Knockderry Country House Hotel, Cove, Nr Helensburgh


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

    Knockderry House is situated on the banks of Loch Long in beautiful Argyll. The food and drink of the area is dominated by the produce from the sea lochs and the rich pasture land that surrounds us.

    Our food is influenced by the traditional recipes of Scotland and the fish, game, beef and poultry that the land and sea produce.

    Our team take enormous pride in the preparation and presentation of every dish to ensure you experience the true flavour of Scotland. We use only fresh Scottish produce in conjuring up our menus. The venison is stalked from the local hills - the scallops are from Oban - even the breakfast eggs are from Caroline's chickens (Dixie, Susie and Chloe - who live in the next village!!)

    We are currently working with our local farmers market and a consortium of other local food producers to source the best local vegetables, fish and meat in order to reduce the food miles travelled from producer to plate.

    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.


    Taste Our Best
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Best for

    • Outstanding Views

    Cuisine Types

    • Scottish

    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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