The Old Convent - Apartment 2 ref: UK13300

Fort Augustus, near Fort William, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Self Catering

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2
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bedrooms
1
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

This beautiful ground floor apartment situated within this restored old convent is the perfect place to relax and enjoy this spectacular area of the Highlands. The owners, who live adjacent, have lovingly restored the property in 2018 to a superb standard with exceptional attention to detail throughout. There is a spacious living room with Chesterfield furniture all gathered around a wood burner for those chilly Scottish evenings, and there is an open plan kitchen/dining room all with stripped wooden flooring. The bathroom is a place of sanctuary with slipper bath and a recessed glass shower set into a granite archway and there is a kingsize bedroom to the rear. Outside there is private parking and gardens to explore which lead into the fields and the convent woodland.
The town of Fort Augustus is a real tourist attraction, with boat trips on Loch Ness where you might get a glimpse of Nessie or just browse around the superb selection of local shops or perhaps have a drink outside the pub whilst watching the boats climb the locks to enter the Caledonian Canal. Fort Augustus is also known as the gateway to the Northern Highlands and can offer guest’s easy access to explore this beautiful area from the Isle of Skye to Inverness and beyond. Situated just a few miles south is the Ben Nevis range, which is open all year with superb walking in the warmer seasons and superb skiing from January to April (snow permitting). Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile. Apartment 2 (UK13300) can be booked with Apartment 1 (UK13299), Apartment 3 (UK13301) and Apartment 4 (UK13302) to accommodate up to 10 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Living room:
With wood burner, 32" Freesat TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and wooden floor.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
Bathroom: With slipper bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included.

Miscellaneous

Grounds with sitting-out area and garden furniture (shared with other properties on-site). Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: No children.
  • Nearest town
    Fort William
  • Shops
    880 yards
  • Distance
    28 miles
  • Restaurant
    880 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Fort William
  • Pub
    880 yards
  • Railway station distance
    31.1 miles
  • Lake
    880 yards (Loch)

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About the local area

Inverness, Capital of the Highlands lies at the north end of the Great Glen, where the River Ness flows into the Moray Firth. With its suspension bridges across the River Ness and old stone buildings, it is a pretty place which is well-known for its floral displays.

The River Ness provides a key focus within the city, and attractions like the castle, Inverness Cathedral and the Eden Court Theatre can all be found on its banks; together with some of the city's many shops and restaurants.

Follow the River Ness for long enough and you will end up by the shores of the best known loch in Scotland - Loch Ness. Thanks to its famous resident - Nessie, the friendly Loch Ness monster it has become one of the most popular areas for tourists to visit. Explore the visitors centre by the shore and learn the history of this legend. You might even spot this illusive creature for yourself as you stroll the area.

To the East of Inverness is Nairn, rated second in a list of top desirable destinations for 2010! But its not surprising because with its long, sandy, Blue Flag beaches and promenades it competes with some of the popular tourist beaches in the south of England. Its unique micro-climate also helps to ensure that it has more hours of sunshine and less rainfall than towns just 15 miles away.

Off shore The Moray Firth is home to one of only two colonies of dolphins in the UK and they are often spotted from viewpoints along Nairn's shore. The seafront also hosts an active harbour, with boat owners offering trips to see the resident bottle-nose dolphins or simply to view Nairn from a different angle.

Areas of outstanding natural beauty such as Culbin Forest and Culbin Sands Nature Reserve can be observed inland. Enjoy spotting many species of flora and fauna, as well as birds and migratory flocks. And for those who enjoy the invigorating sea air, there are magnificent views across the Moray Firth.

Things to do nearby

Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park
Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park

Great if you love animals, birds and the countryside. Here you can feed the ducks, geese and swans around the ponds or visit the friendly goats, pigs and rare sheep. Tel: 01463 731656

Floral Hall and Gardens

An award winning subtropical indoor oasis landscaped with a superb array of exotic plants and cacti. Under 18's go free. Tel: 01463 713553

Bogbain Adventure Heritage Farm

Activities for all ages including quad biking, in and outdoor facilities, clay pigeon shooting, archery, ceramic art studios and an award winning highland market. Tel: 01463 772800

Nessieland Castle Monster Centre

Exhibition and superb documentary available about the Loch Ness Monster including eye witness accounts! Tel: 01456 450342

Highlands and Rare Breeds Croft
Highlands and Rare Breeds Croft

Here you will find Highland Cattle, ponies, red deer, rare breed sheep, poultry, ducks and rabbits, You will also see a variety of wild birds that visit the pond and a variety of wild flowers. Tel: 01320 366433

Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre

The site of the last pitched battle on British soil is now home to a visitor centre with interactive exhibition, portable battlefield guides and genuine accounts from characters involved in the events of 1746. Tel: 0844 493 2159

Boats N Paddles

Safe and memorable outdoor experiences including hill walking, canoeing, abseiling, climbing, sea kayaking, mountain biking and gorge walking. Tel: 0333 600 6008

Glen Ord Distillery Visitors Centre and Whisky Shop

Take a tour around the closest distillery to Inverness and have a dram of the Classic Highland Malt. There is also an excellent selection of single malt whiskies from all over Scotland. Tel: 01463 872004

Loch Ness by Jacobite

Sail to the heart of the mystery and learn the fascinating story of Loch Ness on one of the cruise or tours which range from one hour to full day excursions. Tel: 01463 233999

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

Explore the nature reserve just one mile from Inverness! Take a walk, watch the herons fishing, birdlife on the mudflats and even Roe Deers or the Moray Firth Dolphins!? Tel: 07795 253 727

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