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 994 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 994 self catering cottages available to rent in May

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sun

7 nights from £326

1 bedroom cottage near the beach in The Lizard, West Cornwall.


Located on the edge of Lizard village within walking distance of the sea, a selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops, this small but perfectly formed studio attached to Bric...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sun

7 nights from £326

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £327

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Falmouth, West Cornwall.


This delectably simple little pied-a-terre, set midway between both coasts, makes an ideal base for exploring Cornwall. The private south-facing garden, with its handy shed for bik...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £327

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

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £327 *

Glamping for 4 people with hot tub near Bude, North Cornwall.


Rivendell Glamping Pods are curvy, cute, comfortable and unique in design. They provide the opportunity to enjoy camping in luxury with fabulous far reaching views across the Tamar...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £327 *

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

7 nights from £329

1 bedroom self catering cottage near Portreath, West Cornwall.


Sitting alongside but totally separate from the Owners' home and in the small hamlet of Higher Brea, this cute detached retreat has been designed and furnished with comfort and rel...

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

7 nights from £329

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

7 nights from £331 *

2 bedroom apartment near the beach in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Sundial is an immaculately presented ground floor apartment in a quiet residential area above Falmouth’s town centre. Ideal for both couples and families, all the town’s facilities...

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

7 nights from £331 *

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £333

1 bedroom cottage near the beach in Mevagissey, South Cornwall.


Mevagissey is a bustling little harbour, home to a small fishing fleet which shelters within its protective walls. Picture book pretty, colourful terraced cottages cling to the ste...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £333

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

7 nights from £337

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Lamorna Cove.


All on one level, this stylish open plan cottage is ideal for guests with limited mobility. Set on the edge of Lamorna Cove and the South West Coast Path, The Top Shelter is the pe...

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

7 nights from £337

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £338

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Tavistock, Dartmoor.


Close to Dartmoor National Park, dog-friendly and with gorgeous, extensive grounds, this former hayloft is a delight; think roses around the door, beamed ceilings and a welcoming o...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £338

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    23 Feb 2019 - 2 Mar 2019

    £301.84 £241.60

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    2 Mar 2019 - 9 Mar 2019

    £291.06 £232.80

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    9 Mar 2019 - 16 Mar 2019

    £291.06 £232.80

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    23 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019

    £312.62 £250.40

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

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

7 nights from £339

1 bedroom, dog-friendly cottage near the beach near Lamorna Cove.


Owned by a local artist and originally part of the historic Boskenna Estate, The Coach House Cottage is set within a sunny courtyard and is full of quirky charm and interesting art...

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

7 nights from £339

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

7 nights from £340

1 bedroom, dog friendly, rural self catering cottage in Helston, West Cornwall.


Set on the hillside in the grounds of the Owners' house, this cute semi-detached studio barn enjoys outstanding rural views overlooking the ancient market town of Helston on the ed...

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

7 nights from £340

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