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As you approach the hotel from the country road that winds through the sleepy Cotswold village, you can’t help but slip quietly into a peaceful reverie, where the sound of chirruping birds and the bubbling river floats on the breeze.
Old Swan and Minster Mill in the Cotswolds is a precious gem with a 600 year old history, which lies on the banks of the River Windrush. Dating back to the 18th century, the mill has been sympathetically restored into a more contemporary property with chic design and furnishings, taking on a truly personal and unique style.
On the opposite side of the road The Old Swan is a characterful gastro pub with rooms. The picture book building is filled with historic charm; roaring log fire, exposed beams and wooden floor, making this a romantic setting for enjoying good food and great company. If you dream of escaping to somewhere quintessentially English, the Old Swan and Minster Mill couldn’t be more befitting. Sink into a cosy armchair in the snug, lounge on a deckchair by the River Windrush or indulge in one of the locally brewed ales in the sitting room.
With the 15th century Minster Lovell Hall and the most romantic scenery right on the doorstep, this is the perfect place for leisurely country walks. The inn has designed several guided hikes that range from two to eight hours. The babbling brook that runs through the 65 acres of wildly beautiful grounds is ideal for a spot of fishing, or you could simply while away the hours exploring the nooks and crannies of the magical gardens. Trip trap over the enchanting wooden bridges, skip through the meadow or sink into one of the colourful deckchairs that can be found scattered around the pretty pockets of space.
If you prefer something a little more active, enjoy a game of boules, tennis, giant chess or croquet. You can also hire one of the Pashley bicycles for a half day or a full day to tour the Cotswolds. Why not ask the Chef to prepare a packed lunch for your trip and enjoy a picnic on your travels?
What makes the hotel really stand out from the crowd is the diverse offering of guest rooms, with something to suit every type of guest. Whether you prefer traditional design with period features, riverside luxury, contemporary, family friendly or even somewhere your dog can rest its head, you will undoubtedly enjoy an unforgettable stay with impeccable hospitality.
Dining at the Old Swan is a gastronomic experience that lets you tuck into delicious seasonal dishes in one of the rustic rooms, or pop outside onto the terrace in the warmer months for al fresco dining.
Being in a great lcoation close to Oxford and just 90 minutes from Birmingham and London, Old Swan and Minster Mill can be easily accessed for quick city escape.
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