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The best last minute escapes for the May Bank Holiday

If you are looking to make the most of the upcoming May Bank Holiday with a last minute escape, but aren’t prepared to sacrifice on quality accommodation, then our friends at Snaptrip may offer the perfect solution.

Snaptrip offers the biggest selection of instantly bookable UK self-catering properties, including 1000s of independently verified 5* star cottages. With some truly exceptional properties still available for the long weekend at the beginning of May, we searched through Snaptrip to find some of the best luxury properties still available for your stay.

Venn Ottery Cottage, Devon

Gorgeous Venn Ottery Cottage, Devon
Venn Ottery Cottage, Devon

This Grade II listed property is situated in glorious Devon countryside, four miles from Sidmouth in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near the Jurassic Coast. This beautiful house comes with a welcome hamper for guests, has immaculate furnishing in every room and is big enough to give everyone in the family their own space. Come together in the evenings and sit around the fire chatting and playing games.

Why we love it:
Guests are given complimentary membership to Woodbury Park Golf and Leisure Club. The fantastic facility offers an 18-hole championship golf course, indoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi, sauna gym, squash courts and a beauty therapist.

£1084 for 3 nights. Book online today.


Matlock Cottage, Peak District

Beautiful Matlock Cottage, Peak District
Matlock Cottage, Peak District

Situated in the pretty and popular village of Birchover, this listed, detached, Georgian house boasts super views over the local countryside and provides the perfect base to relax and enjoy this beautiful corner of England. The property retains many of its original features including flagstone and wooden floors, mullion windows and shutters. The village is ringed by rocks and Tors and is set in one of the most stunning parts of the Peak District.

Why we love it:
A south-facing garden completes this lovely property, and also makes the ideal place for relaxing with a glass of wine or al-fresco dining in the warmer spring evenings. Oh, and there is also a decked area complete with 8-seater hot tub and fire pit.

£1161 for 3 nights. Book online today


Malton Cottage, North Yorkshire

Malton Cottage North Yorkshire
Malton Cottage North Yorkshire

This Grade II listed crenelated gothic miniature castle stands within 20 acres of parkland. Previously a game keepers cottage, army camp and family home, this spacious and very comfortable holiday house has plenty of history. An ideal location for a family get together where children will find plenty to keep them entertained, and adults can relax and enjoy this unique property with its numerous period features.

Why we love it:
The huge farmhouse kitchen is always cosy with heat from the Aga and there are open fires in the breakfast room and upstairs drawing room and a multi-fuel burner in the living room, adding to the ambience of these elegant rooms.

£836 for 3 nights. Book online today.


Porlock Cottage, Somerset

Porlock Cottage, Somerset
Porlock Cottage, Somerset

This thatched and cosy cottage has been with the same family for three centuries and lies on the sunny side of the Porlock Valley. Inside, relaxation and comfort abound – it is beautifully furnished with lots of arts and crafts, many sitting areas and facilities such as a Wii, games room and indoor pool table. The property also has an elegant entrance hall, modern sitting room with open wood fire and an attractive beamed dining room with open wood fire.

Why we love it:
National Trust woodlands from the former Acland Estates are just beyond the house. These lead to the open moors – with large herds of red deer, Exmoor ponies, the buzzards on the wing and foxes in their lairs.

£1273 for 3 nights. Book online today.


St Ives Apartment, Cornwall

St Ives Apartment, Cornwall
St Ives Apartment, Cornwall

This decadently designed apartment looking out over St Ives bay offers the perfect private getaway. A truly exceptional space designed specifically with couples in mind, watch the sun set or rise over the ocean from the comfort of the living room. With its open plan living, kitchen and dining area with access to the balcony, the apartment contains all the modern essentials for the discerning professional couple.

Why we love it:
St Ives, originally a fishing village, became famous as a haven for artists attracted to the area by the incredible light and rugged coastal landscape. This exclusive seaside town is one of the premier destinations in the whole of the UK, and this beautiful apartment has the style and design to match.

£1320 for 3 nights. Book online today.