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 888 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 888 self catering cottages available to rent in May

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

7 nights from £339

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near St Ives, West Cornwall.


Rural seclusion, peace and quiet, a truly tranquil haven – this stylish hideaway lies just a short drive from St Ives and both north and south coasts, and is perfect respite from h...

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

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

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

7 nights from £340

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Porthleven, 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

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

7 nights from £341 *

2 bedroom holiday cottage near Dulverton, Somerset.


Cleveland Cottage has the advantage of a choice of two prices – for bookings by two or four guests. This very pretty cottage, on the edge of Exmoor National Park, a few miles from ...

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

7 nights from £341 *

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

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

7 nights from £343 *

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Portreath, North Cornwall.


Farm Cottage is a comfortable detached rural property which enjoys a tranquil location and yet is only two miles from the small seaside resort village of Porthtowan with its restau...

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

7 nights from £343 *

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

7 nights from £345 *

2 bedroom, dog friendly house with a pool near Perranporth, Cornwall


Nanteague House is semi-detached with its own south-facing sun-trap patio to the front, the perfect place for evening drinks as it overlooks the central courtyard and heated swimmi...

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

7 nights from £345 *

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  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £346

1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near St Ives, West Cornwall.


Simply gorgeous, this beautifully appointed 18th Century former cart house is an absolute gem. Set close to moorlands and just four miles from the renowned Gurnards Head, you are a...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £346

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

7 nights from £346

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Fowey.


Meadowsweet is the slightly larger of the two barns. Two steps lead up into the living-room, with its polished wood floors and comfortable furnishings. The kitchen-area is fitted i...

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

7 nights from £346

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

7 nights from £346

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Fowey.


Cowslip, like Meadowsweet (1430), has two steps leading into the living-room, where neutral walls and polished wood floors frame the warmly coloured furnishings. There is a pine fi...

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

7 nights from £346

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

7 nights from £346

1 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage in Dulverton, Somerset.


Lane Cottage is a perfect Exmoor bolt-hole, tucked into a little square in the centre of the lovely market town of Dulverton. The cottage is really cosy with a multi-burner in t...

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

7 nights from £346

Each and every one of our cottages is fully equipped with everything you’ll need on holiday.

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