No.3 The Old Convent
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
No.3,The Old Convent is a 1st floor apartment which is situated in the picturesque village of Fort Augustus on the southern tip of Loch Ness, which is virtually the geographical center of the Highlands. A perfect base for exploring the spectacular scenery and amenities that the area has to offer.
We, Felicity & Chris are local and live in one end of the convent and are able to suggest many wonderful day trips combining superb scenic drives and walks, with castles, brochs and ruins that you probably won't find in any guide book.
Fort Augustus is the perfect place to relax with a short walk to the center of the village where you can find grocery shops, butcher, post office, ATM, petrol station and several pubs and restaurants. You can take a boat trip up Loch Ness or simply chill on the canal side watching the boats negotiate the locks!
Chris is able to offer both guitar (beginner/intermediate) & fiddle (beginner) lessons to anyone who fancies a go.
The Old Convent was originally built as a church in 1842, then converted into a convent 'St Scholastica's Priory' in 1891, the nun's took residence in 1892 until 1922 when the remaining nun's were moved to Holme Eden Abbey. Some of the nun's are buried in the graveyard at Fort Augustus Abbey, half a mile from the convent on the shores of Loch Ness.
We are close to main road with the convent woods to rear giving you privacy, and a fantastic view of golf course and Ben Tee to front.
The property is ready for guests arrival from 4pm unless otherwise arranged, we ask that guests leave by 10am on day of departure as we need time to clean for next guests.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness 46 km, Nearest railway: Fort William/Inverness 46 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
The Scottish Highlands region
Fort Augustus is central to the highlands and is a great location for hill walkers with plenty of Munro's and Corbett's to choose from. Fort William has Ben Nevis and the fantastic mountain bike tracks/skiing in winter of Aonach Mor , the steam train used in a Harry Potter film to Mallaig is well worth taking, the road to the Isle of Skye passing Eilean Donan castle is just breathtaking!
You can take a guided wildlife boat trip on Loch Sheil from Glenfinnan where you can spot otters, eagles, seals and many more wild creatures! If you take the boat trip on Loch Ness...you never know, Nessie might pop her head up for you or if you go to Loch Morar you might get a glimse of the monster Morag. Then of course the dramatic Glencoe, well worth a visit.
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24 Nov 2014
"The Great Escape"
l have just returned from Fort Augustus where l spent 3 lovely nights at the Old Convent.This spacious apartment was just as it said on the tin ! l enjoyed peace and quiet in a lovely old Convent stee… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again in the spring. Felicity & Chris.
15 Oct 2014
"Impossible to fault!"
We stayed for 5 nights as our first holiday together. We could not have wished for a better place. To say it is a holiday apartment is unfair, it is much more a home from home....comfortable, warm, sp… More
Thank you for your wonderful comments. We really do find it encouraging that our guests appreciate our renovations so far of this lovely old building. Felicity & Chris.
2 Oct 2014
"Absolutely fabulous Fort Augustus Apartment"
Having read all previous reviews about #3 The Old Convent the choice of where to stay in the highlands seemed an obvious one.I'm delighted to say my wife and I were not disappointed.There is not … More
Thank you for your lovely comments and taking the time to post a review as these are always helpful to future guests. It was lovely meet you both and are so glad you enjoyed your holiday here. Felicity & Chris
21 Sep 2014
"Fantastic apartment and stunning area."
Me and my husband stayed at No 3 The old convent from 13th September for 1 week. The apartment is beautifully decorated and kept in keeping with the rest of the house.You had everything you could poss… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. It was great meeting you and we are so glad you enjoyed all the fantastic scenery and activities on offer. Felicity & Chris
11 Sep 2014
"Muy recomendable, me encantaría volver!"
El apartamento es precioso tal y como sale en las fotos, muy limpio y perfectamente equipado, incluso con facilidades para ir con bebés. Es el lugar perfecto para descansar y relajarse así como para… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. It was lovely to meet you and your family and would love to welcome you again in the future. Felicity & Chris.
11 Aug 2014
Cet appartement est très bien autant au niveau équipement, confort qu'au niveau décoration et situation : il se trouve à 10 minutes à pied du centre du village et concernant les visites, il est également très bien situé pour pouvoir rayonner dans la région.
De plus, Félicity et Chris, les propriétaires, sont très sympathiques et accueillants. Nous qui ne parlions pas très bien anglais, avons passé une excellente soirée en leur compagnie.
Thank you for your lovely comments. We really enjoyed meeting you all and especially our interesting fun evening! Felicity & Chris.
6 Aug 2014
"Simply a beautiful place to stay."
My husband and I traveled from San Diego to visit our daughter who is completing her grad studies at Uni of Edinburgh, and the three of us drove up to Fort Augustus for a wonderful two-night stay at N… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the surrounding area. Felicity & Chris.
22 Jul 2014
"A 6 Star Rating! but they only go up to 5!!!"
The Old Convent apartment is in a perfect location on the edge of Fort Augustus. The owners Chris and Felicity have done a beautiful job (and still doing) in renovating this historic house. the apart… More
Thank you so much for your lovely and flattering comments. We look forward to welcoming you (and Bailie!) back in the future. Felicity & Chris.
14 Jul 2014
A lovely place to stay -the apartment has been sympathetically refurbished and all requirements have been thoughtfully catered for.
Thank you for your lovely comments.
Felicity & Chris.
15 Jun 2014
"Spacious and charming"
The Old Convent is a beautiful old building and our apartment was spacious, spotless and very well equipped. It's a short walk into Fort Augustus and its well located to visit the Loch Ness area, Skye, Fort William etc. Our special thanks to Chris and Felicity who were wonderful and helpful hosts and we wish them all the best for their amazing job renovating the building.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure meeting you. We enjoyed our chats and stories. Felicity & Chris
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