Luxury Country House Hotel by the Sea. Built in 1869 we have 10 ensuite bedrooms, some with sea-views, and an award winning restaurant. Secluded location.


Luxury Country House Hotel with 10 ensuite bedrooms and an award winning restaurant.

  • Stay in peaceful surroundings and indulge in gourmet dinners and hearty breakfasts.
  • All bedrooms are fully appointed with Egyptian cotton sheets, fluffy towels, bathrobes and toiletries to compliment your stay.
  • Secluded coastal location with beach at the bottom of the garden and stunning views over to Northern Ireland.

History to the present day

Knockinaam was build in 1869 as a hunting lodge for the Hunter-Blair family and remained as a family home until the 1960's when it was converted to a restaurant with rooms.

During WW2 Winston Churchill stayed here and met General Eisenhower to plan the D-Day landings.

Food and Drinks

Four course set dinner with canapes, coffee and petit fours and each evening and traditional Scottish breakfast each morning is included with accommodation tariffs. Vegetarian/vegan and special diets can be catered for with prior knowledge.

Grounds and gardens

Large garden to enjoy with croquet lawn spreading out from the front of the hotel down to the sea. A kitchen garden provides many of the vegetables and herbs used by the Chef for evening dinner.

There is a secluded beach with rock pools to explore.

Other facilities

Free wifi internet access provided throughout the hotel. Daily papers are available to read in the lounge areas. There are no irons in the bedrooms but a laundry and ironing service available at an additional cost.


No disabled access

19th century buildings

Breakfast Included

Parking (free)

No smoking

5 Star Official Rating

Historic Property


Free broadband access (wifi)


DVD library

Book library

Hair dryers


Central heating

Open log fire

Food and Drinks


Cooked breakfast (included)

Lunch available (at additional cost)

Dinner available (at additional cost)


Nearby Recreations

Recommended walks

Beach (walking distance)

Museums (a short drive)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (a short drive)

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Arrival Info

Address: Knockinaam Lodge, Portpatrick, Stranraer, Scotland, PortPatrickDG9 9AD, United Kingdom

Check In: 14:00 (2:00pm) - 20:00 (8:00pm) (arrivals normally allowed outside this window if your travel plans can't be adjusted)

Check Out: 08:00 (8:00am) - 11:00 (11:00am)

The hotel is located in a rural location with the nearest bus stop 3 miles away. Local train station is Stranraer (15 minute drive). Free onsite car parking provided.