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Oban hotel Nestling beside Loch Feochan in Argyll, Scotland, lays Knipoch Hotel (pronounced neepoch - och as in loch).

This four star country house hotel is privately owned and run by the Craig family. We opened Knipoch as a hotel in 1981 when the original building was refurbished with the reception, kitchen and bedroom wing being added.

Prior to this it was our family home with a history. In 1592, Campbell, Thane of Cawdor was assassinated here at the "house of Knipoch in Lorne".

In England as well as Scotland, hotels vary and individually owned hotels each have a personality. At 22 rooms (including suites), Knipoch Hotel is small enough to care for our guests personally, yet large enough to be a hotel. Three generations of the Craig Family run Knipoch Hotel, although the youngest are still in training!

Knipoch Hotel Accommodation

At Knipoch hotel we have 22 bedrooms including two suites and a triple room. All of our rooms are en-suite, with combined bath and shower - and have heating, direct dial telephone, TV, radio and hairdryer. Each room has a delightful view of either the surrounding countryside or Loch Feochan.

Wi Fi is available in the public rooms.

Pet Policy
We welcome well-behaved pets and only ask that they are not left alone in the bedrooms. There is a superb walk behind the hotel where both you and your pet are safe and free to climb as high as you wish.

Restaurant and Bar
At Knipoch we have a well stocked bar with an emphasis on Scottish Malt Whiskies ranging from the youngest distillery to pre-war Malts. Our wine list ranges from quaffable house wines to Mouton Rothschild Claret.

In Knipoch there are three dining rooms. Each room has its unique atmosphere.The first and smallest is the Red Dining Room, which is oak, paneled using paneling recovered from the ruins of Ypres Cathedral. The open fire adds to the cosy atmosphere.

The largest dining room is the Gold Room, which is also wood paneled, enhanced with signed Russell Flint’s prints. Lastly the Stone Room, which would have been the original Knipoch House, was built in 15th century and was the site of the assassination of Campbell of Cawdor.

For functions we can seat up to 45 between the three dining rooms. A standing buffet would allow up to 60.

At Knipoch we always use the finest, seasonally locally sourced products. Our menu changes daily to represent that seasonality. Outstanding amongst this is our home smoked salmon. Non-residents are welcomed but booking is advisable

Things to do
Knipoch is ideally placed for exploring Argyll and the Western Isles. We are situated 6 miles (10 minutes) south of Oban. The scenery is beautiful, with a panorama of mountains, lochs and islands unfolding around almost every corner.

We can arrange any activities for you, including whale watching, golf, fishing, whirlpool boat trips, etc. Take advantage of a number of scenic cycle routes, diving trips, relaxed garden walks or visits to historic monuments and castles.

Here are just a few ideas for your stay:
Action Sports
. Oban Quad Trek
. Vertical Ascents, Onich
. Tralee Rally Karting

. Tralee, Benderloch
. Ganavan Sands, Oban

Bicycle & Car Hire
. Munros (Avis), Oban
. Hazelbank Motors Oban
. Flit Self Drive, Oban
. Isle of Kerrera Bicycle Hire
. Isle of Luing Cycle Hire
. Oban Cycles

Boat Hire
. Lochaweside Marine
. Linnhe Marine
.Taynuilt Fishing Club

Boat Trips
. Oban Sea Trek
. Loch Creran Cruises
. MV Laura Ann, Oban
. Loch Awe Steampacket Company 0
. Sealife Adventures
. Argyll Charters

. Barcaldine Castle
. Dunstaffnage, Dunbeg
. Kilchurn, Lochawe
. Inveraray
. Castle Stalker, Appin

. Highland Theatre and Cinema, Oban

. Puffin Dive Centre
. Porpoise Diving
. TSMV Gannet

Exhibition & Heritage Centres/Museums
. Cruachan Power Station & Visitor Centre Lochawe
. Slate Islands Heritage Trust, Easdale
. Highland Artist's Exhibition, Easdale
. Oban Distillery Visitor Centre
. Kilmartin House Museum
. Glencoe Folk Museum
. Iona Abbey, Isle of Iona
. Bonawe Iron Furnace, Taynuilt
. Oban War & Peace Museum
. Inveraray Jail

Ferries to the Islands
. Caledonian MacBrayne serving Mull (Iona), Colonsay, Tiree, Coll, Barra, S. Uist, Lismore.
. Kerrera Ferry

Sea Fishing
. Fish 'n' Trips, Bonawe
. TSMV Gannet - Local day charter boat available for sea angling
. River/Fresh Water Loch Fishing
. Loch Awe District
. Oban & District, Anglers Corner
. Farm Fishing
. Inverawe Fisheries, Smokery & Country Park, Taynuilt

Forest Walks
. Ben Lora, Benderloch
. Sutherlands Grove, Barcaldine

Gardens Open
. Arduaine Gardens
. Achnacloich, Taynuilt
. Ardchattan Priory, North Connel
. Barguillean "Angus Garden" Taynuilt
. Crarae Woodland Garden, Inveraray
. Druimavuic House, Appin

. Connel Gliding Club, North Connel

. Dalmally Golf Course - 9 hole
. Taynuilt Golf Course - 9 hole
. Oban Golf Club, Glencruitten Oban - 18 hole

Marine and Wildlife Parks
. Oban Sealife Centre
. Argyll Wildlife Park, Inveraray

Pony Trekking & Horse Riding
. Achnalaraig Riding Centre, Oban
. Lettershuna Riding Centre
. Argyll Wildlife Park, Inveraray

Places of Interest
. Forest Walks - Information from Forest Enterprise
. Falls of Lora Connel - Tidal cascade (the only one in the UK). Viewpoint in car park close to Connel Bridge.
. Cairn to Robert the Bruce, Dalmally
. St Conan's Kirk, Dalmally
. McCaig's Tower, Oban
. Atlantic Bridge, Seil Island
. Easdale Island - site of ancient slate quarries

. Loch Visions - Wildlife photography experience

Sailing & Watersports
. Sea.fari Adventures, Easdale
. Linnhe Marine Watersports Centre, Appin

. Glencoe Ski centre & School
. Nevis Range Ski Area, Fort William

Swimming & Leisure
. Atlantis Leisure, Oban
. Lochaber Leisure Centre, Fort William

Getting there from the Information Centre:

From Oban follow signs for the A816 Lochgilphead - Knipoch Hotel is located on the left, 6 miles form Oban, overlooking Loch Feochan.

Email Knipoch Hotel enquiries & reservations: bookscotland@madbookings.com