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Sleeps - 12
Region - Southern Scotland
Sporting Mixed sporting
Activities Golf · Mountain biking · Riding
Features Fully Catered · Self-Catered
Rental From £3,500 per week
Set in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, Cavens is an intimate country house with a sense of warmth, relaxation and well-being. Built in 1752 by the influential tobacco baron Sir Richard Oswald, Cavens was so dear to his family that it remained in their name for over 200 years.
The owners Jane & Angus Fordyce will personally host you and will make you feel totally at home. They believe that everyone deserves a little luxury, a little indulgence in their busy lives and in the public rooms and bedrooms, guests are offered just that.
Cavens is the ideal venue for a luxurious sporting week, where you will enjoy the highest levels of service. Cavens is also available for a one or two night stay; perfect for an evening celebration with family and friends.
Guests are encouraged to treat Cavens as their own place in the country.
Cavens is also available for small intimate weddings of up to 30 guests.
Rental Fully catered from £1,500 per night Self catered from £3,500 per week
Cavens offers a lovely country house “feel” which you can either take self or fully catered depending on your requirements. There are several sporting estates nearby offering excellent driven and walked up shooting.
Just returned home. It was wonderful, we had a great time. The house was lovely, food great and Angus’ hospitality wonderful. We loved every minute of it and hope to have more fantastic holidays with your help.
– Larissa, United Kingdom
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There are six guest rooms at Cavens, each with ensuite bathrooms with luxury toiletries and each furnished with a fine blend of the traditional and the modern. Each room has views over the six acres of gardens or surrounding countryside. In every room for your convenience is a television, hairdryer and direct dial telephone.
Cavens offers a computer room for the use of guests with complimentary broadband access.
Menus at Cavens can either be created by yourselves or carefully tailored to your requirements with the help of Angus using fresh locally sourced ingredients, such as fillet of Galloway beef, venison or salmon. Then relax after dinner with a malt whisky in front of log fires!
Cavens has an extensive wine and spirits selection of which guests can order from. Cavens will also be more than happy to order in for guests specific tastes.
A secure and authentic gun room is available for guests.
Kennels are available for dogs – by permission.
Shooting & Fishing
Dumfries and Galloway is a beautiful part of the world. In the rich countryside around Cavens, guests can enjoy a range of shooting, from a driven day to an informal walked-up rough day with the keeper; clay pigeon shooting is also available.
Wonderful trout fishing is available on a private loch locally; just a short drive from Cavens.
Golf is within easy reach.
Pass your days with brisk walks in the hills or a little gentle beach-combing along the tranquil Solway Coast. Visit historic Castles, Abbeys and gardens. Do some bird-watching and some red squirrel spotting.
The town of Dumfries and The Solway Firth is close by.
Portraiture Following the success of last year’s Cavens Painting School with professional artist Flora Blackett, another school will be held this year. Having studied portraiture in Florence, local girl Flora is now mainly based in London and exhibits nationally and internationally. Past commissions have including H.R.H Princess Michael of Kent. Focussing on portraiture, painting and drawing, classes will be held in Flora’s summer studio just a short drive or a pleasant walk from Cavens. Flora takes a maximum of 5 students. Price on Application.
Strictly for the Birds – The Red Kite breeding programme has been one of Galloway’s great success stories and these are just some of the magnificent birds you can see on this unique bird-watching weekend. Ornithologists flock from all over the country to spot the abundant birdlife in this district, and November is a particularly good time to watch all manner of waders and wildfowl in the important reserves on the Solway Coast. This will be the third year that Cavens and the RSPB have joined forces to offer guests a break that combines all of the comfort you’d expect from a luxury hotel with expert, ranger-led excursions to reserves and sanctuaries througout the region. Price on Application.
Spring Fling For a really memorable late spring visit, come for the Spring Fling weekend. Dates to be confirmed. Late May 2009. All over Dumfries and Galloway, artists and craftsmen open their studios to the public. Potters, painters, photographers, jewellers, weavers, basket makers, sculptors, wood-workers, glass blowers and more. There is an astonishing wealth of talent in the area, in addition to the wonderful scenery, heritage and culture. Specially designed ‘trails’ help make sure you don’t miss any of the studios and the routes take you through some of the most unspoiled country you will ever see. Price on Application.
Hi Dorcas, Just returned home. It was wonderful. We had a great!!! time. The house was lovely and cosy, food was great, Angus' hospitality - wonderful. We loved every minute of it. We hope to have more fantastic holidays with your help. Sincerely Larissa
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