LUXURY 2 BED APARTMENT ON THE BEAUTIFUL SHORES OF LOCH NESS

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Susan Williams

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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LUXURY 2 BED APARTMENT ON THE BEAUTIFUL SHORES OF LOCH NESS

Fort Augustus Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 4 + baby

'Livingstone' is a luxury 2 bed apartment which sleeps 4 (plus baby). It is situated in an expertly converted Grade A listed Benedictine Monastery, beautifully set on the southern tip of Loch Ness.

The apartment which is on the first floor has a double bedroom with built in wardrobe (the ensuite has bath and separate shower) while a second bedroom can either be a double bed or two singles. There is also a separate bathroom (with bath). The main bedroom overlooks the cloister gardens and the giant chess/draughts game on the grass below.

The relaxing living area is open plan and retains many of its original features such as the arched windows and stone fireplace. There are comfortable sofas on which to watch the large flat screen tv (satellite freeview) and a library of DVDs and videos.

The kitchen area with its granite worktops is modern and fully equipped with gas hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer together with plenty of utensils and cooking equipment.

Leisure Activities: There are many things to see and do both in the grounds of the Abbey and in the surrounding area. A few minutes' walk along the atmospheric cloister of the Abbey and you reach the converted monks' refectory, now a relaxing lounge with stained glass windows, a full-size snooker table, table football and free Wi-Fi. There is now a recently completed (April 2012) indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room, all beautifully in keeping with the architecture and style of the Abbey. You could also relax in the 20 acres of private grounds overlooking the Loch, play tennis, croquet or bowls, indoor or outdoor table tennis. There is just a 2 minute walk into Fort Augustus. Watch the boats pass slowly by through the centre of the village (through 5 locks) along the Caledonian Canal down into Loch Ness.

There are shops here for all the essentials as well as several pubs and restaurants for eating out. The area is wonderful for walking, taking cruises on the Loch and visiting the stunning castles of the Scottish Highlands. A boat trip can be taken to Urquhart Castle from the landing stage next door to the Abbey or you take the Express Ferry to Inverness.

For those hunting the Loch Ness Monster, there is a Nessie hunting trip on the Loch, or you could visit one of two Loch Ness Exhibition Centres in Drumnadrochit (20 mins away).

At the Nevis Range Experience (30 mins away), you could view the amazing mountains from Britain's only mountain gondolas (chair lifts) or take the nearby tourist walk up Ben Nevis (highest mountain in the British Isles). Mountain biking and Snowsports also take place here as well as the new High Wire Adventure (for all the family).

The apartment has a 4 star rating from the Scottish Tourist Board.

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Susan Williams

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Property Reviews

Luxury 2 Bed Apartment on the Beautiful Shores of Loch Ness
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Luxury 2 Bed Apartment on the Beautiful Shores of Loch Ness
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Fort Augustus Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn
winnipeg
5

Unique Accommodations

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
My husband and I, along with another couple, have recently returned home from a three week holiday in the UK, one week of which we spent in this lovely apartment. It is very well equipped and furnished and well situated in a small village on the banks of Loch Ness. Where else could you wake up in the middle of the night and see the lights in the cloisters? You will not regret staying here and by all means stay in the ballroom apartment of Dollarbeg Castle as well if your time permits.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury 2 Bed Apartment on the Beautiful Shores of Loch Ness
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Fort Augustus Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn
Redlands, CA
5

We Didn't Want To Leave

We Didn't Want To Leave
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
If you're entertaining the notion to stay in the Fort Augustus area, this is the ideal place to stay. The apartment is as represented. It is modern and tastefully appointed. If you choose not to eat out every night, you can certainly prepare food. Even the food preparation equipment is first class. There is a flat screen television that I'm sure is wonderful but we never turned it on.

Sometimes when I read a description, I'm not really sure what kind of bathroom facilities are present. For clarification, both bathrooms have a tub, sink and toilet. The one bathroom off the master bedroom has an excellent shower, with consistent heat and a very good pressure. The bathroom without the shower is located very near the second bedroom and off the hallway. So it is quite manageable if you have four people (as we did).

What you really have is the best of both worlds - an historic abbey with beautiful stonework and grounds - and a modern apartment inside the abbey. You can look directly out several of the apartment windows and see the chess set in the cloister.

Good WiFi is really only available in the billiards room but you can pick it up near the window area from the second bedroom. The pool is modern and there are wet and dry steam rooms adjacent.

