Knockderry Country House Hotel, Cove, Nr Helensburgh

Country House Hotel

Shore Road, Cove, Argyll And Bute, G84 0NX

    With recent awards from the Scottish Hotel Awards 2015, for our chef and for quality of hospitality, Knockderry Country House Hotel is the perfect base for guests looking to explore the area.

    Situated on the banks of Loch Long, one of the magnificent sea lochs of Scotland, Knockderry Country House Hotel is a fabulous hotel near Loch Lomond and Helensburgh for relaxing, short breaks, weddings and small exclusive events.

    Each of our 15 bedrooms have been recently been redecorated and convey a warm and inviting style of their own. The Library Suite, Master Rooms and most of the King rooms have inviting views of Loch Long and the Arrochar ‘Alps’ beyond. Standard Doubles and Smalls Double rooms are discretely located at the side and rear of the building. 

    We include numerous thoughtful touches: luxury fabrics, crisp Egyptian cotton, Krupp’s coffee makers, sumptuous bathrobes and Arran Aromatics toiletries.  All rooms have flat screen televisions, some with DVD players. Free Wi- Fi access is available throughout the hotel including all bedrooms. All rooms are, of course, en-suite.

    Knockderry enjoys an enviable reputation for excellent food and drink sourced from quality local suppliers.  Dinner is served in the old wood-panelled dining room of the original house with its glorious stained glass and a charming outlook over Loch Long.

    During the summer, the garden terrace is the ideal place for a light lunch or an early evening drink overlooking the lochside.  In winter, the Lounge Bar with its magnificent woodcarvings and glorious crackling log fires make a suitably comfortable and relaxing environment in which to unwind at the end to a day walking, sailing or exploring the local area.

    Knockderry House Hotel provides guests with a welcoming and relaxing environment to escape, explore the area and celebrate with exclusive use country house weddings and private parties. To enhance your stay, we also offer  Tailored Activity Eco-Tours and Personalised Walking Tours.

    Owned by Murdo and Beth MacLeod and their excellent team of local staff with multiple awards for hospitality and quality of food, Knockderry Country House Hotel offers a truly Scottish country house welcome to all visitors to Cove and the Rosneath Peninsula near Loch Lomond.

    The unique coastline, fairy-tale castles and famous distilleries, mean there is so much to do and see.  The hotel is within easy reach of Loch Lomond, Loch Fyne and the historic town of Inveraray, yet it is less than an hour's drive from Glasgow and less from Glasgow Airport.



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    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Contemporary King Room
    £155.00 per room per night (room only)
    Library Suite
    £195.00 per room per night (room only)
    Master Bedroom
    £175.00 per room per night (room only)
    Small Doubles
    £100.00 per room per night (room only)
    Standard Double Room
    £120.00 per room per night (room only)

    *As a guide, prices are per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation. Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis. Cooked breakfast £15.00 per person per night, continental breakfast £8.50 per person per night. Stay 2 or more nights and receive a complementary breakfast!

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Bar Available
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Gluten Free
    • Lunch Available
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Bath Ensuite
    • Laundry Service Available
    • Log Fire
    • Lounge
    • Payphones Available
    • Shower Ensuite

    Languages Spoken

    • Dutch Speaking
    • Gaelic Speaking
    • German Speaking


    • Coastal Location
    • Lochside Location
    • Rural Location
    • Village Location
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Pets Welcome
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement

    Wedding Services

    • Able to erect a marquee
    • Accommodation Available
    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Reception Facilities
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Wedding Packages Available


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Baby Listening/Sitting Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Outdoor Play Area
    • Resident nanny available


    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Porterage

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking

    Road Directions

    We recommend you follow our directions and map to find us.  Some Sat Nav systems are known to take the wrong route and can add 30 minutes to your journey.


    On leaving the airport take the M8 signposted towards Greenock and the Erskine Bridge.  Cross the Clyde via the Erskine Bridge and take the A82 North, towards Loch Lomond and Crianlarich.

