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 997 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 997 self catering cottages available to rent in May

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

7 nights from £420 *

3 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Mevagissey, South Cornwall.


Just minutes away from beautiful sandy beaches at Porthluney and Gorran Haven this lovely Grade II Listed cottage is perfect for those who appreciate the seamless blending of tradi...

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

7 nights from £420 *

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £420

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in The Lizard.


Located on the edge of Lizard village within walking distance of the sea and a selection of eateries and shops, this delightful cottage adjoining the Owner's home and its near neig...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £420

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

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

7 nights from £420

2 bedroom holiday cottage near Ilminster, Somerset.


Flax Barn is located in the beautiful south Somerset village of Barrington, not far from the Dorset border. Barrington Court - one of several National Trust properties in the immed...

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

7 nights from £420

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

7 nights from £421

2 bedroom holiday cottage near Port Isaac, North Cornwall.


Retaining much of the original character, this 17th Century Grade II Listed cottage is in the village of St Kew Highway. As well as being close to the north coast, the harbour town...

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

7 nights from £421

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £422

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

7 nights from £422

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £423

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

7 nights from £423

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

7 nights from £424

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

7 nights from £424

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £425

2 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Coverack.


With wonderful sea views from the kitchen/breakfast-room where you will see the ships and fishing boats cross the horizon, this welcoming single level apartment is located only a s...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £425

We’re a Visit England Quality Accredited Agency for our high standards in holiday letting.

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

7 nights from £425

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

7 nights from £425

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

7 nights from £426

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

7 nights from £426

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