Knockdow House

Exclusive Use

Knockdow House, Knockdow Estate, Toward, by Dunoon, Argyll, PA23 7UL

    Luxury Accomodation and exclusive use Wedding and Event Venue on the Cowal Peninsula. An area of great natural beauty, part of Argyll's 'Secret Coast' in the Southern Highlands, yet only an hour from Glasgow.

    Luxury Accomodation and exclusive use Wedding and Event Venue on the Cowal Peninsula.  An area of great natural beauty, part of Argyll's 'Secret Coast'  in the Southern Highlands, yet only an hour from Glasgow.
    Knockdow is a historically significant Highland Laird's mansion and was for over 300 years home to the Gorrie Lamont's.
    A restoration and improvement project, lasting some 5 years  has brought the house very much into the 21st Century, whilst preserving its architectural and historical charm.
    This is country house living at its best. Able to accommodate   a resident  22 guests comfortably  and up to 120 for ceremonies. The policies are extensive and allow for the siting of even the largest marquees and temporary structures. We would be delighted to discuss specific  requirements directly.

    Opening Times
    2015 Opening Times
    15 Jan 2015 - 15 Dec 2015

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Knockdow House

    At Knockdow, no two weddings or events are the same. To discuss your specific wishes and pricing, please contact us directly at

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


    • The main entrance has level access


    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop Mobile shop every Thursday pm with the best of local seafood and fresh fish , as well as fruit and vegetables. Any special orders can be placed beforehand and they will aim to deliver


    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking
    • Spanish Speaking


    • Lochside Location
    • Mountains area
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View

    Special Requirements

    • Disabled Citizens Mobility disabled citizens - drop off facilities outside the front door. Venue accessible by a shallow single step. Reception rooms and public toilet all on ground floor. A suite 'The School House' on the ground floor; separate bathroom-designed as a wet room to allow for 'in-chair' showering and separate kitchen (all on the same level)

    Wedding Services

    • Able to erect a marquee
    • Accommodation Available
    • Can use own suppliers
    • Civil Ceremony
    • Luxury Venue
    • Reception Facilities
    • Romantic Location

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday
    • Castle Luxury newly restored country house of historical significance in the local area.
    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Dishwasher
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Fridge
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Linen Provided
    • Log Fire
    • Private Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Towels Provided
    • Tumble Dryer
    • WC EnSuite
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Washing Machine

    Health & Wellbeing

    • Beauty Treatments manicures, pedicures, massage, etc in your Suite by appointment with local mobile beautician
    • Traditional Massage In your Suite by prior appointment with local beautician

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • BACS
    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Diners Card
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • PayPal
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Bike Storage Available
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Road Directions

    Welcome to Knockdow HouseĀ  - For exclusive event or wedding hire please contact us direct either on +44 (0) 1369 870 199 or at

    Transport within Scotland

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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 one or more bedrooms
      • to the lounge

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 1


    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath
      • bath with shower
    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest

    General Questions

    • 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

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

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