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The Old Church Bed & Breakfast

The Old Church Glasgow Road, Muirkirk KA18 3RN Scotland
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The Old Church Bed & Breakfast is situated in the heart of the quaint Historic Village of Muirkirk, set within the lovely rolling Ayrshire Uplands. We are a family run Bed & Breakfast who put our Guests first. We hope you will enjoy this Victorian Elegant Church with all the modern 21st-century luxuries that guests have come to expect.
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Holly W wrote a review Feb 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom6 contributions
We had the best time doing a bread course and staying over. Firstly, Lesley and David have the most stunning home with so much character, the fire in the lounge was a highlight! The course itself was outstanding, we learned so much and made SO much delicious bread. Lesley has so much knowledge and it was a delight to be taught by her. Dinner was out of this world too, some of the best food we have ever eaten. We also thoroughly enjoyed chatting to both Lesley and David, you'd struggle to meet a more welcoming and interesting couple. The room we stayed in was immaculate and so cozy, we slept so well despite being there in the middle of a storm. Even breakfast the next morning was such a high quality, we left very full and very happy. If you're looking for an amazing experience and to enhance your bread/baking knowledge or even an amazing experience for a gift, we could not recommended The Old Church B&B and Lesley's Kitchen Bread School more. We can't wait to come back!!!!!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Roy E wrote a review Oct 2021
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Completed the 5 day stay and bake bread course and had the most amazing time. Lesley’s baking knowledge is phenomenal and feel honoured she has shared this with myself. The converted church is a stunning place to stay and the hosting and food was fantastic! Already booked to go back again for another course next year. Highly recommend, book.. you certainly won’t be disappointed!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Catherine McAdie wrote a review Oct 2020
United Kingdom10 contributions
Myself and my friend have just left The old church literally 40 mins ago after spending the past 5 days of stay and bake. We had 3 days of bread and two days of cakes our experience by far was so above and beyond our expectations! Lesley is a fantastic teacher with a wealth of knowledge nothing is too much trouble and it really feels like being in a family kitchen. The amount of different breads and cakes we managed to make in our 5 days was just amazing and it is all of the best quality of produce used with lots of information about the ingredients. The old church it’s self has a very warm feel to it and we could not have felt more welcome by both Lesley and David. We did have some apprehensive about coming to stay especially now with all of what is going on with the Covid situation, however we both felt extremely safe and every effort was made to maintain a safe environment. Not only is Lesley a fantastic teacher she also is a superb cook and we have been extremely well fed with delicious dinners each evening. The course is great value for money and we would wholeheartedly recommend it. We look forward to returning next year and really feel that not only have we learnt some new skills but have made new friends too.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Ann B wrote a review Oct 2020
Stirling, United Kingdom42 contributions30 helpful votes
We stayed as we were doing the foundation bread course the following day. We had a wonderful supper and Lesley is such a great cook. We were in heaven. The accommodation is so beautiful, full of character and a fascinating building. The foundation bread course was superb. Lesley is a born teacher and we quite quickly realised that our own attempts at bread making at home were pathetic. This is another level and a really fun experience. We will be going back for further education and the luxury of the stay there.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
David A wrote a review Sep 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
What a baptism of fire! Going from a complete novice to confidant baker in 5 days, what a difference. Lesley is a fountain of knowledge. Such a kind and helpful tutor. Extra steps have been put in place to make sure everyone feels safe and catered for especially in these uncertain times. I'd especially recommend the 'Bake and Stay', the food was amazing... Overall, the whole experience was great and I'll certainly be back for more.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Lesley Martin, Owner at The Old Church Bed & Breakfast
Responded Sep 17, 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, it means a lot that you felt safe during these COVID times, you were a fast learner WHW it came to your bread skills. Happy baking ahead with your new business venture. Lesley
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carolinehall00 wrote a review Sep 2020
Ayrshire, United Kingdom8 contributions5 helpful votes
I had been looking to improve my bread making skills and the course offered by Lesley was just right up my street! She showed the class how to make several types of bread, was very hands on and took time with each of us to help us perfect our creations! she has inspired me to keep up my newly learned skills when at home.I can't wait to return for more! Lunch was lovely too and a thoroughly relaxing day! Thank you!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Sarah wrote a review Aug 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I recently completed a Mediterranean bread making day course at Lesley's Kitchen and I cannot recommend it more highly! From start to finish the course was relaxing, informative and fun. I achieved so much more than I could have imagined - producing 4 delicious loaves to take home. Lesley's knowledge and skill is formidable and yet her natural, easy way of teaching means that a beginner like me feels encouraged and never intimidated. All the ingredients you will use at Lesley's Kitchen are the very best quality and I have returned home determined to keep practicing what I have learnt. I am already planning a future course! If you are tempted to attend a bread making course Lesley's Kitchen is the place to head to.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Lesley Martin, Owner at The Old Church Bed & Breakfast
Responded Aug 26, 2020
Thank you so much Sarah, Steven and Thomas for such a lovely review, delighted that you enjoyed your day so much, I look forward to welcoming you back for another bread adventure in the future.
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Naomi wrote a review Mar 2020
Borth, United Kingdom2 contributions
What an absolutely fabulous bread baking course! Lesley and David provide a welcoming venue and Lesley is a superb tutor. It was a busy 3 days and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The accommodation was lovely and comfortable and the meals Lesley prepared for us were delicious... especially the cakes! Overall, the whole visit was excellent and very good value for money! I will certainly be back!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Pauline S wrote a review Apr 2019
Turnberry, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Have just enjoyed a thoroughly fantastic French bread making course at Leslies kitchen bread school, this is my third course with Leslie and I felt like I was returning to see old friends such was the welcome I received! These courses are excellent and leslies expertise is second to none!! I have came away well equipped to recreate what I learned each day, dont hesitate to treat yourself to these courses if you are a bread lover - you won't be disappointed and you will want to do all of them!! Keep up the good work Leslie
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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DavieSoni wrote a review Jan 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom5 contributions9 helpful votes
Just been on a Mediterranean bread making day course at Lesley’s Kitchen. It was a cracking day. The course is catered for all skill levels and abilities. I’ve been on other courses at the Glasgow Cook School and Braehead Cook School but I’ve got to say that Lesley’s Kitchen is by far the best. Less demonstrations and more hands on baking which makes you feel more involved with Lesley there to help you with her expertise, experience and knowledge to guide you through the whole process. This gives you the experience that you’ve created everything that you go home with at the end of the day. And don’t forget lunch thrown in as well. All ingredients that Lesley used were organic and high quality. The course is set up for smaller numbers so you get more of a one to one lesson which I thought was great. It was a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere that Lesley and her husband David provide along with a great bunch of like minded bakers in the making which was fantastic. At the end of the day you head home with all of your creations and a pack with all the recipes that you’ve made on the course an a few extras! This will not be my only visit, I’ll be keeping my eye on the Lesley’s Kitchen website to see which other course takes my fancy as there are so many to choose from. Thanks Lesley for a brilliant day!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
United KingdomScotlandAyrshireEast AyrshireMuirkirk
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Church Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Church Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Covenanting Heritage Park (0.3 miles) and Muirkirk Heritage Miners Memorial Park (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Church Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Church Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Church Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is The Old Church Bed & Breakfast located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Muirkirk.
Are there any historical sites close to The Old Church Bed & Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Muirkirk Heritage Miners Memorial Park (0.1 miles).