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SPONSORED: Knockomie is the ultimate autumn staycation destination

A warm welcome awaits you at Knockomie
A warm welcome awaits you at Knockomie

Holidaying at home is even more tempting than ever at this time of year, and there is one special place that should be on your must-visit list this autumn – Knockomie Inn in the Highlands.

The small Morayshire hotel has 15 bedrooms and is located in a beautiful setting of mature grounds, offering guests tranquility from the hustle and bustle of life.

One thing Knockomie, on the outskirts of Forres, is particularly proud of is its newly-introduced safety policies during Covid-19 which has given its guests peace of mind since it reopened recently.

Penny and Gavin Ellis, who own the inn, are delighted to be part of VisitScotland’s Good to Go scheme, an initiative that has been launched by the tourist board to reassure consumers that best practice is in place. And the couple have already received rave reviews on popular travel sites.

Penny said. “We have been fortunate to have received a few good reviews on line on booking.com and TripAdvisor with guests commenting that they feel safe and that our policies are making them feel comfortable to come away.”

One guest, who stayed in August, wrote on TripAdvisor: “Staff were extremely helpful and implemented a full range of protection systems to make our stay feel safe and secure during the current Pandemic. Location is excellent for touring the local area.”

Another guest praised the hotel for a “very pleasant post-Covid break” before adding: “A great hideaway for a weekend or longer with so much beautiful coast and countryside around as well as distilleries.”

The cosy interior of Knockomie

It is clear from the guests who have visited recently that safety of staff and visitors is paramount at Knockomie, but what is also apparent is their love of the hotel’s location on the Moray Coast.

That’s because it is the ideal place to stay to explore Scotland’s great outdoors, including the deserted sandy beaches of the north east coast and miles and miles of forest walks. With the autumn leaves turning, it is the perfect time of year to put on an extra layer and get out and about in nature.

Also in the vicinity as the world famous Speyside distilleries, so be sure to book a whisky tasting or enjoy some long-awaited retail therapy at the nearby Johnston’s of Elgin and Brodie Countryfare, while supporting local businesses in their Covid recovery.

And, with Knockomie being in Forres (one of Scotland’s oldest and most picturesque towns), it is also close to the North East 250 route, so if you are still enjoying cycling and motorcycling, before the winter arrives, take note to visit on your travels.

Penny added: “We have had to completely rethink how we are going to look after guests in the future. Social distancing will be here for quite a while and whilst we have always had high standards of housekeeping this is intensified further to do what we can to limit the spread of this dreadful virus.”

“We are doing everything we can to create a memorable experience, in a beautiful part of Scotland.”

So for a much-needed, comfortable and safe escape, head to Knockomie Hotel where you will be guaranteed a friendly welcome, good food, and a stay you will remember for a long time. You can even bring your four-legged family member, as the inn is also dog-friendly.

SPECIAL OFFER:

Knockomie’s 2-night Autumn Staycation Escape

2 nights in a master double (or twin) with an ice bold bottle of Prosecco in your room on arrival and a 3-course dinner on both nights and breakfast from £95.00 per person per night.


For more information, or to book your stay at Knockomie Inn, visit the website by clicking here.