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Where to stay this May half term

Still searching for the perfect place to spend the late May school holidays? With temperatures rising and everything starting to feel rather summery here on the North Cornish Coast, we have chosen our top five properties for a family getaway this May half term.

Family enjoying Polzeath beach during May half term

The Farmhouse, Rock

Sleeps 6

Lose yourself amongst the beautiful grounds of Cant Farm this May, as the blooming flowers carpet the lawns and the light dances on the clear estuary waters. This private estate is the most peaceful place to recharge and get out amongst nature. The Farmhouse is bursting with original features and contemporary touches, here you can explore nearby Rock before returning home to recline with a sundowner on the patio or a relaxing session in the sauna. 

The Farmhouse is available for a week's holiday from 23 May at £1,565.

The Farmhouse is a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall
The lounge at The Farmhouse, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall
The kitchen/diner at The Farmhouse, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall
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Buzza Vean, Rock

Sleeps 11

This self-catering retreat truly does have it all, with a large outdoor heated swimming pool, peaceful location and five beautiful bedrooms to choose from, a holiday at Buzza Vean is sure to create treasured family holiday memories. Enjoy an early morning dip in the outdoor pool or take the family for a walk from Rock Beach round to beautiful Daymer Bay before returning to Buzza Vean for lunch enjoyed al-fresco on the sun-trap patio. 

Buzza Vean is available for a week's holiday from 23 May at £3,495.

Buzza Vean, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall
The heated outdoor swimming pool Buzza Vean, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall
Kitchen at Buzza Vean, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall
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Fairfax, Rock

Sleeps 12

Fairfax is set in a most convenient location with Porthilly and Rock Beach easily reached on foot. From here you can dash to get freshly baked pasties from the nearby Malcolm Barnecutts Bakery. Why not pick up some pasties for the family and head to Rock for a picnic amongst the swaying marram grass that lines the sand dunes? This is the most idyllic spot to enjoy lunch whilst the turquoise waters of the estuary form your backdrop.

Fairfax is available for a week's holiday from 23 May at £1,975.

Fairfax, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall
Kitchen at Fairfax, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall
Outdoor space at Fairfax, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall
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Kate Cottage, Rock

Sleeps 6

Kate Cottage enjoys the most fantastic views across Cant Farm towards the Camel Estuary. This cute cottage is nestled in the heart of a private estate, located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Here you can enjoy acres of fields, woodland and lawns. The beautiful sandy beach of Rock is just a five-minute car journey away, but if you prefer to make the most of the estate, you can challenge your family to a tournament on the shared tennis court. 

Kate Cottage is available for a week's holiday from 23 May at £1,285.

Kate Cottage, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall
Exterior of Kate Cottage, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall
Tennis court at Cant Farm, Rock, North Cornwall
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The Coach House, Rock

Sleeps 8

The Coach House is in a peaceful, rural location, set within striking distance of Rock and Polzeath. With three pretty bedrooms to choose from, The Coach House makes a charming base from which to explore the area. Head out for a day of kayaking on the Camel Estuary with Camel Ski School or catch the passenger ferry across to Padstow for some retail therapy. After a day exploring, head back to The Coach House, fire up the barbecue and cook up some delicious local produce to be enjoyed al fresco. 

The Coach House is available for a week's holiday from 24 May at £1,475.

Bedroom at The Coach House, a self-catering holiday cottage near Rock, North Cornwall
The Coach House, a self-catering holiday cottage near Rock, North Cornwall
Views of the estuary from Dinham estate, home to The Coach House
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