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 1001 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 1001 self catering cottages available to rent in May

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £373

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Totnes, South Devon.


In an idyllic location, down a quiet lane just outside a pretty village and surrounded by open fields, this 18th Century cottage is well located for touring the beautiful South Ham...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £373

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £373

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near St Ives, West Cornwall.


This compact detached cottage is the perfect little romantic retreat for any couple looking to explore, play golf, or simply enjoy miles of golden sands. The Flower House stands wi...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £373

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £374

1 bedroom self catering cottage near Ventnor, Isle of Wight


Located in a rural village setting, Berryl Mead View is a delightful home from home cottage with plenty of space, well equipped throughout and extremely comfortable living room wit...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £374

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  • 15% off

    23 Feb 2019 - 2 Mar 2019

    £394.76 £335.75

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    2 Mar 2019 - 9 Mar 2019

    £327.50 £278.80

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    9 Mar 2019 - 16 Mar 2019

    £327.50 £278.80

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    16 Mar 2019 - 23 Mar 2019

    £327.50 £278.80

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    23 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019

    £381.36 £323.85

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £375 *

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


Hocking’s Green is found down a leafy lane in a wonderfully tranquil rural location, yet close to the beaches, The Eden Project and clifftop walks of the Cornish south coast. Tucke...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £375 *

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £376

1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Wembury, South Devon.


An unique hideaway for couples, Princes Granary lies in the village of Down Thomas, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With wonderful walks along the nearby South West Coast...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £376

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £376

1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Looe, South Cornwall.


Wind your way along country lanes to this truly delightful retreat that is just the tonic for those looking to enjoy precious time together and escape the humdrum of everyday life....

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £376

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

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £376

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Truro, South Cornwall.


Rural in feel and with all the peace and tranquility you could require, this comfortable and welcoming cottage is just minutes from the pretty little city of Truro with its cobbled...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £376

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £376

1 bedroom holiday cottage with water views near Fowey, South Cornwall.


This lovely little waterside bolthole is perfect for couples who like walking, bird watching or messing about on the water – and those who just like to kick back and relax in comfo...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £376

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

7 nights from £377

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Porthleven, West Cornwall.


Sitting on the edge of a wooded valley and only a short drive to the thriving fishing port of Porthleven with its restaurants, cafes and pretty harbour, this charming 19th Century ...

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

7 nights from £377

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

7 nights from £378

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


Just inland from the glorious south coast footpaths that meander past Whitsand, Looe and Lantivet bays, this comfortable, stylish and beautifully presented cottage is the perfect b...

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

7 nights from £378

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