Living North have teamed up with Cavens Country House to offer two nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation for two with dinner on both nights.
Owned and run by husband-and-wife team Angus and Jane Fordyce, Cavens Country House sits in the picturesque Kirkbean by Dumfries on the beautiful Solway coast. It’s all about the personal touch here. Angus and Jane focus on quality and the finer details which go towards making every stay memorable. As an added bonus, they’ll even throw in a bottle of wine to make your stay extra special.
All rooms at Cavens are doubles and each is individually designed. All include intriguing heritage features, artwork and, of course, wonderfully comfortable beds. The Country bedrooms have wonderful views out over the grounds, while the Estate bedrooms are a little more spacious and luxurious – the Oswald room even has its own ensuite sitting room.
Your stay will include a freshly-cooked breakfast both mornings, and a delicious dinner each evening. Both meals will be served in the elegant dining room with its crisp white linen and garden views. Angus prepares all the meals at the hotel and his menus are full of locally sourced, seasonally available produce made into deliciously tempting dishes.
If you’re looking to unwind in the evenings, why not enjoy a liqueur or coffee with some chocolates from the comfort of an easy chair? Be sure to enquire about the hotel’s private wine cellar too. This area is one of the hotel’s stand-outs – think wine-racks built into the walls and a wonderfully relaxed ambience. If you’d like to spend some time down in the cellar, just let Angus know and he’ll do his best to accommodate your request.
Through the daytime, you’ll want to get out and explore the local area. Take a coastal walk and keep an eye out for red squirrels, roe deer and birds of prey, or visit the ruins of Sweetheart Abbey which dates back to the 1200s and dominates the skyline of the nearby village of New Abbey.
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Send your name and contact details on a postcard to Living North, Studio 2, St Nicholas Chare, Newcastle NE1 1RJ. Mark your entries CAVENS.
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