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Charles Canning

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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Fort Augustus - Highland club Scotland

Luxury Apartments to suit couples or families and to suit all budgets,

The Highland Club is the name given to the converted St Benedict's Abbey at Fort Augustus. The abbey is in the perfect location on the shores of Loch Ness, the Caledonian Canal and the River Tarff. Facilities include a heated Pool, Steam Room and Sauna,.

The accommodation is suitable for families of all ages. For mum and dad, an ideal for quiet, restful retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life but lots of activity for the family, tennis badminton football, water sports, the list is endless. a family holiday that has everything.

There are apartments in all of the buildings which constituted Fort Augustus Abbey, so you can choose between Loch views in the Monastery, the wonderful architecture of the Old school , the pet friendly cottages with open fire, or the great value apartments in the Raven Wing which was an annex to the school. There are some unique individual buildings named after their original use such as the Chapter House , the Scriptorium.

and St Andrews Memorial Chapel.

Lets start with St. Andrews Chapel. This is a stunning 2 bedroom apartment retaining all of the features of this memorial chapel with stained glass windows, depicting the saints. The owners have furnished it beautifully to compliment this and give a feeling of tasteful opulence. The memorial chapel is situated at the back of the abbey church but actually predates it. Easy access into the abbey church and facilities such as the swimming pool.

Another favourite is the Club Cottage, This is a two bedroom cottage which can accommodate 5 and while being pet friendly offers the luxury of air conditioning and a Jacuzzi

The Torr apartment is all on one level and great value. Two bedrooms, easy access for less able, ideal for families. The king size bed is guaranteed to provide a great nights sleep. Fittings and finishing touches too have been very tastefully sourced.

Laphroaig is a beautifully spacious 2 bedroomed apartment - Sleeps 4 + 2 on sofa bed, in the Old School with views over the gardens, tennis court and Caledonian Canal. Free Wifi

The apartment is on the ground floor, with a few steps up from the entrance to the Old School and is an excellent choice for the less mobile as well as families and couples. The high ceilings are a feature which enhance the spaciousness of this stunning apartment.

The comfortable master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, bath and WC. The high windows give this bedroom unique character. There is a television in this room.

The warmly decorated second bedroom has twin beds with the family shower-room close by. This also has a walk-in shower, sink and WC.

The kitchen is equipped with gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, washer machine/dryer, microwave oven, kettle, toaster, etc and the granite worktops finish off the designer feel of this room which has a small dining area.

The lounge/dining area is on two levels. The dining table can seat 6 and there are a few steps up to the lounge where the raised floor optimises the views from the stunning windows. The sofa bed forms part of the very comfortable furnishings here.

Whichever apartment you choose you will be made welcome , shown to your apartment and given a tour of the Abbey and facilities so that you can make the most of it without delay.


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Details for holiday cottage Club Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms

This cottage is perfectly situated on the riverside with views from all rooms yet still offering seclusion. Beautifully decorated and equipped for relaxation and ambience Club cottage has access to all facilities in the Highland Club included in your rental. The cottage features Sky TV in the lounge with a connection to a twin room TV, where there is also a Playstation 3. There is a convenient entrance to the Abbey buildings close by and the gym is a minute's walk from the cottage. The Highland club facilities at your disposal include Club lounge with free Wifi, Full length snooker Table and Table football. Table Tennis, Badminton, Football Tennis, croquet, Fishing rights and on site restaurant. Club Cottage has an open plan kitchen/ lounge with doors leading out to the patio and patio table and chairs. A Barbecue set is provided. Inside, gas Central Heating is complimented with the solid fuel fire for that perfect winter break.
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Charles Canning (Property Manager)
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About Charles Canning

I am pleased to market and manage a number of properties in this very prestigious setting, so I have contact from the moment you enquire until you leave after a great Holiday experience at Loch Ness. I live on site at the Highland Club, so I am available 24 hours 7 days to help with anything. That is my commitment both to guests and owners. I don't show a photograph as one shock is enough and you might just see Nessie while you are here.

Charles Canning purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Charles Canning chose Fort Augustus

If you drive through Fort Augustus you will pass within 30 Metres of the gates of The Highland Club, formerly ST Benedict's abbey. Yet you will probably miss it, a hidden jewel with the Loch on one side, the Caledonian canal on another and the River Tarff on a third side.

