No.3 has been lovingly restored keeping some original features but adding some modern touches... like central heating! Very spacious and tastefully decorated. Only a 10 minute walk to the centre of the village where there are plenty of places to eat or have relaxing drink by the locks or go on a cruise on Loch Ness. Nessie hunting of course!
No.3 The Old Convent
No.2 The Old Convent.
No.2 The Old Convent is a ground floor apartment which has just been sympathetically renovated to a very high standard but keeping some of the character and adding modern central heating and double glazing! No.3 & No.4 are first floor apartments. The Old Convent is situated in the picturesque village of Fort Augustus on the southern tip of Loch Ness, which is virtually the geographical center of the Highlands. A perfect base for exploring the spectacular scenery and amenities that the area has to offer.
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.
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. You can take a boat trip up Loch Ness or simply chill on the canal side watching the boats negotiate the locks!
Chris is able to offer both guitar (beginner/intermediate) & fiddle (beginner) lessons to anyone who fancies a go.
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.2 is already booked for your preferred dates please ask about No.1, No.3 or No.4
- Calendar last updated:
- 22 Mar 2019
About Felicity Rogers
We, Chris & Felicity are local and have lived in The Old Convent since 1994. We managed to buy this beautiful old building in 2009 and have been lovingly renovating it to a (we hope) very high standard keeping a lot of the original features but adding some modern and quirky touches.
Felicity Rogers purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Felicity Rogers chose Fort Augustus
The Old Convent is in the picturesque village of Fort Augustus on the southern tip of Loch Ness and is geographically the centre of the Highlands. We are surrounded by beautiful scenery and an abundance of wildlife plus the odd castle or two! Fort Augustus has all the amenities you may need.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
On arrival Felicity showed us around and gave us some good tips for places to visit. The apartment was great and only a 5/10 minute walk to the centre of Fort Augustus. It was warm and comfortable and everything at hand you may need. A fantastic place with friendly people, we will definitely be back.
Perfect place to stay!
The old convent is in all respects a perfect place to stay. The owners (Chris and Felicity) are very kind en helpful. Our appartment (no. 3) was spacious, very clean and fully equipped. Fort Augustus is an ideal starting point for all kinds of activities in the neighborhood (such as Isle of Skye, Eilean Donan Castle, National Park, Inverness, Plockton etc.).
Thank you for your review, happy to hear you enjoyed your stay here at The Old Convent and enjoyed the lovely scenery on all your wonderful day trips. Felicity & Chris
We've not long returned home after spending 12 nights at The Old Convent and quite honestly wish we could go back tomorrow! We stayed in No 3, a spacious first floor apartment with stunning views from every room. We both spent many an hour sitting by the bedroom window watching the bunnies on the lawn! The accomodation was spotlessly clean and has absolutely everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay.
It is clear that Felicity and Chris have poured so much of themselves into the renovations. They love the building and it shows! We were lucky to be able to have a nose around the other two finished apartments. All very different but equally beautiful, quirky and sympathetically renovated. We can't wait to see No 2 when it's finished!
Thank you both so much for your hospitality! Perfect hosts!
Tracey & Richard
Thank you very much, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay here and want to return. It was lovely chatting to you both. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Felicity & Chris
Excellent facilities and very helpful hosts.
Had a lovely week. Very good location for sight seeing. Would definitely book again.
Thank you for your review, we are glad you were happy with the apartment and enjoyed the area. Felicity & Chris
Wonderful flat. Close to town. Only complaint was the bed. I found the bed very uncomfortable although my husband disagreed. The kitchen was great with a washing machine and a dishwasher. The bathtub was a pleasure and appreciated. There are restaurants, a butcher and a small grocery store in the town of Fort Augustus. Location was superb- able to visit Glencoe, the Isle of Skye, the distillery of Glenmorangie and of course Loch Ness is superb. Oban is nearby and very pretty.
Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear after your weeks holiday that you found the bed uncomfortable although we are glad to hear your husband disagreed with you. Beds are very personal for comfort this is why we chose a good quality medium firm orthopedic mattress as we felt this would suit most guests and we are glad to say that guests have commented frequently what a wonderfully comfortable sleep they have had. We are happy that otherwise you did enjoy your holiday here in the Highlands. Feedback is always welcome and we take note of all comments made. Felicity & Chris
A home away from home but near the shores of beautiful Loch Ness
A roomy, comfortable and well appointed apartment at Fort Augustus near the shores of Loch Ness. Cruising on the Loch, beautiful walks, activities in town and many restaurants in town if you choose to eat out (we decided to eat in for most of our meals in the spacious kitchen/dining room). Also you could not ask for friendlier and more helpful hosts. A wonderful holiday stay!
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here at the Old Convent. Felicity & Chris