Bed and Breakfast The Auld Kirk
31 Braemar Road, Ballater, Ballater, AB35 5RQ, United Kingdom – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.7/10! (score from 356 reviews)
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About The Auld Kirk
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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 209010.7 miles
Corgarff Castle10.7 miles
Restaurant Lochnagar Indian Brasserie0.5 miles
Cafe/Bar The Aukd Kirk Coffee Lounge0 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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5 reasons to choose The Auld Kirk
Why book with us?
Prices you can't beat!
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The staff speaks English
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One of our top picks in Ballater
Most popular amenities
- Toilet paper
- Guest bathroom
- Bathtub or shower
- Private Bathroom
- Free toiletries
- Wardrobe or closet
- Landmark view
- Mountain view
- Picnic area
- Outdoor furniture
- Cleaning products
- Electric kettle
- Socket near the bed
- Clothes rack
Pets are not allowed.
- Horseback riding
- Hiking Off-site
- Fishing Additional charge
- Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
- Sitting area
Media & Technology
- Flat-screen TV
Food & Drink
- On-site coffee shop
- Bottle of water
- Special diet meals (on request)
- Tea/Coffee maker
Free! WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
- Street parking
Free! Free private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
- Daily housekeeping
- Baggage storage
- Packed lunches
Safety & security
- Fire extinguishers
- Smoke alarms
- Smoke-free property
- Family rooms
- Ironing facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
- Upper floors accessible by stairs only
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.
To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.
Crib and extra bed policies
Extra bed by request
|£15 per person, per night|
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.
All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.
No age restriction
There's 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 the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.
In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.
In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.
Please inform The Auld Kirk of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.
Bar is closed from Fri, Nov 27, 2020 until Wed, Mar 31, 2021
FAQs about The Auld Kirk
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
The Auld Kirk offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Golf course (within 2 miles)
- Horseback riding
The Auld Kirk is 800 feet from the center of Ballater.
The prices at The Auld Kirk may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Auld Kirk (subject to availability):
- Free parking
- Private Parking
- Street parking
Room options at The Auld Kirk include:
From the nearest airport, you can get to The Auld Kirk by:
- Taxi 1h
Check-in at The Auld Kirk is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.