The seclusion, the peacefulness and the history, even the architecture are all still here, but now we also have luxury apartments with fantastic amenities, all right in the centre of the Scottish Highlands - why be anywhere else.

What makes this cottage unique

I never tire of the view of the Loch here, and love to wander down to the loch side and feel the peace and tranquillity. The craft passing down the Canal through the Locks are many and varied and I sit beside the Canal with a beer and let time pass me by.

In winter inside the Abbey is a wonderful place to be after a walk or a ski, the club lounge or the swimming pool are peaceful and relaxing.

Each apartment here is unique designed around the features of the original building, and finished off with personal touches by the owners.

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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Ferry
240 Miles
Nearest Golf
300 Metres
Nearest Train
32 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The Highland Club is a converted Abbey with many original features not only of the Abbey but the original Fort built in 1715. The facilities include swimming pool, gym, Club lounge, tennis and badminton courts, croquet lawn, Table tennis, Barbecue stands, fishing rights on the loch, and an on site restaurant.

The village (a 2 minute walk ) is centred around the famous Canal Locks designed by Telford and you can enjoy lunch or a drink beside the canal watching them in operation as many varied craft come through into Loch Ness. There are a selection of ' Nessie Hunting' boat trips or fishing trips you can do from the canal side into the Loch, even taking in dinner at the Dores Inn round the loch, or visiting Urqhuart Castle.

The village also has a small Museum about the Caledonian Canal and the Locks. A short walk takes you to the Rare Breeds Farm.

Other sports activities are available at the Highland club buy arrangement: canoeing, kayaking, rifle shooting, archery and bicycles are available to rent on site.

Walking and cycling trails are in abundance all around Loch Ness and beyond. The Loch Ness Trail, The West Highland Way, The Great Glen Way, and many many more.

The village has a good range of pubs and restaurants and the quality is excellent. Check reviews The Lovat Loch Ness, and expect not only a great range of whiskey at the Lock Inn, but excellent wholesome food as well.

Fort Augustus is central to Inverness and Fort William so you can head north and take in Urquhart Castle and then the Loch Ness Visitor Centre at Drumnadrochit. In Inverness you might do the beech or the dolphin trip. You can also go to Inverness around the other side of the Loch or return that way as it is historic and scenic, stop and enjoy the views.

South towards Fort William will bring you firstly to Invergarry just 6 miles away, and the Great Glen Water Park, where among other things the adventurous might book a White Water Rafting trip on the River Garry, coinciding with the Dam release.

Then through Spean Bridge passing the Commando monument. and onward to Ben Nevis where you can choose the easy or hard way to the top. If you take an easy route you have to carry something, but don't try a piano, someone tried that many years ago and never made it - the piano never recovered!

When you come down go into the Nevis Distillery, find out Scotland's secret recipe and sample the result.

Of course you may take the ski lift up and even ski back down if you are here at the right time of year. Either way there is a restaurant where you can relax an enjoy the view

Fort William is a lovely town, have a wander round and try the Crannog seafood restaurant on the waterfront.

Coming out of Fort William further south takes us to Glen Coe, the visitor centre there is well worth a visit. The wildlife in this region will astound you if you take time to watch for it, and the information at the centre will help with that.

A great day out with the kids is to Landmark the Forest adventure park, and visit Aviemore if you have time.



Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

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20 Sep 2014 - 17 Oct 2014
2 night minimum stay
extra night: £69    
midterm 2
18 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
2 night minimum stay
extra night: £85    
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
extra night: £64    
20 Dec 2014 - 5 Jan 2015
2 night minimum stay
extra night: £100    
6 Jan 2015 - 20 Mar 2015
2 night minimum stay
extra night: £69    



Accommodation and facilities for Club Cottagein Fort Augustus in Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 86 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , upstairs next to Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Downstairs family bsthroom with underfloor heating
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , comfortable sofa bed for 1
  • Master Bedroom with King size bed, fitted wardrobe, CD player with Ipod docking station. The window looks to towards the hills and loch Ness through the trees that provide seclusion. Downstairs Twin bedroom has twin beds , double wardrobe plus a very comfortable sofa bed perfect for extra kids. Playstation 3 and Television linked to the Sky TV in the Lounge. Ipod docking station
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting