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“canoe and cycle friendly”
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The Holt B&B
Ranked #2 of 27 Fort Augustus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Your first experience when you arrive at The Holt is the friendly welcome . If youve got canoes/kayaks cycles or other kit Phil and Clare provide secure storage as they did with our two kayaks . If you arrive by car bike or water they are so helpfull and will provide you with any local information . For Canoeists the b/b is less than 50 metres easy walk from the official canoe landing stage . The b/b is in a lovely location set back from the canal with the river running past the rear garden where you sit in the sunlit conservatory to enjoy a choice of breakfast including fresh fruit. Of course if your going to have a day canoeing cycling or walking the full English/Scottish may be for you as it was for us . Our room was pleasant and quiet, my bed comfortable and breakfast good all with a warm welcome what more could you want from a b/b.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

5 of us stayed one night at The Holt in June 2013. This B&B was situated right on the canal with the locks. Clare & Phil were great hosts, their attention to details was really impressive. There were plenty of restaurants within walking distance and Phil helped us booked a great restaurant for our dinner. This B&B was spotless, quiet, peaceful with very comfortable beds. We had a huge, delicious and beautifully presented breakfast in the conservatory. Thanks so much Clare & Phil, we shall be back.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank 88Daisy2013
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

Lovely bed and breakfast with two great hosts. Lovely big room with a large comfortable bed with all the accessories that you could possibly need and absolutely spotless. Breakfast delicious (fresh fruit as part of the selection)

Two comfortable chairs in the room to sit and read or use of the conservatory - which we also spent an evening with a glass of wine - with a great view of the river and the hills. Great location for the restaurants, pubs, watching the boats go through the canal and walking around the area.

We will be back in September. New owners have got it just right!!!!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank browntweed
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

Four of us stayed at The Holt for three nights on a walking holiday. Relatively new owners Clare and Phil could not have provided a better service, from mountain weather print-outs twice a day to fresh milk for tea in the room. Comfortable beds in spotlessly clean rooms, nice breakfasts, great location between the canal and the river, handy for a variety of good pubs and restaurants. For those interested in walking Fort Augustus is centrally located within easy reach of many Munros and smaller hills. "We shall return".

Scottish Dave.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

Lovely little B&B next to the locks. We stayed for 3 nights in September and especially appreciated the use of the conservatory which has a nice view of the river and the hills, where we spent the evenings over a glass of wine.
Great service, rooms and breakfast.

Room Tip: All 3 rooms are on the ground floor, newly decorated.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 April 2012 via mobile

Were recommended this b&b by a local competitor, and we couldn't have been happier! Lovely room with some great attention to detail, excellent bed, and a great room overlooking the river for breakfast! Thank you for sending my left behind items Claire, and so quickly! I'd recommend this place to anybody. Great value too.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed 3 September 2010

My husband and i stayed at the Holt for 2 nights. Wished that it could of been more. Bob and Monica are so friendly and helpful. It is well situated, having the Caledonia canal with its locks at the front of the property and the river Oich to the rear.
Loch Ness is a minute walk away, where you can take a boat trip or just enjoy the beautiful view.
Our stay was so quiet and peaceful. We had the best 2 nights sleep in ages. Bed so comfy. The breakfast is fantastic and plenty of it. It sets you up for the rest of the day. The view of the river Oich while eating makes it extra special.
Its a good central position for exploring the beautiful surrounding area.
We highly recommend this B&B.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Holt B&B

Address: The Holt Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Loch Ness > Fort Augustus
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Fort Augustus
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of Fort Augustus, on the Great Glen Way and the Canoe Trail, The Holt is only a short walk from Loch Ness and all local amenities. With the Caledonian Canal to the front of the property and the River Oich flowing at the rear, breakfast is served in the conservatory with stunning views of the river and the surrounding mountains. All guest bedrooms are en-suite and situated on the ground floor with safe storage of bikes and canoes in the garage if needed. We are open from February to November (inclusive). ... more   less 
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