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Sale of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds “Old Swan & Minster Mill” to Andrew Brownsword Hotels

Lana de Savary announced today that contracts have been exchanged for the sale of the “Old Swan & Minster Mill” in Minster Lovell to “Andrew Brownsword Hotels”.   Completion will be on 1st August 2016.

Both groups are family owned and family run. For the past six years, the de Savary family has invested and transformed the Old Swan & Minster Mill into one of England’s premiere 5 star inns.  

In 2016 amongst many other accolades, the Old Swan & Minster Mill was chosen by Conde Nast Johansens as Best Countryside Hotel in the United Kingdom, one of England’s most prestigious awards.

Paying tribute to the staff, Lana de Savary said “The Old Swan & Minster Mill is the most lovely place. Our loyal, passionate and enthusiastic staff, many of whom have been with us for the past six years, are the reason our thousands of guests have happy memories of their stay. I am confident that Andrew Brownsword Hotels will continue the attention to personal detail and further enhance the hundreds of years of history attached to the inn. I wish all the staff and the Brownsword family a very happy and continued success”.

The de Savary family has been in the hospitality and leisure business internationally for over 40 years. Their objectives have been to acquire properties which have lost their way and thereafter implement visionary concepts with significant financial investment to secure the properties long term profitable future and success.  

Once their objective has been achieved, in some cases, these properties together with their business are sold to suitable long term owners allowing the de Savary family to seek out new opportunities requiring investment and creative vision.  

Lana de Savary has owned the Cary Arms, a 5 star Inn on the Beach at Babbacombe, Devon for the past eight years.  The Inn is currently benefiting from a substantial investment of refurbishment and expansion.   

Previous notable successes for the de Savary Family include the St James Clubs (London, Paris, Antigua, New York, Los Angeles), Skibo Castle, Bovey Castle, Stapleford Park and numerous other hospitality ventures in the UK and worldwide.   

Both the de Savary and Brownsword Families are very pleased with the change of ownership of the Old Swan & Minster Mill and believe that the future bodes well for its loyal guests and dedicated staff.

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