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.
One small well behaved pet is allowed at the property and the garden is enclosed. Please phone or email to discuss prior to booking.
Although the garden is fenced, young children should be supervised at all times whilst playing outside, due to the riverside location.
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £100.00 is required at this property.
We all loved the cottage. It was clean and comfortable.no 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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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...
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!)
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!!
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.
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.