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No.1 The Old Convent.

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum 
Condo/Apartment
No.1 The Old Convent is a one bedroom ground floor apartment which has just been renovated to a very high standard. The work has been sympathetically carried out retaining some of the old character such as the natural stone walls but adding some modern features like central heating and double glazing! With its curved walls, arched handmade doors (by Chris), high ceilings and split level floors (only two steps) this apartment is truly unique 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. ...No.1 The Old Convent is a one bedroom ground floor apartment which has just been renovated to a very high standard. The work has been sympathetically carried out retaining some of the old character such as the natural stone walls but adding some modern features like central heating and double glazing! With its curved walls, arched handmade doors (by Chris), high ceilings and split level floors (only two steps) this apartment is truly unique 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. If No.1 is already booked for your preferred dates please enquire about No.3 or No.4. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: HI-50508-P
House Rules
Pet-friendlyNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
We allow one dog but they are not allowed in the bedroom or on furniture and must be kept on a lead around the building as the property is not fenced off. Please ask if you wish to bring your pet. We have a quiet time policy 9pm - 9am as we are trying to ensure all our guests enjoy a peaceful holiday.
Bedrooms
1 King
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Felicity Rogers & C
Hosting since June 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe, Felicity & Chris are local and live in what was the priests quarters when the building was originally a church 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. We will give you the keys and show you around the apartment on arrival. Chris is able to offer both guitar (beginner/intermediate) & fiddle (beginner) lessons to anyone who fancies a go.

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Richard
Richard
Nottingham, United Kingdom81 contributions
Fabulous again...
We stayed in apartment 1 for the second year running and once again loved every minute. A delightful and comfortable converted property only a pleasant 5 minute walk to bustling Fort Augustus where there is so much to see and do. The owners Felicity and Chris are such lovely people and nothing is too much trouble for them. I can't recommend the Old Convent enough. Thank you again for having us - we will be back! Richard and Kathy.
Visited August 2023
Written 7 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Felicity Rogers
Felicity Rogers
Thank you so much, it really was lovely to see you both again, enjoyed chatting with you very much and would be more than happy to welcome you back again...I'll make more soap Kathy! Felicity & Chris
Written 21 August 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jan J
Jan J
3 contributions
The beautiful convent with its lovely hosts.
We stayed here for two weeks in one of the 4 very luxurious apartments. The hosts are a couple of wonderful and lovely people who even had some very nice tips in beautiful places to visit. It really is the nicest apartment we had on holidays and we will come back there for sure. I recommend it to everyone who want to stay in the centre of visiting beautiful places in the highlands, Thank you Felicity and Chris for a wonderful time in your great apartment.
Visited July 2023
Written 3 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Felicity Rogers
Felicity Rogers
Thank you very much. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay here, we also enjoyed chatting with you both and would love to welcome you back. Felicity & Chris
Written 21 August 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Richard F
Richard F
4 contributions
The most amazing place we have ever stayed...
Wow! What can we say that hasn't already been said... This place is incredible! We stayed in Apartment 1 of The Old Convent in Fort Augustus. Converted and refurbished to an exceptional standard with a keen and imaginative eye to detail. The apartment oozes character and charm and everything one requires is on hand and more. Exposed stone walls are complimented by comfy modern furnishings and there is a fully equipped kitchen to match. An eye catching spacious copper walled shower is certainly a feature and we really did find this place home from home. Board games, advise from the delightful and helpful owners and the surrounding area made our stay so special and we highly recommend The Old Convent! Thank you for having us Felicity and Chris - Your property is of great credit to you. Richard & Kathy.
Visited August 2022
Written 7 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Felicity Rogers
Felicity Rogers
Thank you very much for all your kind words, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay here so much. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Felicity & Chris
Written 14 December 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

