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 627 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 627 self catering cottages available to rent in May

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Lyme Regis, Dorset.


Escape to the coast and this fabulous cottage where you can watch the seascape change all day long. Just minutes from the harbour at Lyme Regis and its iconic Cobb, this Grade II L...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1014 - £1771

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Marazion, Cornwall.


Perched above Marazion with magnificent views of St Michael’s Mount and the Atlantic Ocean, Chy Morvah East is a home-from-home for family and friends. The bubbling hot tub on the ...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1034 - £1728

We are Gold accredited with the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

4 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views near Fowey, South Cornwall.


Oh my, this really is a special house, perfect for family gatherings and groups of friends. From watching fishing boats, yachts and dolphins in summer to crashing waves in winter, ...

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

Price per week £1058 - £1766

4 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Marazion, West Cornwall.


What a truly wonderful house this is, with stunning sea views, four acres of garden, paddock and woodland to explore and a hot tub to soak in while watching the sun glisten on the ...

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

Price per week £1109 - £1937

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


'Stunning retreat' is the perfect definition of The Ship House and its enclosed acre of private, well-established gardens and covered ponds. This lovely detached property lies clos...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1175 - £2186

4 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Coverack, West Cornwall.


Wow, what a view! This beautiful cottage enjoys fabulous sea views which will leave you mesmerised. Aptly named Chy an Mor, meaning 'house by the sea' in Cornish and originally a C...

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

Price per week £1180 - £1686

5 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


This beautiful stone farmhouse has something very special indeed – it comes with a 450 acre wildlife and nature reserve and a unique relationship with Dorset Wildlife Trust. Quite ...

  • Sleeps 9 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £848 - £1482

5 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Ryde, Isle of Wight.


Middle Lodge is a gorgeous 1860s, stone-built, Victorian holiday home set in a mature enclosed garden on the edge of Ryde on the east of the island. The outside is charmingly perio...

  • Sleeps 9 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £907 - £1413

We’ve been raising the standards of self catering holidays since 1977.

5 bedroom, dog-friendly cottage near Mevagissey, South Cornwall.


This fabulous holiday house is beautifully furnished and superbly well-equipped, and provides plenty of space for everyone to spread out. With a bubbling hot tub in the garden-room...

  • Sleeps 9 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £980 - £1824

4 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


2 Little Cedars is a sleek and modern property, with a light and clean finish throughout. Split over three floors, and stylishly decorated with luxury furnishings, this delightful ...

  • Sleeps 9 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1138 - £1892

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