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 939 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 939 self catering cottages available to rent in May

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £643

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


Barn Owls Cottage, a semi-detached cottage converted from an 18th Century stone barn, has retained much of its original character with inset fossils and huge oak beams. The kitchen...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £643

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

7 nights from £643

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the beach in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.


Rose Villa is a beautifully appointed home in the heart of the village of Yarmouth. It would ideally suit a family or a group of friends traveling together. This spacious prope...

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

7 nights from £643

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

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

7 nights from £646

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


This beautiful barn conversion at the heart of a working dairy farm is just inland from Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast and its beaches. The rural setting will please all the f...

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

7 nights from £646

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £652

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near St Mawes.


There are fabulous views over the sailing waters around St Mawes from both the garden and first floor living-room of this contemporary eco-house, set on the edge of St Just in Rose...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £652

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  • 20% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £622.60 £498.08

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

7 nights from £656

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


Trevenna is a thoughtfully designed holiday home in Seaview that really delivers when it comes to space, charm and comfort. It would be ideal for a family or several couples travel...

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

7 nights from £656

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

7 nights from £657

4 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Newquay, North Cornwall.


Watersmeet sits high above the Gannel Estuary, on the Pentire Headland. This quiet area of Newquay boasts beautiful views, provides a full range of activities such as canoeing, hor...

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

7 nights from £657

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £659

3 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views in Polzeath, North Cornwall.


Only minutes from the rolling surf of the north Cornish coast, Atlantic View is a mid-terrace cottage enjoying superb views of the sea over the golf course at The Point. This is a ...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £659

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £665

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in East Cowes, Isle of Wight.


This truly lovely holiday home, with a wood-burner, is a great choice whatever the season. 1 Barton Lodge is a beautiful property which has been lovingly restored with your comfort...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £665

We’re here to help you find your perfect place to stay 7 days a week.

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

7 nights from £665

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


The Barn, a linked country cottage with a rustic interior and some exposed wooden beams, is located on the outskirts of Merstone and just minutes from the quaint village of Godshil...

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

7 nights from £665

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  • 15% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £565.02 £480.27

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

7 nights from £668

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Mevagissey.


Perched high above sandy Portmellon cove, the views from this modern, single-storey detached property are stunning. Large picture windows in the spacious open plan living-room let ...

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

7 nights from £668

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  • 20% off

    23 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019

    £637.56 £510.05

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