The Old Swan and Minster Mill

Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire, England

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About the hotel

Set on the banks of the River Windrush, in the heart of the Cotswolds, The Old Swan and Minster Mill epitomises the best of English hotels in the country. Surrounded by some of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes, the Old Swan and Minster Mill is imbued with the charm of a traditional country house, with attentive staff, a wealth of fun activities (including fishing, horse-riding and cycling) and a celebrated restaurant and bar.

The 60 guest rooms range from spacious traditional suites with sumptuous four-poster beds to modern contemporary bedrooms complete with private patio and fire pit.

Hotel Facilities:

  • Tennis court
  • State-of-the-art gym
  • Boules, croquet and badminton
  • Spa treatments
  • Horse-riding, bicycle hire available
  • Business and meeting facilities

Room options

Old Swan rooms

Located in the oldest part of the hotel, the 16 Old Swan rooms and suites boast wooden beams and antique furniture in keeping with the building’s 600-year history. Uneven floorboards, four-poster beds and sloping ceilings add to the old-world charm, and are contrasted by the latest technology, including wireless internet access and flat-screen TVs. Suites have a separate living area.

  • Twin or double bed (some four-poster)
  • Wireless internet access, direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Spacious bathroom
  • Tea- and coffee-making facilities

Minster Mill rooms

The 44 Minster Mill rooms and suites have a more contemporary design than those in the Old Swan building. A relaxing palette of deep reds, terracotta and muted brown gives a modern and sophisticated ambiance. Choose from suites, interconnecting rooms, family rooms and dog-friendly rooms. Some have patios (with fire pits and reclining chairs) extending almost to the river bank; most have breathtaking views of the Windrush and surrounding meadows.

  • Twin or double bed
  • Wireless internet access, direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Spacious bathroom
  • Tea- and coffee-making facilities


  • The restaurant serves a gastropub menu using local fresh produce, and with a constantly changing specials menu inspired by the kitchen’s gardens. Delicious ‘adult nursery dishes’, a hearty selection of real ales and an extensive wine menu are served in the cosy dining room, or the pretty terrace and gardens during the summer.
  • Picnics can be enjoyed in the extensive grounds of the hotel – just ask at reception. Find a secluded spot by the river and lay out your rug, or settle into one of the many deckchairs dotted around the property, and enjoy the best of British summer.

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Rates from EUR 262.50

Fishing Offer

From: EUR 262.50
The Old Swan and Minster Mill, Oxford, England
  • 2 night stay in a Minster Mill Special Room
  • Full English breakfast
  • Complimentary fishing rods
  • Complimentary marshmallows for the fire
  • Free high-speed wireless internet access
  • Complimentary use of tennis court, croquette, giant chess and giant jenga
  • Complimentary use of the gym
  • All taxes included

Things to Do & Local Attractions

Old Minster is one of the most picturesque thatched villages in the Cotswolds, and there is a wealth of attractions to explore.

  • Minster Lovell Hall – the ruins of this Elizabethan hall is just a short walk from the hotel, and has a tragic history
  • The famous Cotswold market towns of Burford and Chipping Campden are nearby
  • Swinbrook, home to the Mitford sisters, is a short drive away
  • Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust – Land Rover rides, canoe safaris, and much more
  • Hell Fire Caves, West Wycombe – Supposedly haunted, these caves are well worth a visit
  • Stratford Upon Avon – birthplace of Shakespeare and a great day out
  • Oxford – visit the university, the Ashmolean museum, the castle, shopping, restaurants and many more
  • Sudeley Castle, Blenheim Palace, Broughton Castle and other stately homes
  • Cotswold Farm Park, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Stratford Butterfly Farm, Cotswold Falconry Centre and the Dragonfly Maze
  • Daylesford Organic Farmshop – pick up some local goodies and possibly bump into one of the area’s many celebrity residents
  • Westonbirt Arboretum
  • Bicester Village Designer Outlet Shopping – save money on expensive labels

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Getting there

The Old Swan and Minster Mill
Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire, England

London Oxford Airport is just 18 miles away. Staverton airport (Cheltenham) is 31 miles away while Heathrow Airport is just 60 miles away by car.

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Business Facilities

  • Free wireless internet available throughout
  • LCD plasma and audio visual equipment are available upon request
  • Peaceful and picturesque

Unique Selling Points

  • Three main function spaces, each with its own private entrance, reception, refreshment area, syndicate rooms and conveniences
  • Under an hour-and-a-half by train from London Paddington and an hour from London Heathrow
  • Country house atmosphere with a huge selection of country pursuits for unique team-building events
  • 60 bedrooms and the chance to book the whole hotel exclusively
  • Set in 60 acres of beautiful countryside on the banks of the River Windrush in one of the most sought-after counties in England
  • Wireless internet throughout
  • Event Specialist team to handle all support

Top Incentive Attractions

  • Country pursuits including laser clay pigeon shooting, duck herding, ferret racing, dog agility, quad biking
  • Fly fishing
  • Falconry
  • Lawn croquet
  • Horse-riding
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Day trips to Burford, Blenheim Palace, Bicester Village, Stratford Upon Avon etc

Meeting Facilities

Meeting Rooms
Barn473.909.80 x 4.80
Malthouse543.9010.20 x 5.30
Oak Room393.128 x 4.90
Windrush322.246 x 5.40
Granary Syndicate Room263.965.28 x 4.90
Magnolia Syndicate Room132.102.7 x 4.90
Malard162.203.56 x 4.60-
Drake172.203.55 x 4.77-

Hotel bookings and reservations

Booking Support:

UK: 020 7380 3658
US: +1888 222 8859
Int: +1 972 894 1182
E: Send an Email

Meeting and Incentive Groups:

T: +44 (0) 20 7380 8557