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Cavens Country House Hotel

Kirkbean by Dumfries, Dumfries DG2 8AA, Scotland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Peebles
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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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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We recently had a meal at Cavens for my sons 21st. It is a beautiful Hotel, in country surroundings. We couldn't fault the service ambiance, or the meal. We had an excellent meal and memorable evening. We will go again, Thank you to Angus & Jane :)

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We booked the last room at Cavens at short notice last night and had a wonderfully relaxing evening. The low key elegance and comfort of the public rooms was reflected in the discreet but very efficient service. They accommodated every request and more (we found a complimentary bottle of champagne in our room as a promised upgrade was not possible).... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We have just stayed 4 nights at Cavens, following on from the previous 4 nights at the Fringe festival in Edinburgh with the grown up kids. After our exhausting time in Edinburgh, they all caught the train home and we motored down to the Solway coast for what was the perfect antidote. Its so peaceful and relaxing there. Big skies,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Angus and Jane manage to get the balance between small country house hotel and staying as a house guest. As another review stated that it was the best food they had eaten Scotland over 2 weeks. We agree and go further that it was probably the best food we had eaten in Scotland for many years. It is a limited... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

What a wonderful stay. Food was excellent....well prepared and cooked. Nothing was too much trouble and afternoon tea was a lovely touch. We stayed in Oswald room which was very comfortable and had a wonderful sun lounge. What a wonderful find......thank you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Big comfortable rooms. Service and friendliness exceptional. The bath shower ( always) uncomfortable. Restaurant very good, food is well prepared, menu just slightly limited if u stay longer than one night, eg would like fish on the menu. Nevertheless it was the best restaurant we've experienced over 2 weeks in Scotland

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