May is quite the perfect short-break month; with springtime weather and a half term in which to unleash your spontaneous side. This May Half Term will see UK events at their brightest best, hopefully a sprinkling of sunshine and a whole week that you don’t have to think about the school run. We think it’s about time we started making the most of family time by booking an idyllic country-escape!
To help you decide, here are our top 5 May half term cottages for your family getaway!
Holding a stunning cliff-side position on the eastern tip of Kent, our Gorgeous Broadstairs Cottage might seem a little grand at first, but this alabaster white cottage still manages to be a perfectly intimate home from home. Not quite as daring as it seems, this cottage is positioned within spaciously lawned grounds and is extremely child friendly. You can experience stunning sea views and garden furniture on which to enjoy them. The unspoilt seaside town of Broadstairs has lovely sandy beaches and an attractive old town with literary associations to Charles Dickens.
The Tasteful Exeter Cottage is a historic lodge with boutique interiors, and is a dreamy Devon getaway – just a 5 minute walk from Exeter city centre. From the unique collection of art and contemporary crafts to the cosy fire, everything here is designed to make you feel at home. There’s a flatscreen Smart TV with a DVD player to keep you entertained, a well appointed kitchen so you can cook at your leisure and a four poster bed for that all important recharge. And for that summer sunshine? Enjoy your very own Moroccan style patio with table and chairs, perfect for sipping that morning coffee.
Gorgeous Brecon Cottage
Found in the heart of bustling town of Brecon, this Gorgeous Brecon Cottage offers guests the best of both worlds. In town you’ll have a range of restaurants, pubs and activities to choose from; but if you want to escape from it all the great expanse of the Brecon Beacons National Park is just moments away. This property boasts a charming roof terrace to enjoy the long May evenings, or watch the world go by with your morning cuppa. There’s even a cot and highchair available if you’re bringing a little one with you. This is surely a relaxing place to escape routine for a week.
Adorable Ystradgynlais Cottage
The Adorable Ystradgynlais Cottage is an idyllic hideaway in Powys, perfectly situated for exploring the impressive natural beauty that Wales has to offer. From this cosy bolthole you will be able to make the most of the Brecon Beacons, Swansea Gower Coast and Waterfall Country. Back at the cottage itself, guests will have use of a private hot tub tucked away behind the property. While here make the most of the owners local knowledge and the footpaths that offer wonderful walks right from the front door. After a long day out in the fresh air your family are sure to appreciate the shower room’s underfloor heating, the plentiful supply of books and games, as well as a comfortable living room to relax in.
Right on the banks of River Monnow this Lovely Monmouth Apartment in Monmouthshire is just the place for a half term rural retreat. Within strolling distance you’ll find the village of Skenfrith; home to a gastro pub and medieval castle. If there isn’t enough surrounding countryside to enjoy, the property itself is set within 8 acres of grounds. This is an idyllic place to relax for a week. The property also comes with a courtyard, complete with a patio and furniture, so you can enjoy the long May evenings and dine al fresco.