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Luxury 2 Bed Apartment on the Beautiful Shores of Loch Ness

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Fort Augustus - Livingstone

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 4)

'Livingstone' is a luxury 2 bed apartment which sleeps 4 (plus baby). It is situated in an expertly converted Grade 1 listed Benedictine Monastery, beautifully set on the south shores of Loch Ness.

The apartment which is on the first floor has a double bedroom with built in wardrobe (the ensuite has bath and separate shower) while a second bedroom can either be a double bed or two singles. There is also a separate bathroom, with shower over the bath. The main bedroom overlooks the cloister gardens and the giant chess/draughts game on the grass below.

The relaxing living area is open plan and retains many of its original features such as the arched windows and stone fireplace. There are comfortable sofas on which to watch the large flat screen tv (satellite freeview) and a library of DVDs and videos.

The kitchen area with its granite worktops is modern and fully equipped with gas hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer together with plenty of utensils and cooking equipment.

A few minutes' walk along the atmospheric cloister of the Abbey and you reach the converted monks' refectory, now a relaxing lounge with beautiful stained glass windows, a snooker table, table football and free WI-FI.

For leisure activities, there is an indoor swimming pool with sauna and steam room (please note the Swimming Pool Complex is now closed until 17th June 2017) - or you could relax in the 20 acres of private grounds overlooking the Loch, play tennis, croquet or bowls. There is just a 2 minute walk into Fort Augustus where you can watch the boats pass by through the centre of the village (through 5 locks) along the Caledonian Canal down into Loch Ness.

There are shops here for all the essentials as well as great pubs and restaurants for eating out. The area is wonderful for walking, taking cruises on the Loch and visiting the stunning castles of the Scottish Highlands. A boat trip can be taken to Urquhart Castle from the landing stage next door to the Abbey or you take the Express Ferry to Inverness.

Only 30 minutes away is the Nevis Range near Fort William. Walk up Ben Nevis (highest mountain in the British Isles) or view the amazing mountains from the gondolas (chair lifts). Mountain biking and Snowsports also take place here.

Keywords: flat

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Susan Williams
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 November, 2016

About Susan Williams

I'm a Harley Street Dental Surgeon who enjoys living and working in the wonderful city of London, but who also loves to get away from it all and relax. One of my favourite places to stay is at the Abbey, a peaceful retreat surrounded by the beautiful scenery and tranquility that is the Scottish Highlands. I have found travelling there a pleasure by car, train and plane and would be there much more often if I had the time!

David Wright

Susan Williams purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Susan Williams chose Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

On a driving tour of Scotland I discovered this stunning Abbey on the shores of Loch Ness. Having seen the sun set over the Abbey and the Loch, I couldn't believe how beautiful and romantic the setting was and I knew I had to return. I immediately reserved one of the apartments which had just been renovated. Since then I've been delighted, not only with the accommodation but the great location - an excellent base for exploring the Scottish Highlands.

What makes this apartment unique

Everything I need is within a few minutes' walk of the apartment - shops, post office, pubs, restaurants and tourist information. There is also a petrol station in the village. If I wish to stay within the Abbey grounds I can sit peacefully by the Loch or walk up to the Boathouse Restaurant -also within the grounds.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Luxury 2 Bed Apartment on the Beautiful Shores of Loch Ness
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Relaxing and everything you could wish for

  • 5 of 5

We travelled with another couple of friends. We arrived in the evening after stopping off to get a few bits at the supermarket. We didn't need to because it was all there for us, thank you so much for that. Including a rather nice bottle of fizz.

The apartment has absolutely everything you could possibly need.

Very tastefully decorated and the view from the living room into the cloisters is Potter magic.

The following morning I walked down to the loch alone and I'm not ashamed to say that I cried at the beauty of the peace, birdsong, and the mist rolling over the loch, heaven on earth.

We will be coming back again, a real gem of a find.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Unique Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with another couple, have recently returned home from a three week holiday in the UK, one week of which we spent in this lovely apartment. It is very well equipped and furnished and well situated in a small village on the banks of Loch Ness. Where else could you wake up in the middle of the night and see the lights in the cloisters? You will not regret staying here and by all means stay in the ballroom apartment of Dollarbeg Castle as well if your time permits.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redlands, CA
5

We Didn't Want To Leave

  • 5 of 5

If you're entertaining the notion to stay in the Fort Augustus area, this is the ideal place to stay. The apartment is as represented. It is modern and tastefully appointed. If you choose not to eat out every night, you can certainly prepare food. Even the food preparation equipment is first class. There is a flat screen television that I'm sure is wonderful but we never turned it on.

