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A truly Scottish Country House



Welcome to Knockderry

Relax in comfort and dine in an award winning restaurant overlooking Loch Long, one of the magnificent lochs of Scotland and in the heart of rural Argyll and Bute.

Our commitment to you - book with confidence.

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a warm welcome awaits
You're invited to come and stay... our Scottish Country Hotel where a warm welcome, comfortable rooms, extraordinary service, charming decor, and delicious culinary experiences await. 

At the heart of Knockderry House is a passionate team dedicated to creating lasting memories for our guests, who return time and again for romance, celebrations and short breaks.

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Rooms & Suites

Each one of our 15 rooms is individually designed and equipped to provide you with all the ingredients of a perfect relaxing break away.

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Award winning dining

Leiper Restaurant

full of character with original stained-glass windows and a stunning outlook over Loch Long. It is open to both hotel guests and non-residents.

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All for you

Exclusive Use

If you’re looking for a unique venue for a group or family gathering, our historic country house offers you a very special property to celebrate a wedding / special occasion or a family reunion.

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Our Commitment to You

Book ahead and pay no deposit until we are confident of an opening date. And if you sign up to our Newsletter you can take advantage of our Book with Confidence Offer.

And look forward to relaxing in comfort or dining in an award-winning restaurant overlooking Loch Long, one of the magnificent lochs of Scotland and in the heart of rural Argyll and Bute.

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Seasonal Scottish Food

Restaurant Reopening

The Leiper Menu, which is served in our 2 Rosette restaurant, will be available from the  21 May 2021.  A 4-course menu based on good seasonal Scottish produce is £44.50 per head.  Bookings are now being taken and pre booking is essential.  All residents that book a rate including dinner will be automatically reserved a table in the restaurant. 

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Bring the whole family

Dog Friendly

Enjoy a holiday with your best friend.  Knockderry House has five rooms for the best dog friendly holiday for you and your best friend. Take a look at what is on offer in and around the area.

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Boutique Weddings

We only offer small 'exclusive use' weddings, tailor made for you and your family to enjoy. From the moment you arrive, the whole team will be there just for you to ensure you have the privacy to enjoy this unique day.

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Offers and Breaks

Choose from a range of breaks and offers for your next holiday in Scotland.   You can plan ahead and take advantage of an Early Bird Offer or stay for a while to explore the area and enjoy the Discovery Break.   

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News and Stories

Get a local's point of view with our collection of news and stories about the hotel, the house and what to look for in the surrounding area.   

The original house
The Knockderry Story


Knockderry House was built in 1846 as a summer residence for David Anderson and his wife Anne Blyth.  The house was eventually converted into a small guest house in 1966 and was taken over by the current owners in 2001. 

Read more of the history of the house and the family that built it.

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Out and About


Whether it's castles or distilleries, walking hills or sailing lochs, we have the best that Scotland has to offer on our doorstep, and good local advice to help you.

Perfect Ambience.

You made us and our two wee dogs so welcomed on our arrival. Our master room was superb and all of your wonderful team could not have done more to make us so comfortable. Your food was delicious and the whole ambience was perfect. 

A Dog Lover's Hotel

We can honestly say as regular visitors to many hotels across, Europe, the UK and Ireland, that you offered the loveliest experience for us. You are not just a dog friendly hotel, you are dog lovers, all of you.

Little gem showcasing the best of Scotland

Lovely stay at this picturesque hotel. Views picture perfect and the hotel has all the ingredients required for a Scottish getaway - roaring fire, tartan carpets and great food & drink. Evidently following the COVID-19 guidelines to the letter which was reassuring!

A fantastic hotel!

All of the staff were warm, friendly and had excellent customer service skills. They have taken great care to ensure the hotel is safe for everyone during the covid-19 pandemic whilst not taking anything away from the experience.

Thank you everyone! We will definitely stay here again if we return to this beautiful part of Scotland.

Wonderful experience!

Just had the most wonderful 2 days staying at Knockderry House for a family wedding. The staff were superb, the rooms very comfortable and the food outstanding. Thanks to all at Knockderry for a memorable experience.

It's a real gem

We celebrated our wedding anniversary there. The staff was delightful. When they heard that it was our anniversary they kept the nicest table for us (with the best view). The food was outstanding . It is a bit remote so plan on staying in for dinner. You will not be disapointed!

Very friendly & attentive

Stayed here for 2 nights on a mini break. Location is stunning with views over Loch Long. Our room was large with a four poster bed. Staff were excellent, very friendly and very attentive. Food was excellent as well for both evening meal and a fantastic breakfast . It is dog friendly with an area set aside so you can dine and have your dog with you and there are good grounds for walking them.

Loved the experience

The food was both exceptional in taste and presentation (it is comparable to Michelin star food). It was also nice that we were allowed to bring our dog into the main dining area as they had partitioned off a separate area for dog owners, so many dog friendly hotels still treat you as a second class guest when you bring your dog but the Knockderry Hotel definitely treats you like any other paying guest.

Stunning views!

My partner and I booked this as a little treat to end our trip around Scotland. It was such a wonderful find. The setting is just stunning as is the house itself. We booked the mini break for a king room, however upon arrival the lovely receptionist who greeted us upgraded us to a Master suite! The room was a great size with a four post bed and very comfy armchairs at the window to look out over the loch.

Relaxing Weekend

Best break away to relax. Food was up to a high standard , there steak is one of the best steaks I have ever had, it was so tender it melted in your mouth! Staff where all lovely and welcoming. Dogs where welcome was nice to see them walking about aswell.

Fabulous Knockderry

Spent 2 fantastic nights at Knockderry Country House Hotel, we absolutely loved it! Great touring base, very dog friendly, staff were all fantastic and very helpful. The food was fabulous. Our room (4) was beautiful, the hotel is beautiful.

Highly recommended!

Scotland at it's best!

Just returned for a fantastic Valentines night away. From the warmest of welcomes from Dan, the stunning Library Suite to the excellent dining, Knockderry certainly delivered an exceptional experience which we will certainly be recommending and be back ourselves. Thanks so much for looking after us.

Absolutely Awesome

It is very difficult to know where to start or even what to say about the experience we had at Knockderry Country House Hotel for our wedding over the weekend 24th to 26th June 2016. What an absolutely awesome experience both ourselves and all of our guests had at the weekend (including our dogs, Ruby & Poppy) – just perfect!

Outstanding Experience

I married my wonderful husband in Knockderry on 7th May 2016 and me and our guests had an outstanding experience. A flawless day that will be an amazing memory for years to come. Thanks for making our special day such an outstanding one. Much love.

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