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Kip in the Kirk

The Old Church 11 Stirling Road, Drymen, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G63 0BW Scotland
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Kip in the Kirk – sleep in the converted Old Church. We have an en suite family room and a double room with private facilities. The large rear hall can accommodate 8 guests in full size bunks, with bed linen, towels and 2 lovely new shower rooms. We will be delighted to welcome you all with tea and homemade scones. Our bunk room is ideally suited to walkers on a budget, families or groups of friends travelling together. A first class continental breakfast will set you up for the day ahead, with freshly prepared items including our next door neighbour’s famous homemade marmalade.
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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Harriet J wrote a review Sept 2023
London, United Kingdom19 contributions1 helpful vote
This was such a nice welcome to the WHW. Frances was so so lovely and welcoming and clearly actually cares about what she does. As promised was welcomed with tea and scones fresh out of the oven, likewise the next day breakfast was lovely. She was also knowledgeable about the area and amenities and happy to advise. The bunkhouse itself was probably the best I've ever stayed in, it was huge, the beds were wide, and overall just spacious, not your typical hostel dorm experience. The bathrooms were immaculate and comfortable. Felt like an actual home in a good way. There was a friendly vibe where I made friends with other travellers that would become firm friends along the way. 2 minute walk from pubs, shop, restaurants. This is a hostel done well., thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Anna S wrote a review Aug 2023
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We as many others loved Kip in the Krik. Surprised us with afternoon tea and homemade scones when we arrived and the stay was super comfortable. Nice recommendations on were to grab some food and very helpful. We will definitely stay here again! Thank you for letting us staybFrances!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Stephanie E wrote a review Jul 2023
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Warm, comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Very clean facilities and excellent local knowledge. Frances was very welcoming and the scones on arrival were such a treat after a long walk on the West Highland Way. Would definitely recommend a stay here.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: Perfect for WHW walkers
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Margaret M wrote a review Jul 2023
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We loved Kip in the Kirk! Frances was just a terrific hostess and went out of her way to make our stay super comfortable and fun! The "Kirk" itself is very charming and homey, but it's Frances's home-baked scones, cinnamon roles, and jams, coupled with her "whatever you need" attitude that makes this property a stand-out. Plus there's ample opportunity to meet other travelers during afternoon tea and at breakfast. We were in the midst of hiking the West Highland Way and became friends with other through hikers while at the "Kirk." These were people we ended up hiking with throughout! Thank you, Frances!! Can't wait to come back! Staying at the Kip in the Kirk was a real highlight of our Scotland experience.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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16l wrote a review Jul 2023
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Francis is such a lovely person and nothing is to much bother. I was staying with friends who were walking the West Highland way and as she didn't have and vacancies at Kip in the Kirk so we stayed at Hillview. Wow this house is lovely all rooms ensuite and very tastefully decorated. We still received our warm scones from Francis even although it was after 5pm. Breakfast was ready for us the next day and it was a great selection. I would definitely book again either for Kip ion the Kirk or Hill view and would highly recommend. Francis is such a lovely host.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: It is next door to a pub but we didn't have any issues with that.
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MikiBerko wrote a review Jun 2023
Ness Ziona, Israel145 contributions50 helpful votes
In general the place is full with charm and you feel like at home. Frances , the owner of the place, is the best host ever I met on the WHW. She is a very nice person with a charm and helped us to shove issues like SIM, replace old money, jump for locations, book dinner. Thank you dear Frances
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: Great location near SPAR super market and bakery. If you have a time walk to the domestic old castle
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Responded 19 Jun 2023
Thanks for your message ladies, glad I could help you :). Kind regards Frances
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Annie B wrote a review Jun 2023
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Kip in the Kirk is a lovely place to stay. The host is beyond accommodating. There was tea and scones on our arrival. Frances, our host, helped us find a lost walker, and even went out of her way to get us cream cheese for breakfast. Cannot recommend this place more.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 Jun 2023
Thanks for the review guys :) I loved the family banter, it was priceless :)
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LisaBowie wrote a review May 2023
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We stayed here whilst walking the West Highland Way. There were other guests arriving at the same time as us but we were still given a lovely welcome and encouraged to come and join the other guests in the kitchen to enjoy some freshly baked scones at 4pm. This is such a lovely idea, especially for those who are travelling solo. I really enjoyed the communal spaces and we met people here who we continued to keep company with throughout the walk. One little touch that we really appreciated was that our bags were waiting for us in our room after being delivered by the baggage company, this was the only accommodation which did this for us but it was noted and appreciated greatly. it. Our room was clean, bright and comfortable with a lovely en-suite. We slept very well and enjoyed the continental breakfast that was on offer in the morning. A lovely building, in a perfect spot, a friendly welcome and a comfortable night's sleep. Kip in the Kirk is a must when walking the WHW in our opinion.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Rose B wrote a review May 2023
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Kip in the Kirk is a truly wonderful B&B. Besides the rooms being extremely clean and feeling cozy, the host, Frances, is super friendly and we felt welcome from the moment we met her. We later noticed that we had overseen some problems with our planning, and Frances went above and beyond to help us fix that. We also enjoyed the continental breakfast, and the opportunity to talk with other people. Especially Frances’s home-made scones were a highlight. If you get the opportunity to stay overnight in Drymen, Kip in the Kirk is a wonderful place to do that.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Andy B wrote a review May 2023
Leeds, United Kingdom6 contributions4 helpful votes
This was our second stay at Kip in the Kirk, a welcome overnight stop after the first day of the West Highland Way. Frances offered her usual very warm welcome, and had even lugged our ridiculously large bag up to our room for us when the baggage transfer company delivered it. The room was clean, bright and comfortable with a lovely en-suite. Warm, fresh scones with tea were served at 4pm, a great way to finish a long day of walking, and a chance to chat to other walkers. We slept very well, and whilst breakfast is not a full cooked affair, this is fine by us - there are only so many cooked breakfasts you can eat in a week, and the cereal, toast, homemade marmalade, tea, coffee, yoghurt and fruit were more than enough for us. A lovely building, in a perfect spot, a friendly welcome and a comfortable night's sleep. Kip in the Kirk is a must when walking the WHW.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Room Tip: Book your evening meal at the Clachan Inn, just round the corner, a couple of weeks in advance,...
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£65 - £72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandStirlingshireLoch Lomond and The Trossachs National ParkDrymen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kip in the Kirk
Which popular attractions are close to Kip in the Kirk?
Nearby attractions include Conic Hill (3.6 miles), The Clachan Inn Drymen (0.08 miles), and The Drymen Inn (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kip in the Kirk?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Kip in the Kirk?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kip in the Kirk?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kip in the Kirk?
Conveniently located restaurants include Skoosh, The Clachan Inn, and St Mocha Coffee Shop & Ice Cream Parlour.
Is Kip in the Kirk located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.08 miles away from the centre of Drymen.
Are there any historical sites close to Kip in the Kirk?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Scottish Maritime Museum, Dumbarton (9.6 miles), Inchmahome Priory (9.6 miles), and Rob Roy's Grave (8.0 miles).