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Luxury Cottage in a Scottish Coastal location with view over rolling countryside

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House near Portpatrick (Rhins of Galloway), Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland - Peaceful Location, Variety of Beaches Within 10 Minute Drive, Restaurants, Pubs & Shops 5 Mins Drive

Knockinaaam House is situated in its own grounds extending to 3 acres, with no near neighbours, the house was completed in 2013. It offers luxury self catering accommodation for 8 people in 4 bedrooms. It is located on the leeward side of woodland, with views over open farmland and the Irish Sea (which is approx 1 mile away). The picturesque fishing village of Portpatrick, with its traditional harbour and small sandy beach, has many quality restaurants, pubs and gift shops only a 5 mile drive away. Other activities to be found in Portpatrick include boat trips for fishing and sightseeing, putting, bowling, golf and walking. Knockinaam House is an ideal base for the golfing enthusiast with 4 golf courses within a 10 minute drive, namely - Dunskey, Lagganmore, Craichmore and County - there is also Turnberry at under 1 hours drive. For keen walkers there are extensive footpaths including the Southern Upland Way, which commences in the village of Portpatrick and the Galloway Coastal path from Stranraer to Mull of Galloway. Knockinaam House Holiday Cottage is located in the Rhins of Galloway, a peninsula which has a varying and enchanting range of coastal features from sandy beaches on the East coast, such as Sandhead - 7 miles of unbroken sand, to a variety of cliffs, rocks and sandy coves on the West including the secluded sandy beach at Killantringan. You will be spoilt for choice with the wide variety of beaches in the area. The climate here is warmed by the Gulf Stream and the area is home to many renowned Gardens - Logan Botanic, Logan House, Ardwell, Castle Kennedy, Glenwhan and Dunskey are all within a 10 minute drive from Knockinaam Farm. For the more adventurous there is Threave and Culzean Castle within 1 hours drive from your holiday house. Other attractions include: Cream of Galloway Ice cream & adventure park and the Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre both near. Gatehouse of Fleet. 7Stanes Mountain Biking in the Galloway Forest park. Cocoa Bean chocolate Factory in Twynholm. Ryan Centre swimming pool in Stranraer. Glenluce Abbey. St Ninians Cave near Whithorn,

Knockinaam House provides an ideal base for a self catering holiday in the Portpatrick area.

More Details

Elspeth Little
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 July, 2017

About Elspeth Little

Hugh & Elspeth Little run the holiday houses along with their 2 children Tara(16) and Alec(15). We have 4 in total. Auld Schoolhouse, Beach Cottage in Sandhead, Helensdale near Drummore and Knockinaam House, near Portpatrick. Hugh is also a Farmer and Elspeth works part time in a local Bank.

Elspeth Little purchased this house in 2012

Why Elspeth Little chose Dumfries & Galloway

We loved the large modern house in tranquil rural surroundings, also the closeness to the popular tourist/fishing village of Portpatrick

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful week in a beautiful house. Fantastic par 3 golf course at Portpatrick Golf Club. Fun speedboat ride from Portpatrick harbour. Highlight - as always - was Killantringan beach. C & L Families May 2014.

A fabulous property! We have had a super holiday - very relaxing! We will definitely be back next year. H Family, Derbyshire Aug 2014

Wow! Thank-you Elspeth for giving us some wonderful memories of our silver wedding anniversary another beautiful stay. Looking forward to our next visit.

H Family Cheshire
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Stranraer in Scotland

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room with bedroom 1, wc bathroom with bath, wc shower room, separate wc
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double bed with en-suite shower room Bedroom 2 - double bed Bedroom 3 - double bed Bedroom 4 - 2 twin beds
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
Notes on accommodation: No Smoking No pets in house Outside: Outside there is a large enclosed paved patio area with garden furniture. Utility Room: Freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided. Cleaning is provided on changeover days Other: Sitting room, with TV, Freeview channels, DVD player. It is furnished with red leather sofas and has French windows


5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Luxury Cottage in a Scottish Coastal location with view over rolling countryside
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Piękno Szkocji

