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Sleeps - 22
Region - Argyll
Sporting Salmon Fishing · Stalking · Trout Fishing
Activities Beach · Boats · Riding · Sailing · Tennis · Walking / Hiking
Facilities Snooker / Billiards · Tennis court · Wifi
Features Children Friendly · Dogs Allowed · Self-Catered
Rental From £11,500.00 + VAT per week
Knock House is a wonderful property and ‘home’ offering elegant and very comfortable accommodation for up to 22 guests and is located in the heart of the beautiful Benmore Estate, which extends to around 40,000 acres. Nestled at the foot of Ben Bheag, the head of Loch na Keal and overlooking the River Ba, this grand 18th Century property is the perfect place for your ultimate Scottish holiday.
The magic of Knock House is there is so much to do, see and experience. With a great staffing infrastructure on the ground we can offer salmon fishing Rivers Ba and Forsa, red deer stalking for two parties on the hill, together with trout fishing on the estate lochs. Sea fishing from the estate’s 30ft motor cruiser can be very productive, including mackerel fishing and lobster potting. ‘Benmore Lady’, the estate’s wonderful new 46ft Targa motor cruiser can offer exciting day trips including whale and dolphin watching and visiting the beautiful isolated beaches and islands around the west of Mull. All these activities are included in the rental.
An all-weather tennis court is available as well as bicycles and sailing dinghies. The first class Knock House team includes housekeeping staff, qualified boatman, stalkers and ghillies.
Rental 2021 The rental for Knock House is on an inclusive basis to include house staff and all activities, including salmon fishing, trout fishing, stalking, boats trips to the islands and much more. Rentals are from Sunday – Sunday.
April £11,500 + VAT per week May & June £13,500 + VAT per week Early July £17,500 + VAT per week Mid July & August £20,000 + VAT per week Sept & Oct £15,000 + VAT per week Nov & Dec £13,000 + VAT per week
Christmas & New Year Weeks POA
Knock House sets standards high and consistently delivers with a first class team on the ground to look after our guests. There is a fantastic variety of activities to enjoy including stalking for two rifles, salmon fishing, trout fishing and boating on the sea, including ‘Benmore Lady’ the estate’s 46ft motor cruiser. Whale and dolphin watching, picnics on deserted beaches, and much more are all part of a Knock House holiday experience.
Once again we had a fantastic week at Knock House. Donald, Kim and the team were marvellous as usual, and we all had lots of fun. We would like to return again next year, but for two weeks!
– Wendy Tyser, West Sussex
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Knock House is an exceptional self-catering holiday rental. There are extensive guest rooms and bathrooms, including additional staff accommodation where required. Knock House is an idyllic destination for a wonderful getaway with family, friends and large parties.
The accommodation comprises of a very comfortable large drawing room, sitting room, dining room that seats 20, original billiards room, the recently created ceilidh room with sprung floor and outside patio offers limitless potential for memorable gatherings. Extensive gardens and a double tennis court.
Following extensive renovations in recent years, extending the property to offer 12 guest bedrooms and 8 bath or shower rooms, up to 22 guests can be comfortably accommodated in Knock House. Individually decorated and named after local Islands, each bedroom offers its guest unique accommodation for the duration of their stay.
The dining room seats up to 20, ideal for stylish dinners whether to create special family memories or impress a corporate party. Games and a little friendly competition are bound to form part of your holiday memories, with a billiard room with a three-quarter size snooker table, table tennis and table football.
The family kitchen benefits from a welcoming four door Aga, as well as electric cooker, microwave, plate warmer, dishwashers, fridges and freezers and extensive utensils.
Additionally there is a large boot room perfect for those fishing rods, gun room, a drying/boiler room and wi-fi.
Dogs Well behaved dogs are welcome in certain ground floor areas of the house and there is kennel accommodation for 4 dogs outside.
First Floor at Front of House MULL Master Bedroom Ensuite Bathroom Emperor sized double bed
IONA 2 Single Beds Has own bathroom (on landing up main stairs)
STAFFA 2 Single Beds Shares bathroom with Eorsa
EORSA 2 Single Beds Shares bathroom with Staffa
ULVA 2 Single Beds Has own Shower Room, basin and loo
COLL 2 Single Beds Shares bathroom with Tiree
TIREE King Sized Double Bed Shares bathroom with Coll
ISLAY 2 Single Beds Shares bathroom with Jura
JURA 2 Single Beds Shares bathroom with Islay
COLONSAY 2 Single Beds Has own Shower Room, Basin and Loo
First Floor at rear of house above kitchen
MUCK 2 Single Beds Ensuite Bathroom Primarily used as Cook/Nanny’s Room as has Sky Television and sofa in room
EIGG Single Room Shares Bathroom with Rhum
RHUM 2 Single Beds Shares Bathroom with Eigg
Dogs There are four kennels available. Well behaved dogs are allowed in certain areas on the ground floor, where there are flagstone floors only.
