Lilybank Fort Augustus - Loch Ness
Fort Augustus & South Loch Ness

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Lilybank - Fort Augustus & South Loch Ness

Location: Fort Augustus - Loch Ness - Fort Augustus & South Loch Ness

Sleeps: 6

Price From: £835 p.w.

Christmas: £1220

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Lilybank, Fort Augustus

Sleeps 6 - Wood Burner

One Small Pet Welcome - Please phone to confirm

Lilybank is a traditional cottage situated in a secluded location just a few minute’s walk from the centre of the popular village of Fort Augustus at the southern end of Loch Ness. The property enjoys views onto the River Oich and to Loch Ness, and its location an ideal base for a touring holiday with Fort William, the west coast and the Isle of Skye being within an hours’ drive.

The accommodation at the property is located over two levels and the main rooms all benefit from river views. Entering the property takes you into the hall with the sitting room with its comfortable sofas and wood burner to the left and to the right an open plan kitchen and dining room with the armchairs ideally positioned to enjoy the views to the river. A cloakroom and utility room completes the facilities on this level. From the dining room stairs lead to the upper level and the bedrooms. Accommodation on this level comprises of a bedroom with a king size bed, a twin bedroom, and a master bedroom with an en-suite shower room and a separate seating area, a family bathroom with a bath with shower over completes the facilities on this level.

The property is located alongside the River Oich and its large and spacious garden is enclosed, although it is close to the river and the loch, so parents with younger children should be careful. The main garden area is located directly in front of the property, however guests are free to explore the area beside the house which leads down to Loch Ness and offers some amazing views of the loch.

Fort Augustus itself offers a good range of facilities for the visitor including a few shops, cafes, restaurants, a Tourist Information Centre, and boat trips on Loch Ness with Cruise Loch Ness. The village is located near the Great Glen Way making it ideal for the walker or mountain biker, so there is lots to do no matter what your age or outdoor pastime.

As mentioned the property would make an ideal base for a touring holiday with a number of attractions and places of interest easily accessible, a few must see include Urquhart Castle located near Drumnadrochit, the Nevis Range Mountain Experience at Fort William with its gondola ride to the top, and the most iconic of Scotland’s castles Eilean Donan located near Dornie on the way to the Isle of Skye.

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Facilities - Ground Floor

  • Sitting room, comfortable sofas and armchair, wood burner, Digital TV, DVD, CD, Radio, iPod dock.
  • Kitchen, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Tassimo coffee machine, dining table and seating for six, stairs to upper level.
  • Utilty room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
  • Cloakroom with wc and whb.

Facilities - First Floor

  • Master bedroom with king size bed, en-suite shower room, wc, whb, infared heating.
  • Seating area with river view.
  • Twin bedroom with river view.
  • Bedroom with king size bed, loch and river view.
  • Bathroom, bath with shower over, wc, whb, infared heating.

Included in the rent

  • Bed linen and towels.
  • Electricity and heating costs.
  • Electric convection heating.
  • Initial supply of wood for the wood burner.
  • Wifi internet access.

Other Facilities

  • Garden area with furniture.
  • Ironing facilities.
  • Tassimo coffee machine.
  • Indoor and outdoor drying.
  • Hair dryer.
  • Cot and high chair.
  • Parking for three cars.

Pets Welcome

One small well behaved pet is allowed at the property and the garden is enclosed. Please phone or email to discuss prior to booking.

Parents with Young Children

Although the garden is fenced, young children should be supervised at all times whilst playing outside, due to the riverside location.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £100.00 is required at this property.

Best Features

  • Traditional property with scenic views.
  • Ideally situated with the amenities of Fort Augustus a short walk away.
  • Central location and an ideal base for exploring Scotland.



Lilybank Reviews

The latest reviews of Lilybank...

Reviewed this property on 20/11/2023
And awarded it
Perfectly perfect. The cottage was everything we wished for and more. Warm, cosy, lovely setting and beautifully equipped.

Reviewed this property on 05/09/2022
And awarded it
Lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Very clean with a well-equipped kitchen.

Reviewed this property on 29/08/2022
And awarded it
This was our 2nd time staying at Lilybank and once again we had a lovely holiday. The property itself is immaculate and well equipped with everything you could need. We enjoyed games nights at the large dining table, cosy chats in the comfortable lounge and afternoons watching the boats from the garden. Easily enough room for 6 adults who don't want to be on top of each other all the time! Fort Augustus is a lovely location, well placed to visit the Highlands area. We would highly recommend a visit!

