About Kirk Lodge
As the name suggests Kirk Lodge is a former church manse and as such has a long association with the town of Laurencekirk. With its own mature orchard and surrounded by many fine trees, Kirk Lodge is an oasis of tranquillity.
The home offers care to twenty two residents in comfortable surroundings. Although most rooms are single we can accommodate couples or friends in companion rooms. The home has beautiful gardens with patio areas for residents and their family and friends to enjoy.
Out and about around Laurencekirk
The principal town of the Howe of the Mearns in Aberdeenshire, situated amidst rich agricultural land in the valley of the Luther, 30 miles (48 km) south of Aberdeen. The original Kirkton of Conveth or St Laurence, with its church dedicated to St Laurence of Canterbury, was transformed into a planned village in the 1770s following the purchase of the estate of Johnston by Francis Garden, Lord Gardenstone, a successful lawyer, Sheriff of the Mearns and Court of Session judge. Lord Gardenstone introduced handloom weaving and the manufacture of snuff boxes to the town and built an inn, the Gardenstone Arms, which he furnished with a library that impressed Samuel Johnson who passed this way in 1773. The status of the town was raised to that of a burgh of barony in 1779.
Lewis Grassick Gibbon who lived in nearby Arbuthnot. Today Laurencekirk has a large cattle market in addition to agricultural engineering, handloom weaving and craft industries. Located on the east coast mainline railway, its station closed in 1967 but was restored and re-opened in 2009 at a cost of £3 million.
How to find Kirk Lodge
Get in Touch
Manager: Jenny Duncan
High Street, Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire AB30 1AE
Tel: 01561 378 932