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Parrandier - The Old Church of Urquhart

Urquhart by Elgin, Moray, Scotland
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A former church converted into B&B - close to the Grampian Highlands & the sea at the Moray Firth inmidst Malt Whisky Country

Closed for refurbishment until May/June.

***B&B plus catering for Dinner, fully licensed to serve alcohol and other beverages***

Candlelight Dinner for 2 or a place for Your Wedding, Your Renewal of Vows or any other special occasion.

'Parrandier', Bed and Breakfast within The Old Church of Urquhart is found at the heart of the area known as The Laich of Moray. The Laich lies in the shelter of the Grampian Highlands and is well-known for its dry and sunny climate.

Your spirits lift as you approach the edge of the small village of Urquhart and spy the inspiring 70ft tower of the church. On top of a small hillock, the church offers open, uninterrupted views of the beautiful countryside...close to the Highlands and to the sea!

The converted church dates back to 1843 and is a B-listed building. Conceived in the perpendicular style of James Gillespie Graham it is situated in a superb rural location 5 miles from Elgin.

Dinner is available if booked in advance (3-course set menu for £18 per person at 7 pm), as well as a good range of beverages (fully licensed to serve alcohol). You can order a packed lunch and get help with planning your everyday itinerary!

There is accommodation for up to 13 people within a double en-suite, twin & double with private bathroom, a family en-suite and a self-catering apartment with 2 adjacent bedrooms...or each can be booked separately!

Prices start at around £72 for a night for 2 including Full-Scottish-Breakfast, and from around £520 for 7 nights in the apartment for self-catering.Could be accessible for those with mobility difficulties if breakfast is taken in the guest lounge downstairs.

Room Types

Double Ensuite
Family Rooms
Interconnecting Rooms
Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Aberdeen / Inverness