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 573 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.

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 573 cottages available for May half term

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Padstow, North Cornwall.


Owlets is just perfection for two, its fresh and spacious interior coupled with an enviable location close to the north Cornish coast. Single-storey (ideal for less mobile guests) ...

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

Price per week £523

Rural cabin for 2 near Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Tucked away in a quiet corner of the owners' smallholding, this cute cabin is perfect if you are seeking a romantic getaway or a bijou base for exploring this beautiful part of Cor...

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

Price per week £525

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1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Gerrans.


Spaven Mor is a timber-clad cottage situated in the grounds of the friendly village pub, The Royal Standard, in Gerrans. This single-storey former workshop has been beautifully con...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £527

1 bedroom cottage near the beach in Mevagissey, South Cornwall.


Mevagissey is a bustling little harbour, home to a small fishing fleet which shelters within its protective walls. Picture book pretty, colourful terraced cottages cling to the ste...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £531

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


Lottie’s Loft is a luxurious first floor barn conversion, a gorgeous bolthole surrounded by beautiful Dorset countryside. Exterior steps lead from the decking to a balcony with bes...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £532

1 bedroom apartment near the beach in Porthcurno, West Cornwall.


Porthcurno is a truly magical place, with its beautiful sandy beach and sparkling blue waters. Neptune, a ground floor apartment with a contemporary feel, is the perfect destinatio...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £536

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

Price per week £536

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    18 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018

    £670.00 £536.00

1 bedroom apartment near the beach in Penzance, West Cornwall.


Overlooking the beautiful sub-tropical Morrab Gardens, a short walk from the Penlee Gallery and just 200 yards from Penzance promenade, The Garden Flat is the perfect base for expl...

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

Price per week £537

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

1 bedroom, dog-friendly apartment near Polperro, South Cornwall.


This delightful bolthole is an unexpected gem, much more spacious than the exterior suggests. Set in a wonderfully tranquil location surrounded by fields and with beautiful Largin ...

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

Price per week £539

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor.


The Granary is a charming reversed level converted barn. The open plan living-room is upstairs with a well-equipped galley kitchen and a glowing wood-burner. Downstairs is a comfor...

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

Price per week £540

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  • 20% off

    17 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018

    £679.00 £543.20

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