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Cotswold View

(Ref. 1067963)

Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire Show on map

4.5

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "We have just spent a fantastic week in Cotswold View."

    The apartment is extremely cosy and warm. The beds really comfy with lovely white bedding. The whole place is great and the views of the bird feeders truly amazing. Its position is great with a walk of under a mile into Bourton. The owners are really friendly and suggested places to visit. Can’t wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Mar 2024

  • "A beautifully modern, warm and cosy apartment."

    We really enjoyed our stay at Cotswold View. The underfloor heating in the living room/kitchen area was really special. Sometimes it was too warm!!! The apartment was well equipped but there are one or two things that would make a difference. A dish drainer to allow washed dishes to drain (obviously!!), a container basket in the shower cubicle for shampoo and shower gel, a couple of hooks to hang dressing gowns. These are observations, not complaints.

    Reviewed by Gerard5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had another beautiful stay at the Cotswolds view."

    The property acted as a perfect home for us to use as a comfy hub during our adventures in the surrounding area. We have two children (1 and 7yrs) and location was perfect as plenty to visit e.g. Cotswolds farm,Wildlife park, Bird land to keep them entertained however, feeding the ducks in Bourton on the water was our youngest favourite. The property has everything we needed to make our stay comfortable, however with the children and for how long we were there (5 days) we could have done with a hoover, which has been there during our previous stays. I will forever be grateful for waking up to those beautiful views every morning and spotting the wildlife with the girls. Many precious memories made and we will certainly be back next year.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Oct 2023

  • "There is a fabulous view and very comfy beds."

    Unfortunately these were overshadowed by dirty windows, filthy dishwasher, uplighters full of dead flies and sofas which are, as previously stated in many reviews, unfit for purpose. The extractor and heated towel rail in the bathroom, along with the lights in the oven and fridge did not work. Also the notices on the walls all around made the place look like a hostel not a comfortable apartment. We had a lovely holiday but will not be returning to Cotswold View.

    What a difference a week makes! Thank you for mentioning you had a lovely holiday. Unfortunately it was only after you had left, that the Management Company found the copy of your written list, not contacting them directly during your holiday meant they were not aware of any issues and therefore had no chance to respond accordingly. Their details are always available at the accommodation along with other emergency notices. (Such Notices are on the wall next to one of the underfloor heating thermostats). With reference to the eco- extractor fans; these connect via internal piping to the modern eco hot-water system, are soundless, and only draw moisture as and when the eco-system dictates, at which point it uses the excess warm moisture to help heat up the hot water.. The thermostatically controlled bathroom, electric towel rail is working, we can only assume that you switched it on at the wall switch that is located behind the bedroom headboard but did not turn up its numbered thermostat control that is located at the bottom of the towel rail. As owners; when we are here we will always try to advise or assist, however even though you saw Roy and spoke with him you omitted to mention your concerns, this of course again meant he too was unaware of any issues. The management company does not recall any mention of the sofas on your initial paper list, though you have now referred to them in your published feedback, this is somewhat of a surprise as the two sofas were replaced in the accommodation just weeks prior to your visit. On a more positive note; the Cotswolds do benefit from a vast choice of different types of accommodation, granted without the ‘fabulous views’ however hopefully your next visit to the area will again be a lovely one. We wish you both all the best for the future and thank you for your visit to Fluffs Farm. Kind regards, Roy& Sue. The owners at Fluffs Farm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane2.8Sep 2023

  • "Cotswold View is the best holiday accommodation we have stayed at for quite some time."

    We were apprehensive about the fact it was an apartment but there was no need to worry ,it is a stunning property, in a stunning location and the owners Roy and Sue were so friendly and checked things were ok daily. The disabled facilities were superb and suited Mom down to the ground. Everything is there that you will need to enjoy your stay at the View. We personally found that google maps seem to know the areas around and about, better than what3words and sat nav. You can’t miss Fluffs Farm as Roy has put Union Jack bunting at the front gates. We recommend Moreton in Marsh Tuesday market, Bourton-on-the-Water village plenty to see and definitely recommend Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens superb day out. So to say the least we will definitely be going back to Cotswold View in the very near future cheers Roy and Sue, oh and Steve (handyman) for a fantastic stay. Forgot to say it was lovely to see so much wildlife passing the window very relaxing

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Sep 2023

  • "The poorest stay yet no welcome pack nothing to show a thank you for staying or making you feel welcome."