Sometimes when I read a description, I'm not really sure what kind of bathroom facilities are present. For clarification, both bathrooms have a tub, sink and toilet. The one bathroom off the master bedroom has an excellent shower, with consistent heat and a very good pressure. The bathroom without the shower is located very near the second bedroom and off the hallway. So it is quite manageable if you have four people (as we did).

What you really have is the best of both worlds - an historic abbey with beautiful stonework and grounds - and a modern apartment inside the abbey. You can look directly out several of the apartment windows and see the chess set in the cloister.

Good WiFi is really only available in the billiards room but you can pick it up near the window area from the second bedroom. The pool is modern and there are wet and dry steam rooms adjacent.

Fort Augustus is truly only a two minute walk which makes it nice if you are sampling good Scottish ales or a wee dram of Scotch downtown. Coming from the USA, I have trouble enough negotiating the left hand lane powered by diet coke.

Management is efficient and cordial. A local woman takes care of the apartment and will meet you upon arrival. I am omitting their names as the NSA has enough information in their databases.

We had great culinary experiences at the Lock Inn, eating there on three occasions - I had the Haddock fish and chips, the grilled salmon in hollandaise sauce and the roasted lamb and all were wonderful.

My suggestion is, if you are trying to figure out how long to stay at the Abbey, choose longer as opposed to shorter. We stayed five days and didn't want to leave. Have fun!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family van Wolferen, Boven-Leeuwen The Netherlands

  • 5 of 5

This was the most beautifull place that we ever stayed in, the old building was very beautifull mixed up with very modern comfortable luxury, like the swimmingpool with sauna and steambath in the old chapel, the internet-room with big pooltable and tablefootbal in the former diningroom of the monks.

The appartment was very nice furnished and with all comforts you can wish.

Fort Augustus is a beautifull village with nice places to eat and also great walking path's.

We will come back in the future and reccomend everyone to go to the Livingstone Appartment.

Thank you Sue,

We have had one of the most beautifull holiday's with our family ever.

Best regards, Grad, Jacinta, Pim and Sjors van Wolferen

ps the weather in Scotland is always better than people think it is!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

PERFECT

  • 5 of 5

This stay was the highlight of our highland-vacations!!

We were there with the parents of my wife, we had enough space, all was clean, quiet and romantic!

Thanks a lot also for the persoal and nice support before booking! We would come back an other time!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Council Bluffs, Iowa USA
5

Totally impressed! Excellent area to enjoy and from which to explore other sites in Scotland!

  • 5 of 5

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!! By far (and I mean that in astrological distances) it was the BEST place we stayed. We were hard pressed to even leave the place!

It was an excellent site from which to adventure into other areas in the highlands--Skye, Inverness, etc.

This is definitely on my list of "things to share with friends going to Scotland"!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Point of Interest
Tourist Information Centre
Nearest Point of Interest
Landing Stage
Nearest Point of Interest
Loch Ness Visitor Centres
Nearest Point of Interest
Urquhart Castle

Snooker table, Croquet, Indoor and outdoor table tennis, Outdoor Bowls, Barbecue area, Children's play area, Ceilidh dancing

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
LOW-SEASON
5 Nov 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£253
for 3 nights
£590
 
 
XMAS
19 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£711
for 5 nights
£995
 
 
NEW YEAR
27 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£711
for 5 nights
£995
 
 
LOW SEASON
3 Jan 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£279
for 3 nights
£650
 
 
MID SEASON
24 Mar 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£364
for 3 nights
£850
 
 
HIGH SEASON
30 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 

Additional pricing information

An additional £17.50 non-refundable security deposit (accidental damage) waiver fee is added to your balance - or you may pay a refundable security deposit of £250 refunded within 2 weeks of your departure.

Please ignore 'Instant Quotes' from VRBO. The nightly price varies depending on length of stay. Please enquire.

There is a £100 deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks before arrival.

Payment can be made online, on the owner's own website, details of which are provided by Susan Williams when you make contact by email.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Fort Augustus in Scottish Highlands & Islands

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , The twin beds can convert to a Superking bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis

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