Commemorative blue plaque at Knockinaam Lodge Hotel

The grounds of Knockinaam Lodge Hotel have been receiving a lot more visitors than usual. A commemorative blue plaque was put on the property to celebrate the life of Lt Cdr Malcolm Wanklyn who used to live at the property and is considered to be “the most successful submarine commander of World War Two”.

Lt Cdr Malcolm Wanklyn was awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery and gallantry duting World War 2. He spent his childhood years at KNockinaam Lodge.

David Ibbotson, Proprietor of Knockinaam Lodge, said: “We are delighted to help honour the memory of submarine Commander Wanklyn in this way. Knockinaam Lodge was the childhood home of this brave man, awarded the Victoria Cross, and it is fitting that his significant contribution is recognised permanently with a blue plaque to commemorate his life here, at a place which was meaningful to him, in the Rhins of Galloway.”

Read Lt Cdr Malcolm Wanklyn’s full story written by Lieutenant Commander Frank (Sandy) Powell, Member National Management Committee Submariners Association.

 

 

 

To learn more about Knockinaam Lodge Hotel visit: www.knockinaamlodge.com

 

 

Eriska Hotel & Spa

Special Offers for Winter Spa Breaks at The Isle of Eriska Hotel & Spa

Eriska Hotel & Spa
Book a Winter Spa Break at Isle of Eriska Hotel & Spa

With Spa Breaks from just £245 per night per person, this is the time to enjoy an oasis of tranquility at Eriska Hotel’ near Oban.

Using natural ingredients harvested from the island and capturing the nutrients of the sea to nourish your body, mind and soul, Stables Spa provides you with a setting to refresh, regenerate and release your inner well being. Set in the former stables building and accessed by a path through the Spa Garden, offers five treatment Rooms, three to connect you to the natural land, plants and wood, and two connecting you to the cleansing sea and tranquil shores that surrounds you.

£245.00 per night in Standard Room

Package includes Accommodation, Breakfast and a 30 minute Spa treatment

Terms & Conditions

  • Offer is subject to availability from 1st November 2018 to 31st March 2019, excluding dates between 15th December 2018 and 31st January 2019
  • Minimum 2 night stay applies to reservations including Saturdays
  • Prices based on double occupancy per room
  • We recommend booking your treatment at the time of reservation
  • Offer is fully pre-payable at the time of booking, non-refundable and non-amendable

Full details and online booking at: https://eriska-hotel.co.uk/tariff/special-offers/winter-spa-break/

The Stables Spa at Eriska Hotel

Luxury Accommodation at Eriska Hotel & Spa

 

Isle of Eriska Hotel & Spa

Cromlix Hotel in Perthshire

The Cromlix ‘2 for 1’ Luxury Suite Offer

Cromlix Luxury Suites

Don’t miss the Cromlix ‘2 for 1’ Suite Offer – Prices from £510 for 2 night stay
Stay in one of these luxurious Suites for two nights and pay for just one!

Owned by Scottish tennis superstar Andy Murray, this Scottish luxury hotel offers guests the chance to experience the indulgent lifestyle once enjoyed by the Lairds of Cromlix. Redefined for the 21st century by sumptuous surroundings and impeccable yet discreet service, the hotel boasts a Chez Roux restaurant, five suites and ten bedrooms, gate lodge accommodation, reception hall, two drawing rooms, conservatory, dining room, snooker and meeting rooms.

Located amongst some of Scotland’s most picturesque countryside, this magnificent Scottish hotel is set in 34 acres of secluded woodlands and garden grounds, complete with its own chapel and small loch. Elegantly re-designed to showcase much of the house’s original heritage, Cromlix has been furnished with specially-sourced Scottish antique furniture.

Prices from £510.00 for 2-night stay inclusive of accommodation & breakfast in a Cromlix Suite.

  • Terms & Conditions:
  • Offer is subject to availability from 1st November 2018 to 31st March 2019 excluding 15th December 2018 to 6th January 2019.
  • Offer does not apply to Junior Suites.
  • Dinner is required to be taken each night at our Chez Roux Restaurant to be eligible for this offer.
  • Please advise your preferred dining time at the time of the booking.
  • Offer is fully pre-payable at the time of booking, non-refundable and non-amendable.

Further details on Cromlix Web Site: https://cromlix.com/tariff/offers/2-1-suite-offer/

Luxury Suites at Cromlix Hotel

Amazing Cocktail Bar at Cromlix Hotel in Scotland

‘Bonfires & Fireworks’ and ‘Cheese & Chocolate’ Extravaganza at Knockinaam Lodge in November.

knockinamm lodge
Two great opportunities to enjoy a wonderful weekend break at Knockinaam Lodge near Portpatrick on Scotland’s West Coast.
The Knockinaam Lodge annual bonfire and fireworks celebration – and a sumptuous Gourmet Weekend

Full details including Festive breaks can be found at Knockinaam’s web site:
https://www.knockinaamlodge.com/luxury-dumfries-and-galloway-hotels-portpatrick/michelin-starred-hotels/luxury-hotel-breaks

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knockinaam fireworks

Remember, Remember the 5th of November (but ours is on the 2nd & 3rd) at Knockinaam Lodge

This year the Knockinaam Lodge annual bonfire and fireworks celebration will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of November.