Fort Augustus is truly only a two minute walk which makes it nice if you are sampling good Scottish ales or a wee dram of Scotch downtown. Coming from the USA, I have trouble enough negotiating the left hand lane powered by diet coke.

Management is efficient and cordial. A local woman takes care of the apartment and will meet you upon arrival. I am omitting their names as the NSA has enough information in their databases.

We had great culinary experiences at the Lock Inn, eating there on three occasions - I had the Haddock fish and chips, the grilled salmon in hollandaise sauce and the roasted lamb and all were wonderful.

My suggestion is, if you are trying to figure out how long to stay at the Abbey, choose longer as opposed to shorter. We stayed five days and didn't want to leave. Have fun!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Luxury 2 Bed Apartment on the Beautiful Shores of Loch Ness
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Fort Augustus Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn
5

Family van Wolferen, Boven-Leeuwen The Netherlands

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
This was the most beautifull place that we ever stayed in, the old building was very beautifull mixed up with very modern comfortable luxury, like the swimmingpool with sauna and steambath in the old chapel, the internet-room with big pooltable and tablefootbal in the former diningroom of the monks.

The appartment was very nice furnished and with all comforts you can wish.

Fort Augustus is a beautifull village with nice places to eat and also great walking path's.

We will come back in the future and reccomend everyone to go to the Livingstone Appartment.

Thank you Sue,
We have had one of the most beautifull holiday's with our family ever.

Best regards, Grad, Jacinta, Pim and Sjors van Wolferen

ps the weather in Scotland is always better than people think it is!!!
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Luxury 2 Bed Apartment on the Beautiful Shores of Loch Ness
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Fort Augustus Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn
5

PERFECT

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
This stay was the highlight of our highland-vacations!!
We were there with the parents of my wife, we had enough space, all was clean, quiet and romantic!
Thanks a lot also for the persoal and nice support before booking! We would come back an other time!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Fort Augustus Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn
Council Bluffs, Iowa USA
5

Totally impressed! Excellent area to enjoy and from which to explore other sites in Scotland!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!! By far (and I mean that in astrological distances) it was the BEST place we stayed. We were hard pressed to even leave the place!
It was an excellent site from which to adventure into other areas in the highlands--Skye, Inverness, etc.
This is definitely on my list of "things to share with friends going to Scotland"!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3

Map

Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Train
34 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
The Bothy
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Nevis Range
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Fort Augustus Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Boathouse Restaurant
Car: recommended

The pretty village of Fort Augustus lies on the south shore of Loch Ness, with the Caledonian Canal taking boats through the swing bridge and down into the Loch. A variety of local shops, pubs and restaurants provide everything you could require if you prefer to stay in the area rather than travel and explore. The village is a 2 minute walk from the apartment in St Benedict's Abbey, the grounds of which extend to the shoreline and offer stunning views of the Loch.

A choice of boat trips at the nearby jetty means you may take a leisurely cruise around the Loch, a trip to Urquart Castle, a ferry to Inverness or a speed boat ride. Used as a base for exploring the Scottish Highlands, the apartment is ideally situated half way between Fort William with its adventure activities and Inverness with its shops and Eden Court Arts Centre.

The Isle of Skye is only an hour away as is the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle and the romantic Cawdor Castle.

Other Activities: Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Archery, Canoeing

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Availability & Rates

Fort Augustus Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
MID-SEASON
Mar 22 2014 - May 30 2014
£435
£715
2 nights
 
 
HIGH-SEASON
May 31 2014 - Sep 5 2014
£565
£920
2 nights
 

Notes

  • From 530 -920 Pounds Sterling
  • A deposit of £100 is required once your booking has been accepted.;
    There is an additional £15.00 non-refundable security (accidental damage) waiver fee added to your balance or if you prefer you may pay a refundable security deposit of £250 which will be returned to you within 2 weeks of your departure.

    The balance plus the choice of security fee is due 8 weeks before arrival.
    ;
    Cheques (UK), debit cards (0% charge) and credit cards (2% charge) are accepted.;
    ;
    Please enquire for short stay rates but an example is:-
    HIGH SEASON 2014 3 NIGHTS £565
  • Dates Available: All Year Round.

Amenities

Fort Augustus Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Lake
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Living Area
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Half 1 - toilet , tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Converts to Superking bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Gated Community
  • Walkway to Water
  • Child's Swing
  • Tennis Court
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • roller blading
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
picnic basket tennis rackets/balls, table tennis bats/balls in the apartment