Knockinaam Lodge

Sheltered by a horseshoe of wooded hills, and edged by a private beach on the coast of the Rhinns of Galloway, Sian and David Ibbotson’s 19th-century former hunting lodge is a popular choice for special occasions. More

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Knockinaam Lodge
Portpatrick
Dumfries and Galloway
DG9 9AD
Scotland
01776 810471
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

10.

Open

all year.

Facilities

2 lounges, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, 30-acre grounds, only restaurant suitable for disabled.

Background music

’easy listening‘/classical in restaurant in evening.

Children

welcomed, no under-12s in dining room after 7 pm (high tea at 6).

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per person D,B&B single £175–£325, double £145–£220. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Sheltered by a horseshoe of wooded hills, and edged by a private beach on the coast of the Rhinns of Galloway, Sian and David Ibbotson’s 19th-century former hunting lodge is a popular choice for special occasions. Newlyweds this year attest to the staff’s ‘attention to detail, professionalism and friendliness’. Others praise the ‘excellent’ customer service. The ‘secluded’ setting is full of possibilities, romantic and strategic. Book the Churchill suite, where the former PM stayed while planning the D-Day landings in 1944: the original fireplace and 100-year-old enamelled bath in which he soaked are still there; the super-king-size sleigh bed, walk-in shower and a seating area are newer. Other bedrooms – some snug, all different – have much charm; many have views over the sea. In the candlelit restaurant, chef Tony Pierce’s ‘superb’ tasting menu is modern Scotland on a plate. Relish his ‘elegant’ dishes, perhaps grilled fillet of native salmon, pickled fennel, pink grapefruit and coriander; roast canon of Galloway lamb, black pudding crust, garlic pomme purée. Breakfast, with freshly baked bread and home-made preserves, is praised. (Helen Helmers, and others)

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Special offers

Spring Breaks

Stay for two nights midweek from £215 per person or weekend from £250 per person until the 13th of April. Rates are inclusive of welcoming tea or coffee upon arrival, romantic candle-lit dinner each evening, early morning tea, traditional Scottish breakfast each morning and VAT. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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.

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Knockinaam Lodge
Portpatrick
Dumfries and Galloway
DG9 9AD

Guest comments

'Stayed here for work a few years ago and have been longing for a reason to travel so far to return - so did for my honeymoon. We booked a two-night midweek dinner, bed and breakfast, and it was perfect. Tranquil setting, cosy log fire, big bed and superb food, coupled with great customer service in providing a non-menu dessert for my wife who didn't like the menu items ' - Ian Shaw - October, 2016
'David and the entire team at Knockinaam could not have done any more to make our wedding the most special day to remember in September 2015.>The attention to detail, professionalism and friendliness of everyone there made it a wonderful experience. ' - Helen Helmers - September, 2015
'Lovely setting, so secluded. Immaculate gardens with play area and potager. Food very elegant in tiny portions on tasting manu. Not keen on the small attic room, but Pond, much larger, with huge bathroom was fine apart from poor bedside lights. Excellent staff and good breakfasts. ' - CR - August, 2011

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