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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Stayed here many years ago and my long overdue visit didn't disappoint. Lovely wood fires in the bar/lounge areas. Food in restaurant lovely albeit we ate out the second night. Food at breakfast I felt needed help ... plates were freezing cold hence your breakfast was cold by the time you sat down. My partner is over six feet tall...

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Following our wedding at the Old Swan and Minster Mill in July 2016 we have just returned from a 1 night stay. We have stayed at the venue several times over the course of the last 2 years and each time we have had a wonderful time, rooms, both in the Swan and Minster Mill are lovely, breakfast is great...

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here for one night only last week as a break following the death of my father. I had book a few weeks back and had received an e-mail offering an upgrade on the room. I responded and requested a quote for how much the upgrade would be, and also to request an early check in. I waited a...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed just before Christmas. Lovely lounge area with blazing log fire. Receptionist in training was very welcoming and showed us to our room and spar facilities. Room adequate but breakfast cold and slow service. Asked for bottled water quoted £4.50 an extortionate price, as was coffee in the pub £8 for two luke warm lattes. Will not return

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Bridport
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely wonderful. All staff were very kind and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Cream Tea was delicious not to mention the evening meal and would recommend the fillet steak. The bed was wonderfully comfortable, the best nights sleep in a long time. Our room overlooked the River Windrush. Who could ask for more in the Cotswolds.

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

Dear G4657FOcarolw Thank you so much for your glowing review, I will pass on your kind comments to the whole team who will be thrilled. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best wishes, Dawn Sharp

Surrey, UK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just spent 2 days here and loved it. Stayed in the Old Swan building which is full of character. Upstairs room was very comfortable and well equipped. Great food and very pleasant helpful staff. Tip: if you're wanting a spa treatment at the weekend, make sure to pre-book it. We didn't, and on arrival we found there were no free...

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

Dear hktelfords Wow. Thank you so much for such a glowing review. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything about your stay. We normally ask our guests at the reservation stage to book into the spa so I am sorry if this didn't happen or perhaps you booked online. We hope to welcome you back soon Warm...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simple really I absolutely loved it here! The room was fabulous like a mini suite. And the swan which is just across the lane does the best food. The place is spotless and the refreshments in the rooms are great lots of choice. They even put a little decanter if I think sherry in the room all included. Bathroom was...

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

Dear Mrspjontour Thank you for your kind comments from the review of your recent visit. Your comments have been passed on to the team who will be thrilled. I hope we can welcome you back soon Very best wishes Dawn Sharp

Pontesbury, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

5 star hotel with NO room service and NO airconditioning. Definately not suitable if you need room service. They dont offer it as the kitchen is 30 metres away over a minor road. The 4 star and excellent Hilton Reading which is not far away has very nice rooms with air conditioning and tasty room service even though their kitchens...

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

Dear George G Thank you for the review of your recent stay with us. I would like to point out that we are a five star Inn not a five star hotel. As you are aware the property is split between two buildings and the kitchen is in one of these. We have found it very difficult to deliver hot...

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was perfect except for the lack of the usual lovely roaring fires, a must really for a January break. This would not stop me from recommending the place wholeheartedly, as everything else was up to the usual excellent standard we've come to expect.

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Dear 247NannyP Thank you for returning to the Old Swan & Minster Mill and for reviewing your stay, it is great to hear that you found everything to be excellent. I am so sorry that the fires weren't lit, we had a couple of days without any fires last week as we were waiting on our chimney sweep and were...

Bonita Springs, FL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked 2 rooms for my wife and myself and our daughter at the Old Swan & Minster Mill for 4 nights around our niece's wedding. Two of us came from the USA and so we were not short of luggage! We stayed in rooms above the pub/restaurant. We chose the Old Swan because we wanted 'old-fashioned/quaint' but with modern luxuries...

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Dear cooksbay Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us, I am so pleased that you are still laughing! It is great to read that you found the location and property lovely, it really is a most beautiful spot. I am sorry to read that you had no help taking your luggage to your rooms,...

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  • Spa
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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 - $310 (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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