At The Old Convent we take pride in our high standard of
hygiene and cleanliness however due to Covid-19 we are
implementing additional measures for the safety of our
guests and ourselves.
We ask our guests to follow the government guidelines, we
will send specific guidance and information prior to your
Stay safe, Felicity & Chris
Welcome to The Old Convent Holiday Apartments in Fort
Augustus, near Loch Ness Scotland.
We, Chris & Felicity are local (born and bred
in the Highlands) and have lived in The Old Convent
since 1994. We managed to buy this beautiful old
building in 2011 and have been lovingly renovating it to
a (we hope) very high standard keeping a lot of the
original features but adding some little modern touches
such as insulation, double glazing and central heating!
Ok, now this is the section where we ALL tell you
that our particular village is in the most beautiful and
in the best location in Scotland but…being totally
unbiased here you understand… our village is!
Convent Woods directly behind The Old Convent
Joking apart, we think Fort Augustus is the gem
of the Highlands and really has everything; not only is
the village itself beautiful and interesting with the
Caledonian Canal and locks running through the centre
and pubs/restaurants, craft shops, visitor centres,
grocery, post office, bank and petrol station all very
close by (and only a ten minute walk from The Old
Convent which is within the village limits). But being
geographically the centre of the Highlands on the
southern shores of Loch Ness makes all areas of the
Highlands easily accessible.
We are surrounded by beautiful scenery with an
abundance of wildlife, the odd castle or two, amazing
Munro’s and Corbetts for the more serious walker
plus easy romantic (or not!) woodland walks on both
sides of the village and don’t forget the famous
Caledonian canal for a stroll. Lovely bicycle
rides for all abilities (bicycle hire in the village),
horse riding, fishing, kayaking, boat trips and a 9 hole
golf course. Hey…sounds fantastic, think we
will holiday here ourselves!
Back Garden of The Old Convent
View to Ben Tee from front of Apartments
Short History Lesson.
The Old Convent was originally built as a church by Lord
Lovat in 1842 and known as St.Peters chapel. In
1888 it was then offered to ‘The Sister’s of
Mercy’ from Elgin to use as a school and their
convent, during their short occupation it was known as
St.Columba’s convent. After extensive
renovations were completed in March 1892 for a new order
of nun’s, it was renamed St Scholastica’s
Priory until 1922 when the remaining nun’s were
moved to Holm Eden Abbey. Since then many people
have lived in the convent including a few let’s
Felicity and Trip
Advisor Certificates of Excellence for Old Convent
New Porch at Old
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