  • 5 of 5

Cudowny dom położony w pięknym cichym miejscu z pięknym widokiem naturalnej fauny i flory. Dzikie zwierzęta odwiedzają to miejsce późnym wieczorem. Polecam serdecznie tym którzy chcą.odpoczac od zgiełku życia codziennego. Dom jest wspaniały 4 sypialnie 3 łazienki na górze 2 wygodne pokoje wypoczynkowe jadalnia i olbrzymią kuchnia toaleta na dole. Internet 2 tv . To miejsce naprawdę trzeba odwiedzić.Pozdrawiam Peter

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a positive review for Knockinaam House. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back some time in the future. Kind regards Elspeth
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Wonderful house - great location!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a week in September and had a great time.The house is really big (we were 5 adults and 1 child) and decorated to a very high standard. I would say "home from home" but I think it's better that our house!

We used all the facilities - and everything worked perfectly. Despite the size and remote location it was also really cozy the minute you put the heating on so even a good place in the colder months.

The location was great for us - lots of nice places to eat/drink in nearby Portpartick, with lots to see and do nearby. We loved the Mull of Galloway and Logan Botanic Gardens in particular.

Elspeth was really helpful before and during our stay as well and we would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay @ Knockinaam. Thank you for your kind review and hope to see you again sometime. Elspeth
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knockinaam Farm-what a lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

The house is brilliant. Modern, luxurious, comfortable, warm, oodles of space, and with all the mod cons. Simply excellent. My extended family of 6 adults and 2 grandchildren, really enjoyed their 1 week stay.

When I met the owners, I said that when I booked online, I thought that the house details seemed too good to be true. The reality is however, that the house is as good as the online description, and certainly did not disappoint.

The information provided by Elspeth relating to eateries etc was also spot on. We enjoyed a Chinese takeaway from Stranraer, and a very good meal at Sandhead. Also in Sandhead is a rather nice Teashop (beware however, those that live by the credit card. Credit cards are not accepted!)

The weather was not great during our stay, and to eat in, we were able to obtain provisions easily from Stranraer, a drive of less than 15 mins away.

For the kids and for one or two of the adults!, we visited both the Ice Cream Factory, and the Chocolate making factory. Both were excellent, and provided all of our group with soft play facilities. Both required a 50 minute drive, but for us they were both excellent entertainment and well worth the visits.

Portpatrick is only a few miles drive away, and well worth a visit if only for a short stroll and a bar meal.

The week flew by, and I can only say that shows me that we enjoyed our visit to Knockinaam Farm.

Thank you Elspeth & Hugh

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A family holiday

  • 5 of 5

House fabulous, facilities fabulous location fabulous.

This house is situated out in the country with fabulous views and roaming wildlife. Access to Portpatrick and other areas was easy to navigate. Great area to visit for wildlife, visiting gardens and access to biking trails. Sandy beaches to explore and plenty of places to eat. Great for grandparents, parents and young children on a family holiday

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous property!

  • 5 of 5

We chose this property for its peaceful location but we were very pleasantly surprised by how lovely the house was. It has been recently renovated to a very high standard, it is fully equipped with everything you could need - a real home from home. The area is rich with wildlife - we spent our evenings watching deer in the garden - my children were delighted! A perfect place to use as a base for beaches, cycling, walking and general sightseeing - we will definitely book again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4 miles to Portpartick, Killantringan and Sandhead


Portpatrick - 4 miles

Stranraer - 8 miles

Sandhead - 4 miles

Mull of Galloway - 17 miles

Ayr - 60 miles

Further Details:

Major supermarkets - Tesco, Morrisons and Lidl are located in Stranraer - 8 miles away, as are the major Scottish Banks.

There is a good selection of Restaurants and pubs in Portpatrick - Campbells, Fernhill, Waterfront & Crown to name but a few. Tigh na Mara in Sandhead these are all approximately a 4 mile drive.

Knockinaam Lodge Hotel - Michelin Star Restaurant, renowned for fine dining is only 1 mile away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Stranraer, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
19 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

Discounts for smaller parties - please contact for rates
Deposit of £150 to be paid at time of booking, balance payable 1 month prior to holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Friday - please contact to request another day if this is not suitable
Arrival - 4.00pm
Departure - 10.00am

Notes on prices:
Please contact owner for a price for parties of 4 or less

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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