Fairytale escape to a castle-style on a Scottish lake

Knockderry House, Cove, Scotland

King room

Master room

An escape to an impressive castle-like country house on the lush banks of Scotland's Loch Long

A stay in the enchanting Knockderry House opens up a world of fairytale castles, stunning Scottish coastline and famous distilleries. It stands out on the banks of Loch Long with its distinctive turrets and towers, and inside it’s every bit as impressive, with wood-panelled rooms, log fires and stained glass windows.

Originally built in the mid-1800s as a summer retreat and now a historic country pile with a warm ambience, it comes as no surprise that Knockderry House has recently won the Romantic Hotel of the Year award at the 2016 Scottish Hotel Awards. It also sports a gleaming TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

The cosy wood-panelled drawing room is a comforting hideaway on chilly days and perfect for a pre-dinner drink in the impressive restaurant. In warmer weather, you can drink in splendid loch views from the garden terrace. This four-star hotel is a perfect base for exploring the stunning Loch Lomond, mainland UK’s largest body of water, within the huge Trossachs National Park or the Argyllshire coastline.

The area reveals some truly breathtaking scenery, with mountains and glens beckoning heart-racing treks and bike rides or simply tranquil strolls. Loch Fyne, the historic town of Inveraray and cosmopolitan Glasgow are all a manageable hour-long drive from this hidden retreat.

Excellent for
Country Food Relaxing Scenery UK and Ireland

We like

  • Staying on the banks of magical Loch Long, in the country, just an hour from Glasgow
  • Tearing into smoked Scottish meats and fresh fish
  • Spotting gray seals on a sea-kayaking trip, or foraging for food and tracking deer in the surrounding woodland

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