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Knockinaam House

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7 Nights See prices

  • £695  to  £1300

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Short Breaks From

  • £165 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Open Fire

About Knockinaam House

Knockinaam House is the perfect family holiday home in a fantastic location. The four bedroom property comfortably sleeps up to eight people and is close to some of the best beaches on the south-west coast of Scotland. The house is at the end of a private driveway and surrounded by a garden that extends into woodland, yet is only a ten-minute drive from the welcoming coastal community of Portpatrick.

Portpatrick is a picturesque scene of protective cliffs hugging a sparkling bay and winding streets lined with traditional houses in gentle colours. It is a popular holiday destination at any time of the year, particularly with golfers, walkers and anglers who enjoy making the most of the wealth of opportunities this area offers. In addition to a post office and village store, Portpatrick has a bakery and several takeaways, as well as a very good fish and chip van in the harbour. Stranraer is six miles or about a 15-minute drive from the house and has an excellent array of shops and amenities, including supermarkets.

Favourite local attractions include Sandhead Beach and the beautiful Logan Botanic Gardens. The Mull of Galloway is close enough for a relaxing day out, or why not book a scenic boat trip for some extra-special sightseeing. The long-distance Southern Upland Way footpath starts at nearby Dunskey Castle, traversing the width of the country to the east coast; while the world-class trails at the nearby 7 Staines centre will appeal to mountain bikers of all abilities, and golfers can enjoy the lovely views from the Portpatrick Golf Course. Stranraer has a long and interesting history and is an excellent place to spend a few lazy hours browsing the shops and galleries, and visiting both the Stranraer Museum and Castle of St. John.

The south-west coast of Scotland benefits from a dry, mild climate so, if your expectation of Scottish weather is grey and dreary then you are in for a lovely surprise! With lots of space inside and out and a recently refurbished interior that is ideal for families and friends, Knockinaam House is a fantastic self-catering cottage for every season.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Elspeth Little joined Independent Cottages in March 2019


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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Off Grid / Remote

Location (Dumfries and Galloway)

Accommodation Comprises:

Knockinaam House is a lovely house with no immediate neighbours. It has been updated and redecorated to provide a high standard of accommodation for families or groups of friends.


  • Two sitting rooms, one with an open fire and the other with glass French doors that open onto the patio. Both have comfortable seating and are ideal for sitting quietly with a good book or catching up with your favourite people over a glass of wine. The cottage has Sky TV channels and WiFi.
  • Spacious fitted kitchen with lots of cupboard space and good quality appliances, including an integrated dishwasher. There is a dining table and chairs for four people which is ideal for supervising the children's supper or keeping the chef company while they cook. The owners have taken care to ensure the kitchen is very well equipped to make self-catering if not a pleasure, then at least not a chore!
  • Separate dining room with doors that open onto the patio and let in lots of natural light. This room is an airy, elegant space that is as suitable for leisurely breakfasts as it is for formal or celebratory meals.


  • Master bedroom with king-size bed, proper storage and an ensuite shower room with a WC and handbasin.
  • Two further double bedrooms with comfortable bedding and neutral decor that will appeal to guests of any age.
  • Twin bedroom with two standard (3ft-wide) single beds.
  • Family bathroom with a bath, WC and handbasin.
  • Separate shower room with a walk-in shower, WC and handbasin.

Outside: Knockinaam House has three acres of grounds where children can run and play to their heart's content. The patio has a paved area with garden furniture, and there is ample off-street parking.

Additional Information: All utilities, including a welcome basket of logs for the fire, are included, as are sheets, towels and WiFi. A cot and highchair are available on request. Pets and smoking are not permitted. Under occupancy discount may be offered for couples - please enquire. Please note the festive season is charged at £1100.

Knockinaam House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Thu, 13th Jan 2022 - Fri, 11th Feb 2022
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £540 - £560 | 4 nights: £620 - £640 | 5 nights: £695 | 6 nights: £695
Under Occupancy Discount:
Up to 2 Guests 10.00% 7 Nights £625.50

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sat, 12th Feb 2022 - Fri, 25th Feb 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 26th Feb 2022 - Fri, 1st Apr 2022
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £540 - £575 | 4 nights: £580 - £620

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sat, 2nd Apr 2022 - Fri, 22nd Apr 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 23rd Apr 2022 - Fri, 27th May 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Under Occupancy Discount:
Up to 2 Guests £800.00 per week

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 28th May 2022 - Fri, 3rd Jun 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 4th Jun 2022 - Fri, 24th Jun 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Under Occupancy Discount:
Up to 2 Guests £880.00 per week

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms (2 Doubles, 1 King & 1 Twin)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Elspeth Little
Member Since March 2019

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Knockinaam House 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 11th January 2022
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