The James Craik Room
The James Craik Room
The Edward Milligan Room
The Edward Milligan Room
The John Campbell Room
The John Campbell Room

The Auld Kirk - Luxury B&B - Kirkbean - Solway Coast - Dumfries

Situated only a mile from the stunning Solway Coast, The Auld Kirk B&B offers the perfect location to relax in peace and tranquility whilst providing easy access to the abundance of experiences South West Scotland has to offer. Occupying the former Kirkbean church, The Auld Kirk has been tastefully renovated to offer 3 beautifully appointed rooms, 1 king and 2 double, all with en-suite facilities. A large welcoming sitting area with log burner is available for guests to chat, read and relax before retiring to comfortable rooms for a restful night.

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Welcome to The Auld Kirk and the wonderful Solway Coast in Dumfries and Galloway. We hope that whilst you are with us you have a peaceful and enjoyable stay.
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The Auld Kirk is located right in the middle of Kirkbean on the beautiful Solway Coast in Dumfries. We are very easy to find.  Click here to find out more.
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We are on our journey to net zero and this new venture has afforded us the opportunity to consider the carbon footprint of the business from the outset, making the necessary investment decisions as we...
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The Auld Kirk
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Wolfgang StrößnerWolfgang Strößner
14:41 23 Sep 23
I got a warm and friendly welcome from the very friendly and caring owner. The room nice and clean. Breakfast with options to choose and specials, if wanted, offered. All in all a lovely place to stay. Thanks for that.
Martyn KenyonMartyn Kenyon
09:44 22 Aug 23
Lovely b&b, made to feel very welcome and a super breakfast to send us on our way. Close to Beach and local pubGreat location for golfers visiting Southerness
Gary EwingGary Ewing
08:21 09 Aug 23
amazing place to stay.vanessa great host( and super breakfasts).sadly no ghosts🤣 in the graveyard.highly recommend .
Sarah GravenSarah Graven
19:36 28 May 23
The Auld Kirk is a lovely little B&B run by a lady who really cares about her visitors.Breakfast is freshly cooked and set us up for the day.The rooms are so pretty and clean, all en-suite with comfy beds and quality bedding.Such a lovely stay!
Sharon AdamsonSharon Adamson
16:36 26 Mar 23
Absolutely fantastic place beautiful surroundings and Vanessa is a top notch hostess. Could not have made us or our dog Cooper anymore welcomed. Breakfast was delicious and everything is good quality. Great night's sleep and lovely old building with all the charm. Stay here if you want first class hospitality in a lovely area.
jim poolejim poole
01:09 07 Nov 22
I visited the Auld Kirk in Sep 2022. It is an increbibly beautiful B&B that keeps the ancient charm of the Old Kirkbean Church while combining the luxury of modern conviences! It is located in Kirkbean, which is located in one of the most beautiful spots on earth!! Also, this is where John Paul Jones attended church as a child as well as attended school in the town. His father is buried in the old church cemetery that Vanessa Mounsey (owner) keeps properly maintained. The John Paul Jones Birthplace Cottage and Museum along with the Arbigland Estate Gardens are located just a couple of minutes away. Besides the beauty of this spot, it was also vital to the American Revolutionary War and the winning of America's independence. There is also an award winning pub just a couple of minutes away!! An incredibly restful B&B with a fireplace and sofa that you may want to fall asleep in!!
Nigel ConnorNigel Connor
20:58 24 Aug 22
We had two nights here really enjoyed it. Lovely building and location. Vanessa very welcoming room lovely and well appointed. Breakfast excellent. Fergus the dog was lovely. Would highly recommend.
Seema GoelSeema Goel
07:00 16 Aug 22
We had a lovely time at the Auld Kirk, the food was excellent, the host is kind and helpful, and the room was spotless and comfortable. We had the honour of bringing the inaugural child to the BnB and our 12 year old was so delighted by everything including the charming dog. The BnB is also easy to get to and from Dumfries using public transit. There is a regular service which is punctual and inexpensive. The village pub etc of Kirkbean is a pleasant stroll down to the water. We loved it!
Jake The PegJake The Peg
14:03 06 Aug 22
Lovely stay though brief, Vanessa the hostess was most congenial, recommended without reservation. But do make a reservation if you know what l mean?
Cliff GosdenCliff Gosden
08:28 18 May 22
We had a wonderful three night stay at the Auld Kirk as we walked around the coast of Britain. Vanessa and Fergus were great hosts and really helpful. The B&B has all been so well thought out. Our hosts are keen cyclists and they are planning a secure bike store and maintenance area. We were very grateful to be able to dry off our wet gear in the boiler room. We had great breakfasts served early so we could get off on our walks.This has been our best B&B stay in over 3000 miles walking the coast. You really won't be disappointed if you stay at the Auld Kirk
Bruce MoffatBruce Moffat
17:46 21 Apr 22
Stayed here for a couple of days cycling in the area. Great location (small, quiet rural community with easy access to the Galloway coastline), ideal for hill walking (Criffel on doorstep), cycling (quiet roads, 7 Stanes & Mabie off-road) or if you just want to chill. A seashore pub a mile down the road (food, drink & views). Lots of history & interest in the building & grounds - old church renovated/refurbished to a very high standard. And Vanessa's Solway Rarebit for breakfast! Thoroughly enjoyed my stay.
Julie LoughlinJulie Loughlin
14:47 18 Apr 22
The Auld Kirk is a lovely B&B in the most gorgeous setting. The church has been renovated beautifully, with modern bathrooms and features, but still has so much of the original character of the building. We stayed in the James Craik room which has a boutique feel to it. Coffee, tea and homemade shortbread in the room was a nice touch. Vanessa is a lovely host and her breakfasts are delicious…the rarebit, what a treat! We had the pleasure of being the first guests ? there will be many happy guests to follow us for sure!!Highlights: cosy big bed, large modern bathroom with walk in shower, great location for exploring the area, good WiFi, friendly hosts and wee Fergus the dog.Recommend: The Steamboat Pub for drinks by the sea, walking up Criffel, 7Stanes.
Chris MacvieChris Macvie
06:26 16 Apr 22
We had a great stay at The Auld Kirk. Vanessa was the perfect host. We are already looking forward to our next stay.

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