    Remain on the A82 ignoring signs for Helensburgh until, with Loch Lomond Golf Course on your right, you reach the signpost for "A817 to Garelochhead" where you turn left up the hill.
    You remain on this for 10 minutes and reach a small roundabout with signs left to Faslane (ignore) and right to Coulport (take this option).  This option runs for a mile and reaches another small roundabout – follow the signs for Coulport again.

    Some 4 miles later you reach a crossroads marked ‘accident blackspot’ where you turn left and follow the signs for the hotel, down to the Loch and left along the shore for a mile and a half.

    It is 36 miles from the airport and on a reasonable day it takes about 45 minutes or so. Any difficulties please ring us on 01436 842283.

    Public Transport Directions

    From Helensburgh - head North along seafront and follow A814 for Arrochar.  Go past Faslane and follow signs for Coulport. On reaching Loch Longside, turn South on shore road for 3 miles. Hotel is on the left.

    Getting there by rail - take the train from Glasgow (nearest city) Queen Street Station to Helensburgh Central and then take the bus as directed elsewhere. Or take the train from Queen Street Station to Garelochhead through Helensburgh Upper and take a taxi (10 mins from the hotel) or the Hotel Taxi subject to availability.

    Getting there by aeroplane from Glasgow Airport - turn West on M8 and take Erskine Bridge and turn NorthWest on A82 toward Crianlarich. On reaching Loch Lomondside, turn West onto A817 signposted to Garelochhead. Thereafter follow signs for Coulport until reaching Loch Longside. Turn South along the loch and hotel is 3 miles on the left.

    Getting there by ferry from Kilcreggan Pier - turn left and hotel is 3 miles along the coast.

    Further directions can be found on our website.


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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to a public toilet
      • to the bar
      • to the lounge

    General Questions

    • Emergency evacuation procedures for the safe exit of guests with disabilities
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room
    • Restaurant / breakfast / dining room provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance


    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • with a ramp
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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    Accommodation Special Offer
    Valid 4 Oct 2015 to 31 Mar 2016

    Relax and enjoy the weekend for a little bit longer with our Sunday Special Offer.

    Stay for only £15.00 in a Traditional Room when you spend £95.00 on dinner and drinks for two people from our A la Carte menu.

    Upgrade and stay in a  Master Room for £45.00 or a Contemporary Room for a £30.00

    Terms and Conditions
    Minimum spend of £95.00 on food and beverage on a Sunday night (between two). Based on double occupancy for one night room only in a traditional room. Breakfast is available for an additional £15.00 per person.  Offer valid on Sunday evenings only. This offer is subject to limited availability. The offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.


    Available from October to March only, does not include public holidays, Easter, Christmas or Hogmanay.


    Accommodation Special Offer
    Valid 23 Apr 2016 to 24 Apr 2016

    Our next Wine Lovers Weekend is the 23rd of April 2016 and includes a 1 night bed and breakfast stay with tickets to our seasonal Wine Lovers Dinner Night.

    The rate is based on two people sharing a room and includes a full traditional Scottish breakfast and tickets to the Wine Lovers’ Dinner on the Saturday night.

    The Dinner Night includes a canapé reception with sparkling wine, a 5 course dinner with 4 different matched wines followed by petite fours and coffee.  As always our menu will take its inspiration from the season, showcasing the delicious spring flavours around and the produce of the season. Wines will be specially selected and introduced by Mike Cottom to match the inspiring menu.

    To reserve your Wine Lovers Weekend Break either call us on 01436 842283 or book online but remember places are limited.

    Rates below are based on a 1 night break for two people in your choice of room including, a full Scottish breakfast on both days and two tickets to the dinner night on the Saturday night.

    Master Room : Four poster room with views to the front – £380 per room

    King : King size bed with views to the front – £345 per room

    Double : Standard size bed with views to the side – £320 per room

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