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 874 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 874 self catering cottages available to rent in May

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

7 nights from £512

2 bedroom self catering cottage near the sea near Weymouth, Dorset.


This comfortable semi-detached family home is on the edge of the countryside, yet only three miles from Weymouth with its sandy beaches and historic quay. A 20 minute walk takes yo...

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

7 nights from £512

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

7 nights from £514

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


One of the oldest cottages in the picturesque seaside village of Coverack, Jubilee Cottage has been beautifully and sensitively updated to the highest standard but still retains mu...

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

7 nights from £514

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £514 *

3 bedroom self catering cottage in rural Dorset.


Meadows Barn is on the edge of the tranquil Dorset village of Halstock, with far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside, ideal for a family holiday or a great base for fri...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £514 *

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £515 *

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


Stunning can be an over-used term but Ida Cottage really lives up to the description. Under-floor heating throughout, toasty slate-flooring downstairs and oak-flooring upstairs, th...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £515 *

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

7 nights from £516

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


The Bull Pen, as the name suggests, has been home to the farm's prize breeding bulls over the years but it has now been transformed into a fabulous two bedroom holiday barn. Farmed...

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

7 nights from £516

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

7 nights from £522

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


This beautifully furnished detached barn rests in the heart of east Devon's Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a short distance inland from the Jurassic Co...

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

7 nights from £522

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

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

7 nights from £525

2 bedroom cottage near the beach near Falmouth, South Cornwall.


This beautifully presented modern holiday cottage looks out over lawns and mature woodland, a peaceful location but close to the indoor Leisure Centre, tennis courts and children’s...

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

7 nights from £525

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £526 *

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage in Somerset, near Honiton.


This luxury farmhouse in the Blackdown Hills, with wonderful garden hot tub, is in an idyllic rural setting on the edge of the village of Bishopswood, within walking distance of th...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £526 *

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £526

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near South Molton, North Devon.


This incredibly spacious and beautifully presented detached country cottage is in a glorious peaceful setting on the edge of Exmoor National Park with north Devon's stunning sandy ...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £526

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

7 nights from £527

2 bedroom self catering apartment with sea views in Ventnor.


With sea views from the terrace and fresh, modern décor throughout, 2 St Josephs is a holiday maker's home-from-home. It is the perfect get-away for a small family, a couple or two...

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

7 nights from £527

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