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Cavens Country House

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our greeting on arrival at Cavens was very friendly and efficient. We were provided with a good description of the hotel and its amenities and the terms of our stay were confirmed at the outset. It was clear at this stage (a view that was substantiated during our stay) that the owners and their staff were determnined to ensure that... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cavens is a country house and not a typical hotel which is an advantage for a comfortable stay in a relaxed and informal setting. It is run by the owners and is their home, it cannot therefore be perceived in the same way a chain hotel might be. It is better. We had many an enjoyable evening meal as the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Cavens some time ago and wanted a relaxing country break near the sea in september so booked again. Angus and Jane are perfect hosts, lovely room( criffel) with a sitting area and fantastic comfy bed. The garden is lovely to stroll around, in particular we found the small veg garden and hens particularly enjoyable. The weather was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from a trip to Scotland. It was a really wonderful trip overall, starting out as a business trip in St. Andrews, and ending with a few personal days. We had booked Cavens through a travel agent, not knowing anything about the property, really. Only that the website was nicely done and the rooms looked beautiful and comfortable.... More 

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Dunlop, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked online but then when I phoned up to make arrangments to check in I was told that they don't usually accept guests unless they're dining there. The booking was a gift for a family member for their wedding night. The owner, who I spoke to said he didn't want to "appear uncharitable" but he wasn't going to honour the... More 

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angusDumfries, Owner at Cavens Country House, responded to this review

We did not accept your booking because by your own admission you wanted to arrive late at night after attending a party. The whole ethos at Cavens is one of peace and relaxation. I told you on the phone our last check in time is 10pm you could not gaurantee to meet that and yes as you say I gave... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we booked at Cavens for the last two nights of a trip around the area, we did think it a bit expensive, but the owner to whom we spoke pointed out that the rate did include dinner, full breakfast and afternoon tea. We were graciously welcomed by the owner himself, given a brief tour, told what we could and... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

18th century house in a glorious garden setting near the magical Solway firth and lovely, comfortable room with armchairs overlooking the garden. great local food, scallops , venison, cheese. Good not expensive wine . welcoming host, also the chef, and good breakfast . would definitely visit it again

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It gives me great pleasure to remember how perfect the celebration of our wedding was thanks to the Cavens Country House and especially the hospitality of Jane and Angus. Despite planning our entire intimate wedding from Spain, it was very easy to organise and Angus immediately had perfect ideas about the menu and was also very accomodating to any requests... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

We wanted to revisit this lovely part of the world and luck guided us to Cavens.We stayed for three nights and greatly enjoyed the whole visit. The attention we received was personal and relaxed. Our meals were excellent and our charming waitress seemed to know what we wanted before we could ask. The public rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

We were warmly welcomed by Angus and Jane Fordyce. We stayed in the Criffel Room, named after the large hill behind the hotel, for two nights. What a beautiful room - it was huge and so luxurious! Looking out onto the green front lawn and huge trees from our room was just glorious. Afternoon tea with fruit cake was served... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A private manor house, Cavens is the home of the Fordyce family. With various awards already under our belt for both accommodation and food, we guarantee that you will unwind in true country style with a warm welcome to this beautiful part of Dumfriesshire on the Solway coast. Set in 20 acres of stunning grounds, this intimate country house offers absolute relaxation and well-being in luxury that makes this hotel accommodation in Dumfries and Galloway one of the area’s leading places to stay. Cavens boasts seven spacious bedrooms allowing us to accommodate a party of up to 14 people. With a vast amount of public space in two generous sized sitting rooms and with our restaurant, guests can enjoy plenty of space to soak up the charm and character of Cavens. Sink into our sofas, relax by one of the open fires, enjoy a walk around our stunning gardens taking in our new kitchen garden, sample our delicious locally sourced food and beautiful wine or simply take pleasure in relaxing in your stunning country bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. For short breaks in Dumfries and Galloway, a romantic weekend, a family get together …whatever your reason for visiting Cavens, we will welcome you and ensure absolute relaxation and well being in gold star luxury. We have recently been awarded “Small hotel of the year.” We also hold Gold Stars from Visit Scotland, feature in Scotland the Best, Alastair Sawdays, The Michelin guide and Hotel Review Scotland. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cavens Country House

Address: Kirkbean DG2 8AA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Kirkbean
Price Range: $231 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cavens Country House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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