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Lilybank,a traditional highland cottage located in Fort Augustus village.

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 60 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Lilybank is a detached cottage found in a quiet corner of Fort Augustus.

Lilybank is a traditional detached cottage found in a quiet corner of Fort Augustus, a popular and picturesque village at the south end of Loch Ness. It boasts lovely views across the River Oich and out into Loch Ness yet is only a 5 minute walk from the centre of the village with all its pubs, hotels, cafes and restaurants. Being in the centre of the highlands it is perfect for exploring the East and West coasts, both easily reachable for a day out, whilst having plenty to offer in and around the surrounding area. Spend a day on the Isle of Skye, or whale watching off the beautiful beaches around Arisaig; visit historic castles and monuments; drive through stunning glens with lochs and forests and wildlife; follow the mountain trails by bike or by foot; play golf, fish, go white water rafting, canoeing, or just relax and take in the incredible views and culture. Inverness, the capital of the Highlands is an hour away and is a bustling city with great shopping and amenities, whilst Fort William, an hour south of the cottage, offers the opportunity for skiing or climbing on the Nevis Mountain Range.


Property Manager
Lucy Phipps
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2017

About Lucy Phipps

My grandparents purchased Lilybank back in 1968, after years of holidaying in Scotland and falling in love with the area. It has given four generations of my family great memories of holidays in one of the most beautiful corners of the world. Three of us even claim to have caught sight of that illusive monster during those years! I took over the management of the cottage two years ago and have enjoyed updating Lilybank as a holiday home for today's holiday maker.

Lucy Phipps purchased this cottage in 1968

Why Lucy Phipps chose Fort Augustus

Lilybank has been a much loved family holiday home for over 50 years. It is a special place in a wonderful location. The house feels cosy but spacious and has recently been updated with new kitchen and bathrooms. It is a place for building memories with wonderful day trips out or days just sitting in the garden, perhaps even braving a dip in the loch or river. Rainy days at Lilybank can be spent in front of the woodburner, playing board games or getting stuck into a good book (there are plenty to choose from in the house). Find a different walk everyday in the stunning countryside, have a meal at a local pub (the Loch Inn has an amazing number of Whiskies to try), dip your toes (or more if you're feeling really brave) in the lochs and rivers and generally soak up the marvellous and majestic highland scenery.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet, village location with excellent local amenities. Comfortable and well equipped house, in a peaceful spot with lovely river and loch views.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fort Augustus in Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 60 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • There is a family bathroom with a bath and shower over, an ensuite bathroom off the master bedroom and a downstairs toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Lilybank has three bedrooms, a master with kingsize bed and ensuite shower room, a double and a twin bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Lilybank,a traditional highland cottage located in Fort Augustus village.
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
5

Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very lovely cottage with stunning views! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent location and property.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property and perfect for our stay. Excellent location Loch side.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

The photos of the cottage are great but they do not do the location the justice it deserves. The setting of the cottage is stunning and very quiet despite being so close to Fort Augustus.

The cottage has everything you would need for a great holiday.The garden is lovely, and it was great to just sit and watch boats going in and out of the canal, to use the locks.

Fort Augustus is very quaint, we enjoyed going to The Lock Inn, and you can sit outside right beside the lock.

Highly recommend Lilybank.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments - I am glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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5

welcoming retreat

  • 5 of 5

although it rained alot the cottage was just so cosey, and so clean. what a lovely touch having a box of tea bags, short bread and tablet in a bowl to welcome you. fab deep bath and choice of two showers.really nice view accros the loch. we had this beautiful house for the two of us, but is suited to family of 6. well equiped kitchen, and such a comfy bed and pillows, the best nights slleps had in a while. ideal base to explore lochness and various boat trips from varoius locations. we where able to go to skye over a couple of days and cairngormes. so great base for exploring.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Home from home, very well equipt, very clean, plenty of room

  • 5 of 5

Location was great, you can sit in quite to stare at the river, you can be a little nosy as you watch people across the water....we even saw a wedding party, or you can walk about 3 minutes into the village to the local pubs.....brilliant😊

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dawn I am really glad that you had a good time at Lilybank. Come and stay with us another time! Best wishes Lucy
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5

Amazing home that anyone could asked for!!!

  • 5 of 5

Lilybank's property is one of the amazing one. Location is great I called this as "stressfreezone" :) it feels just like home, all are fully occupied and wish that we could have more time instead of 3nights. For sure to come back here.

Cheers, Dahlia & family from Singapore

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dahlia Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to write a review of your stay at Lilybank. I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit and that you agree that this is a special place to stay. I hope very much that you will come back and visit us again sometime. With best wishes Lucy PHipps
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
inverness
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
The Loch Inn
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Mallaig, Gelnelg
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Fort Augustus
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Fort William, Inverness, Spean Bridge
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Fort Augustus
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Fort William
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Arisaig
Car: necessary

Lilybank is situated in the picturesque village of Fort Augustus, at the South End of Loch Ness. Although 5 minutes walk from the heart of the village with its famous Caledonian Canal, various shops, pubs and restaurants, Lilybank is tucked away in a quiet spot with lovely views across the River Oich and out into Loch Ness. Fort Augustus is the perfect place from which to discover the Scottish Highlands, with both East and West Coasts within an hour's drive. Take a day trip to Skye and the stunning West Coast, to Aviemore and the Cairngorms, visit Inverness, climb Ben Nevis or ski on the Nevis Range, visit the historic Urquart Castle and catch a glimpse of Nessie! Closer to home there is plenty to do in and around the village - boat trips on Loch Ness, walks and trails in the beautiful forests, mountain biking and much more. There are a number of excellent places to eat in the village too.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fort Augustus, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
Spring
24 Feb 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£214
for 3 nights
£500
 
 
Easter Weeks
25 Mar 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
Late Spring
22 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
May-June
27 May 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£775
for 7 nights
£775
 
 
July- August
24 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£820
for 7 nights
£820
 
 
Early Autumn
2 Sep 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
October Hlaf Term
21 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
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£120
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Please be aware that check in time is after 4pm and check out is by 10.00am please.

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