Rural Residence

Cotswold Holiday Cottages . Elegant Country Escapes

We pride ourselves in providing comfortable and luxurious Airbnb holiday cottages in the heart of the Cotswolds. Get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, adventure outdoors, have a romantic break or even work in your home-away-from-home.

If you’re looking for chic, modern and dog-friendly accommodation in the Cotswolds, look no further. With Rural Residence, you’ll be sure to enjoy a relaxing break in beautiful countryside with wonderful walks and amazing food. Whether you’re planning a weekend break, an extended holiday or are looking for a home-away-from-home, our properties are the perfect venue for your next retreat.

Visit The Cotswolds


The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful areas in England, where a short break or even an extended holiday will leave you wanting more. Its vast rolling hills, golden stone walls and picturesque country villages make it the ideal location for a relaxing and cosy countryside break. 

From amazing food and beautiful national trails to lively market towns, wildlife parks, palaces, castles and country houses, the Cotswolds offers unlimited opportunities for exploration whatever the weather. 


Pet-Friendly Holiday Cottages


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. After a day playing in the countryside, they’ll love snuggling up in their warm beds with their favourite toys.

Welcome To Orchard Barn

Places To Visit


As well as the fantastic places to eat and drink and walk in the Cotswolds, the area also offers an abundance of activities for families, couples and individuals come rain or shine.

From shopping and sightseeing in iconic cities such as Bath and Oxford and enjoying the area’s many historical marvels, you might also wish to visit the local wildlife parks, water parks and picture postcard villages such as Burford and Bourton-on-the-Water. 

Our Cotswold Properties

Norton's Lodge

A perfectly formed, proper stone Cotswold cottage. Full of modern comforts with an elegant country style. It’s rural with lovely views and pubs just a short drive or walk away. 

Orchard Barn

Designed as an ideal rural retreat, Orchard Barn is a chic yet snug ground-floor barn conversion apartment based in the quaint Cotswold village of Milton under Wychwood. 

Norton's Nook

Chic and spacious 2 bedroom proper stone cottage in the beautiful Cotswold halmet of Fordwells. It’s rural – with lovely views and pubs just a short drive or walk away.  

Guest Reviews

  •   Great stay in great location

    thumb Na'Vi
    24th May 2024

      Cute ground floor flat, well equipped and perfect size for a couple. Less busy than many other Cotswold locations but a great base to explore the area and... read more

    thumb Chris
    22nd May 2024

      I left in an ambulance. I fell down in bathroom and I spent three nights in Banbury Hospital. I suffered from a broken arm. Four hours operation.
    No blame... read more

    thumb Jeremy
    12th May 2024
  •   Myself and my mum (40 and 70) just had a few days away at Sandys cottage. It is beautiful. More spacious than the pictures show. Wonderful coffee shop and pub... read more

    thumb Marie
    4th May 2024

      Lovely stay, would stay there again

    thumb Emily
    28th April 2024

      enjoyable stay, suited our purpose well

    thumb Wendy
    26th April 2024
  •   Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour dans ce très chouette Airbnb. C'est cosy, la déco est très bien pensée. L'emplacement est très central dans les Cotswolds. Le pub juste... read more

    thumb Marion
    21st April 2024

      Comfortable and spacious lounge. Beautiful bed linen and very comfortable bed. kitchen well equipped. all very clean.
    We did have a small problem with the central heating, despite turning down... read more

    thumb Michael
    19th April 2024

      A very comfortable and cosy property. An ideal base for exploring the local area

    thumb Andy
    16th April 2024
  •   Nice stay, good instructions. Comfy and clean!

    thumb Kate
    13th April 2024

      We had a great time, thanks!

    thumb Emma
    10th April 2024

      Orchard Barn is the perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds, and Milton-u-Wychwood is a lovely little village. The accommodation was beautiful and very tastefully decorated. Some places we have stayed... read more

    thumb Nikki
    7th April 2024
  •   Great few days at Orchard Barn. Charming little oasis in a delightful village! V easy to explore the Cotswolds from here.
    5 stars from me!

    thumb James
    4th April 2024

      We stayed at Orchard Barn for two nights (two adults, two small dogs). The barn itself is lovely, very welcoming and cosy, with everything you need readily available. The barn... read more

    thumb Rachael
    26th March 2024

      This is a lovely place. Comfortable, warm and close to the local green and surrounding countryside with a co op located in the village and the Hare pub for great... read more

    thumb Timandra
    18th March 2024
  •   We really enjoyed our stay here. It is a lovely ground floor flat equipped with all the kitchen basics you'd need, comfortable beds and a lovely cosy living area. It... read more

    thumb Emma
    13th March 2024

      What a gorgeous place. Beautifully decorated and very homely. A wonderful place for my friend, dog and I to base ourselves in for a weekend. Would definitely recommend as a... read more

    thumb Marianne
    10th March 2024

      Good location, comfortable stay.

    thumb Amy
    26th February 2024
  •   It was my second stay at this property. Very cosy and perfectly situated for our visit!

    thumb Stephanie
    23rd February 2024

      Nice stay, great location we love the coffee shop in the village and the pub nearby (The Hare) is very good too.

    thumb Alex
    18th February 2024

      What a gorgeous, warm and spacious little cottage, very conveniently located across the road from a fab pub ‘The Hare’, and a convenience store and cafe just a few steps... read more

    thumb Merryn
    16th February 2024
  •   Had a wonder stay at the barn. Very convenient to get around and the pub across the street the Hare serves very nice food!

    thumb Joana
    12th February 2024

      Amazing place to stay for a quiet weekend, you are able to really take in the Cotswold at its best

    thumb Josh
    4th February 2024

      Orchard Barn was the perfect escape that we were looking for. So cozy and snuggly, it is also so well equipped and everything is thought of...the sofa's were just perfect... read more

    thumb Shaun
    2nd January 2024
  •   We had a lovely time here. The house was clean and tidy. It was great base for our Cotswolds break

    thumb Adam
    31st December 2023

      An amazing stay, thank you for hosting us.

    thumb Melissa
    28th December 2023

      Lovely place, great location, very clean, well equipped, high standard.

    thumb Kim
    27th December 2023
  •   We had a gorgeous stay. It was everything we wanted and more. Perfect location to visit all the places we wanted. A lovely cosy cottage extremely clean and we loved... read more

    thumb Stephanie
    17th December 2023

      This little oasis is exactly what we needed, location is great and good starting point for a few nice walks!

    thumb Giorgia
    26th November 2023

      Beautiful area, cute cottage.

    thumb Morgan
    24th November 2023