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 904 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 904 self catering cottages available to rent in May

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

7 nights from £595

5 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


This large dormer bungalow is ideal for family holidays, being situated in Portscatho and only a few minutes’ walk from the coastal path, which leads to the safe sandy beach at Por...

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

7 nights from £595

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

7 nights from £648

4 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Looe, South Cornwall.


Part of a very large traditional country house, Butterwell House is the perfect place for family gatherings, celebrations and out-of-season escapes. There are seaside towns and pic...

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

7 nights from £648

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  • 20% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £615.60 £492.48

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

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £664

4 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Bude, North Cornwall.


Hidden away in the peaceful rural hamlet of Eastcott, within striking distance of the north Cornish coast and the Devon and Cornwall border, charming Eastcott Cottage is the finest...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £664

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    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £630.59 £504.47

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

7 nights from £685

4 bedroom cottage with sea views near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


This charming Victorian semi-detached house, with wonderful views of Gerrans Bay, has been tastefully restored throughout to provide excellent holiday accommodation. In a quiet par...

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

7 nights from £685

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

7 nights from £700

4 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views near Marazion, West Cornwall.


How many properties can boast views of St Michael’s Mount and the shimmering Atlantic Ocean in the distance? Sitting high above fields that meander down to Marazion, and adjacent t...

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

7 nights from £700

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    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £664.61 £531.68

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

7 nights from £702

4 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Set in a large tree-lined garden in a tranquil countryside location, Higher Carnon Farmhouse offers peace, seclusion and privacy. This lovely old house is just five miles from Falm...

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

7 nights from £702

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £662.30 £529.84

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

7 nights from £704

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


A smart town house, with well presented accommodation for eight set over three floors, Lucaya offers a great space with a pretty enclosed rear patio and lawn for an extended family...

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

7 nights from £704

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

7 nights from £726

4 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Porthleven, West Cornwall.


Located in a quiet hamlet less than four miles from Porthleven and even closer to the spectacular coast at Rinsey where the old mine engines sit proudly looking out to sea, this co...

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

7 nights from £726

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £568.10 £454.48

Choose from our exclusive collection at the best prices with real time availability.

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

7 nights from £737

4 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Seaview.


Crowsteps is on the first and second floor of a property tucked away in Seaview in a semi detached property. Boasting a stunning roof terrace with far reaching views over the Solen...

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

7 nights from £737

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

7 nights from £738

3 bedroom, Rural holiday cottage with sea views in Brook, Isle of Wight


This pretty detached cottage can be found on a quiet lane in Brook on the south west coast. With its large, mature garden overlooking adjacent farmland, and close proximity to mile...

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

7 nights from £738

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  • 20% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £632.29 £505.83

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