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“Great stay in a very nice old church” 5 of 5 stars
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The Old Church of Urquhart
'Parrandier', Meft Road | Urquhart, Elgin IV30 8NH, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 24 Elgin B&B and Inns
Montreal
2 reviews
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“Great stay in a very nice old church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Very nice B&B in an old church setting!

Quiet, clean and very relaxing.

It is also located in a nice central area to visit the Speyside area and the Aberdeen coast.

The hosts were fantastic. Very friendly, and offered great food for supper (at a reasonable cost). Make sure you do try the supper as you are in for a treat!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Have just enjoyed 4 night stay in self catering apartment in group of three attending conference in Elgin. Ideal location - once we had found our way assat nav led us to neighbouring village. Fortunately we had a map & good sense of direction. Apartment is well equipped and comfortable, with own entrance at back of the Church, entering through former vestry area. We did our own cooking as time was limited and we had to have evening meals in Elgin, but we would have loved to have breakfast & dinner made for us next time.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Waterdown, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Our stay at the Old Church was indeed memorable, comfortable, and tranquil. A charming community, Peter and Kris offer splendid care and attention to their clients' needs. While we only had one night in the area, another family used this location as the home base for 5 days of wider travels - and clearly found the Old Church most delightful and an excellent base for their stay. I very highly recommend The Old Church of Urquhart. Thank you so much :-)
Brian and Virginia W, and Sarah.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Quedlinburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We spend 14 unforgettable days in this Old Church of Urquhart. Andreas welcomed us friendly and gave us an interesting and detailed Tour through that old and amazing Building with lots of Facts to it's History.
The habitable Room invited to spend some relaxing Hours with Wine and Whiskey after our big
Tours during the Day and to enjoy the wonderful Lunch Kris made for us.
The lovely designed Garden also invited to Walkes and to let Thoughts and Soul run free.
The Old Church of Urquhart ist exactly right Adress for everyone Looking for a special Place to spend a wonderful Holiday in Scotland's beautiful Nature.
We arrived as Strangers und left as Friends. Thank you VERY much Kris and Andreas.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Very nice accomodation and surrounding with warm and friendly hosts. We can only recommend the 3-course Dinner, which is fantastic to eat in the living room under the original Church cealing. Great atmosphere! We stayed here twice and would come anytime again. Thank you.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Neu-Isenburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Very friendly welcome and a pleasant stay in this unique location. Quiet surroundings and beutiful and cosy garden. Nice talk with owners and other guests,cery nice that all guests meet for dinner and breakfast, especially with the very good food. Would love to visit again someday.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The highlight of our Scotland trip! Andreas and Kris are very warm and welcoming hosts! We very much liked the idea that all guests would gather for dinner and for breakfast in their private living/dining room to eat the meals at two tables all together. We were a lovely party of people and had very good chats. The menu for the Scottish breakfast and dinner was very carefully and thoughtfully selected. Both hosts created a very warm and family-like atmosphere. The room we had was tiny, however, very well equipped in terms of racks, shelves, power plugs (close to the mirror in super height :)), hot water would come immediately from the shower and the tap. The rooms very super clean! The surrounding garden very well looked after and we found lots of literature, music and information about the church in the lounges and living rooms about Scotland and Scottish tradition.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 'Parrandier', Meft Road | Urquhart, Elgin IV30 8NH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Moray > Elgin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Elgin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Find your own little island of peace in this comfortable converted scottish church on top of its own wee hillock!The church is ideally placed inmidst Malt Whisky Country close to both, The Grampian Highlands and the sea shore of the Moray Firth with white sandy beaches and its residents, The Moray Dolphins.Dinner available at 7.00 pm under the original church ceiling; please book latest same day in the morning giving advise of any dislikes/allergies you might have because of the 3-course set menu.We are as well licensed to serve alcohol and for civil marriages (also religious, humanist and interfaith ceremonies are as well taken place here!). ... more   less 
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