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Mother's Day Gifts

Published: 21/02/2021 / Author: Beth

Whether or not you can see your mum, Mother’s Day 2021 is a chance to celebrate everything she does for you.  We have put our heads together to think up some special ways to make her feel extra-special, no matter where you are.  Here are our Mother’s Day lockdown ideas you can do from the safety of your home that will definitely bring Mums everywhere some much-needed cheer this Mother’s Day.

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William Leiper - a Scottish architect

Published: 20/02/2021 / Author: Beth

William Leiper is a name famously associated with the architecture of Helensburgh and surrounding areas and was known both as a domestic architect and a commercial architect. Some of his city work includes the Partick Burgh Halls, Glasgow Gas Light Building, the interior of Stirling Library, the Banqueting Hall of Glasgow City Chambers, Dowanhill Church and the Sun Life Building in Glasgow.

 

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Origin of Knockderry House

Published: 20/02/2021 / Author: Beth

There has been a dwelling at Knockderry for centuries, but the first recorded owner of a property on this site was David Anderson (1793-1879) who had Knockderry House built in 1846 as a summer residence for his family. The following short history was written with the assistance of Mary Blyth a descendant of the original owners, the Andersons.

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The Artisans

Published: 20/02/2021 / Author: Beth

One of the most significant features of Knockderry House is the stained glass in the dining room and restaurant.  The artists employed by Leiper included Daniel Cottier and John Guthrie.

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Fishing

Published: 30/06/2020 / Author: Beth

Loch Long offers good fishing from the shore and boat with cod, whiting, plaice, mackerel, skate, wrasse and Pollack possible catches. It is free to fish but it is illegal to land any migratory fish such as salmon or sea trout.  Boasting 22 lochs and 39 miles of coastline around three sea lochs, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park offers excellent opportunities for all types of fishing. 

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Dog Walks around Knockderry House

Published: 29/06/2020 / Author: Knockderry House

As dog owners we know how important it is to share your holiday with your four-legged friends. When we first set up the hotel we visited some wonderful hotels around Scotland and discovered the joy of sharing these times with our own young dogs. The best trips were always where dogs were not only welcomed but provided for and so we decided we would try and do the same here at Knockderry.

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It's not goodbye

Published: 03/04/2020 / Author: Knockderry House

There is nothing more important to us than family. Murdo and I have spent the last 20 years building this family business and welcoming guests from every corner of the globe to Knockderry House, in our beautiful corner of Argyll and Bute.

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Beginning of Spring

Published: 20/03/2020 / Author: Knockderry House

As we leave winter behind and Mother Nature starts to show signs and the promise of spring, our spirits are raised. At Knockderry, we are looking forward to some of the local activities and events.

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The Nest

Scotland in Film

Published: 01/03/2020 / Author: Knockderry House

Some would say that we are biased when we claim Scotland to be the most picturesque and beautiful country in the world. From rugged shorelines to sweeping glens tucked away between towering mountains and stunning castles set on the banks of tranquil lochs, Scotland has a unique and rich landscape. Here are a few of the many stunning locations that you can visit in the footsteps of your favourite film characters.

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Whisky and Food Pairings

Author: Knockderry House

Are you a food lover? How much attention do you pay to what you drink with it?  Pairing food with a drink is nothing new. Wine and food have always gone together with the basic guidelines being red wine with red meat, white wine with seafood and champagne with oysters. In fact, there are probably a lot of choices that you make about which drink to have with a particular dish without even realising it.

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