Check out this week’s Hotel of the Week: Cavens – Kirkbean, Dumfries & Galloway…
A beautifully restored Georgian country house, Cavens was built in 1752 by the influential Oswald family and numbered Rabbie Burns among its most celebrated early visitors. With its idyllic location near the Solway Coast, warm hospitality from hands-on owners, Angus and Jane Fordyce, and wealth of original features, Cavens is unlike a typical luxury hotel. While it has the comfort and style of Scotland’s finest establishments, staying here is more like staying with friends.
Whether it’s the gleaming antiques or fresh ingredients for Angus’ outstanding locally-sourced dinners (three courses plus breakfast included in the room rate), everything has a personal, hand- picked feel. The elegant country-house sitting rooms are relaxed and inviting with roaring log fires, comfy sofas, table lamps, rugs and books. Nothing has been forgotten in the six bedrooms – Roberts radios, tea, coffee, home-made biscuits – all decorated with character and care. After 19 years, the Fordyces are exceptional hosts and in Cavens they’ve created a place to stay with soul.
Doubles from £290
By day, enjoy coastal walks and secret beaches from Kippford to Rockliffe (20 minutes away) with an incredible array of iconic Scottish flora and fauna and by night take in the dark skies with views of over 7000 stars in the Kirroughtree Forest Visitor Centre (1 hour away).
Visit Woodland Restaurant or the Coach House Café at Dumfries House (1hour 30 minutes away), one of Britain’s most beautiful stately homes, for a taste of the South-West of Scotland, using the best seasonal produce sourced from local producers and their own garden.
Visit Woodland Restaurant or the Coach House Café at Dumfries House (1 hour 30 minutes away), one of Britain’s most beautiful stately homes, for a taste of the South-West of Scotland, using the best seasonal produce sourced from local producers and their own garden.
Cavens hosted the cast of The Wife, including Glen Close and Jonathan Pryce, during filming on the Solway Coast.
Want to find out more? Visit the hotel’s website.
Win a one-night stay in a country room and dinner for two at Cavens with our Hotel of the Week competition (find out more here).