    Place nice enough but not really car friendly with it being on a slope. Nothing to help you cook nothing in cupboard no Salt and pepper, cooking oil,tin foil. No hand soap in kitchen or bathroom. Small things like these make a difference. Even some tea or coffee and milk to make on arrival would be nice.

    We are so sorry the points you raise caused such disappointment. First, vehicle friendly! Be assured unlike London there is no intention of introducing mandatory ULEZ on the farm! The management company obviously forgot to put in the individual; teabag, coffee and sugar and soap sachets, as the owners, on their behalf please accept sincere apologises. Since Covid-19 the appropriateness of leaving unsealed food stuffs has come into question! Recently the cows’ milk was so often left unused, diets have certainly changed and the choice of hot drink accompaniments so vast; semi-skimmed cows milk(basically white water!), goats milk, soya, almond, oat, the list goes on! Yet again you are quite right to point out, the ground from the farm entrance to the farm house does in fact slope, a very common feature in the Cotswolds but it is because the farm is on a hill, (it’s name 100years ago was ‘Hillside’) that it benefit s from such glorious views of the Windrush Valley below, however it is only fair and important to also mention that the parking areas are on level ground hence ‘less than able’ guests come to the farm regularly, as you know, one can vacate a vehicle exactly opposite the entrance door into Cotswold. View. Again, please accept our apologies and be aware that we are always appreciative of the choice that guests have made to come to our farm, again we are sorry that you felt so let down, such is never the intention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ross2.2Jul 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay and only 10 minute walk to bourton on the water."

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property was very clean and well equipped."

    It appeared that electrical PAT testing may be overdue - all electrical items were showing stickers stating testing done January 2020 and next due to be completed in January 2021, so possibly 2 1/2 years overdue! The sofas were uncomfortable in the living room. We were aware that the property was on a farm, but the outside was looking a little uncared for and quite cluttered with stored items - not as nice as the photo on the website. Lots of mis-matched garden furniture. Inside - great. Outside - could do with some sprucing up. Scenery and location was perfect.

    We are so pleased you found the location of Fluss Farm perfect for you. The 6 monthly electrical checks were last carried out in the spring of this year,but thank you so much for bringing to our attention that the oldest stickers had not been removed, someone has received a kind but loving gentle slap with a 'wet fish',the old stickers have now been removed! The old /antique articles strategically positioned amongst the apple and pear trees, as you point out are not in the photos, are to provide some quirky wildlife habitats. It's that ole re-wilding thing going on again, understandably not to everyone's taste. Oh dear! sofas;always a subjective issue,one is a soft traditional sofa, the most recently purchased second one ( on the recommendation of less than able guests) has a more upright back, is higher and a much firmer seat, easier to rise up from for those less than sprightly.Thank you for choosing to visit the Cotswolds and for finding Fluss Farm was a perfect location. ' Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda4.1Jun 2023

  • "Plenty of space for myself,husband son and grandson."

    A pleasant walk through fields to the village ,which I have to say was a disappointment due to the ridiculous amount of tourists.All cafes, restaurants and bars overflowing,I’m sure it’s lovely on a cold rainy day.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7May 2023

  • "We booked as we had wanted a countryside setting rather than a town centre."

    On arrival we loved seeing the awesome views and the feeding stations for a variety of birds. We opened our 2 bedroom apartment and it had everything we needed. The views from the front double bedroom and the lounge were exceptional, rolling countryside for miles with birds always coming for feed to the well-stocked feeders. On the first morning I saw two foxes about 150 yards away in a field running playfully. The apartment had all facilities one would need for a week's stay. The cleanliness and facilities provided were excellent. This was an ideal base for Bourton-on-the-Water and Diddly Squat - Jerem1y Clarkson's farm - was a 25 minutes drive. Many lovely towns were viewed but we always enjoyed returning to Fluff's Farm. We did some local walks with tremendous views across the Cotswolds. When we left we said a fond farewell to Roy and Sue, the owners. We can only praise them for their warmth, their kindness and their advice. We have never had a better holiday accommodation, thanks so much Sue and Roy, we will return within the next 12 months, Fluff's Farm is outstanding.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Everything about this property was amazing."

    Located just a few minutes from the centre of Bourton. Spotless on arrival with lots of liittle extras to make our stay perfect. Fabulous views over the Windrush valley from the windows and the very private patio. But the best bit for us was the birds that came to the feeders just a few. metres from the windows, all day everyday. We had spotted woodpeckers, long tailed tits (and many others), goldfinches, pheasants and partridge....to name but a few! With 2 pairs of very good binoculars (and bird books) on the coffee table to help to see the kites that flew in occasionally. And Farmer Fluff kept the feeders topped up. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is a wonderful property, very well equipped and very good quality appliances."