melaniesmith172
melaniesmith172
Ewloe, United Kingdom54 contributions
Wonderful Stay
My husband & I stayed for 3 nights and we loved it. We received a lovely warm welcome from the hosts. Spotlessly clean, beautifully renovated . Everything you will need. It’s in a great location. The pictures don’t do it justice. We can’t wait to return .
Visited September 2021
Written 3 October 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Felicity Rogers
Felicity Rogers
Thank you very much... We are so happy you enjoyed the apartment for your mini honeymoon... It was lovely to meet you both and very much look forward to welcoming you back at some point in the future. Felicity & Chris
Written 27 October 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mark j
mark j
2 contributions
Excellent holiday
Excellent apartment and lovely area. Loads to do and places to eat. Golf course is a absolute gem . Apartment's are amazing with all the comforts that anyone would need. Felicity and Chris are great hosts.
Visited September 2021
Written 18 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Felicity Rogers
Felicity Rogers
Thank you very much. It is so lovely to hear you enjoyed your holiday here and what the village has to offer...especially the charming little golf course only a 2 minute walk from The Old Convent.
Written 27 October 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Fluffywhiskers59
Fluffywhiskers59
Morecambe, United Kingdom71 contributions
Quirky and stunning
Just spent three nights at the Old Convent apartment and well what can I say..... WOW WOW WOW It’s impressive from the outside but once inside it comes into its own. Truly stunning, beautifully furnished, warm, everything you want from a holiday apartment and more. The shower room is stunning!! It’s the little things like attention to detail that sets this apart from Other self catering apartments Lovely friendly hosts as well. We will definitely return and definitely recommend Thank you felicity for a lovely stay
Visited October 2020
Written 17 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Felicity Rogers
Felicity Rogers
Thank you so much for your lovely review... think you liked it here! We look forward to welcoming you back again at some point in the future. Felicity & Chris
Written 20 November 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MissWalesUK
MissWalesUK
Liverpool, United Kingdom18 contributions
Home from home
Our second stay at number 1 the old convent and just as enjoyable as our first three years ago. We were lucky to fit our break in between lockdowns and it was much needed. Can't fault anything and we hope to return again in another 3 years!
Visited September 2020
Written 3 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Felicity Rogers
Felicity Rogers
Thank you, glad you enjoyed your 2nd stay here. Thankfully the accommodation sector is not back in lockdown at the moment. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Felicity & Chris
Written 8 October 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Explorer56392169177
Explorer56392169177
2 contributions
Stunning apartment
Stayed in No 1 the first week in August. Immaculate, unique and spotlessly clean. This is the most delightful apartment you could imagine, with charming owners. We will certainly make a point of returning.
Visited August 2020
Written 13 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Felicity Rogers
Felicity Rogers
Thank you, we are happy you enjoyed you holiday here and look forward to welcoming you back again. Felicity & Chris
Written 19 August 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

karen v
karen v
33 contributions
Becoming a Habit !
Well here we are again ...this is our 3rd time at the Old Convent in No1 . The high standards have been maintained , but this time we had a beautiful Copper shower enclosure , it would have been so easy not to put the effort into this but that is what Felicity and Chris are all about exceeding the norm ! This is reflected in all the flats ( we were lucky enough to see the others as it was quiet ) The love and passion ploughed into the Convent can be heard in Chris's voice as he explains the plans for the flats....a lot of people would have left them square and began taking money ...but their patience and dedication to providing accommodation to the highest standard pays off in the fact that like us many people return time and time again. Fort Augustus has become an annual destination for us and The Old Convent a home from home. Thank you Chris & Felicity we wish you all the best for the 2020 season ...see you in 2021 !
Visited January 2020
Written 29 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Felicity Rogers
Felicity Rogers
Thank you very much, we are glad you liked the new addition... it was lovely to welcome you back and we look forward to welcoming you back again next winter. Felicity & Chris
Written 30 January 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Andy I
Andy I
1 contribution
Grandest of designs
If there is one problem with The Old Convent, it is that every time you open the front door you expect to be greeted by a TV crew and a certain balding presenter. This project may not have been anointed by St K, but it certainly deserved to be. If you ever wanted to know what it must be like to live in one of those places on the telly, then try visiting here. What Chris and Felicity have achieved here, and continue to do so, is remarkable, both in the sympathetic way they have gone about it and the almost irritating quality of the fit and finish. Add to that a location where you can view mountains from the breakfast table and take a leisurely walk into the heart of Fort Augustus and you have the perfect holiday retreat. Of course, you will have to accept that, when you get home, you will have a list of things to do to your own place, just to bring it up to the same standard!
Visited October 2019
Written 16 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Felicity R
Felicity R
Thank you very much for your glowing and funny review... so happy you enjoyed your holiday here at The Old Convent. It was lovely chatting to you both. Felicity & Chris
Written 25 October 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Parking
  • Parking available
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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Map
About the neighbourhood
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 and of course Ben Nevis in Fort William only 40 mins drive. You are spoilt with the fantastic mountain biking tracks in the area. The steam train to Mallaig is very popular and a must see is the Isle of Skye. There are lovely woodland walks in Fort Augustus full of wildlife and ideal if you want to bring your dog. Boat trips, canoeing, horse riding, fishing and bike hire available locally.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.
Getting around
There is a bus service between the main towns around the area however we do recommend that you have your own transport to really see the best of what is on offer in this area.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Coming from the south on A82 from Fort William/Spean Bridge travel north towards Inverness. As you enter the Fort Augustus 30mph limit you will see on the right hand side a small fire station and on the left a flashing speed indicator, the Old Convent is approx. 300m further on, on the right hand side with large trees at the front. The entrance is through the stone pillars, parking is at the gable end of the building. Coming from the north, take the A82 south from Inverness. Drive through the village pass the petrol station, over the canal road bridge past The Lovat Hotel on the right, Caladonian Hotel on the left, pass the West end garage we are 300m further on the left at the end of the high wall.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Golf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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