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Holiday cottages for May

May is the month for making magical memories

The sun is shining, the gardens are bursting with flowers and colour, and the crowds at the Cotswold hotspots won’t have arrived just yet, making it the perfect time to find a cottage for rent. Families and friends of all ages searching for a Cotswold holiday cottage in May can revel in the beauty of the region’s National Trust and private estates at this time of year, including Sudeley Castle and Gardens, Painswick Rococo Gardens, Miserden, Kelmscott, Woodchester Park and Snowshill Manor and Garden.

The May Bank holiday provides a great opportunity to escape to the Cotswolds over the long weekend. If you book 3 – 6 May off work, you’ll have nine days holiday in total to enjoy, 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.

Horse riding fans will delight in the return of 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.

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