Holiday cottages for May
May is the month for making magical memories
The sun is shining and the gardens are bursting with flowers and colour. The crowds at the Cotswold hotspots haven’t arrived just yet. May is the perfect time to find a cottage for rent. With two bank holidays, you can really maximise your time off while saving some holiday allowance.
The May bank holidays provide a great opportunity to escape to the Cotswolds over a long weekend, giving you the chance to properly explore the countryside, the pubs, restaurants, wonderful farmers’ markets at Stroud, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cirencester and Chipping Norton. May marks the beginning of the festival season as well, so from the large popular pop-ups to the village festivals and traditions, such as maypole dancing, all visitors to the Cotswolds are welcome in May.
If you’re heading away with children, the bank holidays bring with them a range of events to keep everybody entertained. With the nicer weather you can embrace nature and keep the little ones busy without screens. Giffords Circus is a fun-for-all show with well-loved Tweedy the Clown often part of the line-up. Berkeley Castle plays host to knights and open-air lidos start opening their doors.
Families and friends of all ages searching for a Cotswold holiday cottage in May can revel in the beauty of the region. The National Trust and private estates at this time of year really come to life. Days out can include a visit to Sudeley Castle and Gardens, Painswick Rococo Garden, Miserden, Kelmscott, Woodchester Park and Snowshill Manor and Garden.
Horse riding fans will also delight in Badminton Horse Trials. This hugely popular event attracts thousands of visitors to watch the competition, visit the trade stands and generally enjoy five days’ exciting outdoor sport.
If you’re in need of some inspiration, below are some incredible cottages for your May Cotswold holiday.