The Old Church of Urquhart
--- Bed & Breakfast and Self Catering ---
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...
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,
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,
-all at ground floor-
The arrangements as extended Suite 2 and 3 might include a further room with a double day bed.
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.
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!
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...
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!
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.
The Old Church of Urquhart
...into the open countryside
...a B&B in a Church!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.