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Old Swan & Minster Mill

United Kingdom, South East, Oxfordshire

Why so chic? Why our travel experts chose this hotel

  • Charming village setting

  • Cosy nights by the fire

  • Quality seasonal food

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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.


car parking
child friendly
gym/fitness room
pets allowed
spa treatment room
tennis court
wheelchair access


Address: Old Minster, Nr Burford & Witney Minster Lovell, OX29 0RN , United Kingdom

Nearest airport:

Heathrow airport, an hour and a half by car

How to get there:

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.


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. 


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Cancellation policy

  • All cancellations and amendments must be made a minimum of 7 days in advance of arrival. 
  • Cancellations made within the cancellation period of 7 days will be subject to the full charge unless the accommodation can be re-sold.  

Check-in/check-out policy

Check-in time: 14:00:00

Check-out time: 11:00:00

Early check-in: yes, subject to availability

Late check-out: yes, subject to availability


Room Type Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018
Classic $169 $169 $169 - - - - - - - - - -
Superior $209 $209 $209 - - - - - - - - - -
Deluxe $250 $250 $250 - - - - - - - - - -
Feature $290 $290 $290 - - - - - - - - - -
Garden Suite $344 $344 $344 - - - - - - - - - -
Swan Cottage $614 $614 $614 - - - - - - - - - -

Rates indicate cheapest price for the given period and may differ dependent on number of guests. Prices have been converted from GBP at the current exchange rate of = provided by European inter banking rates. Please note: The hotel will quote prices to you in GBP.

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.

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