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 783 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 783 self catering cottages available to rent in May

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

3 bedroom self catering cottage near Falmouth, West Cornwall.


This fabulous retreat is located in the grounds of the four star Budock Vean Hotel and is named after the romantic novel by Daphne Du Maurier. With stunning views across the 9 hole...

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

Price per week £1760 - £1950

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  • 20% off

    2 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018

    £1864.88 £1491.91

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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

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  • 10% off

    1 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018

    £1088.67 £979.81

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

5 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage with sea views in Wootton, Isle of Wight.


Creekside is a fabulous waterfront property that makes a wonderful choice of holiday home at any time of the year. This stunning detached house, set on the banks of Wootton Creek, ...

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £921 - £1379

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


Swift Cottage is a gorgeous, comfortable Edwardian end-of-terrace property, spread over three levels with wooden flooring throughout the kitchen and dining area. The spacious dinin...

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £926 - £1330

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


Orchard House is a wonderful property for an extended family looking for a sprawling holiday home near the beach in Bembridge. The downstairs living areas are inviting - no doubt t...

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £1027 - £1575

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  • 20% off

    1 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018

    £1186.73 £949.38

4 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near the beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.


Mountbatten Garden Apartment is a fabulous apartment stylishly furnished with four en suite bedrooms and comes with a private courtyard including a six person hot tub. Vibrantly de...

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1125 - £1575

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