Scotland, United Kingdom

Knockinaam Lodge

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Why We Love It

  • This Victorian country house is set in 30 acres of gardens & has a private beach
  • The AA Hotel Guide 2017 describes the lodge as a "haven of tranquillity & relaxation"
  • The 3-AA-Rosette restaurant serves a menu that "evolves with the seasons" (The Michelin Guide 2017)
  • During WWII, Winston Churchill & then-General Eisenhower met here

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Map & Directions

The nearest train station is Stanrear, a 25-minute drive from the lodge. The nearest airport is Glasgow Prestwick, around an hour and 45 minutes' drive. The hotel is at the end of a single-track lane. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Knockinaam Lodge is a small Victorian country house on the Scottish coast, in the southwest region of Dumfries and Galloway. The property 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 2017 describes the lodge as a "haven of tranquillity and relaxation" that provides a "sophisticated but intimate home-from-home experience". Set within 30 acres of landscaped grounds, the property overlooks 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 few spots 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. 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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 1 and under in Sea View Rooms only. This does not include breakfast.

Pets: Dogs are welcome on request, and in limited rooms only:  £20 per dog, per stay. Please enquire with the hotel prior to booking, to check room availability.

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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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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