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Old Swan & Minster Mill

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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oxford
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Lovely hotel in a beautiful village. It is quire prices but you get what you pay for. They have just acquired a little cottage and have done it up to an amazing standard and you can take your pets too. Food is amazing and the surroundings are even better. Large garden with various large garden games chess, Jenna etc. Activity...

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Scarisbrick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We purchased two night with secret escapes. Upon arrival I found we were upgraded to a beautiful meadow suite for my husbands birthday. A lovely complimentary sloe gin went down sooo well. We had three course evening meal in the restaurant. The waitress was lovely. The prosecco was not chilled enough so we asked for ice. My steak was lovely...

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

Dear Pat D Thank you for taking the time to write to us and so glad you enjoyed your stay, aren't the Meadow Suites beautiful! The spa completes in the autumn so we do hope you return for another stay and enjoy some of the walks in the area, autumn is a super cosy time here in Minster Lovell. Best...

Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Met friends here for lunch. A lovely setting with nice gardens and a decent car park. The village is worth walking around. The menu selection is quite limited but nicely cooked and presented. Price is at the mid to upper level. Service needs improving. Shouldn't need to ask for basics such as milk for the coffee and teaspoons. Also tended...

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

Dear JohnB042 Thank you for your review and your comments, we take everything on board and are continuously working to develop and train the staff, you certainly should not have to ask for basics such as a teaspoon. Thank you again for your comments and we do hope that you will visit again. Best wishes, Caroline

Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Perfect place for a mini-break. Walks along the river into the surrounding countryside. Borrowed cycles for a wonderful ride along country lanes. Relaxing hot stone massage in the spa and wonderful cuisine enjoyed in the restaurant. One of our party required a gluten-free diet and staff could not have been more helpful. All staff friendly and courteous.

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

Dear Janet W Thank you for taking the time to write to us, such a lovely review and I am so glad you enjoyed your little break with us. We hope that you will come back again very soon for another spa treatment and try the full spa out once completed. Best wishes, Caroline

Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We spent an afternoon and overnight here. Staff were all helpful and friendly without being intrusive. Lovely site. Worth a walk up to the church and manor ruins. Restaurant very good too. Planning to return in the autumn or winter when I imagine it will be lovely and cosy.

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

Dear DArcher_68 Thank you for your lovely review, so glad you enjoyed your afternoon and we do hope you come back again soon for another stay. Autumn certainly is a very cosy time here especially with the roaring fires. Best wishes, Caroline

Suffolk, England
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The hotel is situated in a quiet village, quite remote from other amenities, on foot at least. The hotel is very pretty, well maintained and spread along the picturesque River Windrush, with extensive grounds and meadows to walk in. We were quickly and efficiently booked into the one of the hilltop rooms, furthest from the Swan and Old Mill bar,...

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Bath, England
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We had a wonderful stay at this hotel last weekend to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We were upgraded on arrival to a stunning suite overlooking the river in the 'Mill' part of the hotel which was absolutely gorgeous - with the windows open we could hear the river flowing. When we arrived, my husband and I both had a...

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

Dear AngieB6 Thank you for your lovely review and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay, it was a pleasure looking after you both and we do hope that you visit again soon. The new spa opens up this autumn so do come back for more treatments. Thank you also for your lovely comments about the staff, it means...

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2016

What a treat to find this delightful hotel and restaurant with such great offers (cream team, spa vouchers and dinner voucher). We upgraded to a special room which gave us more space and a private patio complete with wood burner and marshmallows to toast. The reception staff were very welcoming and all the staff we met during our stay were...

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

Dear lovedrama Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, so glad you enjoyed your stay & tried the new menu - some great options on there. The character and charm most certainly won't be lost with the new owners taking over and we look forward to welcoming you back for more marshmallow toasting and walks...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I cannot begin to explain how terrible his was: cutlery cheap, our table too close to another couple when the restaurant was less than half full, seeds left in the watermelon (there was only one cube on the whole plate), pork you couldn't cut through, 10 minutes to receive mustard, appealing dance music played st one stage - how they...

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2016

My partner and I along with our dog stayed at the Old Swan Minster Mill for two nights in July 2016. This was the second time staying at the hotel, the first time was around 3 years ago. I would definitely like to go back there again. The room we stayed in was spacious and clean. The food was delicious....

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

Dear Andy C Thank you for your lovely review and comments, it's so great to read you enjoyed your stay & the treatments, Kate will appreciate that feedback very much. I am sorry to hear your partner had a fall and that staff were not more attentive, this is not our usual practise at all and I hope her ankle...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Spa
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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 

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Address: Minster Lovell Mill Old Minster Lovell | Cotswolds, Minster Lovell, Witney OX29 0RN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Witney > Minster Lovell
Price Range: RM611 - RM1,390 (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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“If you want a room close to the dining room, make sure you ask for this when booking as it could be a long, dark walk back to your room.”
KH3000, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Go for rooms in the newer building - better views over the gardens.”
pjk49, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“A river room would be our choice again”
LynPaul546, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“De luxe rooms in the upstairs of the Minster Mill overlooking the river”
njanelondon, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We only ate, did not stay.”
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