Knockinaam Lodge is an extended Victorian house set in an idyllic cove with its own pebble beach…
“Elegantly simple dishes in a comfortable and historic setting” - AA Inspector
PORTPATRICK, DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY
Churchill and Eisenhower planned D-Day at this boutique country house hotel, built in the 19th century as a hunting lodge, but don’t worry, you won’t have to think about anything more taxing than what you might have for dinner. An elegant double-aspect dining room makes the most of stunning views over manicured lawns and beyond to the sea, a comfortable setting for the daily-changing set menu, where locally sourced produce is the backbone of the simple but effective cooking. A cappuccino of ceps and tarragon with poached quail’s egg is a light and delicate starter, followed by roast loin of tender, deeply flavoured Carsluith red deer.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 32
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 30
- Wines over £30: 350
- Wines by the glass: 13
- Cuisine style: Modern Scottish
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About the area
Discover Dumfries & Galloway
Dumfries and Galloway is a wonderfully undiscovered corner of Scotland – a romantic land of wooded glens, high hills and exposed moorland, haunted by its colourful past and the ghosts of those who fell in fierce and bloody battles. Heading west from Gretna Green you soon reach Dumfries, straddling the River Nith, where you may see red-breasted mergansers in summer.
The market town has strong associations with one of Scotland’s most famous sons, Robert Burns, who farmed nearby and returned to Dumfries towards the end of his life. You’ll find Burns-related visitor attractions around town, plus a portfolio of other sights ranging from ruined castles and abbeys to quirky museums. You can see for miles from the Camera Obscura, which occupies the top floor of the 18th-century windmill.
To the north lies a vast and endless landscape; mile upon mile of open moorland and afforested slopes stretching towards the Ayrshire coast. On the long haul to Stanraer, you’ll want to make regular stops and visit places like Gatehouse of Fleet, a delightful 18th-century planned town, and Creetown, a planned village on the estuary on the River Cree. Perfect for walking and fishing, Dumfries and Galloway seems gloriously untouched by 20th-century progress.
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