• Gourmet Weekend

    Join us for our summer Gourmet Weekend on the 28th and 29th of June.  Our theme this time is berries.  More info

  • Relax and Restore

    Spend time away from the hustle and bustle to restore your well being and your inner strength to face the world again at Knockinaam.  More information on our two or more night dinner breaks.

  • Short Breaks in Shingle Lodge

    Stay on a short break in Shingle Lodge this summer. Rates from £1050. 


    Knockinaam Lodge warmly welcomes our guests with personalised service, stunning individual room and suite accommodations, and a delightful intimate and romantic atmosphere.


    Few small country house hotels in Dumfries and Galloway, indeed anywhere in Scotland, can match the glittering array of awards possessed by Knockinaam – 3 AA red stars, 3 AA food rosettes


    With only 10 luxury bedrooms and suites we provide highly individualised attention to our guests and their unique needs. We are a real "home away from home" for so many of our guests.



Knockinaam is ideal for small intimate weddings, special events, club tours and house parties.

Our latest Good Hotel Guide Awards


We invite you in to our 19th century country house hotel, fully restored to create a stylish and relaxed ambience for our guests as they enjoy stunning scenery and food served in our 3 AA rosette restaurant.

Knockinaam Lodge is the only luxury boutique hotel in Dumfries and Galloway, tucked into the south west corner of Scotland. Easy to reach from the A75, 3 miles from picturesque Portpatrick and only 8 miles from Stranraer and the ferry port of Cairnryan, with access to Ireland.

Attention to detail and unassuming service are our aim. We are an intimate 10-bedroom hotel, with a great history to tell. This historic hunting lodge featured in John Buchan’s The 39 Steps, was the boyhood home of Royal Navy submarine ace, Lieutenant Commander Malcolm David Wanklyn VC and the secret meeting place for Churchill and Eisenhower as they planned the D-Day landings.

A 5-star ‘Restaurant with Rooms’ rated by the AA and VisitScotland, luxury is guaranteed as is seclusion and breath-taking views as you enjoy the peace of the private cove, looking out to the Irish sea and with 30 acres of stunning landscaped ground stretching down to the beach, there’s much to see and do or to just relax and take in.



Within a couple of hours of Glasgow or the border with England, you reach Knockinaam Lodge. It’s easy to get here but once cocooned within this private cove, enjoying stunning views to the sea, a beach or countryside stroll, you will feel that you are in another place and another time: you have entered Knockinaam Time.  

Spend a few days here and we are sure your spirits will be lifted, and you will feel rejuvenated. Many of our guests return for the ‘escape’. To them Knockinaam is a home from home but also much more. Enjoy the hospitality at Knockinaam as you relax in the lounge; take afternoon tea in the drawing room; savour a tipple in the bar, from the whisky list that extends to over 120 varieties and dine in the 3 AA Rosette restaurant.

The pleasures of enjoying a good meal is a speciality here at Knockinaam. Making use of the gastronomic bounty that is offered from the sea and land surrounding us and as close by as the lodge garden which also supplies our kitchen, dishes are inventive and will take you on a culinary discovery. The cellars at Knockinaam will impress too, featuring over 500 different wines from around the world.

By turning off the A75 you turn off the rest of the world. Set your watch for Knockinaam time: time for you. Here’s a place where you can escape from the outside world and enjoy quality time as a couple or a family or time for you to just be.  

So, start the escape now and book your stay at Knockinaam Lodge.