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 949 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 949 self catering cottages available to rent in May

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Wadebridge, North Cornwall.


An extremely quiet rural retreat, where horses rather than cars pass down the lane outside, Lower Cadwin Cottage is tucked away just a mile outside the village of Lanivet – geograp...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £422 - £674

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Tiverton, North Devon.


Otter’s Holt is set in 38 acres of beautiful Devon riverside meadows and woodland. This traditional smallholding has earned conservation awards from Natural England and offers a wo...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £423 - £617

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage in St Just, West Cornwall.


A bubbling stream flows through the beautiful garden of this traditional Cornish barn conversion, providing a tranquil setting for your holiday in this Area of Outstanding Natural ...

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

Price per week £424 - £741

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Honiton, South Devon.


Crislands Wendy House is in an excellent position for exploring the Jurassic Coast, the antiques shops of Honiton, the Cathedral City of Exeter and the east Devon Area of Outstandi...

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

Price per week £425 - £620

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near St Ives.


Cornish for ‘dwelling in the valley’, Trenance lies in a peaceful vale close to St Ives’s azure blue seas and white sandy beaches. This pretty reversed level cottage has all you wi...

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

Price per week £426 - £744

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.


Nestled in a wooded valley a short drive from the pretty fishing harbour of Porthleven, this detached barn offers guests and their four-legged friends a peaceful and relaxing rural...

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

Price per week £426 - £712

Our property managers are local experts who handpick perfect places to stay.

4 bedroom cottage near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Situated in a prime and enviable secluded position on the beautiful Trewince Manor Estate this is the ideal get away from it all holiday base. With spectacular uninterrupted views ...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £427 - £1001 *

* Includes 15% off for parties up to 6 + cot on selected dates. 30% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates.

2 bedroom self catering cottage with sea views in Minehead, Somerset.


Set back from the seafront esplanade with fantastic sea views and just steps from the South West Coast Path, Grade II Listed 1 Coastguard Cottages is the perfect location for a fam...

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

Price per week £427 - £682

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


With reverse level accommodation taking full advantage of the glorious view, you will be drawn onto the Juliet balcony from the minute you step inside Forget-me-not. The spacious o...

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

Price per week £427 - £682

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Coverack, West Cornwall.


One of the little terraced cottages along the street through the picturesque seaside village of Coverack, Penhaven’s unassuming exterior hides a delightful surprise. Step from the ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £427 - £682

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