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No.1 The Old Convent.

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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
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.

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Listing #HL8705548
About the Owner
Felicity Rogers & C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
We, 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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Reviewed 30 July 2018

Really enjoyed our stay here. The old convent building is full of character but has been renovated, furnished and equipped to a very high standard. We took full advantage of Felicity's local knowledge and amended our planned trips in line with her suggestions. These revisions...More

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Felicity R, VR Owner at No.1 The Old Convent., responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thank you very much, pleased you were happy and comfortable with your accommodation. So glad you enjoyed the little tips on where to go, there are some amazing hidden gems in the Highlands... Felicity & Chris

Reviewed 9 July 2018

We enjoyed our three night stay at the Old Convent. We appreciated the design details as well as how organized everything was.

Thank bayoubabsy
Felicity R, VR Owner at No.1 The Old Convent., responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank you, we are pleased you enjoyed your short break here in our modern but quirky apartment. Felicity & Chris

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Felicity R, VR Owner at No.1 The Old Convent., responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

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Amenities
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Please ask if you wish to bring your pet.
Bathrooms
    1 Shower
Bedrooms
    1 Queen
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
£65
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28 Jul 2018 -
28 Sep 2018
August/September
3 nights
£90
£475
29 Sep 2018 -
26 Oct 2018
October
3 nights
£90
£450
27 Oct 2018 -
21 Dec 2018
November/December
3 nights
£90
£425
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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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
Airport: Inverness Airport: 46.0 km
Railway: Spean Bridge: 20.0 km
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 Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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