Knockderry House Hotel
Situated on the banks of Loch Long, one of the magnificent sea lochs of Scotland, Knockderry House is a fabulous 4 Star 2 AA Rosette hotel near Loch Lomond and Helensburgh. Knockderry House is perfect for relaxing, short breaks, weddings and small exclusive events.
With a reputation for excellent food and drink sourced from quality local suppliers, Knockderry House provides guests with a welcoming and relaxing environment to escape, explore the area and celebrate with exclusive use country house weddings and private parties.
Owned and operated by Murdo and Beth Macleod and their staff with multiple awards for hospitality and quality of food, Knockderry House offers a truly Scottish country house welcome to all visitors to Cove and the Rosneath Peninsula near Loch Lomond.
Although there has been a dwelling of some kind on this site for centuries, Knockderry House as it stands today (meaning ‘hill of oak’ in Gaelic) was originally built around 1846 as a summer retreat.
In 1890 Mr D Anderson, a wealthy wool merchant, decided to upgrade the house in the fashion of the day and asked the well-known architect William Leiper to draw up plans. The restaurant – and the rooms above – were added at that time along with all the turrets and towers that give the house its current distinctive look.
The dining room was originally the Music Room and Chapel and still retains many of the original features, as does the drawing room which boasts stained glass by James Gurthrie Jnr and Daniel Cottier. Read more about William Leiper’s design of Knockderry on our blog.