Welcome to Rural Residence

Chic holiday cottage experiences located in the heart of the Cotswolds, England.
Enjoy a relaxing break in beautiful countryside with wonderful walks and amazing food.

Bring your four-legged friend!

Our Flagship: Norton’s Lodge

A perfectly formed, proper stone Cotswolds’ cottage.
Full of modern comforts with an elegant country style.
The cottage is extremely well cared for and immaculately clean.



Prices start from: £79 per night

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When your pet is part of the family, it’s only right that they come on holiday with you. That’s why we are pet-friendly. From a warm welcome and the freedom to explore the UK’s amazing Cotswolds, your pet will love you for bringing them along. Your dog will be in heaven, snuffling through the leaves, collecting sticks, splashing in streams and of course, finding every muddy puddle. If dogs could describe their idea of the perfect holiday, they would describe the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. After a day playing in the countryside, there is plenty of room in the kitchen or living area for your pet’s bedding and favourite toys and the gentle warmth of the Eco fire heating will lull them into happy dreams. We love animals, and please ask our guests to observe the following rules: Our cottages are cosy, so no more than 1 x medium sized or 2…

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Welcome to the Cotswolds, a very special, very wonderful place. A short break or even an extended holiday in the Cotswolds will leave you wanting more and you’ll be booking your next Cotswolds holiday as soon as you return home! The Cotswolds covers a huge area – almost 800 square miles – and runs through five counties (Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire). One of the delights of visiting the Cotswolds is exploring the different areas, each with its own identity, yet all with those defining Cotswold features: golden stone and rolling hills, the ‘wolds’. Explore quintessentially English villages of honey-coloured stone; take in splendid, lively market towns; visit some of the country’s greatest palaces, castles and country houses; marvel at the natural world in acclaimed reserves and at some of the most famous arboretas in Britain; walk through breath-taking landscapes along historic trails; or make a splash in our…

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Guest Reviews

  •   Had a lovely stat so peaceful and great location for what we wanted to do

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      Had a great stay at this gem of a place , location fabulous the cottage had eve9you need... read more

    thumb Gillian

      Absolutely delightful little cottage. A lovely stay!

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  •   We had a lovely stay in Nick’s cottage, it’s in such a beautiful, peaceful rural location but close to lots... read more

    thumb Jenny

      The cottage is nice and small, good for family with small kids. It's well located for all the beautiful areas... read more

    thumb Rachna

      Great rural location - peaceful retreat. Clean, well equipped and comfortable cottage. Highly recommended.

    thumb Grant
  •   We had a lovely stay in this cute and cosy cottage. It was incredible well located and from start... read more

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      We had a lovely stay in this cute and cosy cottage. It was incredible well located and from start... read more

    thumb Laura

      Lovely little cottage in the secluded hamlet, Fordwells. Plenty of good walking and a short drive to some of the... read more

    thumb Sarah
  •   A beautiful cottage based in the gorgeous countryside. We had a wonderful stay with our dog and it couldn’t have... read more

    thumb Rebekka

      A lovely cosy cottage in a great location, perfect for exploring the beautiful Cotswolds villages.

    thumb Anne

      Beautiful cottage, perfectly located and exactly what you need for a relaxing stay in the countryside. Car is required but... read more

    thumb Courtney
  •   Cosy comfy cottage
    Super clean
    Great rural location
    Within 40 minutes drive to Bourton on the Water and Broadway across... read more

    thumb Anita

      We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is situated in a lovely part of the Cotswolds with some lovely pubs... read more

    thumb Victoria

      A beautiful cosy Cotswolds cottage with everything you could need. Out in the sticks which meant it was peaceful but... read more

    thumb Natalie
  •   Thoroughly enjoyed it here, one of the best renal cottages we’ve stayed at. Very well decorated, spotlessly clean. Very good... read more

    thumb Jeremy

      Lovely location, and beautiful cottage with super amenities. The neighbours were friendly and helpful, hope to go back again soon!

    thumb Alice

      We booked a last minute get away from London and this cottage was ideal! It was in a great location,... read more

    thumb Hannah
  •   Great host

    thumb Nitish

      A very clean, cosy and pretty cottage. Lovely views and walks on the doorstep!

    thumb Laura

      Would strongly recommend as a relaxing get away. Highest standard of service and facilities. Local area is outstanding and provides... read more

    thumb Kishan
  •   What a gem of a place and a great stay it was!
    The cottage and its surroundings are charming... read more

    thumb Monika

      Fantastic cosy cottage that has everything you need for a relaxing break in the Cotswolds

    thumb Robin

      Thanks Nick! We had a great say and will definitely recommend it.

    thumb Brendon
  •   Lovely cottage for a quiet weekend away in the country.

    thumb Phil

      This is a really lovely cottage in the beautiful countryside. Very stylish with comfy beds and thoughtful little touches.... read more

    thumb Gemma

      Stylish and cosy cottage in a perfect location for exploring the Cotswolds

    thumb Emma
  •   Absolutely outstanding cottage! Full of everything you need, and has such adorable touches. We had the most peaceful and quiet... read more

    thumb Harry

      I had such a wonderful stay and highly recommend this marvellous and beautifully styled cottage. The lovely and peaceful position... read more

    thumb Ian

      Great place to stay for a weekend or so away in the Cotswolds. It really allows you to escape normal... read more

    thumb Conor