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 906 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 906 self catering cottages available to rent in May

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

7 nights from £585 *

4 bedroom, rural cottage near the sea near Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Less than a mile from the famous Pandora Inn at beautiful Restronguet Creek and set in a wonderfully tranquil countryside location, Dowstall Barn is perfect for relaxing and enjoya...

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

7 nights from £585 *

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £585

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Marazion.


Montaza is a Grade II Listed, 18th Century detached cottage set in the heart of the bustling village of Goldsithney. With its warming red Aga in the kitchen (the main cooking ap...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £585

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £558.80 £447.04

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

7 nights from £586

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Port Isaac, North Cornwall.


Kear Cottage is an absolute peach! Located less than six miles from the stunning beaches and fishing villages on the north Cornish coast, it sits in the most idyllic setting opposi...

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

7 nights from £586

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £589

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Dulverton, Somerset.


Oliver’s Cottage is a pretty period property in Withypool, a traditional village at the heart of Exmoor National Park with a shop, seasonal tea-room, riverside picnic-area and pub ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £589

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

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

7 nights from £590

3 bedroom, rural self catering cottage in Ivybridge, South Devon.


Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, at the end of a long driveway, Oak Cottage is based within the grounds of Swainstone Manor and provides one of the most peaceful s...

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

7 nights from £590

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £590

3 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Seaview.


With a comfortable interior, an unbeatable location, manicured grounds and the beach within easy reach, 3 Springfield Court has it all. This delightful holiday home would suit a fa...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £590

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £592

3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Bembridge, Isle of Wight.


This gorgeous property is a stylishly converted coastguard cottage and really is a gem. Beautifully decorated throughout, in greys, blues and whites, it is an oasis of calm and has...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £592

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  • 20% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £529.98 £423.98

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £593

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


A hidden gem tucked away on Bluett Avenue in the peaceful Victorian village of Seaview, Lawn End makes great use of accent colours in its interior decor presenting a beautiful holi...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £593

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  • 10% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £530.61 £477.55

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £595

3 bedroom self catering cottage near Praa Sands, West Cornwall.


Close to the coast, yet away from the crowds and traffic, Tresawls Lodge is set in the quiet hamlet of Trescowe. The beautiful surfing beach at Praa Sands is a five minute drive aw...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £595

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £596

3 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Views stretch from the Penryn River across the water to the Roseland peninsula from almost every room in this immaculately presented home-from-home; even the patio looks towards th...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £596

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  • 25% off

    23 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019

    £566.19 £424.50

  • 25% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £566.19 £424.50

  • 25% off

    13 Apr 2019 - 20 Apr 2019

    £719.97 £540.00

  • 25% off

    20 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019

    £638.35 £478.50

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

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