Reviewed this property on 20/07/2022
And awarded it
Lilly Bank cottage was clean comfortable well furnished and in an ideal location over looking the river and Loch Ness. The cottage was a short walk into the village which had a well stocked supermarket as well as a pharmacy and of course the many gift shops. One minor problem was the fact there were no razor sockets to re-charge and electric razor or toothbrush. Otherwise it was a wonderful and very well equipped with crockery, pans etc. We would certainly look at booking the cottage again should we visit that area.

Reviewed this property on 07/07/2022
And awarded it
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lilybank. Cottage was very comfortable and in a peaceful location but only five minutes from shops. Well positioned for touring the Highlands, which we did, outstanding scenery.

Reviewed this property on 19/03/2022
And awarded it
Another great week staying at Lilybank. Many thanks for honouring our booking since early in the Pandemic - it was great to finally visit. The Cottage was as ever excellent, well equipped, spotless, cosy and warm. Great to see it maintains it's usual, excellent standards. This cottage is a great base to explore the Highlands or if you prefer to chill in the Fort Augustus area at the mouth of the river Oich, salmon fishing' walking the canal or taking in the views around Loch Ness. It's a pity the local butcher looks is closed but that looks to be the only casualty of the Pandemic. Once again many thanks - we look forward re visiting quite soon. Alan & Denise Bell

Reviewed this property on 20/01/2022
And awarded it
We had a lovely break over new year at Lilybank. The position of the cottage is stunning being right on the river and views of the loch. Fort Augustus is a good base for exploring the highlands. The property is well appointed and spacious. Lovely comfy beds, wood burner and best of all dog friendly. A very relaxing stay. We are looking forward to returning. Thank you

Reviewed this property on 20/12/2021
And awarded it
We had a really lovely pre-Christmas stay at Lilybank. The location is amazing, with the river & loch right at the end of the garden, and very well positioned for exploring the Highlands. The property was much more spacious than expected, and we arrived on a dark evening to cosy lit lamps and warm rooms. Comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, nice log burner, really powerful showers. Would definitely stay again, thank you.

Reviewed this property on 14/09/2021
And awarded it
Great base in the middle of the highlands - perfect for outdoor activities and a comfortable, peaceful, well equipped place to stay.

Reviewed this property on 10/06/2021
And awarded it
We loved our stay, it was a tranquil retreat, constant bird song and the river front view was so relaxing, And we loved our 'pet' garden pheasant. The house was tidy and well kept. There was also a little woody cut through to a local shop that was only a 5 minute walk, this was so handy! The owner was fantastic too, we weren't sleeping to well on the feather pillows, so she sent, with next day delivery, some different pillows because she wanted us to sleep well. So sweet! Would recommend and stay again

Reviewed this property on 26/10/2020
And awarded it
Excellent relaxing week in an ideal cottage and location. Minutes walk from shops and pubs. Cottage had everything you need, beautiful view from the dining area.

Reviewed this property on 09/10/2019
And awarded it
Another great week at Lilybank. Once again thoroughly enjoyed our time at this great cottage and highly recommend Lilybank to either just chill around the cottage or use as a perfect base to explore the Highlands.. Already planning our trips for next year, especially after catching two salmon from the river Oich !! Thanks again for a great stay..

Reviewed this property on 30/09/2019
And awarded it
Another great week at Lilybank. Once again thoroughly enjoyed our time at this great cottage and highly recommend Lilybank to either just chill around the cottage or use as a perfect base to explore the Highlands.. Already planning our trips for next year, especially after catching two salmon from the river Oich !! Thanks again for a great stay..

Reviewed this property on 19/07/2019
And awarded it
Excellent place to stay, warm cosy and very comfortable, beautiful location for exploring the Highlands.Plenty of wildlife about including a slow worm on the lawn!

Reviewed this property on 11/06/2019
And awarded it
What a beautiful setting for such a lovely house. The house was very well presented with everything you could ask for, even Wellington boots if needed. Nearby facilities are in easy walking distance and will satisfy most needs. Only problem was Nessie didn't say hello!

Reviewed this property on 10/05/2019
And awarded it
Lovely cottage in ideal location. Really warm and welcoming. Very comfy beds. Well equipped with everything we needed for a great stay. We've had a wonderful week. Thank you.

