The School House 

This Suite is situated on the ground floor of the main house and is accessed by its own 'front door'.

The principal room would have originally been the 'servants' hall' thus its ample proportions and large fireplace with a cosy wood-burning stove. Later it became the 'school room' where the children on the estate were taught. Testament to this is the frieze around three quarters of the room, depicting the kings and queens of Scotland from the 11th century onwards. This wonderful, historic feature remains intact.

A large bay window looks over our well manicured lawn bordered by substantial rhododendrons and flowering shrubs. This provides the ideal spot to have a drink or a meal with an excellent vantage point to watch the grazing deer early in the morning and in the late evenings.

The suite features a luxurious marble clad 'wet room' including an ample bath with shower attachment. The fully equipped , separate kitchen allows you to rustle up anything from a simple snack to a full feast for two.

With all rooms on the same level this suite is suitable for guests with additional mobility needs. Do please check with us if you have any questions.


  • SuperKing size bed
  • Sleeps up to 2 adults
  • Sitting area around large working fireplace with a wood-burning stove (complimentary first basket of logs)
  • TV
  • Wi-fi
  • Large 'wet room' with ample bath and shower attachment
  • Separate kitchen containing:
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Oven/microwave
    • Fridge
    • Separate compact freezer
    • Kettle
    • 'Tassimo' coffee maker
    • high chair and cot available upon request.

We regret that we cannot accept pets in any of the Suites in the main house. Non-smoking.


Terms & Conditions

Reservations do not constitute a legally binding contract between Knockdow House and the Customer until Knockdow House confirms the reservation with the Customer and provides the Customer with a booking reference.

We regret that we cannot accept pets in any of the accommodation.

Knockdow House is completely no smoking.

The Accommodation can be accessed from 3.30 on the date of arrival. 
We request that the accommodation is vacated by 10.30 on the day of departure.

Payment Policy

The tariff is based on an occupancy of : 
2 people for ‘The School House’ and ‘Bute’ 
4 people for ‘Cumbrae’ and 'Tower' 
Additional charges for each extra person are applicable where appropriate. 
The tariff includes electricity; heating; an initial basket of solid fuel (where applicable); all linen and towels.

A deposit of 25% is required to secure the accommodation, with the balance no later than 30 days before the arrival date.

We accept, Switch, Mastercard, Visa , Paypal or Bank transfers.

Cancellation Policy

The deposit is not refundable in the event of cancellation.

If a booking is cancelled within 30 days of arrival, every endeavour will be made to re-let the accommodation to avoid the full amount being forfeited. 
In the event that the property cannot be re-let for the entire period of the cancellation, the cancelling guest will forfeit the payment for those dates. We advise guests to take out travel insurance against unforeseen cancellations.

In the very unlikely event that Knockdow House may be forced to cancel a reservation, the Customer shall be informed immediately and shall be offered either a full refund of any and all sums paid or an alternative date to rebook wherever available.

Contact Details

For any customer service enquiries please contact us here:

Knockdow House
+44 (0)1369 870 199
Knockdow Estate 
Argyll Scotland PA23 7UL