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The Boys Dormitory

View over the rooftops - the Boys Dormitory is the roof in the foreground.
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50 reviews
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
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
The Perfect Honeymoon or Romantic Break Destination within Grade A listed Monastery with views of Loch Ness

The Boys' Dormitory is a spacious, four-star, one bedroom apartment positioned on the vaulted top floor of the old monastery, with huge arched stone mullioned windows. The property has views in three directions with every window offering sensational views of the landscape. The monastery is undoubtedly the finest building at the Abbey and in the most prominent position, directly overlooking Loch Ness, the cloisters and gardens. The bright apartment is decorated in the most luxurious style, combining quality antique and modern furnishings, featuring Victorian pictures, floorboards and vintage lighting sourced from a local chapel and with wonderful attention to detail throughout. The most idyllic place, a far cry from when up to 4...
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About the Owner, Mark S
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 5 days ago
Listed since : Dec 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 50 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
Check-in will be available between 4pm and 9pm on the day of your arrival. If you would like to arrive later than 9pm, we will need to pre-arrange this, so that our keyholder is available to greet you and show you around the apartment. The additional charge is payable direct to the keyholder: from 9pm to midnight it’s £30, and after midnight £70.
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English first
Middlesex, NJ
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We spent five nights in mid August. Reception was good and we were given a tour of the Abbey, amenities and escorted to the apartment. The apartment is beautiful, immaculately clean and offered the most amazing view of the loch, valley and mountains!! Milk, coffee, tea and sugar were provided. We did some light shopping at the Landis in town...

Management response:

Thank you so much for your very kind words, we are very flattered by your lovely review! We are very lucky to own such a beautiful holiday apartment, we just wish we could spend more time there. Thankfully we have a fabulous team at Abbey Management who look after the property and our guests, they'll be thrilled to read your...


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Ian T
1 review
Reviewed 6 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

When we arrived we were greeted by a very friendly chap called Simon who gave us a tour of the Abbey and it's amenities including various activities such as table tennis, pool, snooker, and even a large outdoor chess set! The apartment is up a long flight of stairs and is immaculate, elegantly furnished and has a stunning view of...

Management response:

Thank you so much for your 5 star review, with praise like this it's no wonder our diary is booked for most of the year! We are very proud of our holiday apartment, and we are more than happy to share our favourite place in the world with appreciative couples like yourselves. Kindest regards, Mark & Laurie


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Halifax, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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I don't think I have ever relaxed as much as I did in this truly wonderful place. we both needed it with the stresses and strains of work. From the moment we arrived the stresses had vanished and the chilling began. It was much bigger than it looked on the pics on line so I was doubly impressed. The apartment...

Management response:

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, we are very flattered by your kind words. The apartment is our absolute favourite place anywhere, and it's really special that we can share it with other people who appreciate it so much too! We hope to see you again in the highlands in the years ahead, the magical view from the...


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  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Gym
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Refrigerator
  • Sauna
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Tennis Court
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The bright and airy large living room and open plan kitchen offers the very finest level of comfort including high end designer sofas. The view from the stone mullioned living room window straight up the loch is truly spectacular: a perfect seat to while away the afternoon reading a good novel, or watching for the legendary Loch Ness Monster.

The gorgeous master bedroom features a massive stone mullioned arched window overlooking the Cloister Gardens, the turrets and towers of the Abbey, and the mountains beyond. King-sized antique brass and iron bed, Victorian oak pew, luxurious bed linens, choice of feather or fibre pillows, to ensure total relaxation for the duration of your stay.

Living Area: Flat screen TV • DVD player • library of books, DVDs, CDs and board games
Master Bedroom: K...
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House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Check-in will be available between 4pm and 9pm on the day of your arrival. If you would like to arrive later than 9pm, we will need to pre-arrange this, so that our keyholder is...
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1 Sep 2017 -
31 Oct 2017
3 nights
1 Nov 2017 -
15 Dec 2017
3 nights
16 Dec 2017 -
3 Jan 2018
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  • Housekeeping fee: £110 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
A deposit of 25% (pounds sterling) is payable when the booking is made. Payment can be made by cheque, credit card, debit card, BACS payment, SWIFT or PayPal. Any bank charges will be incurred by the client.

The balance shall be payable six weeks before the commencement of the rental. This will be taken from the original credit or debit card used for booking without further notification. A confirmation of payment, directions and key holder details will be sent to you.

For bookings made less than six weeks before the commencement of the rental the total fee is payable.

Anyone wishing to book The Boys Dormitory must adhere to our terms and conditions.
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About the neighbourhood
Urquhart Castle: One of the Highlands most iconic castles, the medieval ruin towers over the Great Glen.

Walking & Cycling: There are many wonderful woodland, loch-side and river paths in the area. The 73 mile long Great Glen Way runs through Fort Augustus from Fort William to Inverness and past Ben Nevis, Great Britain’s highest mountain.

Climbing: The highlands offer some of the most exhilarating rock climbing opportunities, with plenty of challenges for any skill level. Over 35 Munros can be found within an hours drive of the Abbey.

Golf: Why not try the championship course at Nairn, or enjoy the local course at Fort Augustus.

Skiing: Aonach Mor offers skiing for all levels, chair lift reach is 1200 mtrs, thirty minutes drive away.

Fine Dining: The Boathouse Restaurant in...
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Inverness: 70.0 km
Railway: Fort William: 50.0 km
From Inverness airport by car (60 minutes): The quickest route is to follow signposts to Inverness city centre taking the A96, then drive south from Inverness on the A82 to Fort Augustus. Keep following the signs towards Fort William and Fort Augustus, the journey runs alongside the entire 24 mile length of Loch Ness through the great glen on its northern shore, once you pass through Invermoriston you are then 6 miles from Fort Augustus. Once in Fort Augustus, drive through the centre of the village, over the river and canal bridges, then turn left within 100 metres at the junction with the B862, sign-posted 'Whitebridge'. The abbey is immediately on your left, turn into the driveway next to the gatehouse.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby.
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