Secluded in a beautiful 30-acre setting beside the Irish Sea, Knockinaam Lodge enjoys one of Scotland’s most romantic settings. Built in 1869 as a hunting lodge by Lady Hunter-Blair and extended to its present size in 1901, this hotel offers marvellous sea views and sunsets, gardens, public rooms with open log fires. Knockinaam also has an international reputation for service, hospitality and attention to detail, and is the ideal place for a relaxing getaway: Sir Winston Churchill even chose Knockinaam as his secret meeting place with General Dwight D. Eisenhower during the Second World War.
Enjoy your stay in one of the ten exquisite rooms in the main house, or consider a stay in the wonderful new Shingle Lodge, a luxury self-catering cottage which sleeps four and is just metres from the the private beach.
The restaurant is nothing less than stunning. Expect superbly delicious and innovative cuisine using only the freshest ingredients, including Scottish beef and lamb and local seafood. To complement the dining, the wine list has over 500 varieties on offer, and the hotel is noted for its display of over 124 malt whiskies – a pleasure for the connoisseur and an education for the novice!
There is superb fishing and shooting close by, and nearby golf clubs include Turnberry, Royal Troon, Prestwick, Brunston Castle, Southerness, Stranraer and Portpatrick.
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