Minster Lovell, United Kingdom

Old Swan & Minster Mill

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Why We Love It

  • Choose between historic & contemporary rooms
  • Dine on gastro pub-style food made using fresh, local ingredients
  • Pets are welcome & the area is ideal for dog walking
  • There's a free nightcap in each room


Map & Directions

By Car:

From the A40 from Oxford, take the slip road signposted to "Carterton, Minster Lovell". Turn right at the junction and travel through Minster Lovell. Turn right at T-junction and take the second left following the signs to the Old Swan & Minster Mill. From the A40 from Cheltenham, follow the B4047 from the roundabout (sign marked "Minster Lovell, Asthall") to Minster Lovell. Once past the war memorial, take the second left as above.

By Train:

The nearest train station is Charlbury, seven miles away or Oxford, 15 miles away. Taxis are available at the station or the hotel can pre-arrange transport on request.

Rooms & Rates

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"The genteel, picture-postcard Cotswolds village of Old Minster does seem like stepping into a different world" says The Daily Mail.

Located within the village, Old Swan & Minster Mill consists of two adjoining properties on the River Windrush. Old Swan is a 15th-century hotel with 16 bedrooms, while Minster Mill is a former conference centre that now offers guest rooms. Reception is at Minster Mill.

Rooms at the Old Swan have beamed ceilings, wooden furniture and modern bathrooms. Minster Mill rooms are designed in an eco-friendly, contemporary style, and all overlook the gardens and meadows, while some also offer views of the River Windrush and have outdoor terraces and log-burners. Each room has a decanter of sloe gin, and Wi-Fi is free.

Old Swan serves gastro pub-style food made using fresh, local ingredients. Guests can dine outdoors in the gardens in the warmer months or cosy up to a roaring fire indoors the rest of the year.

A pet-friendly hotel, Old Swan & Minster Mill offers dog training and behaviour lessons at a supplement. There are over 65 acres of private gardens and wildflower meadows with paths to explore with your pooch as well. Fishing on the River Windrush is allowed (advance booking required; fee payable). The Old Swan uses hydro power harnessed from the Windrush.



  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

Pets: Pets allowed

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 11am

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the inn prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 20 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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