May Half Term Holiday Cottages

With a cool breeze and warm sunshine, May marks the start of summer and many happy times to come. Kick start your summer properly and hop in the car; a holiday in a luxury self-catering cottage awaits. Browse through our list of 532 available cottages and find your favourite. All of our cottages are handpicked; personally inspected and fully equipped so your holiday is the best it can be.Read more

Spend your days exploring deep, green countryside and skim stones across lazy streams. Follow the scent of salty air and head to the coast, spending long days on the beach flitting between soft sands and cool sea. Perch on a bench and watch as life goes by, before heading to a local restaurant to dine on fresh, local produce lovingly crafted and prepared by skilled hands. Then, when you've had your fill of exploring, turn your attention to relaxing. Throw yourself into the holiday spirit and land in your own private self-catering cottage, primed and ready for you. An early summer break in your own slice of paradise can give you the chance to unwind, catch up and settle into a slower, more considered rhythm.  

Spend your May-Half Term in a Luxury Retreat

Whether you are looking for a solo retreat or want to bring the whole family away for a much-needed break, May half term provides ample opportunity to escape to greener grass for a while. However you'd like to spend your time, our cottages offer wide variety and consistent quality. Many of our cottages are dog-friendly too, meaning everyone can join in this May half term. 

We have 532 cottages available for May half term

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £429

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


Buzzard’s Rise is an idyllic countryside retreat. Tucked away in a small hamlet, this contemporary barn conversion is great for exploring Cornwall or staying at home watching the w...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £429

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

7 nights from £431

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Falmouth.


This stylish contemporary apartment has views towards the sea at Swanpool beach on the outskirts of Falmouth. A 10 minute walk down through grassy playing fields and quiet lanes br...

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

7 nights from £431

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

7 nights from £435

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Fowey.


Meadowsweet is the slightly larger of the two barns. Two steps lead up into the living-room, with its polished wood floors and comfortable furnishings. The kitchen-area is fitted i...

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

7 nights from £435

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

7 nights from £435

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Fowey.


Cowslip, like Meadowsweet (1430), has two steps leading into the living-room, where neutral walls and polished wood floors frame the warmly coloured furnishings. There is a pine fi...

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

7 nights from £435

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

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

7 nights from £435

1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.


This contemporary studio apartment enjoys a great location in Shanklin. With modern decor and open plan living, it makes a cosy retreat for a couple looking for a coastal break. Wi...

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

7 nights from £435

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

7 nights from £454

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Boscastle.


Snuck down a little lane close to the shores of the north Cornish coast, Driftwood is the ideal retreat for two. Small but perfectly formed, this charming bolthole nestles next to ...

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

7 nights from £454

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

7 nights from £455

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


Walkers and birdwatchers will enjoy the flora and fauna of the moors and wetlands surrounding Prospect Cottage, while both coastlines are less than a ten minute drive away. Soft bl...

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

7 nights from £455

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £456

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Crantock, North Cornwall.


Tucked away in the rural hamlet of Trevilson, only a few miles inland from north Cornwall's breathtaking coastline, this delightful little cottage is the perfect bijou bolthole for...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £456

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

7 nights from £458

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Lamorna Cove.


Cosy and all on one level, the open plan living area in Munnings Studio has a modern kitchen, dining-table and a comfortable sofa facing the wall-mounted plasma television. The com...

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

7 nights from £458

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £464

1 bedroom apartment near the sea in Boscastle, North Cornwall.


With a bird's eye view overlooking Boscastle's picturesque Jordan Vale, this charming little bolthole for two is a great base for exploring the delights of this lovely village and ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £464

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