Portpatrick

Knockinaam Lodge

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Why We Love It

  • This Victorian country house is set in 30 acres of gardens and has a private beach
  • The Daily Telegraph describes it as "a heavenly place to wake up to"
  • During WWII, Winston Churchill and then-General Eisenhower met here

90%
Enjoyed This
(21 Member Ratings)
"Coastal location and the food"
Gill
Mar 13, 2018
Burnley, United Kingdom

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Map & Directions

The nearest train station is Stanraer, a 25-minute drive from the lodge. The hotel is at the end of a single-track lane. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

This 5-AA-Gold star property is a small Victorian country house on the Scottish coast, in the southwest region of Dumfries and Galloway. It has an interesting history -- originally built in 1869 as a hunting lodge, it was the secret location for a meeting between Churchill and General Eisenhower in World War II.

The AA Hotel Guide 2018 describes the lodge as a "haven of tranquillity and relaxation" that provides a "sophisticated but intimate home-from-home experience". The property is set within 30 acres of landscaped grounds, overlooking the sea and has its own private pebble beach -- on a fine day, you can see Northern Ireland from the shore.

Dinner is served in the 3-AA-Rosette restaurant, a "genteel, traditional dining room" (The AA), where award-winning head chef Tony Pierce produces a gourmet tasting menu of modern Scottish dishes. The hotel also has a lounge with an open fireplace, and a wood-panelled Whisky Bar which has a selection of over 120 single malts.

The lodge is a 10-minute drive from the seaside town of Portpatrick, home to an old parish church, and Dunskey Castle, a 16th-century cliff-top ruin. Killantringan Lighthouse -- one of the spots from where both the Mull of Galloway and the Mull of Kintyre can be seen at the same time -- is a 20-minute drive away.

The 300-square-mile Galloway Forest Park -- the first Dark Sky Park in the UK, named as one of the best places for stargazing in the world -- is around 45 minutes' drive from the hotel.

Bedrooms are individually designed and offer garden or sea views. Dogs are allowed in certain rooms for an extra £20 per stay (payable direct to the hotel). Wi-Fi is free.

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift

Services

  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Bike rental
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service

Accessibility

  • Accessible restaurant

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are on request, available in Glen and South Rooms only, and must be requested upon booking. Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £55 per night for children aged 18 months to 11 years, £120 per night for older children and adults. This includes breakfast and dinner. Infant's cot/crib are available, free of charge, for children aged 17 months and under.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.
Up to 4 guests can also be accommodated in Hannay Rooms when using existing bedding. The total price will reflect the extra charges based on the number of guests selected. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.
Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to request an extra bed/cot and confirm the age of the third guest.

Pets: Dogs are welcome on request and in limited rooms only: £20 per dog, per stay. Please inquire with the hotel prior to booking, to check room availability. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

90%
Enjoyed This
(21 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Knockinaam Lodge over the past 15 months.
4.9 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.8 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
Everything
Richard Apr 08, 2018 Sheffield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Coastal location and the food
Gill Mar 13, 2018 Burnley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It is more of a house feel than a hotel, with guests being able to chat in the informal lounges. Staff were very friendly, helpful and efficient. Food was of a very high standard and food preferences were readily catered for. Very peaceful place with good access to interesting walks.
Tom Jan 28, 2018 Hamilton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The house itself was wonderful
Other Comments
All the little touches made for a fabulous experience. It’s class service
Susan Jan 27, 2018 Seaham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very peaceful. Attentive staff without being overbearing. Excellent food.
Other Comments
A real treat
sandra Jan 24, 2018 Moffat, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food.
Other Comments
Beautiful room and the staff were courteous and friendly
Claire Jan 23, 2018 Moffat, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
food ,staff, location
neil Jan 18, 2018 Chester le Street, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
location and friendly staff and lovely rooms
Other Comments
amazing food
LINDA Jan 09, 2018 CARNFORTH, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
quiet and peaceful, food, staff and location good.
Other Comments
no tea & coffee facilities, tray £5.50 for 2 teas. couldn't afford to go back unless on a deal.
Dorothy Dec 20, 2017 Carlisle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Standard of food was exceptional and they should not have lost their Michelin star.
Other Comments
Very comfortable hotel with helpful staff.
THOMAS Nov 23, 2017 Stranraer, United Kingdom

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