    Comfortable beds, the view from the property is stunning. Excellent base for a Cotswold holiday. Only minor gripe is the sofas in the front room. One isn’t too bad, the other is very uncomfortable. If these were changed in the future I can’t think of a better quality place and I’ve stayed at several locally.

    Thank you so much for your comments. As you have pointed out the second sofa is very firm indeed. It was purchased on the recommendation of previous guests; the practicality issues some elderly and disabled guests were encountering was explained and that if the second sofa could be higher and firmer it would help. Ideal bed & sofa comfort is difficult to always achieve; it is such a subjective topic. Thank you for making the time to supply a review, we are so pleased you enjoyed you visit to Fluffs Farm and hope you are able to visit the Cotswolds again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maxine4.4Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Cotswold View."

    The holiday home was perfect for our short break, a lovely and peaceful location with stunning views and a pleasant walk into Bourton on the Water. We had everything we needed during our stay there and would definitely return in the future. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had the opportunity of meeting the owners Sue and Roy and immediately our only concern being the discomfort of the lounge was rectified."

    The property, aptly named Cotswold View, is in an excellent location within walking distance of the busy but lovely village of Bourton on the Water and provides wonderful peace and serenity. The electrical appliances provided were above the usual holiday let standards and were very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Rosalie4.4Jul 2022

  • "Great ground floor apartment with the most wonderful views and so quiet."

    I would have rated this 5 stars if the sofas hadn't been so uncomfortable. Thankfully we had good weather so we sat out until late most nights and didn't need to sit on them. Would love to stay here again. Hopefully with good weather and comfy sofas.

    Reviewed by Shirley4.7Jul 2022

  • "Thank you so much for the lovely stay at your apartment."

    I only have a few comments to improve it. Staying for a week, especially with kids, will require cleaning with a VACUUM CLEANER. I think providing a small vacuum cleaner is important. TV channels are not fun nowadays! Get a bigger SMART TV with YouTube, at least. The sofas were not comfortable. A simpler and more comfortable SOFA will be an investment. The 2 dining chairs with white cloth covers were not practical! Get 2 more of the ones without cover. They're perfect. The quality of the provided essentials needs to be improved; toilet papers, dishwashing tablets, dishwashing liquid, etc. One last thing, there were many instructions everywhere. I guess they can be reduced. By the way, I have added your location (Fluff's Farm) to Google Maps a couple of months ago, if you have noticed! So you don't really need to put lots of direction guidance, Google Maps will find it by name! Again, thank you very much for letting us enjoy the Coltswood View for a wonderful week.

    Thank you for your feedback and thank you so much for adding the Fluffs Farm location to map, the booking agent provides the directions but that will certainly help. Please see, our recently added reply, to a previous guest with regard to the delivery of a new settee. We will again look at the notes. We are so pleased you had a lovely stay at our farm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mohammad4.4Jul 2022

  • "Well equipped apartment except for the settees."

    They are not only uncomfortable but very low and the additional covers are a nuisance. I agree with previous guest, too many bossy notes plastered round the walls, please put them in the info folder. Wonderful views and just far enough away from the busy town that you can take advantage of quieter times.

    Thank you for your feed back, sorry this reply has been delayed due to illness on the part of the owners. A new second settee is due to be delivered on Thursday 28th July, this will provide two different sitting styles; a two sitter settee and second more traditional softer sofa for those who prefer. The notes are simply intended as help, not all guests choose to read through information folders especially if something needs quickly sorting , please do accept our apologies. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret3.4Jun 2022

  • "Please improve the road side sinage, coming down the hill it is clear but coming uphill it is unseen."

    We missed the property and turned into a neighboring farm where we were verbally abused, almost to physical abuse from the owners. We were shouted at, screamed at and threatened. This could have been avoided if the road side signs were clearly visible. It was a horrible start to our holiday.

    Dear guest. We can only apologise to you. Any encounter such as the one you describe, especially fearing the potential of physical abuse should really have been reported directly to the police. We do not know which farm lane you drove into, some of our neighbours are the land owners but some of the farm cottages are rented by various tenants. There are also two new holiday sites located just south of Fluffs Farm. No one has ever reported, a similar issue to the one you document, to us before. There are signs indicating Fluffs Farm from both road approaches however on your recommendation we will certainly look at adding additional signage. We always recommend the app What3words. The words for Fluffs Farm are tougher.sparrows.wire these words locate an exact position of a 1mtre square located within the farm yard. Even after your unfortunate early encounter we sincerely hope you enjoyed seeing the many song birds on the feeders right outside of the windows. Property Owner

    Reviewed by P5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent location to explore Cotswolds."

