Old Swan & Minster Mill

Old Minster,
Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire, OX29 0RN
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Choose classical English or simple contemporary style on the banks of the River Windrush in quintessential Minster Lovell close to historic Oxford and the Cotswolds.

Minster Mill sits on the banks of the river with the Old Swan just across the lane set in 65 acres of grounds with wild flower meadows and a mile of river frontage – perfect for picnicking or even a little fishing!

Built in the 15th Century, Old Swan is full of traditional character with exposed beams; flagstone floors; open fires; lots of cosy corners with a traditional wooden bar. The polished antiques, individual furniture and fine country furnishings give it a really welcoming home from home feel.   The two dining rooms are elegantly relaxed and during the warmer months the garden terrace provides alfresco dining.    The sixteen bedrooms are classically furnished with beautiful fabrics and antiques, luxury Egyptian cotton sheets and thick goose down duvets.  In the evening, there is a turndown service and during the winter months, hot water bottles are generously filled to keep you cosy!   A charming snug with a log fire and elegant country furnishings is reserved exclusively for Old Swan residents and is perfect place for a pre-dinner drink or quiet time to read your book.

Minster Mill built in the 18th Century houses the Reception for both Old Swan and Minster Mill.  There is a sitting room here with a large open fire, rugs on flagstone floors and individual country furniture with drinks and food served in Old Swan just across the lane. The 44 en-suite bedrooms at Minster Mill all overlook the gardens or meadows and are more modestly sized with contemporary styling - some with interconnecting doors for families.   The Riverside Bedrooms each have their own terrace on the riverbank with wooden chairs and table and a fire pit loaded with logs and a supply of marshmallows for roasting. There are throws to wrap around you and if you would like to fish from your very own terrace, fishing rods can be provided too!   

There are lots of special touches to make you feel at home at both Minster Mill and Old Swan.  On your arrival you will find a welcome decanter of sloe gin; handmade glasses; Blenheim water; homemade biscuits; White Company toiletries; and luxurious soft fluffy robes and slippers.

Picnic hampers are available for light lunch; afternoon tea or a light supper and can be personally delivered to your own designated picnic spot!  You can play croquet; boules; outdoor chess, badminton or tennis or simply relax on a deck chair overlooking the bubbling river.  Fishing rods can be hired; there are written guides for local walks; and horse-riding can be arranged for you too!  For a little pampering, why not try one of the Parisian Yon-Ka treatments available in the Spa Treatment Room at Minster Mill.

An outdoor children’s area and indoor arts and crafts room, table tennis and table football at Minster Mill in addition to fishing on the river and collecting eggs from the resident chickens should keep most young children happily occupied!  

There are some dog friendly rooms at both Old Swan and Minster Mill where dog baskets, food and water bowls as well as a walker’s guide are generously provided.

Minster Lovell offers a charming quintessential English setting close to Oxford and the Cotswolds just 90 minutes from London.  The Old Swan and Minster Mill are both privately owned by the De-Savary family who have sister properties in Devon and Grenada.




  • Beautiful riverside setting
  • Quintessential English village
  • 65 acres of land including a mile of river frontage
  • Log fires, exposed beams and superior country furnishings in the bar and restaurants
  • Luxury classic bedrooms with turndown service and hot water bottles at Old Swan
  • More modest contemporary styled rooms at Minster Mill - some with riverside terrace and personal fire pit
  • Suites and interconnecting family rooms
  • Exclusive use for special events and weddings
  • Spa treatment room
  • Picnic hampers perosnally delivered to your picnic spot
  • Decanter of sloe gin
  • White Company toiletries
  • Luxury robes and slippers
  • Fishing, tennis, croquet, badminton, outdoor chess, boules and horse-riding
  • Children's outdoor play area, art and crafts room and table tennis
  • Bed, food and bowls for dogs
  • Meeting and Conference Rooms


Sleeps: 120Open fire/woodburner
Central heatingOff road parking
Shared GardenGym
Tennis CourtWi-Fi
TV/DVDLaundry facilities
Cooked Meals availableDinner by arrangement
Shop nearbyCot and Highchair
Children welcomePets considered
Smoking not permittedCredit/debit cards taken
Licensed for weddings


From £155 per Night
To £375 per Night
Short Breaks Available

Including a full English Breakfast.