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“An impressive country house set in a stunning location. Traditional rooms feature large sash windows and tastefully upholstered furniture. Good Scottish cuisine with award winning service. Plenty of country pursuits in the surrounding area. An ideal country escape with all the comforts of home.”

“An impressive country house set in a stunning location. Traditional rooms feature large sash windows and tastefully upholstered furniture. Good Scottish cuisine with award winning service. Plenty of country pursuits in the surrounding area. An ideal country escape with all the comforts of home.”

Hotel Review

This white mansion house, set in six acres, has splendid views that stretch over farmland towards the Solway Coast. Owners, Angus and Jane Fordyce, genuinely welcome guests into their home where even Robert Burns enjoyed a dram in past times. The atmosphere is informal; log fires burn in public rooms and family photos and auction finds fill the house. The dining room is comfortable and the menu offers a select choice, local produce is favoured and is excellent. Each of the six rooms have their own distinct character; Criffel is the most spacious with an unusual vaulted ceiling and a cosy seating area, Oswald is decorated in Toile de Juy with a delightful sun lounge overlooking the gardens, a chance to soak up the glorious view. If stairs are a problem, Solway on the ground floor provides the perfect solution with the most fabulous bathroom, complete with walk in shower. Cavens House doesn't cater for the late traveller, but sticks to a traditional routine of drinks before dinner which is served no later than 8.00pm, something to bear in mind.
Recommended for
  • Country Escape
  • A charming country house set in 20 acres of woodland and lawns, with excellent walking and warm fires to great your return.
  • Romantic Break
  • A cosy hideaway for two in this enchanting part of the country, with charming suites and romantic dining.
 

Written by Louise Farquhar

Recommended For

  • Country Escape
  • A charming country house set in 20 acres of woodland and lawns, with excellent walking and warm fires to great your return.
  • Romantic Break
  • A cosy hideaway for two in this enchanting part of the country, with charming suites and romantic dining.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • After a long days rambling, settle in by the fire with a stiff drink, followed by a hearty meal.
  • Birdwatching
  • Pack the binoculars as there are two nearby reserves RSPB Mersehead and WWT Caerlaverock.
  • Sights nearby
  • Explore the 17th century Drumlanrig Castle and the 13th century Sweetheart Abbey.
  • Great walks
  • Visit Dumfries House and take a guided walk of the Theave Gardens.
  • Golf
  • Play at Southerness Golf just five minutes from the hotel.
  • Views
  • Sweeping views of the Solway Firth.
  • Pet friendly
  • On request.
  • Secluded setting
  • Owner managed
  • Good wine list
  • Quiet
  • Country House
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Free wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Artworks
  • Antiques
  • Child friendly
  • Traditional
  • Charming
  • Luxury
  • Intimate
  • Romantic

Facilities

  • Views
  • Sweeping views of the Solway Firth.
  • Parking
  • Free parking
  • Pet friendly
  • On request.
  • Bar
  • Bicycles available
  • Fireplace
  • Not suitable for disabled guests
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Good wine list
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Child friendly
  • Sitting Room
  • Suites
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Wifi
  • Free wifi

Activities

  • Hotel Entertainment
  • After a long days rambling, settle in by the fire with a stiff drink, followed by a hearty meal.
  • Birdwatching
  • Pack the binoculars as there are two nearby reserves RSPB Mersehead and WWT Caerlaverock.
  • Sights nearby
  • Explore the 17th century Drumlanrig Castle and the 13th century Sweetheart Abbey.
  • Great walks
  • Visit Dumfries House and take a guided walk of the Theave Gardens.
  • Golf
  • Play at Southerness Golf just five minutes from the hotel.

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