May Half Term Holiday Cottages in Cornwall

Enjoy a solo retreat or take a holiday with the family and make the most of this May half term. With temperatures rising and the countryside alive with colours and new life, May is a wonderful time of year to visit Cornwall and kick start your summer. Take a step closer to the holiday of your dreams and pour over our 380 luxury retreats available for May half term. 

Whether you're looking for a catch up with your friends or are looking forward to bringing the family together for a well-deserved break, our cottages in Cornwall provide an idyllic escape from the chaos of everyday life. May in Cornwall enjoys a change in pace; warmer weather, bright sunshine in dazzlingly blue skies and lush green countryside met with stunning coast. The coast paths, beaches and towns remain quieter ahead of the summer crowds, and longer daylight hours mean days can be taken full advantage of. 

Choose a Luxury Break in Cornwall this May Half Term

Whether you plan on spending your days on the beach front, ice cream in hand; wandering beautiful coast paths or country walks; or taking your time to meander through quaint villages and vibrant Cornish towns, the choices are endless for a dream getaway this May. Start your summer as you mean to go on, and enjoy this refreshing escape.

When you stay in a Classic Cottage, you will enjoy excellent customer care with the highest quality self-catering accommodation. All of our cottages are handpicked; personally inspected and fully equipped for your total comfort and ease. Many of our cottages are dog-friendly too, which is great news for your four-legged friend. Browse our collection and get ready for the holiday of a lifetime. 

Choose from 380 May half term cottages

3 bedroom holiday cottage near Fowey, South Cornwall.


Lostwithiel is the ancient capital of Cornwall, full of history with an enchanting mix of stone buildings, antiques shops and independent retailers. Old Quay Cottage is a sympathet...

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

Price per week £692 - £989 *

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* Includes 30% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 5 Jan and 6 Jul 2019.

  • 20% off

    20 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018

    £743.40 £594.72

1 bedroom, cottage with a hot tub near the sea, St Ives, West Cornwall.


Relax in a super-duper Cornish spa hydrotherapy hot tub (run completely by renewable energy) on a raised private terrace close to Nancy's House. Set in the heart of a bio diverse f...

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

Price per week £699

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


This gorgeous Victorian cottage is an absolute delight; updated with gentle sympathy to offer the modern necessities of central heating, drench-head shower and a granite-topped kit...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £704 - £880 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 5 Jan and 22 Jun 2019. Bedroom 2 is excluded at the discounted rate.

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Port Isaac.


Offering stunning views of Cornwall’s breathtaking north coast, this is the perfect retreat for discerning couples seeking spacious, luxurious comfort in a tranquil setting. Surrou...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £721

4 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near St Ives, West Cornwall.


Beautifully maintained gardens and a private meadow surround Chy-an-Hobi, a quintessential detached cottage in idyllic countryside where peace and privacy are assured. The spac...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £735 - £1469 *

* Includes 50% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 5 Jan and 15 Jun 2019. Bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 are excluded at the discounted rate.

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Marazion, West Cornwall.


Take one beautifully-converted granite barn, sprinkle with quirky flourishes then add wall-to-wall comfort. This is the recipe for success at Smugglers Lane where the living is eas...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £752

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

1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Sennen, West Cornwall.


Peace and plenty are assured at this beautiful single-storey retreat set within the grounds of the Owner's home, in the heart of the Cornish countryside just a few miles from the r...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £764

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Port Isaac, North Cornwall.


Tucked away down a quiet country lane, the little hamlet of Trewalder is the home of Rooky's Nook. This charming, detached cottage oozes romance and with no expense spared will pro...

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

Price per week £765

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  • 20% off

    19 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018

    £646.00 £516.80

  • 20% off

    3 Nov 2018 - 7 Nov 2018

    £413.25 £330.60

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Mousehole.


Mousehole harbour is a stroll down the hill, there is a hot tub for your private use and a double kayak is provided for guests too. Beechwood has it all, whether you are looking fo...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £777

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  • 20% off

    20 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018

    £626.11 £500.89

1 bedroom cottage with sea views near Marazion, West Cornwall.


The Garden Cottage is a gorgeous, stylish, contemporary state-of-the-art house set within the grounds of the Owners' home on the outskirts of the Bone Valley and the moorlands of w...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £782

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