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Cavens Country House Hotel

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, Kirkbean DG2 8AA, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Four of us (two couples) spent 4 nights there in mid-August this year (2015). We were looking for a quiet, comfy place, with good food, to use as a base for touring SW Scotland. We were not disappointed. The hotel is an old house (mid 1700s) that has been furnished and decorated in period, by and large. The bedrooms (we... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the moment we were warmly greeted by Naomi, we felt at home in this wonderful hotel, as if we were visiting friends in a traditional country house. Our room, Kinvar, was full of light (heavy curtains keep it dark in the early morning), with a wonderful sitting room where the sun streams in. True, the bathroom with shower only... More 

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Kirkby-in-Furness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cavens Country House Hotel provides a warm welcome, very comfortable accommodation and excellent food. Our room, 'Criffel' was very well appointed and big enough to be called a Junior Suite in some more pretentious hotels. Everything here is understated but of very good quality - such as the Roberts DAB radio in the room and the bathrobes tucked away in... More 

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Innerleithen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed at Cavens for a celebratory birthday over four days. The hotel is very informal with incredibly welcoming hosts who allowed us to feel at home in their splendid drawing room with great settees for relaxing and enjoying the slow pace of life in this family run hotel. Bedrooms are huge with a good standard of furnishings and... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have just completed our 3rd stay this year and it was simply a wonderful experience for those wishing to take life at a leisurely pace. Superb cooking by Angus -loved the hake in caper sauce and it was the fruitiest summer pudding imaginable. (Jane's chocolate brownies aren't half bad either!) Angus and Jane are perfect hosts and their staff work... More 

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Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Welcomed by the owner on arrival and shown to our room which was stunning. Beautifully appointed with period furniture and tasteful decoration in keeping with the style of the property. Afternoon tea (tea or coffe and a slice of fruit cake) was provided and you had the use of the various lounges to simply sit and relax, chat, read or... More 

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Arizona City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

After the wedding at Gretna, the family had a wonderful afternoon and evening banquet at Cavens. The meal was perfect and Angus and his wife could not have been more accommodating particularly as my wife is both a vegetarian and gluten free..The famlly had the hotel to themselves on the day of the wedding.. We spent 3 nights at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was like visiting a family in a lovely old country house. Beautiful dinning and sitting rooms with help yourself well stocked bar . The staff were very friendly helpful and welcoming .Free afternoon tea out on the lawns was a lovely touch as was the crochet and tennis equipment . Perfect base for visiting Dumfries and Galloway . Hotel... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We stayed for two nights in a gorgeous room. It was elegant, spacious, comfortable and everything worked ( our pet hate is hotel rooms where it takes hours to work out the idiosyncrasies of the lighting!). We felt welcomed and well looked after, enjoyed breakfast and dinner and appreciated time spent in the beautiful and comfortable public rooms.

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Second visit to Cavens and was not disappointed. Was nice to be able to sit out on the terrace (weather was kind) and served tea and cake by Angus. One thing about Cavens is the size of the bedrooms well furnished and spacious also no traffic noise just peace and quiet. Good food and service what more can one want.

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