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

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Praa Sands.


As its name suggests, this delightful cottage overlooks the pretty 14th Century church in the quaint village of Germoe and is only a mile from the child-friendly sandy beach at Pra...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £424 - £741

2 bedroom self catering cottage at Island Harbour, near Newport.


Spring Tide is a delightful holiday cottage situated in a small development at Island Harbour Marina on the banks of the River Medina. The marina is set in a beautiful secluded val...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £445 - £672

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3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Coverack.


This traditional stone cottage, built in 1900, has enjoyed life as a corn chandler, a cobblers and even a venue for the local band practice, and it is now a lovely holiday cottage....

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sun

Price per week £454 - £724

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday apartment near the beach in Shanklin.


Park Lodge Annexe is a beautifully presented lower ground floor apartment within walking distance to the Rylstone Gardens and the Chine. The cliff path is a minute stroll away, lea...

  • Sleeps 5 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £464 - £717

3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


Close to the centre of the village of Portscatho, with its harbour, slipway, shops, galleries, pub and beach, Sanderling is a great base for a family holiday. This immaculately fur...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £469 - £735

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


The well-maintained enclosed gardens and terrace will entice you to Trevail on the outskirts of Carbis Bay, renowned for its beautiful family beach and restaurants. Trevail is all ...

  • Sleeps 5 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £470 - £785

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


Enjoy outstanding views, wonderful walks and an abundance of wildlife from this delightful single-storey barn conversion nestled in the heart of glorious countryside and farmland. ...

  • Sleeps 5 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £479 - £836

3 bedroom self catering cottage near Port Isaac, North Cornwall.


If you're looking for a taste of village life, then this enchanting end of terrace cottage in pretty St Teath, close to the north Cornish coastline, is just the answer. Within walk...

  • Sleeps 5 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £480 - £894

3 bedroom self catering cottage near Falmouth, West Cornwall.


Set in the heart of the pretty village of Constantine, this traditional granite cottage is surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the north side of the Helford River and the sp...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £493 - £786

2 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Bridport, Dorset.


The Parlour is an excellent choice for a family, with French windows opening out onto an enclosed gravelled patio, comfortable accommodation for five guests – one of the three sing...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £493 - £786

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