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 589 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 589 self catering cottages available to rent in May

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


Grade II Listed Molly’s Barn is delightful, set in a quiet rural location within an easy drive of the north Cornish coast. This gorgeous reversed level cottage has a stylish open p...

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

Price per week £544 - £908

2 bedroom, rural cottage with river views near Dartmouth, Devon.


Heron’s Rest is a hidden delight. Park up and walk down the narrow, stepped path, and you will find it tucked below the gardens of the cottages above, with a wonderful view over th...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £551 - £962

3 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near St Ives, West Cornwall.


Set down a country lane this luxurious reversed level, detached barn conversion offers contemporary, spacious accommodation in a tranquil setting just a short drive from St Ives an...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £552 - £1286 *

* Includes 25% off for parties up to 4 + cot between 5 Jan and 15 Jun 2019. Bedroom 2 or 3 is excluded at the discounted rate (depending on preference).

2 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Fabulous uninterrupted views across the Carrick Roads from Falmouth harbour to the Roseland peninsula are showcased from the first floor sitting-room and master bedroom of this lov...

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

Price per week £553 - £924

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

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


From the minute you pull into the drive of Lavethan Mill Cottage you know you have arrived somewhere really special. Sublimely positioned amidst beautifully landscaped gardens with...

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

Price per week £555 - £885

2 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Marazion, West Cornwall.


Bright and spacious with stunning views of St Michael’s Mount is exactly how one would sum up Roselea. Set in a quiet lane close to the centre of the ancient market town of Marazio...

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

Price per week £555 - £885

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Fowey, South Cornwall.


This lovely cottage will delight those who love rural tranquility, with walks from the door and a two acre field for children to play and dogs to walk. Set down a well-kept farm la...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £558 - £931

4 bedroom dog-friendly holiday cottage with sea views near Helston, West Cornwall.


With an enviable position overlooking the pretty seaside village of Cadgwith, Sea View could just be the perfect holiday cottage in this beautiful and unspoilt area of Cornwall. Th...

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £562 - £1174 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot between 23 Feb and 22 Jun 2019. Bedroom 4 on the second floor is excluded at the discounted rate.

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Marazion, Cornwall.


The views from this pretty terraced cottage, across to St Michael’s Mount and the Atlantic Ocean, are simply magnificent. ‘The Mount’ majestically dominates the bay at Marazion, de...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £563 - £940

4 bedroom, holiday cottage near Colyton, South Devon with a hot tub


Stable Tallet is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to east Devon’s stunning Jurassic Coast. Set on a friendly working farm, this detached home-from-home has the bonus ...

  • Sleeps 7 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £563 - £1404 *

* Includes 30% off for parties up to 4 + cot between 5 Jan and 13 Jul 2019. Bedrooms 1 and 3 are excluded at the discounted rate.

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