Renowned boutique 5 star inn, the Old Swan & Minster Mill, in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds is offering one lucky winner and five friends a ‘Hen Party Escape’ at its Swan Cottage.

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The de Savary-owned historic inn is nestled at the heart of the village of Old Minster, in 65 acres of magical gardens, wild-flower meadows and woodland. The setting is whimsically idyllic with the weeping-willow framed banks of River Windrush flowing through the grounds. The historic features of the 600 year-old inn have been lovingly restored providing a relaxed and cosy setting – the perfect getaway for brides- to-be looking for a stylish, quintessentially English weekend in the countryside.

The hen party will be accommodated in the gorgeous newly restored, three bedroom Swan Cottage. In its own rose-filled, gated garden overlooking the cricket green the cottage provides three luxurious en suite bedrooms with a large master bedroom for the bride. The cottage is perfect for a hen party looking for privacy together with all the services of a boutique hotel. In the cottage, the party can relax in the cosy sitting room with its log-burning stove or in the lawned gardens. Only moments away from the spa, tennis, croquet lawns and garden games, there are plenty of activities to enjoy without leaving the inn.

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As part of the prize, the winners can use the Old Swan’s Pashley bikes and set off on a fun ride through the picturesque country lanes. The Old Swan’s kitchen can even prepare a hamper lunch filled with delicious picnic goodies like strawberries and cream.

A lavish breakfast is served each morning in the inn with items from the kitchen gardens and honeycomb from the apiary. Lunch and dinner is served in the dining room with its delicious gastro-inn dishes.

For the indulgence that all hens need, they will be treated to a massage at the Old Swan’s Windrush Spa as part of the prize. Hens looking to treat the bride to another treatment can choose from a wide range of options, all using Parisian spa and skincare brand, Yon-Ka, manicure and pedicure.

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For your chance to win, simply answer the following question…

How old is the Old Swan & Minster Mill?

Unfortunately this competition has now ended. All is not lost though, as we have other great competitions you can enter to win loads of fab wedding-related prizes. You can do that here The Wedding Ideas Team xx

Terms & Conditions

Accommodation is subject to availability and only for genuine brides to be • Blackout dates apply • Prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative • The editor’s decision is final • Full terms and conditions at


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