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Old Swan & Minster Mill

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Old Minster Lovell, Minster Lovell, Witney, OX29 0RN, Oxfordshire
England, United Kingdom

Lay your head under gnarled beams in big luxurious wooden beds at this heavenly Cotswolds inn; 44 more modern rooms lie across the road

Having transformed Babbacombe Beach's Cary Arms into a chic coastal bolthole, owner Lana de Savary has woven her understated magic at this 16th-century beauty, a half-timbered riverside inn of great charm. In the rambling bar and the residents' snug are gnarled beams and timbers, bright kilims and stone floors, and crisp checked armchairs by big beautiful fireplaces – aromatic with logs in winter. In perfect sympathy with the mood, traditional British food is cooked with a modern approach; ingredients are the best and the vegetables are home-grown. Try ham hock terrine, bream with tiger prawn ravioli, rib-eye steak with horseradish mayonnaise, and for pud, old-fashioned Eton mess. Steep twisting stairs lead to very fine bedrooms that combine solid darkwood antiques with every modern comfort – laundered linen and fine down, big beds, cafetières of coffee, decanters of sloe gin, bathrobes in lovely bathrooms. (There are many more rooms in the modern Minster Mill across the road, smaller but overlooking beautiful gardens.) Oxford and Burford are close.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Pets allowed in bedrooms (not on the bed).
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Tennis court
On the premises.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
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Booking enquiries: Shelley Pearse
+44 (0)1993 774441(landline)

  • 57 Doubles
  • 1 Suite for 2
  • 2 Singles
Price:(i) £155 to£350 per night

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Lunch from £9.50. Bar meals from £8.50. Dinner from £14.95. Sunday lunch, 3 courses, £30.




Old Minster Lovell, Minster Lovell, Witney, OX29 0RN, Oxfordshire

Inn 57 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 165 to £ 275 per night
Inn 1 Suite, sleeping 2
Price: (i) £ 350 to £ 350 per night
Inn 2 Single rooms
Price: (i) £ 155 to £ 155 per night
Booking enquiries: Shelley Pearse
+44 (0)1993 774441(landline)

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