May Bank Holiday Get-aways


Cottage Escapes for the May Bank Holiday

The May Bank Holiday is almost upon us and what a perfect excuse to get away and take full advantage of the extra long weekend... especially as the kids are off school too!

We still have availability at a great selection of properties, so plan something fun and find your ideal get-away. For a beach weekend, what could be better than spending a day relaxing on golden sands before returning to your luxury coastal cottage for a peaceful evening in? Or if a country retreat is more your thing, we have excellent properties located in some of the UK's most stunning landscapes and quaint hideaways surrounded by idyllic farmland.

Need some inspiration?

Here is a selection of some of our favourite properties and they are all still available for the May Bank holiday. Be quick though – they won’t be available for long!



Pelorus Cottage, Trevose Head Lighthouse, Near Padstow, Cornwall

If you fancy a holiday with a real difference why not stay at Pelorus Cottage, a stunning lighthouse cottage located on the headland between the sandy beaches of Harlyn and Constantine Bays. Pelorus Cottage enjoys spectacular views out to sea, and children are sure to enjoy spotting all the different boats during your stay here!

Enjoy a walk along the South West Coast Path or even get the whole family out for a bike ride along the famous 18-mile Camel Trial. For more information on the Camel Trail bike route, click here.

Book Pelorus Cottage here.


Willington Farmhouse, Willington, Near Shipston-On-Stour, Cotswolds

The Cotswolds has so much to offer for the whole family, 17th century Willington Manor Farmhouse is located in a magnificent position just outside the hamlet of Willington and perfectly situated for getting out and about exploring your surroundings.

One of the highlights for the weekend and a real must-see is the Lechlade Music Festival which is taking place over the Bank Holiday. With over 60 bands including Status Quo you would be silly to miss out! To find out more about it, see the Lechlade Music Festival website.

Book Willington Farmhouse here.


Barn Cottage, Ellingham, Near Chathill, Northumberland

Barn Cottage offers an excellent base to explore Northumberland. If you are a lover of stately homes and gardens Barn Cottage is perfect for you. With the famous Alnwick Castle and Gardens under 30 minutes away you are sure to keep the kids busy for the day. The Alnwick Gardens are home to one of the world’s largest wooden tree houses, with a bar and a restaurant, different levels and bridges to mesmerise the children! Visit Alnwick Castle website or Alnwick Gardens website.

Barn Cottage is also dog friendly, so you really can bring the whole family along for a May Bank Holiday escape.

Book Barn Cottage here.


Harwood Cottage, Hovingham, Yorkshire

Harwood Cottage is a recently renovated, period stone property which dates back over 200 years. It is situated in the village of Hovingham which is right on the fringe of the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and provides a great base for exploring all of the area's walks (which you can find here). Harwood Cottage is only 17 miles from the historic city of York, and if the beach is calling then Scarborough is just 32 miles away.

A day out in York is certainly a must with so much to see and do. One favourite with the younger ones (and with the grown ups too!) is York’s Chocolate Story guided tour, unbeatable for any chocolate lover. Take a look at York's Chocolate Story website.

Book Harwood Cottage here.


This is just a small selection of the properties which are still available over the May Bank Holiday. If none of these spark your interest, no problem – view the full list of available properties and find yourself that perfect get-away.

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