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Protecting the Red Squirrel

Published: 25/02/2021 / Author: Knockderry House

Red squirrels are one of Scotland’s most loved animals, and they are our only native squirrel species. Once widespread throughout the country they have been under threat. However, there are still many places you might find red squirrels including here amoungst the woodlands of Argyll.

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Mother's Day Gifts

Published: 21/02/2021 / Author: Knockderry House

Whether or not you can see your mum, Mother’s Day 2021 is a chance to celebrate everything she does for you.  

We have put our heads together to think up some special ways to make her feel extra-special, no matter where you are.  From personalised vouchers to, Mother’s Day lockdown ideas you can do from the safety of your home, these are gifts that will definitely bring Mums everywhere some much-needed cheer this Mother’s Day.

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William Leiper - a Scottish architect

Published: 20/02/2021 / Author: Beth

William Leiper is a name famously associated with the architecture of Helensburgh and surrounding areas and was known both as a domestic architect and a commercial architect. Some of his city work includes the Partick Burgh Halls, Glasgow Gas Light Building, the interior of Stirling Library, the Banqueting Hall of Glasgow City Chambers, Dowanhill Church and the Sun Life Building in Glasgow.


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Origin of Knockderry House

Published: 20/02/2021 / Author: Beth

There has been a dwelling at Knockderry for centuries, but the first recorded owner of a property on this site was David Anderson (1793-1879) who had Knockderry House built in 1846 as a summer residence for his family. The following short history was written with the assistance of Mary Blyth a descendant of the original owners, the Andersons.

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The Artisans

Published: 20/02/2021 / Author: Beth

One of the most significant features of Knockderry House is the stained glass in the dining room and restaurant.  The artists employed by Leiper included Daniel Cottier and John Guthrie.

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Romantic Inspiration

Published: 14/02/2021 / Author: Beth

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to say 'I love you' to those who matter the most. All those who have loved and cared for us over the last year, and for all those we have missed. This Valentines Day, send the gift of Love. 

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The Romance of Scotland

Published: 14/02/2021 / Author: Knockderry House

Scotland is one of the most romantic destinations in the world.  Which is why so many people come to get married, engaged or celebrate a special anniversary together.  How can we inspire you?

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Published: 30/06/2020 / Author: Beth

Loch Long offers good fishing from the shore and boat with cod, whiting, plaice, mackerel, skate, wrasse and Pollack possible catches. It is free to fish but it is illegal to land any migratory fish such as salmon or sea trout.  Boasting 22 lochs and 39 miles of coastline around three sea lochs, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park offers excellent opportunities for all types of fishing. 

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Dog Walks around Knockderry House

Published: 29/06/2020 / Author: Knockderry House

As dog owners we know how important it is to share your holiday with your four-legged friends. When we first set up the hotel we visited some wonderful hotels around Scotland and discovered the joy of sharing these times with our own young dogs. The best trips were always where dogs were not only welcomed but provided for and so we decided we would try and do the same here at Knockderry.

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It's not goodbye

Published: 03/04/2020 / Author: Knockderry House

There is nothing more important to us than family. Murdo and I have spent the last 20 years building this family business and welcoming guests from every corner of the globe to Knockderry House, in our beautiful corner of Argyll and Bute.

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