In our usual style we hold a Bonfire and Firework display our private beach at the foot of Knockinaam Lodge. This is a special weekend for us and a favourite with returning guests. The weekend includes a candle lit dinner each evening, traditional Scottish breakfast each morning and a wonderful bonfire and fireworks celebration before dinner on one of the evenings.

We have two rooms left starting at West at £700.00 for 2 persons, for the 2 nights.

The two night break which includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, plus Bonfire, Fireworks and Soup on the Friday or Saturday evening (subject to weather).

Full details on Knockinaam’s web site:
https://knockinaamlodge.com/luxury-dumfries-and-galloway-hotels-portpatrick/michelin-starred-hotels/luxury-hotel-breaks-bonfire.html

NOTE: Add an extra night to your stay for only £200 in any room inclusive of dinner, traditional Scottish breakfast and VAT.

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gourmet dining at knockinaam
‘Cheese & Chocolate’ Extravaganza – Knockinaam Gourmet Weekend 23rd and 24th November 2018

The theme for this Gourmet is ‘Cheese & Chocolate’ – the rest os a state secret known only to Tony our Chef.
All we do know is that it starts on a Friday (about 6pm) with a tutored Wine Tasting in a relaxed environment, where we will choose the wines for Saturday evening.

This then leads to a 5 course menu plus canapés (and wines) that evening.

There is a cooking demonstration on the Saturday afternoon. Our chef Tony will be demonstrating the Truffle don Brie, Cheese Soufflé and talking about using Chocolate in savoury dishes (for
example with roe deer ) and how to temper chocolate. After a brief rest, a 7 course menu plus canapés with your chosen wines on the Saturday evening.

At some point in the weekend we will also be doing our renowned “Food Recognition” competition (with prizes) – sounds cheesy !!

Rooms are available from £740.00 for 2 persons, for 2 nights Wine tasting, Dinner & wines, Bed & Breakfast and cookery demonstration for East up to £900.00 for Churchill.

Full details on Knockinaam’s web site:
https://www.knockinaamlodge.com/luxury-dumfries-and-galloway-hotels-portpatrick/michelin-starred-hotels/luxury-hotel-breaks-gourmet-break.html

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Luxury Scotland Newsletter – September 2018

Our Luxury Scotland Newsletter for September 2018

A warm welcome from Dorothy

Welcome to the latest edition of the Luxury Scotland newsletter. I’m delighted to have taken over the reins from Jeremy Hawkings and I know that you will join me in wishing him all the best for his retirement.

I would also like to reassure you that our aim at Luxury Scotland hasn’t changed – we still want to guide you through the very best of Scotland, offering unique and memorable ways to discover this beautiful and often astonishing country of ours.

On the 15th September, Scotland’s newest visitor attraction will open

The marvellous V&A Dundee, the first Victoria and Albert museum outside of London, which sits glistening by the banks of the River Tay in Dundee. This will be Scotland’s first design museum, opening its doors to a world of innovation, creativity and incredible exhibitions. For the first time in one place, V&A Dundee will explore Scotland’s design heritage – its past, present and future.

Why not visit the museum as part of a relaxing break at either Kinloch House near Blairgowrie, or the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews – the V & A Dundee is about a thirty minute drive away from both properties.

2018 has marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

This Glaswegian architect and artist is famed worldwide for his creative talents. Glasgow Cathedral Festival runs from 21-28th October and offers guided tours as well as an exhibition on Charles Rennie Mackintosh in the Lower Church. Our Glasgow property, One Devonshire Gardens, Hotel du Vin, has just completed a bedroom refurbishment during the summer and is a perfect base for exploring this vibrant city.


In our ‘ Explore & Discover ‘ section, our focus for this month is Scotland’s stunning West Coast, a treasure trove of delights for visitors.

Take some time to enjoy this article and. if you find yourself hooked and want to book an Autumn or Spring break, then look no further than our Special Offers section. There you will find exclusive short stays, complimentary dinner offers, gourmet breaks and whisky tastings as well as news from some of the luxury Scottish hotels.

Dorothy

We hope that you will enjoy the contents and we look forward to welcoming you to Scotland soon.

Dorothy Welsh, Chief Executive,
Luxury Scotland.

DISCOVER EIGHT STUNNING HOTELS ON SCOTLAND’S WEST COAST
Our latest ‘Explore & Discover‘ article

Our ‘Explore & Discover‘ article this month focuses on the hidden gems to be found along Scotland’s west coast. There is something magical about the Scottish coastline with its rugged, often brooding landscape and glorious sunsets. A short stay in any of our selection is the perfect introduction to breathtaking sea views, the warmest of welcomes, wonderful cuisine and the perfect retreat in which to relax, recharge and discover the many activities you can enjoy at these locations.

If you enjoy glorious sunsets, stunning locations and great food then this one’s for you!
www.luxuryscotland.co.uk/magazine

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