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The Boys Dormitory

Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 37 reviews

View over the rooftops - the Boys Dormitory is the roof in the foreground.

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

The Perfect Honeymoon or Romantic Break Destination within Grade A listed Monastery with views of Loch Ness

The Boys' Dormitory is a spacious, four-star, one bedroom apartment positioned on the vaulted top floor of the old monastery, with huge arched stone mullioned windows. The property has views in three directions with every window offering sensational views of the landscape. The monastery is undoubtedly the finest building at the Abbey and in the most prominent position, directly overlooking Loch Ness, the cloisters and gardens. The bright apartment is decorated in the most luxurious style, combining quality antique and modern furnishings, featuring Victorian pictures, floorboards and vintage lighting sourced from a local chapel and with wonderful attention to detail throughout. The most idyllic place, a far cry from when up to 40 junior boys shared what was one of the original boarding school dormitories, located between the Abbot's chapel and a lovely bell tower.

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Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Inverness 70 km, Nearest railway: Fort William 50 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sauna, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Shared indoor pool
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared indoor pool, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The bright and airy large living room and open plan kitchen offers the very finest level of comfort including high end designer sofas. The view from the stone mullioned living room window straight up the loch is truly spectacular: a perfect seat to while away the afternoon reading a good novel, or watching for the legendary Loch Ness Monster.

The gorgeous master bedroom features a massive stone mullioned arched window overlooking the Cloister Gardens, the turrets and towers of the Abbey, and the mountains beyond. King-sized antique brass and iron bed, Victorian oak pew, luxurious bed linens, choice of feather or fibre pillows, to ensure total relaxation for the duration of your stay.

Living Area: 32" Flat screen TV • DVD player • I-pod dock • library of books, DVD's, CD's and board games

Master Bedroom: King-size antique brass bed • luxurious white bed linen • I-pod dock

Bathroom: Full-size bath • separate power shower • luxury towels & dressing gowns • Arran Aromatics toiletries

Kitchen: Electric oven • gas hob • washer/dryer • granite worktops • fridge-freezer • dishwasher

Further details outdoors

Facilities at the abbey include: Indoor heated swimming pool in the converted chapel, sauna, steam room, stunning club lounge including 12 foot billiards table in the former monks refectory, loch side bistro, tennis court, concierge service, fishing rights, etc.

Fort Augustus Village: Voted one of finest villages to visit in Scotland on Trip Advisor- 4.5/5. The village is only a few minutes walk from the abbey, the pretty village shops and cottages run either side of Thomas Telfords famous Caledonian Canal and ladder of 5 locks, perfect for sightseeing, lunch or picnics. The village has two grocery stores, 2 dining pubs, post office, butchers, several gift shops, numerous eateries, the Lovat Arms Hotel for fine dining, tourist information, visitor centre, boat trips, regular bus service, plus a petrol station.

The Loch Ness region

Each year the region attracts many millions of visitors to witness its sheer beauty, majestic mountains, rivers, lochs and glens in one of the world’s most spectacular unspoilt landscapes.

Ft. Augustus Abbey: Loch-side restaurant, private harbour & mooring, club lounge, snooker, table tennis, fitness room, BBQ, croquet, tennis, badminton, fishing and more.

Loch Ness: Home of the legendary Loch Ness Monster, Scotland’s most famous loch. Stunning scenery, spectacular mountain setting, ever-changing colours throughout the seasons.

Fort Augustus

Urquhart Castle: One of the Highlands most iconic castles, the medieval ruin towers over the Great Glen.

Walking & Cycling: There are many wonderful woodland, loch-side and river paths in the area. The 73 mile long Great Glen Way runs through Fort Augustus from Fort William to Inverness and past Ben Nevis, Great Britain’s highest mountain.

Climbing: The highlands offer some of the most exhilarating rock climbing opportunities, with plenty of challenges for any skill level. Over 35 Munros can be found within an hours drive of the Abbey.

Golf: Why not try the championship course at Nairn, or enjoy the local course at Fort Augustus.

Skiing: Aonach Mor offers skiing for all levels, chair lift reach is 1200 mtrs, thirty minutes drive away.

Fine Dining: The Boathouse Restaurant in the Abbey grounds offers the best of Scottish cuisine, sourced from local producers and suppliers. Alternatively visit Inverlochy Castle, one of Scotland’s finest country manor house hotels and enjoy a meal in their award-winning restaurant.

Mountain Biking: Aonach Mor is also one of Scotland’s most popular bike runs, and offers stunning views.

Cruising Tours: Boat operators in Fort Augustus offer trips along the beautiful shores of Loch Ness.

Steam Rail Journey: Always voted one of the world’s great rail journeys, a must for visitors to the Highlands. The Jacobite steam train runs from Fort William through spectacular scenery and over the world-famous 21-arch viaduct recently featured in the Harry Potter films. Mid-May to mid-October.

