The Auld Kirk offers comfortable accommodation with en-suite facilities. We have 7 well-appointed guest bedrooms, with a mix of twin and double and family rooms, all situated on the first floor of the building. An ideal place to stay for a quick stopover or a short stay to explore the beautiful Cairngorms National Park, Balmoral Castle or to play a few holes at the stunning Ballater Golf course.

We welcome children in our family room, and babies stay free of charge if you can supply your own travel cot.

The bedrooms are fitted with smart contemporary shower rooms. One double room is available with a bath.

All rooms have wireless internet access to enable use of your own internet device. Smart TV’s which allow you to use various apps, including Netflix, are in all bedrooms.

Complimentary Nespresso machine, local still and sparkling mineral water, ironing equipment, hair driers and Scottish Soap Company toiletries are to be found in all rooms. We also provide you with home-made shortbread and a wee dram of Royal Lochnagar 12 year old reserve whisky to welcome you to the Auld Kirk.

Check in/out times.

Check in is between 4pm and 7pm, during which time we will be here to welcome you to the Kirk and provide any assistance or information you may need.  If you need an earlier or later check in, please let us know in advance and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. Check out time is by 10:30am. 

Guest Lounge.

The comfortable ground floor guest lounge, situated in the former side chapel, is open for resident use. A range of beers, wines and spirits, including a selection of malt whiskies, is available until 9pm.

Blending the old with the new, this lounge provides a stylish and interesting space in which to relax with a drink, a good book, plan your next castle visit or recover from a day’s hill walking.

An external terrace area is also available for guests to make the most of the fine Scottish weather – umbrellas are available on request.

Packed lunches.

Residents planning a day in the depths of GlenTannar or a hike up Lochnagar may need to take a packed lunch. We will be happy to discuss your personal requirements.

Room Rate

Room rates can vary seasonally or depending on the size of your party. Please click below for availability and room rates.