Knockinaam House ref: UK5095

near Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Self Catering

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8
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bedrooms
4
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Bathrooms
3
Bathrooms
No pets
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Open Fire 
  • Rural Location 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Welcome to Knockinaam House, a beautiful detached holiday cottage nestled in Knockinaam Wood just 5 minutes’ drive from the bustling and picturesque fishing village of Portpatrick. Enjoy the freedom and privacy of this beautiful house, with views to die for. On a fine day open the patio doors from the dining room and eat al-fresco, watching the world go by.
Whether it’s an action packed holiday or a relaxing break you are after, this beautiful corner of south west Scotland has it all. Glorious beaches, gorgeous scenery and a lovely climate – the Gulf Stream makes for a mild climate all year round. Visit the Mull of Galloway, Scotland’s most southerly point, home and the location of an RSPB reserve with a great variety of species including guillemots, kittiwakes and puffins. Try the circular walk round the cliff top to see if you can spot pods of porpoises in the bay. There are no fewer than five stunning gardens to visit including Logan Botanic Gardens and Castle Kennedy Gardens. The Galloway Forest offers exceptional walking and cycling, including the world famous 7Stanes cycle trail. It is also a designated Dark Sky Park. There are several golf courses within easy reach of Knockinaam House including Portpatrick and Wigtownshire County, an 18-hole true links course. You could spend a lifetime exploring the many lovely walks in the area from clifftop paths to forest trails. Return to Knockinaam House after a long day and relax in front of the open fire in the cosy living room or sit on the terrace enjoying the beautiful dark skies. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With open fire, 32" Freeview Smart TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
Dining room: With wooden floor and patio doors.
Kitchen: Farmhouse style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Snug: With 32" Freeview TV.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large, lawned garden with enclosed patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 6 cars. Wheelchair access. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Stranraer
  • Shops
    4 miles
  • Distance
    7½ miles
  • Restaurant
    4 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Stranraer
  • Pub
    4 miles
  • Railway station distance
    7½ miles
  • Lake
    1 mile (beach)

About the local area

The unspoilt beauty of this south west corner of Scotland is the perfect antidote to the hurly burly of modern life. Here there are deserted beaches, magnificent forests, rugged moors and beautiful lochs, all unblemished and untouched by tourism. But Dumfries and Galloway is not only perfect for chilled-out holidays, if you want a bit more action you can also find a range of activities and sports, from walking and cycling to golf and fishing.

To the west of the region is the quiet market town of Newton Stewart on the banks of the River Cree. This is a popular area for walkers and cyclists with open rolling countryside and close by to the Galloway Forest Park. In contrast with gentle scenery of the Solway Firth the Galloway Hills to the north has beautiful moors, mountains, lakes and rivers, with at its heart the Galloway Forest Park, some 150,000 acres of forest land with waymarked trails that are ideal for trekking and cyclists.

Formal gardens and country parks can be found throughout this area, the foremost of which is Threave Garden and Castle just south of Castle Douglas along the shores of Loch Carlingwark, renowned for its horticultural gardens and woodland covering some sixty acres. To the north of the town Loch Ken provides for more strenuous activities such as waterskiing, sailing and windsurfing.

To the south are the sandy coves and estuarine mudflats of the Solway Firth. The charming coastal resort of Kirckcudbright sits half way along the coast and was once a busy shipping port but now has a more tranquil atmosphere. Further east The Colvend coast has some lovely stretches of coastline and coastal villages providing moorings for visiting yachts and boat hire.

Inland on the River Nith, Dumfries is the regions largest town and a great base from which to explore the whole area. The town is also renowned for its associations with Robert Burns who spent the last five years of his life here.

Things to do nearby

River Urr

At 35 miles long, the River Urr has plenty of good sights to fish on. Again salmon and trout are common here but the river is one of only three in Scotland which allows fishing until the end of November.

The Machars Cycling Routes
The Machars Cycling Routes

These routes make up a collection of quiet roads which allow you to experience the local moorland, sea and wildlife from the area whilst taking in a little local heritage on the way.

Cycling around Drumlanrig Castle

Set in vast woodland, Drumlanrig Castle really is a stunning place to go riding.

Drumlanrig Castle

Commissioned in 1691 by William Douglas, Drumlanrig Castle is set in a magnificent 90,000 acres of land including a Country Park and Victorian Garden.

Loch Ken

Loch Ken is located in the heart of Dee Valley and has historically been a thriving area for Pike with the famous Kenmure pike caught back in 1798 being said to weigh in at a huge 72lbs.

Galloway Activity Centre

Offering sailing, windsurfing and a whole host of other water bourne activities.

7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails
7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails

For riders of all ability and confidence the 7 Stanes are a series of mountain bike trail centres around the South of Scotland. The centres offer all different kinds of trails from woodland routes to rapid downhill.

Buittle Reservoir

Between Dalbeattie and Castle Douglas, Buittle Reservoir is well stocked monthly bringing you fantastic trout fishing.

River Bladnoch and Tarf Water

Well renowned for its spring salmon fishery, the River Bladnoch also has a good amount of summer salmon making fishing on here a real treat.

River Cree

The River Cree rises from Loch moan before taking its path through woodland and moors before joining the sea near Newton Stewart.

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