Gassons View

Filkins, near Burford

At a glance

4 bedroom dog friendly Cotswold holiday cottage

Sleeps Sleeps 6
Bedrooms Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms Bathrooms 2
Garden Garden
Family friendly Family friendly
Fireplace/Wood Burner/Flame Effect Stove Fireplace/Wood Burner/Flame Effect Stove
Non-smoking Non-smoking
Pets welcome Pets welcome
Pub nearby Pub nearby
Shop nearby Shop nearby
Village Village
WiFi WiFi


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, making a cosy and inviting setting. 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 six in four bedrooms with two bathrooms, perfectly suited for friends and families looking to explore the local countryside and nearby eateries. The accommodation is laid out as follows:

Ground Floor

Sitting Room
Through the entrance hallway into the stone flag floored living room with a two-seater sofa, three armchairs, window beach seating, coffee table, open fireplace and a plasma TV
Original spiral staircase leading from the sitting room up to the first floor. Please note, and be mindful that the staircase is relatively steep so may not be suitable for all guests

Dining Room
Antique dining table with seating for six

Kitchen/Breakfast Room
A lovely light kitchen/breakfast room with sky light, table with seating for six and doors opening out to the garden, Nespresso coffee machine, microwave, toaster, kettle and washing machine

Cloakroom (off the kitchen/breakfast room)
Walk-in shower, loo, wash basin

First floor

Bedroom 1 (sleeps 2)
Superking size bed with side tables, with built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, mirrors, a chair and exposed beams

Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2)
Standard double bed, side tables, chest of drawers

Family Bathroom
Bath, loo and wash basin
Landing cupboard with iron and ironing board

Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2)
Wooden bunk bed, best suitable for children, drawers, small built in wardrobe

Second floor

Bedroom 4 (sleeps 2)
Standard double bed on a raised platform, chest of drawers, sloped ceilings
Original spiral staircase up to the top floor attic bedroom. Please note, and be mindful that these are steep stairs so may not be suitable for all guests

Doors from the kitchen open out onto the small patio area with barbecue and outdoor seating for up to six
Please note, the designated outdoor space is the patio area, however beyond this and down a small path is a discreet wild space that you are welcome to use, but this area is not considered part of the holiday let rental. At the bottom of this garden area is a gate which opens opposite the village post office, shop and swimming pool
On-road parking is at the front of the property

Floor Plan Gassons View Floor Plan

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)
  • Good WiFi (49mbps download and 9mbps upload)
  • Dog friendly – up to 1 x well behaved dog is welcome for an additional charge of £40. Please refer to our pet rules on our FAQs page for more information
  • There is on road parking at the front of the property
  • Flat-screen TV with Freeview and a DVD Player
  • Starter supply of wood provided for the open fire from October to April only
  • Charcoal BBQ (guests are responsible for providing charcoal and cleaning BBQ after use)
  • 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
  • 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
  • No smoking or vaping is permitted throughout the property
  • Please be aware that this is a period property with low ceilings, exposed beams and steep spiral staircases

Things to Note...
  • The maximum occupancy for this property is 6 guests. Infants do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions the occupancy can only be exceeded by 2 additional infants
  • Hen, Stag and other same sex groups are not permitted
  • Events are not permitted without prior consent
  • A security deposit is required at this property
  • Check in is from 16:00 and check out is by 10:00
Security Deposit

A security deposit of £250.00 is required for bookings at this property. This amount will be pre-authorised on your credit card 7 days prior to your arrival date, providing no damage is reported the pre-authorisation will be released 5 days after your departure. For the avoidance of doubt, guests are requested to leave the property in a reasonable condition, consistent with the property's appearance upon arrival.

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.

Location Information

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. Enjoy plane spotting from the neighbouring RAF base Brize Norton, home to the RAF supporting UK overseas operations and exercises.


We brought in the new year in this sweet cottage. Great kitchen, well equipped. Some rooms a bit low for a tall son. We situated for visiting the area.

Thank you for the lovely review Carolyn. We're pleased you enjoyed your New Year's stay at Gassons View and found the location to be ideal for exploring the area. We hope to see you again sometime!

- StayCotswold, 10 January 2022

Gasson's View is a charming old cottage with a nice light kitchen extension in the pretty village of Filkins in the Cotswolds. It was a lovely place to spend a family Christmas with four adults, two children and a dog. The area has lots of good walks, excellent local pubs with delicious food and a useful village shop just around the corner. Unfortunately, the condition of the cottage isn't quite as good as it should be. Whilst the kitchen had plenty of cooking utensils for Christmas lunch, the largest of the electric cooker rings wasn't working and we were only provided with two refuse bags for all our rubbish/recycling which proved a challenge. The downstairs shower room/toilet seems quite new but the upstairs bathroom is shabby and in need of renovation (the cold water tap for the bath hardly works, and the lighting is very poor). In addition, more attention needs to paid to housekeeping - there were several lightbulbs not working which made a difference in the short dark days of winter. We did have a Christmas tree in the living room which was a nice touch but can we suggest perhaps a welcome pack of tea, bread, biscuits etc. and some little bottles of bath toiletries.

Thank you for your lovely comments, Diane. We’re pleased that overall, your family enjoyed staying at Gassons View over the Christmas period and found the location to be excellent. We also appreciate your constructive points which we have shared with the Owner and Property Manager. The largest cooker ring seems to be working fine, however the Property Manager will continue to monitor this closely and will attend to the cold water tap for the bath. An initial supply of tea, coffee and sugar is provided and there are spare bin bags located under the sink, should these be needed. A partial refurbishment has only recently been completed and the Owner does have further plans for some additional works in the coming months. We hope that you will be back to visit the Cotswolds sometime soon!

- StayCotswold, 21 January 2022

Comfortable quaint cottage. Well equipped. Great location. Stairs very steep. Shame there was only a few bits of fire wood provided and there were a great deal of fly’s both dead and alive in the attic bedroom. However we enjoyed our stay and made the most of the lovely local pub.

Thank you for the great feedback, Mandy. We’re pleased that you had an enjoyable stay and found the location to be ideal – The local pub, The Five Alls is superb too! Part of the charm of Gassons View, being a characterful period property, includes the low ceilings, exposed beams and steep spiral staircases, although we appreciate this won’t be suitable for all guests so highlight these features in the description. A starter supply of wood is provided for the open fire, although please note that we would not expect the quantity to last for the full duration of a stay, additional logs can be purchased locally. At this time of year, we do see sometimes see some cluster flies around the Cotswolds due to the change in weather but thankfully this lasts only a short while before they quickly disappear again. We’re pleased you had a great stay and hope to see you again sometime!

- StayCotswold, 12 November 2021

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