The Old Church of Urquhart

  ---    Bed & Breakfast  and  Self Catering    ---  
 

ABOUT

Welcome to Your uplifting experience in a

DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT  Place-to-Stay in Bonnie Scotland!

 

The Old CHURCH of Urquhart you find near Elgin & its cathedral inmidst

Malt-Whisky-Country close to the Grampian Highlands & the Moray Firth.

This is an area well-known for its dry and sunny climate.

Your spirits lift as you approach the edge of the small village of Urquhart and spy the inspiring 70ft tower of the church.

On top of a small hillock the church offers open, uninterrupted views of the beautiful countryside...close to the Highlands and to the Sea!

The converted church dates back to 1843 and is a 'B'-listed building. Conceived in the  perpendicular style of 'James Gillespie Graham' it is situated in a superb rural location 5 miles east of ELGIN.

We are COVID prepared!!! ...see under 'ABOUT' above...

 
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OUR  ROOMS

These are the B&B options to stay at

The Old Church of Urquhart,

your ideal stop-over in Malt Whisky Country.

You have the choice of 3 different accommodation arrangements on offer or any combination of them for up to  13/14 guests;

SUITE  1 - perfect for the SINGLE or the young COUPLE with day bed,

en suite

SUITE  2  - DOUBLE plus adjacent room

and a further room for up to 6/7 guests, private facilities

SUITE  3 - TRIPLE with double & single bed and a further room for up to 5/6 guests,

en suite

-all at ground floor-

The arrangements as extended Suite 2 and 3 might include a further room with a double day bed.

 
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OUR  APARTMENTS

The SANCTUARY Apartments

at The Old Church of Urquhart

are your perfect escape.

You have the choice of 3 different  arrangements on offer from 2 up to 13/14 guests;

Sanctuary I - THE WHOLE  with up to

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 lounges ,

a fully equipped kitchen and a kitchenette

Sanctuary II  - THE BACK  with up to

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a lounge and a fully equipped kitchen

Sanctuary III - THE FRONT  with up to

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a lounge and a

well equipped kitchenette

-all at ground floor-

The Sanctuary Apartments are getting arranged to suit you best, just let us know your requirements.

OUR SERVICES

 
Breakfast

 

Please find in your room

a seating area with table

to enjoy Your Tea & Coffee

and a selection of  continental breakfast items to start Your day at Your leisure & time.

...whilst its included with the B&B-rooms, it could be added for a charge to the Sanctuary Apartments...

Wifi, TV, Netflix & Co

 

...awaits you for Your convenience in Your bedroom ...

 

...just respect the 'quiet-policy' of the church after 10 pm...

this in respect to other guests looking for a peaceful place...and for us alike as it is after all Our Home as well!

Garden

 

Find your own little 'Island of Peace' in nearly 2 acres of garden grounds, on the church hillock

...sit beside the church pond & relax  ... discover a wee 'waterfall' /stream

& stroll along the 'Church Walk'

...look for peace & rest throughout the church garden &  enjoy open views into the countryside...

Other Services...

 

Daily Housekeeping is part of our B&B service for You

-Final Cleaning with  Apartments-

as it is to assist in

Your every day itinerary to explore

'Secret Scotland', only locals like us know best about. 

We pride ourselves with an always warm Personal Welcome!

Guest Lounges

 

The character of The Old Church has been retained inside as well as out.

The Sanctuary Apartments are offering guest lounges (including dining sets)

with the original wooden floor and wainscoting of the church.

B&B might include a guest lounge!

...and in addition...

Parking spaces in front of  the church are prepared for You, off-road.

We run a strict 'no-smoking-policy'  throughout the church.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement for an additional charge.

Check Out is expected by 10 am if not arranged differently with us.

 

GALLERY

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Proudly towering...

The Old Church of Urquhart

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View from the tower
View from the tower

...into the open countryside

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Secret Scotland
Secret Scotland

...a B&B in a Church!

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SECRET SCOTLAND at Your doorstep

Gordon Castle Walled Garden

 

This Walled Garden in North-East Scotland has been lovingly restored to its former glory. One of Britain’s largest, oldest walled kitchen gardens.

Enjoy fresh ingredients, picked minutes before they’re on Your plate in the family-friendly café.

Gordon Castle Walled Garden Cafe

The Findhorn Foundation

 

 This is a dynamic experiment where everyday life is guided by the inner voice of spirit...find out about this extraordinary journey, from tiny band of spiritual seekers to a world centre of transformation.

About The Findhorn Foundation

The Kimberley Inn

Our favourite place to enjoy seafood in a very authentic setting of an ancient inn at the spectacular bay of Findhorn Village...ask for fresh Mussels if you are close to a Thursday!

A Taste of  their Menu

Winding Walks

 

The 'winding walks' are a maze of trails through the 19th century gardens of the Duke and Duchess of Gordon. Meander through open pinewoods to find striking viewpoints and monuments, or enjoy a secluded picnic beside a secret loch.

All information for a leisurely stroll

Pluscarden Abbey

 

A community of Catholic Benedictine monks living in the only medieval British monastery still being used for its original purpose.

Enjoy the peace & tranquility in the abbey  grounds or meet the monks by attending Mass at 10 am each Sunday with Gregorian Chant.

The Abbey's Website

Lossiemouth Beaches & more

 

This is Your Must-See just around the corner of the church...two spectacular beaches of which we highly recommend the West Beach from Covesea Lighthouse  with smuggler caves to explore & a good chance to see The Moray Dolphines.

Undiscovered Scotland at Lossie