This former Victorian hunting lodge is an award-winning small luxury hotel, located on its own beach, with lawns sweeping down to the sea. There are ten bedrooms, one of Scotland’s finest restaurants and a wood-panelled whisky bar, home to more than 100 malts. Historically significant, this stunning spot was a secret meeting place between Winston Churchill and General Eisenhower during World War II and continues to offer the perfect tonic for anyone wishing to escape the limelight for a slower pace of life. Fresh produce from the hotel’s kitchen garden and local suppliers provide head chef Tony Pierce with the perfect ingredients for his delectable tasting menus, presented over five courses. There’s plenty to see in this wonderful corner of the country: Scotland’s National Book Town, the UK’s first Dark Sky Park, pretty fishing village Portpatrick and beautiful gardens, such as the Royal Botanic Garden at Logan.
Doubles from £300 (including dinner)
+44 (0)1776 810471; knockinaamlodge.com
Visit the Logan Botanic Garden – a little slice of exotic paradise in the southwest of Scotland.
With a new menu daily, dining at Knockinaam Lodge is varied and delicious. Try the roast loin of Galloway lamb.
For the adventurous guest, why not go mountain boarding with Laggan Outdoor Centre (among other extreme sports- human slingshot anyone?).
CLAIM TO FAME
Few small country-house hotels in Scotland can match the glittering array of awards possessed by Knockinaam, including three AA food rosettes and a 5 gold star restaurant with rooms rating.
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