Knockinaam Lodge

Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway

Where the road ends and the Irish Sea begins, this former Victorian hunting lodge with a private cove is secluded, unapologetically traditional and rich in comforts and good food. More

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Where the road ends and the Irish Sea begins, this former Victorian hunting lodge with a private cove is secluded, unapologetically traditional and rich in comforts and good food. ‘The cuisine has gone from very good to excellent,’ reports a reader on a repeat stay, impressed that even the petit fours were different on the daily-changing menu. ‘Not stuffy, no piles of co-ordinating cushions, just very well run,’ writes another repeat visitor. There are soft carpets, thick floral curtains, a wood-panelled bar and fires in the two lounges. Bedrooms are elegant with pretty patterned wallpapers and fabrics, antiques and good space for armchairs. Some have a window seat, one a tester bed, another views from the bathtub; all have a bath as well as shower. ‘The views across the sea to Northern Ireland are wonderful.’ Menus highlight seafood and local farm produce and might include breast of duck with black pudding and armagnac prunes. Most of the fruit and vegetables are home-grown. Expect sustaining breakfasts with Galloway kippers, kidneys and bacon on the menu. In summer, guests can dine outdoors. ‘An excellent place to get away.’ (Peter Foster, Sir William and Lady Reid, CT)

Hotel details

Address

Portpatrick
Dumfries and Galloway
DG9 9AD
Scotland

Telephone

01776 810471

Bedrooms

12. 2 in self-catering lodge overlooking beach.

Open

all year.

Facilities

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

Background music

in restaurant during lunch and dinner.

Children

all ages welcomed, under-12s extra bed £55 including high tea, 12 and over £130 including dinner, no under-12s in dining room.

Dogs

in some bedrooms (£30 per stay), in grounds, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

D,B&B doubles from £430, singles from £275. Set lunch £45. 1-night bookings refused on certain weekends, Christmas, New Year.

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Comments about Knockinaam Lodge

Covid rules scrupulously observed. Food and wine as excellent and imaginative as ever .Owner showed us his improved fruit and vegetable areas, including new asparagus bed. The hotel has also built a new area by the seashore for dining al fresco and has had the paths and parking resurfaced - Sir William Reid - May 2021
Wonderful country house hotel in peaceful location by the sea. A stiff walk from Portpatrick along the sea cliffs brings you to Knockinaam with its own private bay and beach on the Irish Sea. Very comfortable and spacious house, gardens and rooms from Churchillian levels of luxury to simpler garden or upper rooms. Polished service and fine restaurant serving fixed interesting menu. A very enjoyable stay. - Peter Foster - August 2019
We spent three days over Hogmany and had a terrific time. The owners and their staff do all they can to ensure that all guests enjoyed their stay. The evening taster menu was delicate, well judged and beautifully executed. Afternoon scones the finest I have tasted and our bedroom was extremely comfortable and roomy. A very special place. - Deborah Loveluck - January 2019

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