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Minster Lovell Mill Old Minster Lovell Cotswolds, Minster Lovell, Witney OX29 0RN England
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Updated 06/25/20

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4.4
Value
4.0
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Located just 15 miles from Oxford and 11 miles from Blenheim Palace, Old Swan is nestled in 65 acres of idyllic grounds in the picturesque village of Minster Lovell. This quintessentially English inn seamlessly blends the rural charm of its historic setting with contemporary design, luxurious comfort and delicious menus crafted from the best seasonal produce. The magical gardens, wild flower meadows and woodland which enclose the mill and inn come alive during the summer months – fishing, walking, croquet and tennis are the order of the day while throughout cooler weather roaring log fires provide a welcome retreat.
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Free parking
Free internet
Heated pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Tennis court
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
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Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
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Non-smoking hotel
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Debbie K wrote a review May 3
8 contributions12 helpful votes
I don't usually leave negative reviews as I tend to give the benefit of doubt to establishments - newly opened/staff especially stressed for whatever reason/off day etc. I could probably overlook the staff member who tutted at us when we asked for five more minutes before ordering; or the price of £125 (excluding tip which, needless to say, was not given) for one alleged starter, four mains, five soft drinks and two alcoholic drinks; or the fact that the food was under-seasoned and the different types of pie (which were 'enthusiastically crisp' on the lid and soggy elsewhere) looked and tasted exactly the same; or the smell of human sewage emanating from the bathroom. But what I can't overlook is the fact that the 'pork crackling' - costing £5 - was a bag of pork scratchings dumped in a bowl. I don't think I've got a neon sign over my head flashing 'Mug', but it certainly feels like that after eating there. Such a shame, because the building and the village are lovely.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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lsat14 wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Lovely cosy cottage and good quality food. Staff were very friendly too. Beautiful views of the river and gardens and nice location to explore nearby villages. Will definitely come back again with family members and look forward to using the spa facilities too.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Clive W wrote a review Apr 2022
Headcorn, United Kingdom149 contributions68 helpful votes
We stayed for two nights in two rooms. The hotel staff are friendly if somewhat over stretched. The hotel is in an old building and adjoins the Minster Mill hotel which is part of the same group. The rooms are well appointed (though do bear in mind the comment on the website about the stairs to the first floor which are tight and steep). One of the rooms that we had was the Garden Suite. It is a very nice room and nowhere near as noisy as feared, however the mattress on the sofa bed is quite thin and our daughter did not have the best of nights as a result. Generally, the hotel needs a little tender care to bring it up to the standard of the group (having stayed in some of their other hotels). Breakfast is good, although the staff were a little over stretched to deal with three reasonable sized groups arriving at not too dissimilar times.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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WILD44 wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom49 contributions31 helpful votes
Nice historic rooms, clean but bathroom needed improvements. Restaurant menu not great. Both had pie meals with cold mash and vegetables but breakfast was good even though they didn’t have vegetarian sausages or bacon. Some staff looked very miserable.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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steve b wrote a review Apr 2022
Steyning, United Kingdom81 contributions49 helpful votes
A very comfortable bed in a very old building with creaking floorboards. Very friendly service and excellent pie menu although some other choices would have been good. Very picturesque area. The only comment I would make is that the music choice doesn't match the old building.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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aroman701423 wrote a review Mar 2022
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excellent stay, breakfast, service, room, top! Will visit again. The Lamb pie a must, very friendly waiters. Very good wine list. Bedroom really cosy and very good mattresses. Good location to visit beautiful villages,
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Lourdesdaisy wrote a review Mar 2022
Kent, United Kingdom332 contributions196 helpful votes
This is a lovely location and the staff are friendly. However the rooms are full of dust. The bottles of water left in the room for us had been drunk by the previous guests. We asked for them to be replaced but it never happened. However the hotel is comfortable and cozy.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Paul V wrote a review Feb 2022
Enfield, United Kingdom92 contributions68 helpful votes
A really beautiful old hotel to stay set in a lovely village location near to the river. Great homemade pie menu and super breakfast. Rooms are comfortable but stairs are a bit narrow. Well worth a visit .
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Date of stay: February 2022
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SimonNewForest wrote a review Feb 2022
Minstead, United Kingdom40 contributions15 helpful votes
The stairs from the lounge are very steep and narrow, I was surprised that I was not offered the better stairs lifting our heavy suitcase. The Fire was allowed to go out after 3pm when the breakfast lady left. The toilet flush needs servicing. However we did really enjoy our stay. The bed was most comfortable
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jmvarcoe wrote a review Feb 2022
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Received a special offer for a winter stay and so glad we booked! The Old Swan is in a beautiful, historic village and is a delightful building, with comfortable rooms, tasty breakfast and an excellent pie offering for evening meals.
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PRICE RANGE
$177 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
old swan & minster mill hotel witney, old swan and minster mill
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandOxfordshireWitneyMinster Lovell
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Swan
Which popular attractions are close to Old Swan?
Nearby attractions include Crocodiles of the World (2.4 miles), Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote (0.4 miles), and The Witney Blanket Hall (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Old Swan?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness center.
What food & drink options are available at Old Swan?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Old Swan?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Old Swan?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bird in Hand, The Lamb Inn, and The Carpenters Arms.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Old Swan?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and a heated pool during their stay.
Is Old Swan located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Minster Lovell.
Are pets allowed at Old Swan?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Old Swan offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Old Swan?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote (0.4 miles), St John the Baptist (4.1 miles), and St Mary’s Church (2.6 miles).
Does Old Swan have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.