Stalking The Benmore Estate is a famous deer forest with some of the finest stalking grounds in Argyll. With the addition of sporting ground in Glenforsa, the estate encompasses five stalking beats. Approximately 50 stags are shot each year and in most weeks up to two stalking parties can be accommodated on the hill each day. Mull stags are impressively large and stalking is available from mid August onwards.
Fishing The estate has fishing on the River Ba, Loch Ba, River Forsa and Loch Bhearnach. The River Ba is approximately 2 miles in length and consists of 6 named pools. The river flows out of Loch Ba and runs down to Loch na Keal. The River Forsa offers double bank fishing from source to sea with 50 named pools and a fishing hut. Salmon and sea trout run from late June to October.
Loch Ba is almost 3 miles in length and offers excellent salmon and sea trout fishing amidst spectacular highland scenery. The estate has two clinker built fishing boats on the loch with outboard motors in addition to a recently converted fishing bothy for use by house guests.
Loch na Keal also offers excellent quality sea fishing and the estate also successfully creel for lobster, prawn and crab in the loch from their Orkney fishing boat. The estate have a sea boat which is available for use by prior arrangement.
Boating Knock is big on boats! There is a recently purchased, new 46ft Targa motor cruiser which is readily available for guests to use during their time at Knock. The Benmore Lady is skippered by Donald Bissett who is of course fully qualified to take out guests. This includes trips to the islands including Coll, where you can go for lunch. Tobermory is also easily accesible by boat. Whale and dolphin watching is a regular occurrence and barbecues on deserted white sand beaches, accessed only by boat, is all part of the week’s activities.
The estate also own a 30ft deep sea fishing boat and this has been another popular day’s activities for those who are not going to the hill to stalk. 180lb skate have been caught on a regular basis! In addition there is a Rib as well as sailing dinghies, canoes and windsurfers.
We had the most wonderful week, from romantic dinners outside to full dinner parties as the party arrived, 21 in all, and there was plenty of room for all, and we particularly enjoyed the large stag room. The whole Knock team were excellent, Andrew, Renata, Cathy, Alex, David and Martin, looked after all our needs and more with a very good humoured approach, making us all very welcome, and they were a pleasure to be with. Louise and Roz, were really excellent, and we had a superb range of local fare menus, keeping us well looked after throughout, with great Breakfasts, Packed Lunches, Tea and Dinners. What more could anyone ask for. We had a local band for a Ceilidh on the Friday and along with the near perfect weather, allowed us to visit the local islands, sea fishing, see the wildlife and climb Ben More, as well as numerous other walks, tennis and cycling. An action packed week left us glowing. I’d love to go again, and some of our guests left with ideas of future bookings as birthdays near, so I’m sure they will be in touch. Many thanks for your help with all. Best wishes.
Nigel Sampson, Leeds, United Kingdom 14 June 2016
I wanted to communicate my own thanks to you, your team, and the team at Knock. You may have been aware that the holiday was a present for Dad in celebration of his 60th Birthday and I don’t think we could have asked for a more successful trip. Knock House is supremely comfortable and superbly set up for house parties. Kim and her team kept the place immaculate all week and Michelle Cowe was brilliant. She never once seemed stressed or flustered which is such a good quality in a cook and her food was delicious. We all enjoyed the sport and had some thoroughly good stalking. Donald and Andrew were not only good stalkers but excellent company too. Having spent most of my time on the hill I didn’t spend much with Roland or Nielsen but I know those who did thoroughly enjoyed themselves. My sister in particular had some excellent fishing with Roland. Please pass on my thanks to all the team. I know Dad is hoping to take a week at Knock next year and I hope that plan comes to fruition – I will be back there straight away if it does!
Once again we had a fabulous stay. The house staff, particularly Kim, Glenys and Renata were delightful and we all much enjoyed the company and skills of Donald, Roland, Andrew,and Nielson outside. Our cook, Louise Palmer was the same as last year and I cannot recommend her highly enough. I have sampled many cooks fare over the years and she is streets ahead of everyone else.
Andrew & Lucinda Fleming
My family and friends had a wonderful time at Knock House in October. The owner really should be proud of the quality of the keepers, staff, he has at Knock House. Donald was extremely professional yet also approachable and friendly. He put us all, including our wives, at ease. We were all extremely impressed by Andrew's thoughtfulness and of course Donald's ready enthusiasm to go out of his way for us. Kim and her team were equally impressive. Thank you for arranging this for us: we are already looking forward to next year.
John Spratt, Oxfordshire
We have had a fantastic week at Knock House. Both the house and the staff exceeded our expectations not to mention Mull itself. We all thoroughly enjoyed our week. I was particularly impressed by the way the ghillies, led by Donald, ensured that there was something for everybody and most of us achieved a first sporting experience at some point in the week; this was no mean feat considering the variety of ages and personalities within the group! We have some wonderful memories of a very special week. Many thanks for your help with the booking and for the introduction to Pip who produced the most amazing meals and didn't complain at our occassional last minute time delays. We are seriously considering booking for next year. With kind regards. Jan Sibthorpe
Jan Sibthorpe, London
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