Knockroon. An attractive and traditional community on the Dumfries House Estate.


This ‘eco-village’ will become a beacon for environmental sustainability, a clean and vibrant neighbourhood with green spaces, striking views and wildlife corridors. There will be shops to serve local and daily needs and workplaces for small businesses. Situated on the edge of the Dumfries House Estate, a wide range of leisure opportunities are at hand.

The Prince’s Charities Foundation is taking forward Knockroon as a sustainable mixed-use development that will serve as a model community for Scotland. It is hoped and believed that this development will not only create employment and help bring prosperity to the area, but will in the longer-term generate profits for donation to charitable causes, once loans associated with the development have been repaid. This project is part of an exciting new chapter in the history of Dumfries House and the surrounding area.

Knockroon has been designed to reflect the rich architectural tradition of Ayrshire. By drawing on the timeless language of traditional design, the community is being built to last and will continue to look beautiful for years to come. Streets and homes each have their own character and encourage a sense of community. A network of paths allows walking and cycling to Dumfries House, Cumnock, Auchinleck and beyond. Click to download map.

Adam Square will be the centre of the neighbourhood with a public building as its focal point. The mix of homes, shops and workplaces ensures Knockroon will be a vibrant and pleasant place to work, live and visit. 

The new community has many sustainable aspects and has been awarded Scottish Sustainable Community status by the Scottish Government.