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 1035 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 1035 self catering cottages available to rent in May

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

7 nights from £475

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near the beach in Brighstone, Isle of Wight


One of two beautifully converted barns right in the heart of the Island's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Equipped and decorated to a high standard mixing the charming features...

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

7 nights from £475

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

7 nights from £475

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


If you're looking for a property that's practically on the beach, then this is it! 1 Starboard House perches just opposite the beach in central Seaview and enjoys uninterrupted sea...

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

7 nights from £475

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

7 nights from £475

2 bedroom self catering cottage with sea views in Seaview.


North View is a wonderful holiday hideaway just on the outskirts of Seaview with sea views across the Solent from the kitchen/dining-room and first floor bedrooms. Set back from th...

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

7 nights from £475

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £476

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Instow, North Devon.


Just a few miles inland from north Devon’s beautiful sandy beaches, Fig Tree Cottage is a peaceful retreat with its own large private walled garden and beyond, a further five acres...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £476

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

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £476

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Bodmin, North Cornwall.


You are assured of a warm welcome by the grazing sheep, cattle and ponies scattered across the moors as you wind your way along the country lanes that twist across rolling moorland...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £476

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

7 nights from £477 *

4 bedroom cottage near the beach in Portscatho, South Cornwall.


A welcoming family home, semi-detached Rockpool has been beautifully refurbished and furnished in contemporary style. Double doors from the spacious kitchen/dining-room lead out to...

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

7 nights from £477 *

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £477 *

4 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Fowey, South Cornwall.


This lovingly converted granite barn is set in tranquil countryside adjacent to the magnificent Luxulyan Valley, a World Heritage Site of outstanding beauty that just begs to be ex...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £477 *

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

7 nights from £478

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Bath, Somerset.


This 'best of all boltholes' is just a couple of miles outside the wonderful city of Bath and yet in a rural setting with panoramic valley views and a deep sense of peacefulness. ...

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

7 nights from £478

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

7 nights from £478

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Ilminster, Somerset.


This tranquil detached cottage is in a sheltered rural setting on the edge of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the beautiful Somerset countryside all ar...

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

7 nights from £478

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £478

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


Enjoying wonderful countryside views and a splendid rural seclusion, this charming barn conversion is tucked away on Cardinham Farm, a peaceful smallholding on the outskirts of Pra...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £478

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