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The Boys Dormitory

57 reviews
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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The Perfect Honeymoon or Romantic Break Destination within Grade A listed Monastery with views of Loch Ness The Boys' Dormitory is a spacious, four-star, one bedroom apartment positioned on the vaulted top floor of the old monastery, with huge arched stone mullioned windows. The property has views in three directions with every window offering sensational views of the landscape. The monastery is undoubtedly the finest building at the Abbey and in the most prominent position, directly overlooking Loch Ness, the cloisters and gardens. The bright apartment is decorated in the most luxurious style, combining quality antique and modern furnishings, featuring Victorian pictures, floorboards and vintage lighting sourced from a local chapel and with wonderful attention to detail throughout. The m...The Perfect Honeymoon or Romantic Break Destination within Grade A listed Monastery with views of Loch Ness The Boys' Dormitory is a spacious, four-star, one bedroom apartment positioned on the vaulted top floor of the old monastery, with huge arched stone mullioned windows. The property has views in three directions with every window offering sensational views of the landscape. The monastery is undoubtedly the finest building at the Abbey and in the most prominent position, directly overlooking Loch Ness, the cloisters and gardens. The bright apartment is decorated in the most luxurious style, combining quality antique and modern furnishings, featuring Victorian pictures, floorboards and vintage lighting sourced from a local chapel and with wonderful attention to detail throughout. The most idyllic place, a far cry from when up to 40 junior boys shared what was one of the original boarding school dormitories, located between the Abbot's chapel and a lovely bell tower. More
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About the Owner
Mark S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2011
Interaction with guests
Check-in will be available between 4pm and 9pm on the day of your arrival. If you would like to arrive later than 9pm, we will need to pre-arrange this, so that our keyholder is available to greet you and show you around the apartment. The additional charge is payable direct to the keyholder: from 9pm to midnight it’s £30, and after midnight £70.
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Reviewed 3 April 2019

Amazing apartment with spectacular views of Loch Ness. In walking distance of Fort Augustus and Boathouse restaurant where we had a beautiful meal. From check in to check out everything was perfect. Staff friendly and helpful and the touch of a bottle of Prosecco and...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Leisa30
Reviewed 21 January 2019

We have just arrived home from our second stay at The Boys Dormitory and have had such a wonderful time, next year is booked already! The apartment is infectious!! If you want somewhere truly magical, stay here!!!! The apartment is first class with its amenities...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Jamieandeva
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

We dropped on this place at the last minute looking for a long weekend away. How lucky we were. From the moment I spoke with Mark to discuss booking the Boys Dormitory we knew we had found a great place. Mark is lovely to deal...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Linds4y
BoysDormitory, VR Owner at The Boys Dormitory, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Dear Lindsay, Wow - what a fantastic review, thank you so much! We have put our heart and soul, plus masses of effort over the years into making the Boys Dormitory a magical place to stay, and it’s so special that we can share our...More

Reviewed 6 May 2018

Just come back from a wonderful week in the Boys dormitory. To start we were met by Simon who took us on a tour round the Abbey and advised on places to visit and eat nearby. He then took us up to the apartment and...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Lorraine H
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We have just returned from our 9th visit to this wonderful apartment. No matter where else we travel to in the world, the Boys Dorm draws us back. It is unique, with amazing views and sits in a wonderful location. Perfectly situated for walking, touring...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank bakery3
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Towels Provided
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Shared Tennis Court
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Sauna
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Gym
Pool Table
Central Heating
Water Views
Dishwasher
Freezer
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Shared Indoor Pool
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The bright and airy large living room and open plan kitchen offers the very finest level of comfort including high end designer sofas. The view from the stone mullioned living room window straight up the loch is truly spectacular: a perfect seat to while away the afternoon reading a good novel, or watching for the legendary Loch Ness Monster. The gorgeous master bedroom features a massive stone mullioned arched window overlooking the Cloister Gardens, the turrets and towers of the Abbey, and the mountains beyond. King-sized antique brass and iron bed, Victorian oak pew, luxurious bed linens, choice of feather or fibre pillows, to ensure total relaxation for the duration of your stay. Living Area: Flat screen TV • DVD player • library of books, DVDs, CDs and board games Master Bedroom: King-size antique brass bed • luxurious white bed linen Bathroom: Full-size bath • separate power shower • luxury towels• dressing gowns • Arran Aromatics toiletries Kitchen: Electric oven • gas hob • washer/dryer • granite worktops • fridge-freezer • dishwasher
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About the neighbourhood
Urquhart Castle: One of the Highlands most iconic castles, the medieval ruin towers over the Great Glen. Walking & Cycling: There are many wonderful woodland, loch-side and river paths in the area. The 73 mile long Great Glen Way runs through Fort Augustus from Fort William to Inverness and past Ben Nevis, Great Britain’s highest mountain. Climbing: The highlands offer some of the most exhilarating rock climbing opportunities, with plenty of challenges for any skill level. Over 35 Munros can be found within an hours drive of the Abbey. Golf: Why not try the championship course at Nairn, or enjoy the local course at Fort Augustus. Skiing: Aonach Mor offers skiing for all levels, chair lift reach is 1200 mtrs, thirty minutes drive away. Fine Dining: visit Inverlochy Castle, one of ...
How to get there
From Inverness airport by car (60 minutes): The quickest route is to follow signposts to Inverness city centre taking the A96, then drive south from Inverness on the A82 to Fort Augustus. Keep following the signs towards Fort William and Fort Augustus, the journey runs alongside the entire 24 mile length of Loch Ness through the great glen on its northern shore, once you pass through Invermoriston you are then 6 miles from Fort Augustus. Once in Fort Augustus, drive through the centre of the village, over the river and canal bridges, then turn left within 100 metres at the junction with the B862, sign-posted 'Whitebridge'. The abbey is immediately on your left, turn into the driveway next to the gatehouse.
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