    Lovely holiday home with excellent amenities. Great view outside too.

    Reviewed by Srikrishna5.0Jun 2022

  • "Bed very comfortable but the sofa, as mentioned before, not so good."

    Excellent views and the birds are entertaining, especially the pheasants. Overall very good

    Reviewed by A4.7Feb 2022

  • "The prompt service when the super king was made into twins was amazing."

    Lovely owners. Superb view and comfortable bed. We only had 4 of everything in the kitchen (forks, knives, mugs, glasses) which meant washing up in the middle of meals or between every meal. We would normally expect 8-12 of each item. The sofas were very uncomfortable and a bit knackered and we really didn’t like all the bossy signs which felt unwelcoming. We would stay again, however, as it had the most comfortable bed!

    Dear Mr Tevendale, Thank you for your feedback. Having received COVID hygiene recommendations, cutlery was minimised, throw-overs, cushions reduced or removed, sorry for any inconvenience caused to you. The sofa was actually a bed settee specifically in-situ in case a guest was taken ill and required to temporarily sleep in a separate area. Taking your comments in to account this has been replaced with a standard size comfy sofa. Please accept our apologies. Kind regards, Roy & Sue. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Oct 2021

  • "Lovely clean and well equipped property with great views Very comfy bed and so quiet at night gave us a great nights sleep."

    However the sofas were so soft we couldn’t sit on them. Gave no support whatsoever. They need replacing. Other than that a lovely weeks stay with a warm welcome from the owner.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Oct 2021

  • "The accommodation was clean, warm and comfortable and the owner was very helpful."

    The view from the cottage was spectacular and the bird watching added a new and interesting dimension. Parking is easy as is access to the property. The property is rural but conveniently located for Bourton on the Water and other Cotswolds towns. With the exception of the below it was very quiet. The previous agent added the caveat below - which may be relevant to some future guests. The noise is noticeable in both bedrooms and can kick in during the night hours. The property is very eco-friendly and its underfloor heating is provided by an air source heat pump. As a result, guests may hear the sound of the pump (similar to an air conditioning unit) in the bedroom during the winter, when the underfloor heating is adjusting to maintain the ambient heat level. To supply the hot water, a unique British designed system has been installed which senses the moisture in the shower room, extracts it and then combines this to help heat the water. As a result, guests occupying the second bedroom may temporarily hear the system as it heats the water.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely accomodation we enjoyed our"

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Aug 2021

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Summary

  • All ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x twin (can be changed to super-king-size on request), 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Underfloor heating by air source pump
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, hairdryer
  • Freeview TV, DVD player, DAB radio, WiFi.Patio area with furniture
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.7 miles
  • Note - This property does not allow EV charging
  • This propery features an external communal games room on site, featuring a 5ft pool table and darts board

The property

Cotswold View is a homely, contemporary self-contained property located on the ground floor of a unique eco-friendly farmhouse, offering spectacular south-easterly views across the beautiful Windrush Valley.

Sleeping up to four guests, in two homely bedrooms, Cotswold View is perfect for a couple or a small family seeking a lovely break in the heart of the Cotswolds countryside, close to one of England's most beautiful villages, Bourton-on-the-Water.

As you arrive on the property grounds you will be wowed by the wrap-around farm that extends down a grassy hill to the enclosed paddocks beyond, where off-road parking spaces greet you on arrival, before you step up to the front door and marvel at the miles of unspoilt countryside views before you.

Enter the front door into the open-plan living space which is a great room for socialising with your family, has lovely floor-to-ceiling windows allowing the sunlight to flood in and comes well-equipped with everything you will need during your stay to make delicious home-cooked meals and enjoy them gathered with your loved ones at the dining table underfloor heating warms you on a cold evening, as you overlook the rolling hills of Windrush Valley beyond.

Conveniently located on the ground floor you will find two homely bedrooms; the master boasts floor-to-ceiling windows providing you with stunning views across the valley and hosts twin beds (can be changed to super-king-size on request), and the second bedroom, located at the rear of the property, contains a welcoming double bed and has a unique wall separating the room from the main living area which allows in natural light.

Once you’ve gotten some well-earned rest, kick-start your day with an invigorating rinse in the bathroom, before joining your group for a steaming cup of coffee at the garden table to plan the day ahead; here you will find an array of wildlife that visits the farm and calming views over the Valley.

