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Bed and breakfast The Auld Kirk
31 Braemar Road, Ballater, Ballater, AB35 5RQ, United Kingdom – Excellent location - show map
Excellent location — rated 9.8/10! (score from 397 reviews)
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Kevin & Helen
The Auld Kirk is a fine example of an early Victorian Scottish Free Church building that is set in the heart of Royal Deeside, within the Cairngorms National Park. Constructed from local granite, the Auld Kirk sits on the western edge of the historic village of Ballater, looking onto Craig en Darroch (the hill of Oaks), on the road towards Braemar. The Auld Kirk houses a comfortable and stylish coffee lounge that is popular with the local population and visitors alike. A great place to stop for a morning coffee, meet friends for a light lunch or linger over an indulgent afternoon tea. Fully licensed, our recently opened, fully stocked bar is a great place to relax with a beer or one of our fine selection of whiskies. The whole place was completely redecorated in early 2020 to give the place a bright and airy feel.
Owners Kevin & Helen bought The Auld Kirk in late 2018 and have undergone a programme of transformation to brighten place up and add a few stylish touches for guests to enjoy. A new bar with a wide selection of drinks is the latest addition to The Auld Kirk. Kevin & Helen look forward to welcoming guests both old and new to The Auld Kirk
Languages spoken: English
Balmoral Castle6.6 miles
Royal Lochnagar Distillery6.6 miles
Aboyne Golf Club10.7 miles
Lecht 2090 ski & Multi activity centre10.7 miles
Corgarff Castle10.7 miles
Cafe/bar The Aukd Kirk Coffee Lounge0 miles
Restaurant Lochnagar Indian Brasserie0.5 miles
River Dee0.5 miles
Lake Loch Muick7 miles
Aberdeen Airport33.3 miles
Dundee Airport41.4 miles
Inverness Airport50.7 miles
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This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel
These are the steps this property has taken to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel:
- Single-use plastic stirrers not used
- Single-use plastic straws not used
- Single-use plastic water bottles not used
- Single-use plastic beverage bottles not used
- Single-use plastic cups not used
- Single-use plastic cutlery/plates not used
- Water-efficient toilets
- Water-efficient showers
- Option to opt-out of daily room cleaning
- Option to reuse towels
- Most lighting throughout property uses energy-efficient LED bulbs
- Bicycle parking
16:00 - 19:00
07:30 - 10:30
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and beds
Children of any age are welcome.
Children aged 13 years and above are considered adults at this property.
To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.
Cot and extra bed policies
Extra bed upon request
|£15 per person, per night|
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
There is no capacity for cots at this property.
The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Please check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.
All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.
No age restriction
There is no age requirement for check-in
The Auld Kirk accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Please note that the Auld Kirk Hotel does not accept American Express or Diners Club Cards.
An additional cot can be provided in the Family Room for GBP 10 per stay.
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.
In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist.
In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.
In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.
Please inform The Auld Kirk in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.
FAQs about The Auld Kirk
Room options at The Auld Kirk include:
The Auld Kirk is 250 yards from the centre of Ballater.
The prices at The Auld Kirk may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.
Check-in at The Auld Kirk is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:30.
The Auld Kirk offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):
- Golf course (within 3 km)
- Horse riding
The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Auld Kirk (subject to availability):
- Private parking
- Street parking
- Free parking
From the nearest airport, you can get to The Auld Kirk by:
- Taxi 1h
Guests staying at The Auld Kirk can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.9).
Breakfast option(s) include:
- Full English/Irish
- À la carte