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The Old Kirk
Ranked #2 of 15 Forres B&B and Inns
Johnstone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“5 star accommodation”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

We have stayed in lots of hotels around the world, but if all b&b's were like this we wouldn't stay anywhere else.Fantastic bedrooms, amazing guest lounge,hospitality second to none. Close to Forres and just a mile from a good pub with food.

Room Tip: We saw all rooms ,they were all great
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Booked 6 nights for a visit of the Moray coast and Speyside ( whisky distillery visits ). The setting is fantastic, in the country site, but not too far from Forres and Elgin. Herbie adviced us a pub close to them, where it was superb to have a dinner and a glass of whisky. We had the Tartan room at the ground floor. Nice room and bathroom and certainly enough light. The common areas are at the first floor and are super. The church window glass at the site, a sitting room and 2 salons. Nice and comfortable lights.
Breakfast is by choice, Scottish full or continental and Hillary is the chef cook. Each morning a nice talk with Herbie with his sence of humor ... only when the client is interested in a talk. WiFi for free. Herbie is always there to answer any of your doubts you could have. We had a very nice time in the Old Kirk. Hang on, Herbie and Hillary !!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

The Old Kirk is off the beaten path. Well worth finding it. Interior decor is absolutely top notch and the pride shown by Hilary and Herbie is well deserved. The beds were very comfortable such a wonderful quiet area. The bathroom huge. The guest sitting area so beautiful and inviting with the stained glass window and wood stove burning. Love the power recliners. Not one speck of dust was seen.The breakfast was fantastic. Only wish we could return to this area and this specific B & B more frequently.

Room Tip: No room here could be a "bad" room
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

My husband and I booked to stay at the Old Kirk for 2 nights as we were attending a wedding at the near by Brodie Castle. From the friendly arrival to our departure every aspect of our stay was perfect. You could not wish for more. Hilary was a fantastic cook - the breakfasts were delicious. Her eye for interior design make the Old Kirk a welcoming, warm and comfortable place to stay. Herbie is an extremely friendly host with so much passion and enthusiasm for their special home. Herbie is a wealth of knowledge from the history of the Old Kirk to the surrounding area. We really did enjoy our stay and would definitely recommend the Old Kirk to our friends. Thank you for helping to make my first visit to Scotland an enjoyable one x

Room Tip: Every room is perfection!
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Grays, Essex, UK
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

My wife, daughter and two cousins from Australia stayed here for three nights whilst attending a wedding at Brodie Castle nearby. Before booking I had looked at reviews on this site and found 39 excellent reviews and 1 good. I thought that this place sounds pretty special.

We found it exceeded our expectations. The hosts, Hilary and Herbie, were most welcoming and did everything they could to make our stay very enjoyable. The whole décor of the building is wonderful and extremely tastefully done. The breakfasts were superb, and I was able to try haggis for the very first time! Herbie even managed to convince me to try some of his porridge - to be recommended.

We all agreed that out of all the places we have stayed before that this was certainly the best.

If in the area again we will certainly be booking early in the hope of staying here again.

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

My husband and I have just returned from a three night stay at The Old Kirk after travelling up for a wedding weekend - I must say what a wonderful surprise we had when we arrived at this former church now converted to a fantastic home and B/B - every room was so tastefully decorated to a very high standard - owners Hilary and Herbie were wonderful hosts especially when we arrived.Lovely to meet you both and thank you again for a very nice stay - hopefully see you again on our next visit - lots more to explore - Sue and Bill

Room Tip: All three rooms are very nice indeed
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

The Old Kirk is a charming converted church. My room was spacious, comfortable and clean. The breakfast was lovely. The proprietors, Hilary and Herbie, were very welcoming! I can certainly recommend staying here. Can't wait to return!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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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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