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Northampton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I have just returned from a wonderful stay. Nothing was too much trouble for the wonderful, friendly staff. Our "feature" room was right beside the river and had a small terrace with fire pit (logs, matches, firefighters - and marshmallows provided). Dinner was absolutely delicious, professionally served in a relaxed setting at the Swan, across the road...

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HostManager, Guest Host at Old Swan & Minster Mill, responded to this review

Dear libbys249 What a fantastic review of your recent stay, thank you so much. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the idyllic location of our Feature rooms, they really are in such a special spot right next to the River Windrush, its great to hear that you made the most of your firepit too. I'm delighted to let you know that...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for a couple of nights in one of the modern rooms which was much better located than the first room I was given at the very end of the hotel. (I think this was because I nabbed a great deal on hotels.com) I think the location would be beautiful in summer but it wasn't great that we couldn't have...

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HostManager, Guest Host at Old Swan & Minster Mill, responded to this review

Dear LoveLondonLife Thank you very much for posting a review of your recent stay with us. I am sorry that you felt you couldn't open the blinds in your room. The rooms in the Mill are all fitted with blinds so that they can be adjusted to let in the sun as well keeping your privacy. Behind the blinds you...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked through booking.com and this said that there was a pool and spa. We just wanted to go for a dip after walking and it was one of the reasons we chose this over others. It DID NOT SAY that you have to pay £50 per couple to use it. I find it incredible that guests cannot use this...

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HostManager, Guest Host at Old Swan & Minster Mill, responded to this review

Dear dilverback123 Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am sorry that you weren't aware of the cost for the spa prior to arrival. Our website, as well booking.com, does advise of the charges to use the spa as does your booking confirmation. The Garden Spa is a small luxury experience including a...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit the Swan regularly for lunch and Sandra and her team are always very welcoming and so accommodating. My father uses a wheelchair and the staff are very helpful in making it easy for him to enter the pub. The setting is quintissentially English, log fires in the winter and beautiful garden in the summer. Dog friendly too. Very...

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HostManager, Guest Host at Old Swan & Minster Mill, responded to this review

Dear Victoria N Thank you so much for your lovely review, it is great to read that you find our hard working team friendly and welcoming. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Dawn Sharp

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in a riverside room with fire pit which we very much enjoyed using. Room had a lovely big comfy bed and it was very clean. Marshmallows and sloe gin were nice extras. The bathroom was fine but if you are tall you may struggle with the shower. No robe or slippers as advertised but not a big issue for...

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HostManager, Guest Host at Old Swan & Minster Mill, responded to this review

Dear Victoria W Thank you for taking the time to write to us with your feedback, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay & all the little touches in the room. I'm glad you found the buffet breakfast good, I agree nothing quite beats a breakfast made to order, this will be standard from around 1st April once our kitchen...

Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fabulous 2 night stay at this hotel. Nothing was too much trouble forn5the staff.. room was delightful with all the extras one would expect.. good position for visiting Burford..Oxford..Blenheim..Stow & other local cotswodl attractions Meals are served in the adjoining public house but were very well presented & delicious. Good choice & well served by the ataff.. Well...

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HostManager, Guest Host at Old Swan & Minster Mill, responded to this review

Dear McDaids Thank you so much for your fabulous review, we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Very best wishes Dawn Sharp

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Swan and Minster Mill is without doubt one of the nicest hotels I have stayed in anywhere in the world. The hotel is perfectly sited next to the river Windrush in the picture postcard village of Minster Lovell. From the moment we checked in, to the moment we left everything was done by the staff to ensure our...

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HostManager, Guest Host at Old Swan & Minster Mill, responded to this review

Dear Andy M Thank you for your fantastic review and kind words, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much and that you felt well looked after. Please do come back soon, the property is simply stunning during the Spring and Summer and we can arrange delicious picnics for you to be enjoyed in our 65 acres of meadows,...

Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently stayed at the Old Swan for a two night stay, Fri and Sat.This was our second year running and our experience was just as enjoyable. The room was absolutely beautiful. It overlooked the river windrush, in fact it was so good, we booked the same room again the second year. Breakfast was amazing, with a...

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HostManager, Guest Relations Manager at Old Swan & Minster Mill, responded to this review

Dear Claire S Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we all work very hard to make our guests stay exceptional so when we hear that this has been achieved we are obviously delighted. I will pass on your lovely comments to the whole team but especially to Matt. We hope to welcome you back soon, Very best wishes,...

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our favourite hotel by a long chalk great food great staff great walks and to see dear little Parker the cat once again was wonderful dear old boy the grounds are a delight and looking forward for our next visit

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HostManager, Guest Host at Old Swan & Minster Mill, responded to this review

Dear joys603 Thank for very much for your lovely review of your recent stay with us. I will pass on your comments to the whole team who will be delighted. I do hope that we can welcome you back very soon. Kindest regards, Dawn Sharp

Farnborough
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a two night stay at this hotel. Our room was in the Minster Mill section and overlooked the River Windrush. It was quite small but not cramped and it was lovely to be able to access the outside. Had the weather not been so inclement we could have spent a number of hours sitting outside...

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Dear LynPaul546 Thank you so much for your taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed so much of your stay, the idyllic location, the gardens and our new Garden Spa which has been so popular since opening in December. I have since spoken to you regarding your dining experience and once...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An historic Cotswold inn and boutique hotel, the Old Swan & Minster Mill is privately owned by Andrew Brownsword Hotels. Set is the picturesque village of Old Minster alongside the River Windrush, the 15 bedroom inn is stunningly romantic. A further 37 contemporary guest rooms and suites are available in Minster Mill. Family rooms and dog friendly rooms are available. For those looking for more privacy and space, the adjoining newly restored Swan Cottage offers three ensuite bathrooms and a private garden. Dining in the 600-year-old inn feels like stepping back in time with stone floors, beamed ceilings, roaring log fires and delicious gastro-pub food based on fresh, local, seasonal ingredients with a modern twist. Over 65 acres of gardens and 2 miles of fly-fishing on over a mile of the River Windrush ensure a tranquil and picturesque setting. Children have a wealth of activities. There is a tennis court, badminton, gym, croquet, petanque and spa treatments available. Located between the medieval town of Burford and historic market town of Witney, the inn is a short drive from Blenheim Palace and Bicester Designer Shopping Village. Oxford is 20 minutes drive. Nearest train station Charlbury is 15 minutes by taxi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Old Swan & Minster Mill

Address: Minster Lovell Mill Old Minster Lovell | Cotswolds, Minster Lovell, Witney OX29 0RN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Witney > Minster Lovell
Price Range: $180 - $435 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Old Swan & Minster Mill 5*
Number of rooms: 54
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“A river room would be our choice again”
 of 5 bubbles LynPaul546, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“De luxe rooms in the upstairs of the Minster Mill overlooking the river”
 of 5 bubbles njanelondon, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We only ate, did not stay.”
 of 5 bubbles beverleypawson, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“They have only certain rooms for dogs - If you have a dog would not recommend to stay in room 132 and there is no room for a dog bed.”
 of 5 bubbles keoghanita, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Old Swan has 14 older character rooms whilst the Mill has 60 newer build rooms. all are well furnished.”
 of 5 bubbles Irvine-SoA, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
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