Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge is a five-star former shooting lodge in Dumfries and Galloway with spectacular views over the Irish Sea. It has a rich history and once hosted a clandestine meeting between Churchill and Eisenhower as they planned the D-Day landings. It has been converted into a luxurious hotel with 10 bedrooms and AA 3 Rosette restaurant. Nestled in a private cove, the location and facilities make this a true retreat from the hustle and bustle.

Perfect for a secluded beach escape.

  • Nearest Transport
  • Glasgow Airport - 100 miles, 2 hours and 20 minutes
  • Stranraer Train Station - 9 miles, 20 minutes
  • Nearest Attractions
  • Logan Botanical Gardens: 12 miles, 30 minutes
  • Glenwhan Gardens: 12 miles, 25 minutes
  • Mull of Galloway: 20 miles, 45 minutes
  • Kircudbright Bay: 55 miles, 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Wigtown: 30 miles, 50 minutes

5 Reasons to Stay

  1. Sumptuous accommodation in Dumfries and Galloway
  2. Private cove to explore
  3. Featured in John Buchan’s novel The 39 Steps
  4. Bedrooms with sea views across the Irish Sea to Northern Ireland
  5. 3 AA Rosette restaurant

About the Hotel

Knockinaam Lodge is a boutique hotel that has 10 wonderful bedrooms, five with spectacular sea views and one which is a two bedroom family suite. Few, small country house hotels can match the array of awards possessed by Knockinaam, including 3 AA red stars and 3 AA food rosettes.


All 10 bedrooms have their own individual personalities blending the traditional building with modern comforts, although, each one is complemented by those special little touches making it a real “home away from home”. Knockinaam's self-catering Shingle Lodge is just a stone’s throw from the beach and is perfect for a rural retreat or a base from which to explore Dumfries and Galloway.


3 AA rosette restaurant that serves a set menu each evening which changes daily. Service includes plated breakfasts, four-course set lunches and seven-course set dinners including canapés and petits fours.

Hotel Details

At a Glance
  • Check-in: 2pm 
  • Check-out: 11am
  • Complimentary parking
  • Chauffeur tours 
  • 10 individually-designed bedrooms and suites: East, Bachelor, Glen, West, Pond, Bay, South, Hannay, Whin and the largest, Churchill
  • Self-catering Shingle Lodge 
In room services
  • Fireplaces
  • Concrete soaking bath
  • Sash windows
  • Seaview or garden view
  • Freeview TV
  • Bathtub and overbath shower
  • Restaurant - 10 tables for an intimate meal with a real log fire, overlooking the gardens and Irish Sea
Diner Information
  • AA 3 rosette-awarded
  • 10 tables
  • Locally-sourced
  • Culinary garden on site
  • Candle lit at night, romantic and ambient
  • Daily set menu
  • Plated breakfasts
  • Four-course set lunches
  • Seven-course set dinners including Canapés and Petit fours
  • Restaurant AA 3 rosette-awarded
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Private beach
  • Electric car plug-in for a drip charge available from a 13amp plug. Fast charging available nearby in Stranraer
On Site Activities
  • Private beach
  • Rugged coastline walks
Off Site Activities
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Treasure hunts
  • Country sports
  • Golf
  • Range of bespoke team building exercises
  • Walking Southern Upland Way
  • Cycling
  • On the South West 300 touring route
  • Chauffeur tours of area  
Main Contact

Knockinaam Lodge
Dumfries & Galloway


01776 810471