The Auld Kirk

“Cleverly converted, a blend of original features and contemporary design” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

BALLATER, ABERDEENSHIRE

Official Rating
Inspected by
Visit England Logo
Awards
award
Book direct
  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Open
Our COVID-19 measures:
Masks & gloves available for guests on requests All keys sterilised and wrapped for next guest use

Our Inspector's view

This Victorian Scottish Free Church building has been carefully converted to make an unusual guest house. Many original features of the kirk have been restored and incorporated in the design, and all seven rooms are purpose-built and situated on the first floor, accessed by a wide staircase from the large entrance hallway. Breakfasts using the finest local produce are served in the characterful dining room which doubles up as the coffee shop during the day.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

award
4 Gold Star Award: Premier Collection
The Auld Kirk
Braemar Road, BALLATER, AB35 5RQ
Phone : 01339 755762

Features

Rooms
  • Rooms 7
  • Family bedrooms: 1
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
Facilities
  • Free TV
  • Wifi
  • Lounge without TV
  • Open parking
Accessibility
  • Steps for wheelchair: 3
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: f
Food
  • Afternoon Tea

About the area

Discover Aberdeenshire

Visitors to Aberdeenshire with any kind of interest in history are in for a treat. There are more castles to the acre in Aberdeenshire than anywhere else in Britain. They range from evocative ruins to lonely tower houses, from well-kept baronial strongholds to royal palaces. Four notable castles worth factoring into your itinerary are Dunnottar, Fyvie, Huntly and Tolquhon.

At Buchan Ness you’ll find yourself at the easternmost point of Scotland. From here you can follow the coast further down this stunning north-east shoulder of Scotland south to Peterhead, once an important whaling community. Beyond it is Aberdeen, where the eastern spur of the Grampians gives way to the North Sea, and two famous salmon rivers, the Don and the Dee, reach the end of their spectacular journey. 

Heading west out of Scotland’s granite city, you are soon in a magical world of heather moorland, rolling hills and densely wooded valleys, cut by meandering rivers and picturesque lochs. It is here that you can discover the staggering number of castles and ancient strongholds. However, it’s not all palaces and ruins. Bottlenose dolphins are an everyday sight in the Moray Firth and off the Aberdeenshire coast so grab your binoculars and head to the shores.

Why choose Rated Trips?

Your trusted guide to rated places across the UK
icon example
The best coverage

Discover more than 15,000 professionally rated places to stay, eat and visit from across the UK and Ireland.

icon example
Quality assured

Choose a place to stay safe in the knowledge that it has been expertly assessed by trained assessors.

icon example
Plan your next trip

Search by location or the type of place you're visiting to find your next ideal holiday experience.

icon example
Travel inspiration

Read our articles, city guides and recommended things to do for inspiration. We're here to help you explore the UK.

img
FROM NIGHTLY
ROOM TYPE
occupancy