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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "It is a fantastic well-equipped holiday home with great views and a beautiful huge garden."

    Lots to do and see in the area.

    Hi Ingrid, thank you for your lovely feedback. We hope to welcome you back soon, Steve. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ingrit5.0Jun 2024

  • "House was amazing, it has everything you could expect."

    the only thing it wasn’t accurate was the number of toilets. Description said 3 and has 2.

    Reviewed by Ainhoa4.1May 2024

  • "Knockendoch is a fabulous place to stay."

    The house is spacious, very comfortable and well equipped. The views take your breath away and the extensive gardens are full of wildlife. We had a very relaxing week long break and enjoyed it so much we are returning later in the year. Steve, the owner, provided excellent support before, during and after our stay. Would highly recommend (as long as it doesn’t get fully booked up as we think this will be an annual visit!).

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2024

  • "The property was perfect , spacious, clean and extremely well equipped."

    Views were outstanding . The gardens were beautiful and so much colour. Beds & furnishings so comfortable and kitchen extremely well equipped. One of the nicest places we have stayed in!! We only had short stay but would love to go back and make use of the BBQ hut !

    Reviewed by Rosanna5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a brilliant holiday at Knochendoch."

    The house is fantastic; very clean, comfortable and warm, with wonderful views. It was a very relaxing stay. We just wished it could have been longer! Great communication from the owner, Steve, from asking if we had everything we needed at the start to sorting things for us when we had a small problem. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Knochendoch to others and we are looking forward to returning at some point.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Apr 2024

  • "When you arrive at Knockendoch the views and surrounding area are simply stunning."

    The property and facilities have been well thought out and everything you need is there. The bonus of the bbq hut and play area in the garage is a great addition. Would highly recommend and would definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2024

  • "Just returned from knockendoch."

    What a wonderful place to stay,fantastic views over looking kinder loch.Its everything as advertised,if not more ! Plenty of space for everyone, very well equipped,the owners seem to have thought of everything.Comfortable beds with nice linen.Great games room in the garage for both adults and children.The BBQ hut was a great addition.Good walks from the house,lovely Sandyhills beach about 15 minutes drive but worth a visit.Bainloch deer park worth dropping in for a coffee as you can see the deers from the cafe.Last but not least The Steamboat inn 8 minutes away from the house as good food and lovely friendly staff.Hopefully we will be back.Regards Chris and all the family

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic house with perfect layout to enjoy amazing views."

    Very spacious, extremely comfortable and quality equipped kitchen. Everything you need and many extras provided. Very dog friendly, lovely big garden and short walk along the lane takes you woods with good footpaths. Also 10 minute drive to Mabie woods. Nearby Sandyhills beach, the RSPB Mersehead and Bainloch deer sanctuary are a must for a visit and a bit further afield but also a great visit is the Devils Porridge museum. Lockharts Farm and The Ship for drinkies and eating out. All in all brilliant so thankyou!

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a great stay, the house was lovely and very comfortable."

    The views were amazing and the sun room was so peaceful. We loved it all, and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Mar 2024

  • "The property was beautiful and set in stunning surroundings, the views from the windows over the loch and countryside were amazing."

    The addition of the binoculars were a lovely addition. On arrival there was an awful lot of dead wood lice in the property but a quick hoover round soon dispensed with them. It was lovely and warm, with plenty of seating so everyone was comfortable. The dinning room large enough and the circular table was fabulous. The kitchen was really well equipped and always lovely to have a dishwasher and washing machine. The children and dogs enjoyed the garden and the table tennis was fun. Plenty of games for the children to play inside when it rained. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable and the bathrooms lovely. We did have one small issue, the owner was there straight away on the end of the phone trying to help solve the problem which we really appreciated. The barbeque hut was also a treat. All in all we had a fabulous stay, plenty of amazing walks and I would have no hesitation in recommending the property to other large groups / families. Thank you for a fabulous stay, its a great home from home.

    Reviewed by Maggie4.4Feb 2024

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  • Knockendoch is graded as a 4 star with Visit Scotland
  • Single-storey
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite Jack-and-Jill walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double, 2 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Sofa bed sleeping an extra 2 people
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking available and a 7kW electric car charger in the garage inc. in rent
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio, furniture and BBQ hut which can accommodate up to 15 people
  • Allows 2 well behaved dogs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.2 miles
  • Please Note: This property is accessed by steep stairs, which may not be suitable for people with mobility issues
  • Please Note: If you would like any bed configuration changes please express this on your booking request

The property

New Abbey 2.2 miles.

Nestled near the quiet village of New Abbey, Kirkcudbrightshire is this pretty, four-bedroom abode, Knockendoch.

Benefitting from pet-friendly, ground-floor living and pretty views over Loch Kindar, Knockendoch welcomes eight guests, perfect for a family, group of friends or couples seeking a memorable getaway in Scotland.

After parking up, take the weight off your feet in the inviting sitting room, clicking on the Smart TV or lighting the woodburning stove on cooler days to truly make yourself feel at home.

Allow the budding chef of the group to get to grips with a superb array of appliances in the well-equipped kitchen to rustle up a delicious home-cooked meal, before settling down at the dining table to tuck in over a cold glass of wine.

If you prefer to dine alfresco, head outside to the enclosed garden where you can soak up your lovely surroundings as your pooch plays safely.

When the stars appear overhead, retreat inside to wash away the day in either a Jack-and-Jill shower room or bathroom, treating yourself to a warm shower or soak in the tub before curling up in your chosen bedroom.

In the morning, begin your itinerary at Sweetheart Abbey where you can take a step back in time and admire the remains of the 13th-century structure, or spend your day at Loch Kindar, an idyllic spot with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, perfect for a family picnic!

Further afield, discover Caerlaverock Castle, Southerness Beach and the John Paul Jones Birthplace Cottage and Museum, offering a variety of multimedia exhibits to enjoy.

Embark on car journey to New Abbey where you’ll find all your nearest conveniences, or journey to Dumfries, home to Old Bridge House, Dumfries Museum and Dock Park, as well as the River Nith, ideal for a leisurely stroll.

Whisk your loved ones away to Scotland, with a stay at Knockendoch.

EPC Rating: Band D

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-00087-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Dumfries 5 miles.

The quiet village of New Abbey is dominated by the peak of Criffel, which at 570 metres, offers excellent walking and superb views over south western Scotland and the Lake District. The history of the village is represented in Sweetheart Abbey, a Cistercian abbey dating from 1273. A watermill makes an attractive backdrop for the village which has a shop, a coffee shop and two hotels. The River Nith runs nearby and offers excellent fishing. Dumfries lies 8 miles to the north. A market town and former royal burgh, Dumfries, nicknamed Queen of the South, dates from Roman times and is split into two by the River Nith running into the Solway Firth. With its many restaurants, bars, cafes and museums, as well as walking, biking and fishing in the nearby Galloway Hills and forests, there is something for everyone in this beautiful area of south west Scotland.

Please Note: If you would like any bed configuration changes please express this on your booking request

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas