Wiltshire Painted Desk Rated 4/5 based on 40 customer reviews

Wiltshire Painted Desk

2 Specifications40 Reviews
Brand: Cotswold Co
4/5 - 40 reviews

£349.00

What Makes It Great

I am very pleased with the appearance and functionality of this desk. I like the wooden top and drawer handles, the slider which is wide enough for most keyboards, the fact that you can have the PC tower tidied away in the left-hand cupboard, and the presence of a filing cabinet drawer concealed behind the lower two drawer knobs. The lovely smell of real wood still lingers, although it is a fortnight since the desk was delivered. Having read some bad reviews about delivery, I was delighted to experience two polite and helpful delivery people.I have only one problem with the desk, and I think this has been mentioned by other reviewers, namely that the filing cabinet drawer is extremely stiff to open. So it is no use reaching down from your position sat at the desk to open the filing drawer; I find that I have to crouch down or kneel in front of the drawer and pull on both handles to obtain the right degree of purchase to get it open. This is not so easy when you are not as young as you used to be!

Material: Painted

This product has a wooden base with a painted outer shell. Any marks that do occur should be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth.

Collection: Wiltshire Painted

Customer Reviews

Based on 40 review
3

The desk is well designed and well built but poorly finished. Inside and unseen surfaces are very rough, not polished at all, and neither were the wooden handles. We polished the handles after purchase to make them smoother and in future, we may address the inside and unseen surfaces. The shelf in the left-hand cabinet is very unstable and will need adjusting. The sliding keyboard shelf has sharp metal corners which hurt the hands - not sure of a solution yet. However, the desk is staying because it has good design features and will hopefully serve for a number of years before we come across a 'perfect' desk. We have ordered another piece of furniture from Cotsword - because of design and desired dimensions - in the hope that it will be better finished than the desk.

3

I am unable to review this product because it has not been delivered to me. The Company state that I would be updated with progress of my order every 2 weeks. It is now 22 days since the last update and the on line tracker is still giving a delivery date of 2 May 2014. It is now the 28 May 2014. I contacted customer services on 24 May and a message was subsequently left for me that gave no indication of expected delivery but that I would be kept informed step by step!! Clearly not the case. Very disappointed. The explanation given for the initial delay in delivery was quite acceptable but service since then has been very poor particularly since I have already paid for these products. Unable to comment on build quality for obvious reasons.

5

The desk is lovely and has plenty of drawers, space etc. for all my needs. The only fault is the keyboard pullout is slightly too small, as it does not fit the mouse and the keyboard side by side, and I have to push the keyboard to the left (over the edge of the pullout wood,) in order to use the mouse next to it.I was asked to give you feedback on the delivery of this item, and I sent a quite lengthy complaint to you about the disgusting service provided by your delivery man. I was left quite traumatised by his treatment. I have not received a reply to this complaint. My telephone number is 01730 814225 if you would like to speak to me about this.

4

This is a really nice product. The inside finishes are unpainted which I knew before I purchased so not a problem for me but noteworthy for others maybeIt is also very heavy so if its destined to go upstairs do think about weight and size. The delivery team were very polite and helpful but werent happy to deliver to upstairs in my house as they were concerned about damage. I removed the top which then made the process easy but you shouldnt need to do this as the delivery states that they can be delivered to a second floorOverall still very pleased

3

Outside finished nicely but inside still quite raw. Big bottom drawer really hard to open. Fixings for shelf missing so had to phone to get replacements. Went through to overflow team so still waiting for them. Rang about drawer but again, after a long wait, through to overflow team who advised to write review as not much they could do. Not great service or product for cost - shame as usually very impressed.

3

The desk looks lovely and has helped me keep things much tidier than before. I've taken off 2 stars on Build Quality is because 1) it arrived without the pre-drilled holes needed for the cupboard shelf and 2) the drawers are slightly narrower than the cabinet so they wiggle a little and there's always a gap on one side or the other.

5

Good quality and solid looking desk. Like the paint finish which fits in well with most furniture. Has been much admired by my neighbours. Filing drawer which carries the most weight was difficult to open but with the help of Lakelands freeneasy film now slides out effortly.

3

The desk looks ok but would benefit from drawer runners. The colour is not to all tastes and a basic choice of colours would be wellcome. The desktop in pine could be finished a bit better. Its ok and reasonable value for the money but its a fairly basic quality.

5

Perfect! Really well built and love the colour. The slide out keyboard shelf gives valuable extra desk space, the drawers are solidly constructed so no worries about the bottoms falling out!Really useful to be able to adjust the shelf in the cupboard.

5

I am really pleased with the desk. The craftsmanship and quality is second to none. I have purchased a number of items from cotswold and have never been disappointed,from ordering to delivery. It is not just a desk it is a piece off quality furniture.

4

Not keen on the pointless keyboard shelf which is unlikely to be used as it does not have enough space for the mouse (which will therefore have to stay on the surface of the desk) and takes up leg room. Otherwise seems a reasonably well made item..

5

Great piece of furniture, well made and looks excellent in my dining room. Plenty of room for my all-in-computer, printer, sound bar, keyboard, mouse etc. Lots of room in the cupboard for my paperwork and plenty of space for my files. Love it.

2

When the first desk was delivered, one of the pedestals had broken off, only held in place by 4 screws.A 2nd was delivered later in the week, in one piece. Unfortunately, the bottom draw is poor fitting.For the price paid the quality is poor.

5

Access for power & cabling at rear left is a good idea - I'm going to cut another under the top on the left side for usb and keyboard cable etc. Good finish and solid feel all round. Suspension files needed are foolscap size btw

5

i am highly delighted with my new desk it is very sturdy and very good value for money and if i am looking for anything else i would certainly look at your website. many thanks five stars on build and value. many thanks.

3

Poor finish with splodges of paint in places. Handles were in top drawer which was too stiff to open so I had to use a knife which has left marks.Ordering was easy and delivery good but desk not worth the money paid.

5

A good sized well constructed desk. The only slight criticism is that the the top is made out of quite a soft pine and a desk pad is needed to prevent indentations.

5

My husband is so pleased with his desk, the only negative is that the drawers are rather hard to open, perhaps will get easier with use.

5

draws very stiff also cupboard door unable to open and close easily also flaws in the finish which were not able to see on delivery

5

The desk is perfect except for the pull-out shelf, which is difficult to pull in and out. Otherwise, great quality and appearance.

5

The desk was even better than the photo. I like the Wiltshire range so much that I ordered additional pieces from the range.

5

A beautiful piece of furniture...my daughter has a great study space. Delivery drivers were really helpful and polite.

5

Great product, looked just as it did on website, well built. Quality is great, just as you would expect from Cotswold.

5

Desk is great.Arrived fully assembled.Freight guys unwrapped it and took away the packaging.Exactly what I wanted

4

Lovely looking piece of furniture but not easy to open drawers or computer shelf all very stiff.

5

Excellent functionality as a home office desk. Delivered on time with a minimum of fuss.

5

This desk is superb we will be buying further items from you Thanks very much 5stars

5

We are very pleased with the quality of the product and the service received

5

Very pleased with the quality and look of this desk. Just what we wanted!

5

I absolutely love this desk and it is a pleasure to work at it.

5

A very nice looking desk, delivered and unpacked in no time.

5

Good value Looks good Very functional Would recommend

5

Ordered for my daughter who absolutely loved this

5

Sturdy and well built; practical but beautiful.

5

Very well made and a very efficient delivery.

4

Solid design. Pleased with the choice

5

Very happy with all aspects.

5

everything excellent

5

Damaged on arrival