What customers & critics say about us...
This is a charming family run hotel with an interesting history. A delicious three course dinner is included in the room rate accompanied by a varied wine list to suit all tastes and budgets. A well stocked bar is perfect for pre and post dinner drinks in the lounge. Ideal for those who, like us, don't want to have to drive , or leave the hotel for dinner!
- Tripadvisor review, November 2023
We have now stayed at Cavens several times, and it continues to maintain it's excellence. This is a quiet, comfortable country house hotel where you are personally welcomed as a friend.
-Tripadvisor review, October 2023
"An excellent first class weekend in the capable hands of Jane and Angus. Spotlessly clean, superb food and excellent wine list at exceptionally good prices. Nothing was too much trouble including getting flowers in the room for my wife's birthday."
- Tripadvisor review, June 2022
"To stay in Cavens is like staying in the very comfortable home of good friends. The welcome is warm, the rooms and public areas are well appointed and comfortable, the grounds are a pleasure to explore, and the food is just wonderful. Each day Angus explains what he will prepare for dinner, and every meal we had in Cavens was interesting and delicious...This was our first stay in Cavens, and we'll be back."
- Tripadvisor review extract, April 2022
"My partner and I stayed for two nights. We’d planned to go to Dumfries and Galloway and we chose Cavens because it was a boutique (beautiful country house) and had a fantastic food and wine menu. We were not let down at all. It surpassed our expectations on all fronts...The dinners and breakfasts were top-notch - and the wine!!! Oh, the wine selection was superb. My partner was in his element...We will return!"
- Tripadvisor review extract, September 2021
"Fabulous location with delightful public rooms and our bedroom was both spacious and comfortable with magnificent views. The meals were second to none with delicious locally sourced food. Owners and staff were exceptionally welcoming and friendly."
-Tripadvisor review, July 2021
“Owner Angus cooks in the kitchen and serves up unpretentious, top-notch local ingredients cooked to perfection.”
- Ali Howard, Sunday Herald Travel Editor
"In a town not tops for eating out (Dumfries), Cavens is only 20 minutes away."
- Peter Irvine, Scotland the Best
"I booked this hotel for a residential party for an elderly relative. The staff were the most accommodating one could imagine and the location just perfect. The rooms are enormous, the food fantastic, and the local walks invigorating."
- Fergus, TripAdvisor