Gassons View is a quintessential Cotswold cottage located in the pretty village of Filkins, situated on the Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire border. The self-catering cottage retains many of its original features such as exposed beams, fireplace and spiral stairs, which make it cosy and inviting. Located next to the village post office/store, adjacent to the village's outdoor swimming pool and a short walk from the award-winning pub, The Five Alls. The village swimming pool is available to all, so long as membership is purchased in advance; it's very easy to do, just follow the link for more info. The towns of Lechlade and Burford are just a short drive away.
Sleeps 6 in 4 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms
Gassons View is on 3 floors
Through the entrance hallway into the stone flag floored living room with sofa & armchairs arranged around the open fireplace and plasma TV.
Dining room with an antique table for 6 guests.
Lovely light kitchen/breakfast room, with table and doors which open out onto the garden.
Modern shower room with toilet.
Original spiral staircase leading up to the first floor. Please note that this staircase is relatively steep, so please be mindful.
Bedroom 1 (sleeps 2) – Superking size bed with wardrobe, chest of drawers, and exposed beams
Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) – Wooden bunk bed
Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2) – 4' bed (large single)
Family bathroom with bath, basin and toilet.
Landing cupboard with iron and ironing board
Bedroom 4 (sleeps 2) – Original spiral staircase up to the top floor bedroom, 4'6" (standard double) on a raised platform, and chest of drawers.
**Please note that this is a period property with low ceilings, exposed beams, and a steep staircase.**
Doors from the kitchen open out onto the small patio with barbecue and outdoor seating for up to 6.
There is a path which takes you to the back garden and a gate which opens opposite the village post office, shop and swimming pool.
On-road parking is at the front of the property.
The Finer Details
- Bed linen and towels are provided
- Infant friendly – there is 1 travel cot and 1 highchair available on request (please bring your own linen for the travel cot, as these are not provided)
- Dog friendly – up to 2 well behaved dogs are welcome for an additional charge of £40 per dog. Please refer to our pet rules on our FAQ page for more information.
- There is on road parking at the front of the property
- Good speed WiFi
- Flat-screen TV with Freeview
- DVD Player
- Wood burner – please note that logs are only supplied to guests between 1st October – 30th April.
- BBQ – please note that coal and gas are only supplied to guests between 1st April – 30th September.
- Please be aware that this is a period property that has some low exposed beams.
- The village's outdoor swimming pool is available to all so long as a membership is purchased in advance, it's very easy to do, just follow the link for more info
Things to Note...
Events are not permitted without prior consent.
Check in is from 16:00
Check out is by 10:00
Accessibility and Health and Safety
The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.
Booking & Payment
StayCotswold is a marketing agent and therefore does not own any of the cottages listed on our website. In terms of cleaning and maintenance the properties within our portfolio are managed by a third party property manager or the property owner – your pre-arrival email will contain confirmation and contact details for the person managing your property. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.
For bookings commencing more than 8 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard booking conditions
Filkins is a small village with a post office/store and an award-winning village pub, The Five Alls, which serves delicious home-cooked freshly prepared food, cracking wines, and real ale. The village is surrounded by open farmland and countryside but is close to the towns of Burford and Lechlade. Local attractions include: The Cotswold Woollen Weavers', The Cotswold Wildlife Park, The Cotswold Water Park, Buscot Park and Kelmscott Manor.
You can arrive and depart on any day you like, for 2 nights or more, however if you select Monday and/or Friday as your change over days you will achieve the optimum price.
02nd January 2020
We spent a wonderful pre-Christmas weekend with our children and grandchildren in this very comfortable and atmospheric cottage. It was very well-equipped with a wonderfully practical kitchen which enabled us to cook a celebratory meal for us all and very comfortable lounge where we were able to enjoy an evening of charades in front of a roaring fire! We explored the quintessentially Cotswold village of Filkins and ended our weekend with a wonderful lunch at the Five Alls pub which has a well-deserved great reputation and was only 5 minutes walk from the cottage. The booking procedure was very straightforward and the staff and guest information was everything we would have hoped for.
04th November 2019
Beautiful place. Exactly what we wanted for a quite weekend. Would recommend the Fives alls inn in the village.
14th October 2019
The cottage was booked for a week to act as a base for my son's wedding at Filkins but also for my wife to enjoy a few days on our own; we know the Cotswolds reasonably well but not this particular area around Lechlade. The number of bedrooms allowed family members to stay with us. However due to unforeseen circumstances we had to curtail our stay to just 3 days. However, the cottage was superb and was just what we wanted for our family base. Spotlessly clean with excellent facilities, the kitchen had everything that you could have wanted. It opened out into a conservatory/dining area ideal for family breakfasts whilst the dining room was ideal for a meal, cooked in the impressive surroundings of the kitchen. The bedrooms were of ample size although we only used one, and an upstairs bathroom was supplemented by a lovely downstairs shower room. The heating was excellent and there was ample hot water. The most impressive thing though (apart from its proximity to the excellent Five Alls pub) was its 'homeliness'. It was a pleasure to come back after a day out and be able to relax in a warm, welcoming living room with an abundance of comfy sofas and armchairs (before heading to The Five Alls!!). It is with regret that we had to abandon our stay and we fully understand why it was not possible to reimburse us any of the fee, although we are grateful to StayCotswold for offering us a 10% discount on a future booking though them.