Knockinaam Lodge

Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway

‘A stiff walk from Portpatrick along the cliffs’ brings you to Sian and David Ibbotson’s Victorian hunting lodge overlooking the Irish Sea. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘A stiff walk from Portpatrick along the cliffs’ brings you to Sian and David Ibbotson’s Victorian hunting lodge overlooking the Irish Sea. It is a ‘very comfortable, spacious house’, write readers, while the best bedrooms offer ‘Churchillian levels of luxury’. Indeed, you can book the room in which Churchill slept when he and Eisenhower planned the D-Day landings here. It has a sleigh bed and a century-old enamelled-concrete soaking bath. Rooms have a sea or garden view, perhaps a half-tester bed or a separate lounge. All have posh toiletries. The scones with afternoon tea by the fire are ‘dangerously tempting’, not to speak of 120-plus malt whiskies. Long-serving chef Tony Pierce changes his tasting menus each day, and you will want to be on form for his modern Scottish fare. Local and home-grown ingredients appear in such dishes as grilled, salted Ayrshire cod with mussels and greenhouse tomato emulsion, or roast canon of Galloway lamb with a rosemary-scented jus. The ‘polished service’ and all-round professionalism also win praise. In all, ‘I can’t recommend it highly enough,’ another reader declares. (Peter Foster, DL)

Hotel details

Address

Knockinaam Lodge
Portpatrick
Dumfries and Galloway
DG9 9AD
Scotland

Telephone

01776 810471

Bedrooms

10.

Open

all year.

Facilities

2 lounges, bar, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, 20-acre grounds (garden, beach), public areas wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in restaurant in evening.

Children

all ages welcomed, no under-12s in dining room, children's high tea provided.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, grounds, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per person D,B&B single £200–£345, double £165–£240. Set lunch £40 (Sun £35). 1-night bookings refused certain weekends, Christmas, New Year.

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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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