|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
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 quiet, restful retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life but with lots of activity for the family; tennis badminton football, water sports, the list is endless. A family holiday that has everything, in a beautiful location
Caledon is on the first floor of the Old School which is a wonderful example of the architecture of the period with the clock tower and sculptures.
The spacious open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen is beautifully presented with deep leather sofas, large dining table and exceptionally well-equipped kitchen with built-in appliances. The large en-suite bedroom, second good-sized twin bedroom and family bathroom are all immaculately furnished.
The property is all on one level on the first floor, has gas central heating and comprises: Spacious open plan lounge/dining/kitchen:
Lounge Area: With satellite Free view TV/DVD and radio/CD enjoying views of Loch Ness and the mountains and across the grounds.
Dining Area: With solid wood furniture and large picture windows with lovely views
Kitchen Area: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed, TV and en suite bathroom with spacious bath, separate shower enclosure, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.
Bedroom 2: With two extra large (4ft) single beds and DVD
Bathroom: With bath, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail
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.
I was born in Glasgow and have lived in Scotland all of my life, I have also travelled a fair bit but Loch Ness just takes my breath away, there is nowhere that compares with its tranquil beauty.
The School has historically and architecturally been an important part of the Abbey, and fortunately the features have been preserved so you could easily be heading to a classroom as you enter through the large Oak doors beneath the Clock tower.
Entrance to the Old school can also be made from the cloisters at the back of the building and it is here you will easily access the Club Lounge, swimming pool, table tennis and wander out to the Monastery Gardens.
From the luxurious and spacious Lounge you have views out to the Caledonian Canal where an intriguing variety of craft flow down into the loch, having passed through the Telford designed Canal locks 4 of which are right here in the village of Fort Augustus, quite an attraction in themselves.
Unique to this apartment is the two double beds in the 'twin' room, making it ideal for the larger family where 4 children can share the two beds, or adults can have that bit of extra space. TV and DVD player, and board games will keep them amused.
The Master Bedroom has shower room en-suite and Sky TV.
The open plan Kitchen has granite worktops, lots of cupboard space and very well equippped
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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Refunds can only be made if the property is subsequently booked out for the same dates, so Holiday insurance is recommended.
25% deposit with booking, balance 6 weeks before arrival
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.