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“Amazing End of First Day of Hike”
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Kip in the Kirk
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

We arrived at Kip in the Kirk at the end of an intermittently rainy and overcast day. We were greeted with hot home made scones and hot tea and coffee. BA had lost our luggage and we were hiking in our only set of clothing. Not only were we given the use of the washing machine, but Frances delivered our clean clothes, warm and dry in time for our departure for day two of our hike. Many thanks for a wonderfully comfortable stay. You deserve every success with your beautifully renovated church hall.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Clare L
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

We stayed here at the end of the first leg of the West Highland Way - Milngavie to Drymen and were warmly welcomed by the owner and offered tea and scones. The room was clean, spacious, very comfortable with a shower room close to our bedroom. Continental breakfast was served in the morning with a good choice on offer. All in all it was a very pleasant experience and would have no hesitation in recommending Kip in the Kirk to friends and family.

Room Tip: Ideally located to the village center.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Stayed at the start of our west highland way walk. Loved the building, the staff were friendly and service was excellent. Tea and scones when we arrived at 22.00. The most comfortable hostel beds I've ever slept in. Nice touches like tea lights lighting the way to the bathroom and a filling continental breakfast with quality produce. Loved it.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Kate T
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We walk as a group on the West Highland Way, and the Rob Roy Way and now find ourselves planning our trips to include a stay at Kip in the Kirk ! Frances and Jonny are welcoming and attentive, really making visitors feel at home. We stay in the bunk room which is spacious, light and spotlessly clean ( sleeps 8 ).We are a gaggle of girls and not quiet, but this has not worried our kind hosts. I would thoroughly recommend this accommodation ( for groups or couples as there are double rooms too ) for the warmth of the hospitality, the scones and the cosy beds.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Donlau4
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Extremely friendly and helpful hosts Francis and Johnny go the extra mile. Clean, modern private bathrooms. Comfortable lounge with TV. Full breakfast served personally by the owner who goes out of the way to help guests. Really nice place to set down for first night on the trail. I would have preferred the private room (rather than the 4 bunk bed dorm) but it was sold out. Highly recommend this old converted church!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

First stop on our West Highland Way journey. This old church hall has been beautifully transformed into a bed and breakfast (with a bunk house too). We received a warm welcome from the owner Frances with lovely warm scone and big pot of tea. Exactly what was needed after our first day walking. Good sized room which was spotlessly clean with comfortable bed and large en suite with lovely big soft towels. Although there are no tea making facilities in the rooms the kitchen is just across the hall with help yourself tea and coffee. Breakfast was continental with good choice of fruits, yogurts warm rolls cheese and ham.
Frances has a great knowledge of the local area, and offered other guest ideas of walks both local and a wee bit further afield. Two large maps of the kitchen wall pinpoint the many and varied places where previous guests have travelled from - very interesting.
Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Stayed here whilst on the West Highland Way. The accommodation was new and very clean, we had a great welcome with a much needed pot of tea and freshly baked scone. Free WiFi and use of fridge for overnight storage of food for the following day along with help your self tea and coffee in the kitchen. The breakfast was continental and plenty of it. The location was good and only a couple of hundred yards from the centre so great for evening meals

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kip in the Kirk

Address: The Old Church | 11 Stirling Road, Drymen, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G63 0BW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Drymen
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Drymen
Price Range: £68 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Kip In The Kirk Drymen, Scotland

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