An idyllic holiday cottage in the heart of Lustleigh on Devon’s Dartmoor

May the 4th be with Lustleigh

May Queen procession passing the lustleigh holiday cottage

May Queen procession

Lustleigh will be celebrating May Day on Saturday the 4th of May and it does it in style.  The celebrations centre around a procession through the village, which passes directly in front of our Dartmoor Holiday Cottage, Maypole dancing and the crowning of the May Queen.  It really is a highlight in the village calendar.

You couldn’t get to join in a more traditional English May Day and our Dartmoor Holiday Home, Three Pound Cottage, is the perfect place to stay.

This village tradition has been running since it’s revival in 1905 by Cecil Torr, the British antiquarian and author who wrote “Small Talk at Wreyland”. Understandably, there was a small lapse due to WWII however surprisingly the annual celebration continued throughout WWI.

I’m sure that it’s just coincidence that the celebrations coincide with Star Wars Day, but may the 4th be with this years May Queen and Lustleigh 🙂

01 Mar 19