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Woking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I stayed here in August for a couple of nights in one of the accessible rooms they have(husband is a wheelchair user). the welcome was friendly and helpful as was the info about where to get breakfast and the Spa treatments. We fell for the picturesque nature of the place once we'd found it and were swept... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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If you're going for a walk in Minster Lovell, this is a perfect spot for a bite of lunch. However, we ended up trapped on a table between 3 families that all had dogs. (They came in after us, or we wouldn't have ordered food). Not keen on having wet and muddy animals wimpering, then thrusting their heads at me,... More 

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Hayes, United Kingdom
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Very good food, staff and accommodation. First Class in the middle of the Oxfordshire countryside. Staff so friendly and helpful. Rooms cosy and well equipped and food choice and quality excellent. Breakfast was so good.

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London
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent two nights at the Old Swan & Minster Mill to celebrate my wife's birthday. I was attracted by it's Cotswold location, picturesque setting and that it was part of the Brownsword Hotels who own Gidleigh Park where we went for her birthday last year. Our arrival wasn't very welcoming. The receptionist offered no help with our bags and... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have stayed at The Old Swan and Minster Mill twice before and have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves but this two night stay has been exceptional. Stayed In The Garden Suite which is very private, cosy and has been tastefully decorated in keeping with the Old Swan's history. The staff as always were friendly and always serve with a smile but... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Expectations were raised as we approached our hotel which was set in beautiful grounds. Car parking a little confusing as the hotel is split into 2 buildings. One with just rooms and the other rooms and the restaurant/bar. Classic room which was very small and was accessed by exiting the hotel and climbing stairs. Head height was restricted and the... More 

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

Dear Billythefish1 Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, it is great to read that you found the staff, food and location excellent, we work to very high standards and it is good to read that this was visible during your stay. I am not sure of the actual room that you were allocated however If you... More 

Ha Noi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked the hotel's autumn escape package as a surprise for my husband's birthday. My first email to the hotel was never answered. I then called directly to book the package + spa treatment and was told everything was done ( the receptionist even took my card details) and I should receive a confirmation email. The night before our arrival,... More 

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

Dear hn-oldtown95 Thank you for your candid comments and feedback. Generally it appears that you really enjoyed your stay with us, you have noted that the hotel was lovely, as was the food which is obviously great to hear. It is such a shame that you had some issues with communication and this tainted your view of the property. I... More 

Carterton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely time with a group of friends for a celebration at this idyllic and beautiful local hotel. Wonderful food, wonderful service. Would definitely return in the future, looking forward to the opening of the spa!!

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

Dear fizzygizmo Thank you for your fantastic review and kind words, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your celebrations and that you felt well looked after. Please do come back soon, the Garden Spa opens in December and is looking splendid. The water has gone in the pool now and our friendly team of therapists are busy getting to know their... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would like to thank you for the lovely gluten free food i had the cakes were out of this world the best i have ever had .. look forward to booking a meal sometime because if this is to go by that should be amazing too!!!

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

Dear michele s Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, we're delighted that you had fun at your friends baby shower and that you found the gluten free cakes delicious, I shall pass on your feed back to our Pastry chef. Come back soon for dinner or perhaps an overnight stay and experience our brand new Garden Spa. Thanks... More 

Lexington, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had a wonderful week at Old Swan and Minster Mill. We were there on business which was sometimes frustrating plus we had troubles with the rental car (Avis/Budget were awful to deal with), but Old Swan and Minster Mill was always an oasis of peace and released the stress. The staff were friendly and courteous and did everything they... More 

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Dear 258pete Thank you for your 5* Review. The fact that you would recommend a visit to others and also look to return yourself is a clear indication of just how much you truly enjoyed your stay with us, the team will be thrilled to read your comments. Our Head Chef is delighted to hear that your breakfast experience was... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $188 - $329 (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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“There are only a few ground floor rooms for those with access needs.”
 of 5 bubbles pmch2015, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you are tall ask for a room with a tall shower. Some rooms have showers that are not tall enough.”
 of 5 bubbles 258pete, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Churchill room is not huge, but has a king size bed... You may need to duck in the shower!”
 of 5 bubbles brucruiser, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Minster Mill rooms are modern.”
 of 5 bubbles Legal-Al, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with enough headroom in the shower if you are tall”
 of 5 bubbles CML59, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
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