Charming village setting
Cosy nights by the fire
Quality seasonal food
The postcard-perfect village of Minster Lovell in the Cotswolds hides this beautiful traditional boutique hotel or Inn, the Old Swan & Minster Mill. Comprised of adjoining sister properties, The Old Swan dates back 600 years and epitomises a traditional countryside inn, whilst the Minster Mill is a younger, more contemporary Chic Retreat.
Restored to a high standard, this boutique hotel/inn is surrounded by manicured gardens and backed by the River Windrush. It is ideal for romancing couples, and is also a favourite spot for family celebrations and private parties. Extra beds can be arranged for little ones, and if you don't want your dog to miss out on the family holiday, they can come along for an extra fee.
Enjoy long walks in the best of the Cotswolds and roaring fires to greet you back at the boutique hotel. There are plenty of places to visit within a short drive of the Old Swan & Minster Mill, including Blenheim Palace, Birdland Park and Gardens, and the Bourton Model Railway Exhibition.
On the grounds you will find The Garden Spa, complete with an indoor pool and rock sauna, to name a couple of the fantastic features. Spend the afternoon being pampered or book in for a quick treatment before you head out for the day.
If you're arranging a special occasion, Minster Mill is the perfect setting; set alongside the babbling waters of the River Windrush it is perfect for a spring birthday celebration, wedding party or family get-together. The Lovell Room with its gorgeous cathedral-style ceiling is a great place for a fire-side gathering and parties can be hosted in the big dining room or out in the gardens.
The Old Swan & Minster Mill has its own lovely restaurant, which serves upmarket gastro-pub fare with a strong focus on locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients.
spa treatment room
Old Minster, Nr Burford & Witney, Minster Lovell, Cotswolds, United Kingdom
Approximately a 1 hour and 50 minute drive from London, via the M40 and A40.
If you are travelling via public transport, take the train from Marylebone to Oxford (1 hour and 15 minutes), then another train from Oxford to Hanborough (10 minutes). From Hanborough, you will need to catch the 233 bus.
Heathrow airport, an hour and a half by car
Accommodation is split between the luxurious, traditional Old Swan and the more contemporary, purse-friendly Minster Mill. The Old Swan's 16 traditional rooms boast fine fabrics, luxury bed linens and beamed ceilings and all rooms have flat screen televisions, DVD players and WiFi access. The 44 rooms at Minster Mill have a more contemporary country style, an eco-friendly conscience, luxurious modern en-suite bathrooms and views over the gardens and meadows. The brand new Minster Mill Meadow Suites are a contemporary new addition to the hotel and have beautiful views over the croquet lawn and towards the wild flower meadows and River Windrush. Large, light and airy these contemporary suites have a living area and large bedroom with luxury en-suite bathroom and make a modern contrast to the rooms in the Old Swan.
Credit card details: the guest pays nothing to secure the booking. Credit card details are held in case of cancellation
Check-in time: 14:11
Check-out time: 11:11
Early check-in: yes, subject to availability
Late check-out: yes, subject to availability
Animals allowed on request. Fee is $27
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Rates indicate cheapest price for the given period and may differ dependent on number of guests.
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Rates at the Old Swan & Minster Mill are per room per night and include VAT and full English breakfast. There are a limited number of rooms suitable for z-beds which are provided for children from 4 to 16 years old for £25.00 per night including breakfast, children under 4 stay free of charge. Dogs are charged at a supplement of £20.00 per night, this includes dog beds and bowls.
Each hotel selected for its unique charm by Lulu the founder.
Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.
If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.
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