No.1 is a luxurious one bedroom ground floor apartment that has just been renovated to a very high standard, with curved walls, split level floors and handmade arch doors mixed with some of the original old features makes this space truly unique.
No.1 The Old Convent
The Old Convent.
No.1 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.1 is already booked for your preferred dates please ask about No.3 or No.4
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Feb 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.
Perfect holiday appartment
A lovely apartment finished to a high standard. The owners knowledge of places to visit made our holiday more enjoyable. Ideally situated to visit many beautiful locations and then return to an apartment with all the facilities one could wish for.
Thank you, glad you enjoyed your stay here and the alternative routes we suggested for your day trips. Felicity & Chris
Modern Apartment in a great Village take in the nature and/or tourism, choice is yours!
Thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality of Felicity & Chris, even storing our refrigerated food from previous apartment until our check-in time whist we toured elsewhere for the day. Nothing was a problem; the apartment met our expectations 100%. Light & bright with modern conveniences, and an easy read manual if you need help. The manual also contained suggestions on where & what to do during your stay, and Felicity even gave us food recommendations in the village if we wished a break from self catering; her suggestions were spot on and we enjoyed a fantastic meal at "The Lovat Hotel". 5 star apartment, 5 star meal, close to town but far enough away from the tourist mayhem. Highly recommend a visit to Fort Augustus. Hosts Felicity and Chris have obviously worked hard (and still working hard) to provide a memorable experience for their guests. We enjoyed every day of our 7 day stay.
Thank you very much. We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday here at The Convent and what the village has to offer, we are very lucky to have amenities so close and so good.
Felicity & Chris
Stylish and comfortable
We stayed 5 nights in No. 3 and found it very comfortable, stylish and spotless. Felicity and Chris provided everything we needed - whether we had a cosy day in or were out exploring the highlands. We appreciated the tips on places to visit. The kitchen was well equipped. The property is on a reasonably busy road so it was a little noisy when the windows were open. Overall, we were impressed with the quality of the renovation and the friendly hospitality, and had a very pleasant stay.
Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed the apartment and area. We are beside the road (within the 30mph village limit) that runs through the village and if the swing bridge that runs over the canal in the centre of the village has been shut there is a build up of traffic and of course this can be a bit noisy especially if you have all the windows open, the windows are new double glazed units that do cut out a lot of the normal road noise. The road is quieter in the evening and during the night there is very little traffic. This hasn't been an issue for any guests as they are generally busy sightseeing our beautiful scenery during the day. Felicity & Chris
A very welcoming stay
Both Felicity and Chris have expended a lot of effort in refurbishing the property to a high standard. They made us feel welcome during our short stay, thank you.
Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay here. Felicity & Chris
Lovely stay with lots to see!
We had a delightful stay at The Old Convent. The building and living space were beautiful and we had everything we needed for our stay. It was close enough to easily walk to and from shops and restaurants in town and a great base for enjoying the Highlands. Thanks to Felicity and Chris for a warm welcome and detailed ideas of what to see and how to get around the Highlands.
Thank you for your lovely review of No.1 The Old Convent. We are so happy you were comfortable in your apartment, enjoyed the surrounding area and everything the village of Fort Augustus had to offer. Felicity & Chris
Fantastic apartment in a fabulous setting
Can’t fault our stay. The apartment is so comfortable with such craftsmanship throughout the restoration of the old convent. Couldn’t be better placed to
Visit highlands. Second time in the convent. At no 3 before. No 1 is even better. Will be back to see how felicity and Chris progress. All this AND dog friendly.
Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed the comfort and style of No.1 The Old Convent. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Felicity & Chris