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8th September 2023

Family Fun at Knockinaam Lodge

Guests often describe Knockinaam Lodge as a “home from home”. A friendly welcome greets you on arrival with the team at Knockinaam keen that after your journey, you are quickly in step with the relaxed atmosphere of this beautiful historic hunting lodge. The surroundings of tranquil gardens in a private cove, with stunning sea views soon cast away thoughts of the outside world.      

Owners David and Sian Ibbotson hope that you will fall in love with Knockinaam, as they did over 20 years ago when, with a young family they took the step into hotel ownership, after international careers in hospitality.

Within Knockinaam, at the top of the lodge, there is a family suite called Hannay which consists of a Super-king bedroom, small lounge area which then leads into a large bathroom. But as an addition, a twin/triple bedroom can also link into the bathroom. You can view and book our family-friendly Hannay with Croft room here.

This is great used as a family suite, but in addition to this, there is also another room (West) which is also available as a king/twin bedroom, so in total up to 7 guests can have the 2nd floor of the hotel. Both with stunning sea views.

We offer a 3 AA rosette 5-course set dinner menu (which changes daily) in the evening, and children over 12years are welcome to join their adults in the restaurant.  For the smaller members, we offer a High Tea menu, which again is all home-made. We have even been known to organise MF’s (midnight feasts at around 8pm), with parents’ permission. All dietary requirements are catered for. 

We have a large selection of DVD’s & games for children to borrow in the evenings, but hopefully the sea air lulls them into a deep sleep ready for the adventures the next day will bring.

Here at Knockinaam and close by, we have plenty of traditional entertainment for the family.

Hours upon hours of rock pooling, dam building & beach fun, along with family garden games on the front lawn.  Walks to Portpatrick (for the more energetic) or a short drive (8 minutes) Portpatrick there is the putting green and harbour, and the Logan Fish Pond is a wonderful experience for all the family near Logan Botanical Gardens & Beach.

We have pony trekking, and alpaca walks at Sandhead, and Stranraer Watersports Association offer lessons in paddleboarding, sailing, kayaking along with private hire of equipment in Loch Ryan. Local cycle hire (Westby’s Electric Bike hire) or we can offer storage for bikes at the hotel. Not forgetting plenty of beaches to walk & explore in this amazing region.

For a traditional family holiday, you are well looked after by a team that value the traditions of good service but with a homely and friendly touch.

This luxury boutique hotel, set in stunning grounds, tucked in a corner of Southwest Scotland, is one of the gems in Dumfries & Galloway. The hotel’s reputation is as much down to its unassuming service delivery as it is the design and culinary reputation.

Knockinaam Lodge is a magical place: a secluded bolthole with picturesque views that salves the soul as soon as you arrive. It’s within reach but once here you will feel out of reach and never want to leave.


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