self catering cottage near Portreath, West Cornwall.


The village of Illogan is ideally located for the surf beaches at Portreath and Gwithian and all that this dramatically beautiful part of Cornwall has to offer. This quaint Cornish...

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

Price per week £406 - £592

2 bedroom self catering apartment with sea views in Seaview.


2 Bermuda is a lovely, neutrally decorated first floor apartment with wonderful views across the Solent, a balcony for al fresco drinks and a pretty garden. With both the beach and...

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

Price per week £410 - £587

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


In a tranquil spot, Fig Tree Cottage offers a haven to relax and recover from everyday life. Set in the Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are 28 acres of f...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £412 - £860 *

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* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot between 5 Jan and 7 Dec 2019. Bedroom 3 is excluded at the discounted rate.

  • 20% off

    22 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018

    £407.34 £325.87

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Portreath, South Cornwall.


Boasting two pubs, a butcher, and two grocers, St Day is a thriving, friendly Cornish village only a few minutes' drive from the sandy beaches at Porthtowan and Portreath. A self-c...

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

Price per week £412 - £588

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