3 bedroom, mountain views, Picturesque small-town location by Loch Ness
About kyle Oram
professional middle aged couple with a love of the scottish highlands
kyle Oram purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why kyle Oram chose Fort Augustus
Ard Beag captured out hearts immediately. With its spacious grounds, wonderful vistas, access to an amazing selection of outdoor activities, breath-taking lochs and glens (not to mention cosy, modern and comfortable interior), we knew this was the place for us. It is a warm, spacious house situated on the edge of a very attractive small town which has a lot to offer. Another key reason for choosing this property is its location; being centrally located in the Highlands means that it is a relatively short drive to access a wide variety of activities and locations, for example: Skye and the Islands, Loch Ness, Inverness , Glencoe, Beinn Nevis, Glen Affric, Applecross and the famous Harry Potter train journey to Mallaig. We chose this hose because it will ensure whoever stays there can be sure of an enjoyable stay, however long.
What makes this Cottage unique
This is a very spacious house for what we believe is a very reasonable price. It has recently been decorated, has a well equipped modern kitchen, 3 bedrooms (Master en-suite) but could easily sleep up to 6 others. It has a double bath and 2 double showers, large cosy living room and additional sun-room to the rear and a terrace with great views across the surrounding hills. All bedrooms, living room and sun room have TV and DVD players.
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Good location, nice property.
Lovely property with great views. Perfect for our hiking trip. There is a slight smell of the property possibly having been smoked in previously but it’s not that bad. Facilities are good, showers, bath etc all have good water pressure.
Good well equipped kitchen. Lovely veranda area to chill out on after a long day’s hiking.
Would definitely stay again.
We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to book again.
Wonderful experience, Kyle was very helpful and helped getting us settled and familiar with the area. The house was very restful and in a great location for day trips
Very spacious, well equipped property. Very quiet location and a good base for exploring.
A very relaxing stay at the end of August and weather was kind. Did some sight seeing and went on Rib excursion to see Urquhart Castle which was amazing. Go to the village of Dores which has stunning views from the shore right up Loch Ness and you can have a stop in the Village Inn next to the shore.
Would recommend this property to anyone looking for a peaceful retreat.
Lovely home from home, great base for exploring the highlands
We spent a week in July at Ard Beag - myself, my husband and our 3 daughters (aged 6, 4 and 1).
The house is in a lovely location and is spacious and very well equipped, including a travel cot and a high chair for the wee one, as well as lots of dvds, games and cds. It's an easy walk into the centre of Fort Augustus, which is a lovely little town with plenty of options for eating out.
It's also in a great location for exploring further afield - we visited Urquhart Castle, did lots of cycling in various locations and took a trip to Landmark Adventure Park.
Kids were very sad to be heading home! I would thoroughly recommend.
Spacious Home, Perfect Location in the Highlands!
This was our 4th stop on a 3 week tour of Ireland and the UK in March of 2016. Out of all the homes we stayed at this was by far the most spacious and modern. We had 4 adults and 1 child with us and this house gave us plenty of room to move around. The rooms were very comfortable! One of our favorite features was the enclosed front porch/sun-room. We spent most mornings sitting in the sun-room drinking coffee/tea and watching the fog on the hills. The landscape reminded me a lot of home and after being away for 3 weeks it was a welcome sight. The location of Fort Augustus was perfect for our sightseeing of the Highlands. Highly recommended stops near by - Urquhart Castle & Loch Ness, Clava Cairns, Culloden Battlefield, Eilean Donan Castle, Glen Shiel, Glen Coe and the Glenfinnan monument. The home was very clean (minus a glass with dried up liquor and a lime at the bottom left in the kitchen; we did come in off season) and stocked with all the utensils we'd need. There is a small grocery store not far away; Fort Augustus was in walking distance and a very quiet, cozy town. If we ever get the chance to go back to Scotland we would love to stay here again!
Fort Augustus has an interesting history and sits on the Caledonian Canal which runs the length of the Great Glen, from Fort William in the South West to Inverness in the North East. The town itself had a selection of shops, bars and restaurants and is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding areas.
Nestled in the surrounding hills, this picturesque town, with central feature of a series of victorian locks on the canal, not to mention the liklihood of spotting a certain famous monster(!) offers an interesting and unique focal point, and point of interest to visitors
The cottage itself is within easy reach of Fort William - 'The Outdoor Capital of the UK', providing access a host of outdoor pursuits including hiking, mountain biking, skiing, sailing, canoe/kayaking, climbing (to name but a few) and has access to Ben Nevis, Nevis Ski Resort (also used for Mountain Biking in the warmer months). The surrounding mountains: Aonach Mor, Beinnein Mor, Stob Coire Easain and Gulvain are also within easy reach as is the stunning Glencoe and all it has to offer.
The Idyllic Western Isles, including Skye is also within an hour of Fort Augustus providing good access to other places of interest such as Arisaig, Glenfinnan and Morar; part of the Jacobite Railway featured in the Harry Potter films. For the more adventurous there is the stunning village of Applecross and further access to more northern routes.
Fort Augustus is similarly close to Inverness, 'The Capital of the Highlands', offering a wide selection of bars, clubs, restaurants and shops to choose from. This provides access to the Cromarty Firth, one of the best places to see Dolphin and Killer Whale and Glen Affric - 'The Most Beautiful Glen in Scotland'. This is also a means by which more Northern destinations, including parts of Sutherland can be reached.