About the property
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Bungalow in Fort Augustus, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Peaceful Location Ideal for Exploring the Interior, and the East and West Coasts of Scotland
History of Pine Tops: Our parents bought the acre plot in 1992 because of the outstanding views of the Glen, and built Pine Tops. We are on an old forestry road about 2 miles out of Fort Augustus village and Loch Ness, but close enough for all amenities. Behind us are fields where sheep and cattle graze in summer, and hills in the distance which light up in the evening sun. No clutter of city or village dwellings here! We are ideal for exploring the east and west coasts of Scotland.
Facilities: This property have Wi-Fi Connection It is spacious. It has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 6 people and is pet friendly. There are 3 sets of patio doors giving access to the lawns. The property is well insulated and has oil fired central heating in all rooms. Our drinking water comes from a bore hole which is more than 100ft deep. We are not connected to the main sewage but have our own septic tank instead. Because of this regretfully we cannot accept children still in nappies.
Some outstanding features: Pine Tops is a comfortable home but here are some things which may be of particular interest. The master bedroom is huge. It has 5ft double bed with patio door access to the lawns. It has a large ensuite, with toilet and a large shower space. The 2nd bedroom has a 5ft double bed. The 3rd bedroom has two single beds. A large dining area, and a spacious lounge. The multi-fuel stove gives an added feeling of cosiness. The initial supply of wood, kindling, coal are free. Outside are lawns all around the property with lots of room for children's games. There are flower beds plant containers and a BBQ. In season you are welcome to help yourself to the variety of fruit growing in the gardens.
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- May 17, 2018
About Nas Latif
I retired from professional life and live with my family in our main home in Cambridge. We try spend some family breaks at Pine Tops. Most of my childhood was spent living in different countries, and the love of travel has never left me. Nowadays I go off with my rucksack when I can. Some trips last several months. So far I have visited about 45 countries. My other interests include history, sailing ( I hope to put one of my cruisers into Loch Ness), motorbiking, and learning languages. I can manage about 4 so far.
Nas Latif purchased this Bungalow in 1992
Why Nas Latif chose Inverness
My parents found this spot after searching different parts of the UK. They lived in a mobile home during the initial construction stages. My mother had suffered a stroke and they moved into Pine Tops as soon as the walls were up, but continued to build it around themselves. They were both in their mid 70's at the time.
What makes this Bungalow unique
We all lead busy lives. We like the space of Pine Tops as well as the peace and just unwinding with a glass of wine. Watching the sun come up, and the beautiful sunsets against the heather clad hills are priceless. For those more active Pine Tops is an ideal base for all the different things to do in the area.
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Beautiful property . Great location .
Thank you for Steve's great information .
Many thanks for your review. So glad you liked everything
Beautiful area, nice house, very comfortable
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Pine Tops. It is a large, comfortable house, with lots of room and all the amenities. Would recommend to any family interested in the area. The neighbor Steve was extremely helpful and full of information. The only recommendation I could make to the owners is to maybe include a flat sheet or thinner blanket in the bedrooms for those that get hot easily. Otherwise, it was perfect! Fort Augustus is a nice small town to use as a home base, large enough to have what you need, but small enough to navigate easily.
Thank you for your review. We are so glad you liked the house and area. I agree with you that Steve is a treasure
Property was lovely, had everything we needed in a great location
We had a great holiday here, it's a real home from home. Lovely big windows in all the rooms and a huge garden, great for dogs and kids.
Location is perfect, only 7 mins from Fort Augustus but feels like you're in the middle of nowhere. Loads of trails 2 mins from the door.
Loved the wildlife, saw woodpeckers and red squirrels and the sofa faces a wonderful bird feeding area - very entertaining!
My only complaint was that the bed was too hard but that's perhaps a personal thing. Everything else was great!
Many thnaks for your review. Much appreciated.
Very nice and Steve was very helpful with information about the area
Many thanks. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay.
Peaceful location great for exploring the highlands
Very spacious and comfortable in a good location between Fort William and Inverness.
Had a very enjoyable holiday.
Exactly what we required
Many thanks for your comments
Special interest holidays: Walks from the house to pine forests and River Oich. South Loch Ness Trail ( 26 miles, waymarked). Munroes. Climbing in Cairngorms. Great Glen cycle way passes Fort Augustus. Cycle hire. Mountain biking trails. Kayaking incl. white water.Sea and river fishing. Quad-biking, clay pigeon shooting, archery at Ardverikie Estate ( location for 'Monach of the Glen' TV series). Steam trains from Fort William in summer. Cruises on Loch Ness. There is a Tourist Information in Fort Augustus which has details of many other activities. Coast/Beach: There are some sandy beaches of the east coast more than a hour by car, but the water may bit cold at times. West of Scotland is famous for its rugged coastline with bays and inlets. Ferries to other Scottish Islands from various points. A small car ferry still runs in summer from Glensheil to Skye. Travel: A car is essential for this holiday. The nearest airport is Inverness ( about 1 hour by car). Car hire offices at the airport. There are airport bus connections to Inverness. Mainline train stations at Fort William and Inverness ( about 45 mins by car, but in opposite directions). Intercity buses from Glasgow pass through Fort Augustus. Distances: Fort Augustus is about 5 mins by car. Inverness/Fort William about 45 mins each by car. Glencoe about an hour. Further Details: In Fort Augustus there is a garage, petrol station, small supermarkets, chemist, doctor's surgery, Tourist Information, ATM's. A good selection of pubs and restaurants on canalside where you can watch ocean going boats going through the flight of locks. We recommend the New Neuk Restaurant for home-made pastries and cakes. Run by a family friend. Other activities are listed above but you can also distilleries in the region, or the site of Calloden Battlefield and Urquhart Castle which are all within easy reach by car.
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Booking Notes: £50 deposit to secure provisional booking. Then the full cost of the rental a minimum of 6 weeks before start of the holiday. ( Please note - Full payment with bookings of less than 6 weeks notice). Changeover Day: Saturday. No arrivals before 3pm, and departures by 10am at the latest.