Knockinaam Lodge

On a sheltered cove on the wildly scenic Galloway coast, Sian and David Ibbotson’s stone hunting lodge is liked for its ‘tranquil setting’, its ‘professional, friendly, caring’ staff, and its fine collection of single malts. More

Contact details

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

Hotel information

Bedrooms

10

Open

all year.

Facilities

2 lounges, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, 20-acre grounds, only restaurant suitable for disabled.

Background music

‘easy listening’/classical in restaurant in evening.

Children

all ages welcomed, no under-12s in dining room in evening (high tea at 6 pm).

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per person D,B&B £145–£220. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

On a sheltered cove on the wildly scenic Galloway coast, Sian and David Ibbotson’s stone hunting lodge is liked for its ‘tranquil setting’, its ‘professional, friendly, caring’ staff, and its fine collection of single malts. Inside the traditionally decorated 19th-century building, there are log fires, fresh flowers, deep armchairs on oriental carpets, and ‘cosy, comfortable’ lounges ideal for afternoon tea. No surprise, perhaps, that some guests come for special occasions: ‘It’s our go-to for celebrating anniversaries.’ Stay in the Churchill suite, where the former PM once stayed: the king-size sleigh bed and walk-in shower may be new, but the 100-year-old enamelled bath in which he soaked is still there. Other bedrooms – varying in size, all different – look out across the sea, with views to Northern Ireland. At dinner, chef Tony Pierce’s modern Scottish cuisine, perhaps including roast Speyside beef, Knockinaam new potatoes, garlic beignet, is ‘superb’. Breakfast well before heading off on one of the many walks from the door, or simply traipse through the landscaped gardens to reach a private sandy beach. (HH, and others)

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Summer Breaks available until 3rd September 2017. Two nights midweek from £295 per person or weekend from £312.50 per person until 3rd September 2017. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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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 could not have done any more to make our wedding the most special day to remember. 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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