Reviewed this property on 15/10/2018
And awarded it
Absolutely beautiful House, nice neighbours, perfect surrounding and base for awesome daytrips - approx 4000km in 2 Weeks. Clean, quiet, just one word...awesome.

Reviewed this property on 02/08/2018
And awarded it
We all loved the cottage. It was clean and faults at all. The area was perfect, very quiet and peaceful but close enough to walk to town. We will definitely be back next year.

Reviewed this property on 30/05/2017
And awarded it
Another great 2 weeks spent at Lilybank Cottage... although we knew what a high standard the cottage sets it was nice to see that the cottage has been tastefully redecorated to its usual high standard and I am sure the new fencing around the garden will be appreciated by young families & pets. Will be back in October and will book for 2/3 weeks next year. Thanks again for returning my wife's jewellery ...!! Alan Denise & Ben

Reviewed this property on 10/05/2017
And awarded it
Lilybank is a superb cottage with great views. Was extremely clean on arrival and felt very homely. Would definitely recommend staying and we will definitely return.

Reviewed this property on 02/07/2016
And awarded it
Lilybank is a perfect cottage, in a perfect location and is well equipped, very comfortable and homely. Great location to explore the Inverness and/or West coast of Scotland areas. Neighbours also very friendly and welcoming. Great food available from the Lock Inn, Moriston Hotel and really good butcher in Fort Augustus. Will be back in October and for at least 2 weeks in 2017. Lastly many thanks for returning my wife's jewellery so promptly . Aaln & Denise Bell + Ben

Reviewed this property on 02/07/2016
And awarded it
Lilybank is a perfect cottage in a perfect location. The cottage is very well equipped, clean and homely.... Really enjoyed our break - so we extended it - and will be back in October ...and will book at least 2 weeks for 2017... Special thanks to the lady who takes care of the cottage ( & Wilderness ) for the prompt return of my wife's jewellery that we left in the bedroom...very much appreciated .. Alan & Denise + Ben

Reviewed this property on 11/02/2016
And awarded it
Had a lovely time at Lilybank Cottage, its in a great location by the river lovely and quiet but still only a couple minutes walks from the shop and centre of Fort Augustus. A lovely cottage which is clean and well equipped with everything we needed to have a relaxing break. Would happily return and recommend it to friends and family as a base to explore the beautiful Scottish Highlands.

Reviewed this property on 12/11/2015
And awarded it
Fantastic location, beautiful property, exceeded our expectations. Property was well equipped and we didn't want for anything. We really didn't want to leave.... Great base to explore beautiful highlands...

Reviewed this property on 19/10/2015
And awarded it
We chose Lilybank at the last minute due to it's location and it being close to other family members also holidaying locally. We were expecting it to be good but it was so much better than we could have hoped for. The location is excellent, perfect as a base for exploring both North and South and the setting of the cottage is perfect, so beautiful and peaceful. The first thing that got me was the silence of an evening, as someone who lives in a busy city and works in London it was simply unreal. The cottage itself was very well equipped and everything we needed could be found with ease. The rooms were spacious and the whole place felt like a home from home. The only slight issue we had was that the cottage can get quite cold however there are supplementary plug-in heaters in each room that can turned on or set on a timer. Of an evening it was a case of firing up the log burner and this created a wonderful warm place to relax. I would thoroughly recommend the cottage to anyone thinking about a break in the Highlands; we are already planning our return visit for next year and may even take our summer holiday there instead of heading abroad (it really was that good!)

Reviewed this property on 13/10/2015
And awarded it
We had a great week Lilybank. The home was better than described on the website and served as a perfect base for exploring the Scottish Highlands. We had a minor problem with a tripped circuit breaker, but were able to get instant help by calling the number provided in the instructions for the house. Highly recommend it!!

Reviewed this property on 08/10/2015
And awarded it
I am pleased will picked Lilybank for our stay in Fort Augustus. We needed a base as I was running the marathon and this cottage was in the perfect location. Stunning views literally on the doorstop and a clean, tidy well equipped house. Hope to return one day.

Reviewed this property on 27/08/2015
And awarded it
Stayed at Lilybank with my husband, and our son and his wife, and their two little girls. We had a wonderful time, the cottage was beautiful, and the views were awesome. had fantastic holiday and have recommended Wilderness to our friends and relatives. will definitely be booking with you again.

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