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View over the rooftops - the Boys Dormitory is the roof in the foreground
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View over the rooftops - the Boys Dormitory is the roof in the foreground
Aerial view of the Abbey The apartment has two stunning large stone mullioned windows
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View over the rooftops - the Boys Dormitory is the roof in the foreground
Aerial view of the Abbey
The apartment has two stunning large stone mullioned windows
Antiques throughout the property
Spacious open plan living area
Solid oak kitchen with all modern amenities
Very comfortable sofas for admiring the view of Loch Ness
Antique king-sized brass bed
Billiards room and club lounge - the former monks' refectory
Indoor pool in the historic chapel
The abbey cloisters
The view from the window in winter
Loch Ness from the grounds of the monastery, with Boat House restaurant
Gorgeous sunrise over Loch Ness
View of the Boys Dormitory window from the cloisters
Fort Augustus Abbey at dusk
View through the daffodils to the monastery
Stunning architecture of the abbey
View of Boys Dormitory from the gardens
Caledonian Canal at Fort Augustus, built by Thomas Telford
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Christine...
Oldham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Stunning apartment, outstanding location, in one word perfection!”
Reviewed 3 January 2012 for a stay in November 2011

This is the best holiday apartment that we have stayed in and we have been staying in self catering accommodation for over 20 years. The apartment is equipped to a very high standard and there is everything you could possibly want. The location within the Abbey would be difficult to surpass. After the climb up the stairs (phew!) the spectacular view from this apartment makes the effort pale into insignificance. On arrival we were warmly greeted and nothing was too much trouble. A short walk brings you to The Boathouse Restaurant which we found to be very pleasant, good views over Loch Ness, very polite staff and not least, good food. A trip up the loch on the Royal Scot is a must as is a trip up the cable car at Anoch Mor (a clear day is best to enjoy the stunning views). Even though it was November we were blessed with a week of excellent weather, clear blue skies and sunshine. A loch side stroll, illuminated by a full moon, was an experience never to be forgotten. This is somewhere that we definitely want to return and our thanks go to Mark & Laurie for allowing us to stay in their wonderful apartment.

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Liked best: Location and the apartment
Liked least: Having to come home
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Telford, Shropshire
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“Idyllic, magical and truly wonderful”
Reviewed 3 January 2012 for a stay in September 2011

My husband and I stayed at The Boys Dormitory for one week at the end of September and it was the first and only holiday we've ever had where we didn't want to come back home. The location is truly wonderful and the views are spectacular.

We unashamedly stayed in the apartment for most nights as no matter where else you went, the views from the sofa looking over the Loch were unrivalled and we wanted to savour every moment.

There is every imaginable luxury in the apartment and attention to detail is second to none. I cooked some lovely food during our stay and never had a problem with lack of utensils or equipment.

The village of Fort Augustus is gorgeous and only a short but and scenic walk from the Abbey. Food in The Bothy was good and the staff friendly. For something quick and easy, the cafe opposite the Abbey was very good too. The local butchers sold nice quality food if you too fancy a night or two in. :-)). There is a good quality local store for essentials but the staff were always a little grumpy. This was a small detail to an otherwise perfect holiday.

Driving out to the Loch Ness Centre was a nice trip out and the short cruise down the Loch was beautiful too.

The only thing to be aware of at The Boys Dormitory are the numerous steps to get there if you are not fit and able bodied. However, the owners do make this perfectly clear on their website and, you don't mind this once you reach the top and arrive at a little slice of heaven.

Every turn in the Abbey and the apartment itself holds a different breathtaking view and wonderful surprise and if we had the opportunity I wouldn't hesitate in attempting to buy it from the owners (but I'm sure they wouldn't sell).

We will definitely be going back once we've got our heads around the very long journey from Shropshire.

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Liked best: Quality of the apartment finish, the furnishings and spectacular views
Liked least: Havjng to leave at the end of the week
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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