Knowehead, is situated on the banks of Loch Kendoon with views of the countryside beyond. We have 2 properties at Knowehead. 

Knowhead Cottage, which was renovated in early 2018, offers spacious accommodation for up to 10 people. The accommodation includes a wonderful dining area with picture windows giving breathtaking views of the loch and hills beyond, out side there is a plenty of space for al fresco dining and star gazing to enjoy the best that the Dark Sky Park offers.

Kendoon Cabin sleeps 2  (2 Adults + 1 infant). The cabin was added in November 2018. with a wilderness setting on the shore of Loch Kendoon. The large patio doors and deck area make it easy to enjoy the scenery and allow quality star gazing opportunities.

The cottage & cabin are in the heart of the Galloway Forest Park ensuring peace and tranquillity together with wildlife right on the doorstep; if you are looking for stars, red squirrels, stags and ospreys look no further!

There is direct access to Forestry Commission trails to allow unrivalled opportunities for outdoor pursuits and seeing the wildlife of the area including Red Kites, Ospreys and even possibly Golden Eagles. The Ospreys regularly visit the loch and near by Loch Doon also has an Osprey observatory with a web cam link to the local nest.


Knowhead Cottage, sleeps 10 (4 Adults / 6 Children). It has been designed for two families to stay, with 2 double bedrooms enjoying views over the loch and a bunk room that sleeps 6 Children.


Kendoon Cabin is the perfect retreat for a relaxing getaway, whether it be a few days away to relax and unwind or romantic retreat. With stunning views over Loch Kendoon in the Upper Glenkens.


From archery and wind surfing to clay pigeon shooting and zip wires – Dumfries and Galloway has a great assortment of outdoor activities.


With over 400 miles of signposted cycle routes, and the 7stanes world-class mountain bike centres, Dumfries & Galloway has it all!


Whether you are partial to a spot of hill climbing, or prefer leisurely strolls along the coast – there really is a walking route for everyone!


The iconic red squirrels are regular visitors to Knowehead, but Dumfries & Galloway has so much wildlife it is a nature lovers haven!


Scotland has some of the darkest skies in Europe and Galloway Forest Park is one of the darkest places in Scotland, which is why it’s the UK’s first Dark Sky Park.


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