6. 1 on ground floor.
Mar–Nov, exclusive use by groups at New Year.
2 sitting rooms, dining room, meeting facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 10-acre grounds, unsuitable for disabled.
light classical all day in one sitting room, dining room.
all ages welcomed (cots provided).
allowed by arrangement, not in public rooms or unattended in bedrooms.
 per room D,B&B £200–£300 (a choice of any 3 courses from the à la carte dinner menu), 1-night bookings refused Easter, bank holidays.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘On a wild winter night, we received a warm welcome from owner/host/chef Angus Fordyce and his wife,’ writes a regular Guide reader in 2016. ‘Cavens is a winning example of the small “hands-on” country hotel genre, epitomised by Angus’s willingness to drive out to rescue us from a flooded car incident.’ Automobile adventuring aside, the Fordyce family’s 18th-century manor house has a ‘restful’ atmosphere and ‘friendly, smiling’ staff. Admirers like the traditional decor and the sitting rooms filled with books, antiques, oil paintings, a grand piano. Bedrooms overlook the gardens and surrounding countryside; pick an ‘Estate’ room for extra space in which to luxuriate. At dinner, Angus Fordyce’s market menu might include warm fennel salad; Galloway beef, red wine marmalade. Bon vivants might enjoy a digestif and home-made petits fours by the log fire. Ask to see the small private wine cellar – the host is pleased to conduct a tour. Breakfasts are ‘particularly good, with plenty of choice’. The extensive grounds, including a new kitchen garden, offer ample space to roam. (Dick Pugh, and others)
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10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide