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
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £700

3 bedroom, rural self catering cottage in Newport, Isle of Wight


This property is a truly idyllic cottage situated in the grounds of a farm, with stunning countryside views and a lovely garden. This is what you would describe as holiday heaven. ...

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

7 nights from £700

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £705

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Fowey, South Cornwall.


Whistlefish is a beautifully appointed cottage just minutes from Fowey's bustling harbour and narrow streets, where an eclectic mix of shops, galleries, local bakeries and award-wi...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £705

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  • 15% off

    20 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019

    £750.05 £637.50

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

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

7 nights from £708

4 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Hayle, West Cornwall.


Nanpusker Pump House is a mellow-stoned, delightful family home set in a secluded wooded valley just minutes by car from Hayle’s gloriously long, sandy beaches. Formerly supplyi...

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

7 nights from £708

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

7 nights from £710

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in St Mawes, South Cornwall.


This stylishly converted seaside cottage, decorated throughout in natural Farrow & Ball colours, sleeps six. Arranged over three floors, with sea views from the top floor, Cutty Sa...

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

7 nights from £710

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

7 nights from £720

3 bedroom self catering cottage with sea views in Seaview, Isle of Wight


A seaside sanctuary, Shore House is a three-storey beautifully decorated house, with its own private heated swimming pool. Making the most of the far reaching views over the Solent...

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

7 nights from £720

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

7 nights from £722

3 bedroom holiday cottage in Corfe Castle, Dorset.


You will be completely spoilt for choice in this stunning part of Dorset – along the Jurassic Coast and within very easy reach are Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door with their famous c...

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

7 nights from £722

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

7 nights from £725

3 bedroom self catering cottage with sea views in Seaview, Isle of Wight


With a stunning spacious sea facing balcony, Oak Tree Cottage is in a superb location just steps from the beach and a short walk along the seafront into Seaview Village. An outdoor...

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

7 nights from £725

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

7 nights from £725

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


This lovely, light and spacious detached house located on Fairy Road in Seaview, just a short stroll from the seafront, makes a fantastic base for a wonderful holiday on the Isle o...

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

7 nights from £725

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

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

7 nights from £727

3 bedroom self catering cottage near Nether Stowey, Somerset.


A fabulous Scandinavian-style lodge, a steaming hot tub, a sauna, and all in a setting in the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with views as far as the Bristol Ch...

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

7 nights from £727

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

7 nights from £731

3 bedroom holiday apartment near the beach in Fowey, South Cornwall.


With a wonderful heated swimming pool and sauna – indoor but retractable walls and roof enable it to be open-air in hot weather – and minutes from sandy beaches and National Trust ...

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

7 nights from £731

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  • 20% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £694.17 £555.20

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