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Highland Club Direct - Luxury 2 Bedroom Apartment in Monastery

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxury Self Catering Holiday Accommodation in Monastery on Loch Ness

Majestic two bed apartment, situated in The Chapter House of a Benedictine Monastery on the shores of Loch Ness known at The Highland Club. The Chapter House was a building in which the monks met daily, to discuss business and to hear a chapter of the monastic rule.This spacious apartment has an abundance of original features, in particular beautiful ornate flooring in the entrance hall and a magnificent wooden vaulted ceiling and bank of stone mullioned windows in the main reception area. The living area is located on a large gallery and comprises of an open plan lounge, dining area, kitchen and study. This room looks out over its own small private garden and many beautiful architectural features of the Abbey. The Chapter House works extremely well for group reservations when two or more properties are reserved; in particular The Sacristy which is located in close proximity. The very large antique dining table which seats up to 10 and large living area offer space for group entertaining.

Looking down from the gallery there is a sumptuous sitting room containing a selection of original art work and antique furnishings. From this beautiful room there is access to the garden with patio for alfresco dining. Both bedrooms are comfortable and well furnished with their own bathrooms.

A welcome pack is provided. Our property manager will meet you on arrival and show you to your accommodation. As a guest you will have access to all The Highland Club has to offer.

Key Features:

PROPERTY TYPE: Apartment - Ground Floor with Mezzanine

NEAREST AIRPORT: Inverness - 25 miles

NEAREST PUB: The Bothy - 2 minutes walk

NEAREST RESTAURANT: Boathouse Restaurant - 1 minute walk

LOCAL ACTIVITES: Fishing nearby, Golfing, Horse Riding, Skiing, Water sports, Walking

BEDROOM 1 - Ground Floor: Double Bedroom with king-size bed and ensuite. Views over own private garden.

BEDROOM 2 - Ground Floor: Twin bedroom with views over own private garden. A double sofa bed in the lower lounge area offers the remaining 2 sleeping places.

BATHROOMS 1 - Ground Floor - En-suite: High quality fittings with separate power shower, bath, heated towel rail and ceramic tiles to the walls and floors.

BATHROOM 2 - Ground Floor: High quality fittings with bath.

LOUNGE AREA: Spacious room with vaulted ceiling and patio doors onto a terrace with private garden

OPEN PLAN LIVING AREA - First Floor: Large mezzanine area with kitchen, dining and lounge

KITCHEN - First floor : Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Iron and ironing board. The kitchen is fitted out to a very high specification and finished with granite work tops.

GENERAL: Central Heating, linen supplied. A welcome pack is provided on arrival. Baby equipment provided at no extra charge. A hair dryer is provided.

DINING - First Floor: Seating for 10. The beautiful open plan dining area has seating for up to 10 people and lends itself extremely well to group bookings.

ENTERTAINMENT:Sky TV (Sky sports & movies), Stereo, Board Games and Books.

COMMUNAL FACILITIES:Pool, Sauna & Steam Room, The Highland Club Lounge with snooker and WIFI, Extensive Gardens (20 acres), BBQ,Table Tennis, Tennis Court & Croquet. All equipment supplied by the concierge at no extra charge..

SUITABILITY:All groups, Suitable For Elderly, Sorry - No Smokers or pets

More Details

Property Manager
Joanne Nicholson
Member since: 2006
Speaks French
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2017

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En suite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Luxury bathroom with bath and shower cubicle
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Luxury bathroom
  • Bathroom 1: En suite bathroom with separate shower and luxury fittings located on the ground floor. Bathroom 2: Bathroom with bath located on the ground floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - ground floor - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom with views over private garden
    Twin bedroom - ground floor - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom with views over private garden
  • Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with king size bed, located on the ground floor with views out to a private garden. Bedroom 2: bedroom with twin beds, located on the ground floor with views out to a private garden.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Communal Facilities at The Highland Club: The Chapel Swimming Pool Sauna & Steam room Gym Beauty Salon The Highland Club Lounge with Snooker and WiFi Tennis court Table Tennis (indoor & outdoor) Guest BBQ Area Children's Woodland Adventure Park Boules Court Croquet Giant Chess Archery Boathouse Restaurant

Reviews

4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Highland Club Direct - Luxury 2 Bedroom Apartment in Monastery
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Bellshill, United Kingdom
5

Highland Club - Chapter House

  • 5 of 5

Chapter House captures modern living with all the period features of the former monastery. Ideally located on the banks of Loch Ness, it was a great base for exploring the highlands and local tourist attractions. The accommodation could do with an additional shower over bath in the main bathroom, as 4 of us had to use the only shower in the en-suite when getting ready. Other than that, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend the Highland Club/Chapter House to friends and family, as I'm sure our friends visiting from England will also.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review The Chapter House. As you mentioned this is a very special property with such an abundance of period features and a wonderful private garden. All properties are privately owned, I am certain the owner will consider carefully your comments regarding the shower however, we are pleased that this did not detract from the enjoyment of your holiday.
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Bondi Junction, Australia
4

Great Historic Accommodation

  • 4 of 5

The Chapter House was a great place to stay and Fort Augustus was a great location to base oneself for everything the highlands has to offer. The apartment was comfortable and the building had lovely historic features that set it apart from other accommodation and was very spacious. I would definitely recommend this accommodation to anyone looking to book a unique and special place in the highlands.