Get better acquainted with your surroundings and head into the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water known as the “Venice of the Cotswolds”, where you will find a wealth of attractions and shops, restaurants and tea rooms, such as Cotswolds Antiques and Tea Room and Coach & Horses pub, as well as Birdland Park and Gardens where you can surround yourself by wildlife and discover a wide world of birds!

Make a visit to nearby Lower Slaughter which is widely regarded as one of England's most beautiful villages with picturesque cottages lineng the banks of the River Eye which flows from Upper Slaughter through Lower Slaughter, home to The Slaughters Country Inn which is a well-regarded, quintessential country inn, offering lovely food and drinks.

Stow-on-the-Wold is the highest of the Cotswold villages, and is a small market town with an array of boutique shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants which is well worth a visit; you can visit the Fosse Gallery to admire an array of contemporary British art, indulge in a bite to eat and drinks at The Stag at Stow, or revel in the scrumptious tea and cakes at The Old Bakery Tea Room.

Burford, known as Southern “gateway to the Cotswolds” is perched upon a hill and the high street is lined with charming antique shops, boutique stores, and cafés, here you can visit Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens where you will find over 250 species of animals and be inspired by the beautiful landscaping and seasonal displays throughout the park.

For a wonderful holiday to Bourton-on-the-Water, make Cotswold View your choice.

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About the location

BOURTON-ON-THE-WATER

Stow-on-the-Wold 4 miles; Moreton-in-Marsh 8 miles; Chipping Norton 13 miles; Cheltenham 15.5 miles.

Located in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the historic village of Bourton-on-the-Water dates back to Neolithic times with over 100 buildings being Grade II listed or higher. The picturesque high street nestles alongside the River Windrush over which several low stone bridges span, which is why Bourton-on-the-Water is known as the Venice in the Cotswolds. Tradition states that an annual football match is played in the summer, in the River Windrush with the banks lined with spectators, with the aim to score as many goals as possible and get as wet as possible! The village has an eclectic range of visitor attractions, including The Model Village, Cotswold Motor Museum, Birdland Park and Gardens as well as a Dragonfly Maze, monthly farmers’ market as well as many tea rooms, an artisan bakery, antiques and craft markets, traditional sweet shop, cycle hire and its very own perfumery. Nearby, Stow-on-the-Wold, originally an Iron Age Fort, epitomises traditional England. This ancient market town has played host to many fairs since the 12th century and today holds a biannual Gypsy Horse Fair, craft fairs and monthly farmers' market. The vast market square boasts an ancient cross at one end and the village stocks at the other, surrounded by an elegant array of Cotswold stone townhouses, antiques shops, tea rooms, traditional pubs, award-winning restaurants and its very own cricket museum. Also take a visit to the medieval town of Burford for a great day out where you can enjoy a trip to the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens. The Saxon market town of Moreton-in-Marsh and the quintessential English village of Broadway are both within easy reach and make a great day out. The spa town of Cheltenham is, architecturally, the most complete Regency town in England with an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and pubs, it is famous for its horse racing festival in March, culminating in the Gold Cup steeplechase. Oxford, the oldest university city in England and sometimes called The City of Dreaming Spires has an abundance of prestigious attractions, including the 38 colleges of the university (half of which date back before 1600), the oldest university teaching room, the Bodleian Library, Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums, and Botanic Gardens. Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Worcester and the waterfront city of Gloucester are also all within easy reach.

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Note: Guests should be aware that Cotswold View is a ground-floor property in a newly built farmhouse on Fluff's Farm, which is a small working farm, with normal farm sights, smells and noises.

Note: The owners of Fluff's Farm live in a separate, self-contained part of the farmhouse part of the year.

Note: The property is very eco-friendly and its underfloor heating is provided by an air source heat pump, as a result, guests may hear the sound of the pump (similar to an air conditioning unit) in the bedroom during the winter, when the underfloor heating is adjusting to maintain the ambient heat level.

Note: To supply the hot water, a unique British designed system has been installed which senses the moisture in the shower room, extracts it and then combines this to help heat the water, as a result, guests occupying the second bedroom may temporarily hear the system as it heats the water.

Note: The property is located on a working farm and Cotswold View's private area is not enclosed, therefore it is essential that young children are supervised outside at all times.

Note: The property is all on one level and is wheelchair accessible, with a wheelchair ramp available on request abd there is a grab rail alongside the toilet, and a handrail and stool for the shower.

Note: There is no window in bedroom 2, however the door and the wall separating the room from the main living area is glazed, to allow natural light in, with a curtain for privacy.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas