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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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Arizona City, Arizona
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We have been to Caven's before and loved it. My husband surprised me with a night away for my 50th at Caven's, we had dinner and breakfast also. We had an amazing stay, excellent meal, we were upgraded, the hotel has a lovely feel to it and staff friendly and helpful, we will go a gain.

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Cavens is an absolute delight. Greeted by Angus and Jane at check in and looked after exceptionally well. This is a delightful, relaxing small Scottish country house hotel with lovely gardens. Dinner (and even breakfast) was excellent and the wind list was great with some really excellent wines. I'd stay again.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A fantastic find! (Not sure about sharing it really) Made the mistake of passing it by before now, but won't make that mistake again! It was so relaxing and you were made to feel at home from the genuine warmth of the arrival, the whole ambience of being in the home of the Fordyce family who wished to share their... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

After a long drive we were warmly welcomed by Angus and Jane. The comfort and luxury offered in our room and the beautiful reception rooms was a real delight. Luxury without ostentation. The food was excellent and the vegetables freshly cooked, all served discreetly and with a smile. Loved the sofa and the view from our peaceful sitting annexe to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Cavens is a lovely country house hotel. Service was very good, relaxed and friendly and all the linen, china, glass etc was very simple and excellent quality - very classy. The bed was large and very comfortable. It was a horrible day outside, but we were give tea by a roaring fire and made to feel very welcome. The food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We spent two nights at Cavens along with a two day organised tour of local gardens. This was one of Angus's themed offerings and was truly memorable. We arrived for afternoon tea and to meet our gardens host Allen Paterson, a former director of The Ontario Botanic Gardens and an author of books on Kew and other subjects. Following an... More 

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