Only problems were the cleanliness of the the cups, plates and cutlery, which had obviously been put back into cupboards dirty before we got there, so we had to wash everything before using it. I also thought that some of the furniture such as the lounge and beds could do with some updating, as it was looking a bit worn and uncomfortable. We also received no complementary toiletries as was stated we would in the apartment description when we booked. Those were only little things that wouldn't stop me from booking again however. Overall great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review The Chapter House. We are grateful that you have pointed out there was an issue with the cleanliness of some crockery and cutlery, rest assured we are addressing this today with the cleaning staff. This is probably an oversight as normally we receive good comments regarding the cleanliness of all our properties. The property manager for The Chapter House is extremely forward leaning and so will make sure all is in order and standards are maintained. The property managers are also on hand at all times to address any of these kind of issues during your stay and I am certain they would have sorted this out had they been asked, however, I appreciate that all should have been in order for your arrival. Reviews are placed directly onto our website, the owners of each property also receive a copy of the review and I will liaise with the owner to ensure any appropriate corrective actions are carried out. As you reiterated this property is extremely special, offering an abundance of architectural features.
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Ottery St Mary, United Kingdom
5

What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

Delighted to have come across this beautiful and luxurious accommodation in such a perfect location. Marvellous views of the loch!

Kids loved the table tennis, games room and grounds.

Such a special place!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are delighted you had a wonderful holiday and that your kids took full advantage of all the on site activities. The Chapter House is our largest 2 bedroom property with plenty of space for families with the added bonus of a private garden. Best wishes Joanne Nicholson Highland Club Direct
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Wallington, United Kingdom
5

Fantastic stay in a gorgeous setting

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 nights staying in the Chapter House with our twin 8 year old daughters. The setting is absolutely stunning, driving up to the old Monastery is a big wow and the scenery looking over the Loch is just amazing. The apartment itself had everything we needed for some home cooking of breakfasts and dinners, unfortunately one of our daughters had tonsilitis whilst we were there so we were inside alot more than planned, but having such a big comfortable apartment made that alot easier on us all.

Having the games room and table tennis table was also a bonus for the children and they loved exploring the grounds, feeding the ducks and spotting rabbits from the swings in the park.

The location is excellent with good access to many sights and attractions. We finally got out to explore and drove to Ben Nevis where the girls got a chance to sledge on the mountain (we left the sledge in the apartment for future guests!). The drive up to Fort William was just stunning with some gorgeous views, I'd definitelty recommend it. We ate at both The Bothy and The Lock Inn, which were walking distance and good food, the Londis is well stocked for essentials and I can even say the local GP and pharmacy were fantastic and very helpful when my daughter needed antibiotics!

We took a boat trip with the local company based on the lock, a quick hour with some informative and amusing presentations from the crew!

Overall a fantastic stay and the kids are already asking when we can go back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Southsea, United Kingdom
5

A gorgeous setting

  • 5 of 5

The Chapter House is beautiful and has everything you need. It is set within breathtaking surroundings which appear to change everyday. I would definately stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Inverness
Nearest Barpub
The Bothy
Nearest Ferry
Jacobite Ferry - Fort Augustus to Inverness
Nearest Golf
Fort Augustus Golf Course
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Inverness Train station
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Boat House Restaurant
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Aonach Mor
Car: recommended

Property located in the village of Fort Augustus on the shores of Loch Ness

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Prices & Availability

Notes







  • You can start your Highland Club Direct holiday on any day of the week, for any duration.


    Christmas and New Year reservations have a minimum stay of 4 nights.








    Included in your tariff:










    Use of all facilities: Free Parking :: Arrival Welcome Pack :: Cleaning :: Linen & Towels :: Travel Cot and High Chair (on request) :: WiFi :: Complimentary Pool Towels







    NOT included:

    DUE TO THE HISTORIC NATURE OF THE HIGHLAND CLUB THERE IS NO LIFT AVAILABLE . THEREFORE PLEASE ENSURE YOU CHOOSE A SUITABLE PROPERTY FOR YOUR NEEDS. THE FLOOR LEVEL INFORMATION IS GIVEN ON THE PROPERTY PAGE.






    Cot Bedding

    Spa Robes (may be hired on arrival)




    Arrival Time 4pm / 1600


    Departure Time 10am / 1000












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