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 875 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 875 self catering cottages available to rent in May

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

7 nights from £316 *

Dog friendly glamping in a gorgeous wagon near Crediton, North Devon.


The Wagon with Faraway Views takes Glamping to a really high standard and is a great choice for a couple or a family with young children. Dogs are very much welcome here and there ...

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

7 nights from £316 *

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £317

1 bedroom self catering apartment near Ventnor, Isle of Wight


Sea Song is an attractive one bedroom, first floor apartment overlooking beautiful communal gardens and surrounded by woodland on the southernmost tip of the island. Perfect for ro...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £317

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

7 nights from £317

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment near the beach near Sennen.


Traditional granite steps lead up to the spacious first floor, open plan accommodation at Streamside Mill. St Just, where you will find eclectic galleries, pubs and restaurants, is...

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

7 nights from £317

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £318

1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.


The Old Stable is a delightful semi-detached studio with original beams and stylish furnishings throughout. A well-equipped kitchen and dining-area on the mezzanine is accessed by ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £318

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £321

1 bedroom apartment near the beach in Porthcurno, West Cornwall.


Porthcurno is a truly magical place, with its beautiful sandy beach and sparkling blue waters. Neptune, a ground floor apartment with a contemporary feel, is the perfect destinatio...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £321

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

7 nights from £322

1 bedroom apartment near the beach in Penzance, West Cornwall.


Overlooking the beautiful sub-tropical Morrab Gardens, a short walk from the Penlee Gallery and just 200 yards from Penzance promenade, The Garden Flat is the perfect base for expl...

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

7 nights from £322

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

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

7 nights from £322

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Penzance, Cornwall.


Set on a bustling square approaching the harbour town of Penzance, Bumble Bee Cottage is ideal for those wishing to explore Cornwall. This semi-detached cottage retains many origin...

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

7 nights from £322

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £324

1 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage near Porthleven, Cornwall.


Tucked away in the hamlet of Crowan, East Barn is a delightful thatched barn conversion. The owners have beautifully converted the barn, keeping the classic features with high ceil...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £324

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  • 10% off

    26 Apr 2019 - 3 May 2019

    £359.61 £324.00

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £324

1 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage near Porthleven, Cornwall.


West Barn is one of a pair of detached, thatched barn conversions tucked away in the hamlet of Crowan. This traditional barn has been sympathetically converted into a lovely holida...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £324

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  • 10% off

    26 Apr 2019 - 3 May 2019

    £359.61 £324.00

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £324

1 bedroom apartment near the beach near Sennen, West Cornwall.


Peace and privacy are assured in this stylish first floor apartment just one mile from Cape Cornwall and the spectacular South West Coast Path. Tegen’s light and airy open plan...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £324

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