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Knockinaam has collected a number of prestigious awards.
What people say about Knockinaam:
‘Near the quaint southwest Scotland fishing village Portpatrick there's a very secluded country house hotel, one concealed by a horseshoe of gorse-clad cliffs with sweeping lawns that stretch to a private sandy cove. Such a spectacular location is only part of the allure – the hotel is also widely known for its Michelin star cuisine, excellent wine list and friendly service. But if it’s a romantic location you’re after, this one ticks all the boxes! Scramble up the twisted paths with the resident playful dogs and enjoy messing about in rock pools collecting shells and driftwood.
The surrounding Galloway countryside is quite possibly Scotland’s best kept secret and the picturesque harbour at Portpatrick is lovely to visit. The largest town, Stranraer, is a bustling port with regular ferries across to Ireland. For walks and day trips there are many beaches, interesting shops and historical sites on the doorstep. Scotland’s National Booktown, Wigtown, is an enjoyable and easy drive away, as is Whithorn, ‘First in Scotland’s Past’ and cradle of Christianity in the British Isles – make sure to see the remarkable Latinus Stone which dates from about 450AD. There are superb local botantical gardens, seaside attractions, the Mull of Galloway itself, forest mountain biking tracks and the evocative, clifftop bronze otter memorial to author Gavin Maxwell.
The remoteness of Knockinaam Lodge appealed to Sir Winston Churchill and General Eisenhower who chose to hold a secret meeting there during the Second World War to discuss the D-Day plans. The hotel features in The Thirty-nine Steps – John Buchan's classic murder mystery novel, made into an award-winning movie by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935. And, adding a more recent bit of history, Knockinaam won the Scottish Romantic Hotel of the Year 2007 award at the Scottish Hotels of the Year Awards.’
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If you want breath-taking scenery, exquisite food and the most attentive service, this is the place to stay.
I stayed midweek in September and had sunny mild weather. My room had a view of the sea and also the delight of the afternoon sun. From my arrival and the welcome complementary tea and shortbread I could not fault a single thing. The chef even coped with my lactose intolerance and I was given my own printed taster menu. An example of the individual service a guest receives. The wrench of leaving can only be assuaged by planning my next visit. My complements to David, Donna and the team. - TripAdvisor.co.uk, Jennifer C, 4 March 2016.
This hotel is situated in a peaceful coastal location with great views of the Irish sea. The dining room and bar lounge are also quite intimate and comfortable. Rooms are all quite different and of course there is the famous room in which Winston Churchill stayed. The food and quality of service is excellent. Overall a great place to get away from it all. - TripAdvisor.co.uk, businessman736, 2 February 2016.
Luxury self catering by the sea. Short breaks from £700.
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