The Old Church of Urquhart

Urquhart by Elgin, Moray, Scotland
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A former church converted into B&B or self catering apartment stays - close to the Grampian Highlands & the sea at the Moray Firth.


'Parrandier', 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. It is better than ever after a refurb in 2019.

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.

There are 2 types of accommodation on offer:

B&B rooms: A suite for 1-2 guests, a suite for 2-5 plus a suite for 2-6 guests, all with their own en-suite/private bathrooms. Each room comes with a continental breakfast for you including tea and coffee, plus you can enjoy your favourite series on Netflix, or simply browse on your phone using the free Wifi. 

Apartments: Known as The Sanctuary Apartments; if you are a larger group and need more space, then choose to enjoy the whole of the property for up to 13 guests, with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 lounges plus a kitchen and a kitchenette. Alternatively book just the back of the property with its own entrance through the former vestry for up to 8 guests, which has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a lounge and fully equipped kitchen OR, the front of the property for up to 7 guests which has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a lounge and a well equipped kitchenette. 

Outside you can chill out in the 2 acres of garden; relax by the pond, discover the wee waterfall and stream or take a stroll along the Church Walk.  

Locally you can take a trip to Lossiemouth Beach, which can be found just around the corner from the accommodation or get lost in the Winding Walks 19th century maze gardens at Fochabers. 

Prices start at £50 for a B&B night stay for 2 including Continental Breakfast ready at the suite for you OR with a minimum 2 night stay in the whole apartment - front and back costs £640 for eg. 12 adults. All rooms are at ground floor, so are accessible for those with mobility difficulties. Dogs welcome for an extra charge. 


Book with confidence – WE ARE COVID PREPARED!

Due to the coronavirus, extra steps are being taken to clean and sanitize between reservations.

An enhanced cleaning protocol is being followed, which was developed with expert guidance. Here are a few highlights:

Sanitization of high-touch surfaces, down to the door handles.

The cleaners and disinfectants are approved by global health agencies, and protective gear is worn to help prevent cross-contamination.

Each room is cleaned using extensive cleaning checklists.

Extra cleaning supplies are provided, so you can clean as you stay.

Local laws are complied, including any additional safety or cleaning guidelines.

UVC & Ozone is used for sterilization on top of all guidance to further commit to your and the owners safety.


Room Types

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

Nearest Airport/s

Aberdeen / Inverness


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