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“Perfect B&B”
Review of The Old Kirk

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The Old Kirk
Ranked #2 of 15 Forres B&B and Inns
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Perfect B&B”
Reviewed 6 October 2011

We stayed at the Old Kirk last weekend and it was just perfect. The place is lovely, very clean and stylish, and Hilary and Herbie who own it are delightful.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 October 2011

We've just returned from 2 nights in the luxurious Four Poster room at this beautiful B&B. Hilary and Herbie are excellent hosts and made us feel very welcome! They really looked after us, right down to organising a table in a local hotel for an evening meal and provided typed directions on how to find it. The countryside surrounding the church is lovely and quiet and the building itself is very impressive. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend away and would highly recommend staying at The Old Kirk.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

It is really hard to put into words the stay at the Old Kirk. I have never been in a place so welcoming we were met by Herbie and introduced to his lovely wife Hillary we then had a tour of the Kirk and some history. This has to be seen the only word I could say was wow what a find I could not believe our luck. I have stayed in the large expensive hotels of Las Vegas, San Francisco and Hawaii they could learn from this experience. We have loads of photo's. Our Breakfast well what can I say it was Scotland at its best lovely well cooked and service delightfully. I loved it I did not want to leave yes a B&B this was outstanding value for money as we are live in Yorkshire enjoy value for money. I would recommend this Kirk to everyone it was a pure pleasure the room was large very large my husband had to get on a chair to shut the window , its relaxing and warming . The bed was huge,warm and wonderful. (we couldn't get it in the suite case) the bathroom was modern the shower was loverly. The view was outstandingly beautiful we never heard a thing it was so peaceful. I no I mean both of us did not want to leave its was such a good experience we would like to know if this ever goes up for sale we would be up there like a shot I can not thank Herbie and Hilary for letting us stay in this wonderful place. Inviting wonderful warm welcoming the Kirk is all of these.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

If you are looking for that special something.........then this is the place.

An old church revitlilised with superb flair. Our room was stunning (four poster bed, lush carpet, sparkling shower).

The area itself is well worth exploring and reasonable travel to major historic sites.

Our hosts were wonderful and stayed up late to wait for us arriving from the Orkneys.

Ps- stayed July/August 2010 but option not avalable on eview on drop down date.

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  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Portknockie, Scotland
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

We stayed at The Old Kirk for just one night to celebrate our 20 year anniversary. We had the four poster room, which was fantastic (as were all the rooms - we got a sneaky peek!). The bathroom was luxurious with fluffy towels and bathrobes, and heated floor!

The shared lounge was fantastic, it would be worth coming back in the winter just to make use of the two log burners! Lots of magazines and books and despite being a huge room with a high ceiling and stunning stained glass window, it was very cosy and welcoming.
Breakfast was brilliant! A huge long tick list for you to select what you would like to eat/drink, catering for every taste.

Herbie and Hilary made us so welcome, from the minute we arrived we felt like family. We would definitely recommend staying here and hope to treat ourselves to another night here sometime in the future.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 16 June 2011

We would like to thank our hosts for the amazing acccomondation!
They were very warm and hospitable. We can't wait to visit them again soon!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 May 2011

Lovely building, beautifully decorated in a quiet village convenient for the Aberdeen/Inverness road and close to Speyside and the Moray Firth/Loch Ness. Welcoming and attentive hosts, large and well thought out rooms with the added bonus of a big lounge for the evening. Nice breakfasts set you up for the day!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Old Kirk
Address: Dyke, Forres IV36 2TL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Moray > Forres
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Ranked #2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Forres
Number of rooms: 3
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The Old Kirk Forres, Scotland

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