Water Sports: White water rafting, yachting, motor-cruising & canoeing can be arranged locally.

Country Pursuits: A wealth of country pursuits are available in season. Game or clay pigeon shooting, river or loch fishing, and stalking, all under the expert guidance of local ghillies and stalkers.

Distillery Tours: Ben Nevis Distillery, Glen Ord, Tomatin and Dalwhinnie, tastings and tours available.

Highland Games: Throughout the region during the summer months, you’ll find the local villages hosting their annual games. Fort Augustus’ games take place in early August.

Summer Concerts: The annual Rock Ness concert takes place on the shores of Loch Ness in mid June.

Ft. Augustus village: The pretty village with its ladder of locks is just a few minutes' walk from the Abbey and offers a good selection of shops, restaurants, amenities, a visitor centre and museum. Watch the pleasure boats navigating through Thomas Telford's flight of locks on the Caledonian canal.

Historic Places: Visit one of the many historic houses, castles and gardens in the vicinity.

Touring: Magnificent drives through the glens and mountains of the Highlands, along the shores of the lochs, through some of the world’s most beautiful unspoilt landscapes, including Glen Coe, Glen Affric, Grampian Mountains, Glen Garry, Glen Mor and the Isle of Skye.

Waterfalls: Visit the nearby Gorge & 100ft Falls of Foyers, as well as the 100ft Plodda Falls at Glen Affric.

Helicopter Rides: View Loch Ness, the Abbey and the Highlands from the sky. This is definitely the most exciting way to see the dramatic scenery.

Power Boat Trips: The most exhilarating experience, travel the entire length of Loch Ness in a high speed power boat with a knowledgable guide. Trips are available from Fort Augustus village.

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1 Dec 2014

5/5

"Unforgettable"

Me and my partner fell in love with the place defiantly going back next year to spend more time as we only stayed for four nights only down side is the apartment is at the top of the Abby and there is… More

16 Sep 2014

5/5

"Four wonderful nights at the Boys Dormitory"

The Boys Dormitory and Fort Augustus is a great place to stay for exploring the Highlands. The apartment is very clean, spacious and has that extra something that makes for a special stay. It is won… More

Thank you for the very kind words, Andy! They are very much appreciated.

17 May 2014

5/5

"Beautifully appointed with spectacular views - the perfect mix of modern comforts and historic architecture."

From the time we booked it to the time we checked out, our experience with the Boys Dormitory was a positive one. The Abbey's stunning architecture and grounds make you feel as though you've… More

Thank you for your kind words! We have worked hard to make the Boys Dormitory a luxurious, comfortable 'home from home', and it's great to know when we've succeeded in our goal. Sorry about the stairs - it's a long climb, I know, but the views from the windows are worth it once you're there!
Mark & Laurie

5 Apr 2014

5/5

"A perfect destination"

We enjoyed a fabulously cosseted six night stay at the Boys Dormitory recently. The apartment is beautiful furnished, and so comfortable with splendid views that it was difficult to tear ourselves aw… More

17 Mar 2014

5/5

"Stunning, stunning, wonderful."

My partner and I just returned from a lovely trip in Fort Augustus at the Boys Dormitory. From the moment we arrived, we felt very welcome and thoroughly spoilt throughout our stay.The apartment was s… More

14 Mar 2014

5/5

"Unbelievable, didn't want to go home!"

Upon arrival to the Highland club premises we were in awe. From the massive grounds to the abbey itself we were already impressed and hadn't even stepped foot inside. We were met by a lovely lady… More

9 Feb 2014

5/5

"A Holiday To Remember"

Our 5 day break in February was wonderful. The location of the apartment at the bottom of Loch Ness has to be seen to be believed. The view is stunning and pours in through the windows. It's diff… More

9 Feb 2014

5/5

"Very peaceful and idyllic, lives up to expectations, stunning."

We stayed the end of Jan/Feb 2014 for 4 nights, just wished we had booked longer, it makes a pleasant change to arrive on your break and find everything is just like the pictures. We felt at home the … More

18 Jan 2014

5/5

"Quite simply the best holiday let I've stayed at in Scotland"

Often you hire a holiday let and when you get there it is a bit of a disappointment and doesn't quite match up to how it was described to you... the Boys Dormitory is the opposite - its looks fan… More

Thank you so much for your kind words! We work hard to make the Boys Dormitory a peaceful, luxurious retreat, and it's one of our favourite places in the world. I'm so glad you enjoyed it too!

5 Nov 2013

5/5

"I don't won't to leave......."

I am lucky enough to have stayed in some of the best hotels in the UK but this apartment ( The Boys Dormitory) and area has captured my heart. My fiancé and I decided we would book 3 nights but we lo… More

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