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Highland Club Direct - Luxury 2 Bedroom Apartment in Monastery

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


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
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 November, 2017


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
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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
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


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Highland Club Direct - Luxury 2 Bedroom Apartment in Monastery
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful place and area

  • 4 of 5

This place was great! Great historical building and area. Close to a lot of places to see and go. Loved the Loch and the restaraunt. The rooms had everything we needed. The only drawback is that is about 50 minute drive to Inverness which is where we booked a couple of tours but the drive wasn't too bad.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Faham hills, United Kingdom

Modern luxury within historic settings- well worth the money!

  • 4 of 5

Arriving at the gates our jaws dropped. "Is this really where we are staying?" When we were shown around the historic stone work and large walk ways it was all too much to take in. Then we entered our apartment in the Chapter House and it too was breathtaking.

The bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and lounge areas were modern and had everything that you need. It was a perfect base for exploring the surrounding rugged but beautiful countryside. In the evening you sit by the Loch with a glass of wine, sharing yourself with the midgies.

A place to definitely recommend and return to on a future Scottish foray.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review The Chapter House. A beautifully written review which is both informative and offers future guests a real sense of what to expect. Joanne Nicholson Highland Club Direct
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Ilminster, United Kingdom

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in Chapter House, everything you could need. The kids loved all the facilities within the Highland lodge, such a beautiful setting.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review on The Chapter House. We are pleased you had a wonderful stay and that the apartment provided all that you needed. Also thank you for pointing out that it's a great location for all the family, this property in particular is wonderful for families as it offers plenty of space and a beautiful, large dining table for family meals. Kind regards Joanne Nicholson Highland Club Direct
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Atlanta, United States

Wow, what a place!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 was stunned by the beauty and history of this place. The views from the other side of the lock to the property are absolutely breathtaking. The Chapter House was perfect for our 3 children and the kitchen was perfect for our dinners that we prepared 2 nights while there. The architectural details of the entire monastery are amazing and our apartment was ideal for a 3 night stay exploring the entire area. The town of Ft Augustus was quaint and fun. We did the speed boat ride around the Loch and loved it. And then spent 2 days driving around the Loch on different roads. An awesome stay!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review The Chapter House. It's difficult to describe the beauty of this location, your lovely description will help prospective guests form an accurate vision. As you mentioned the speed boat ride on Loch Ness is exhilarating and can be boarded next to The Highland Club. The Chapter House is an ideal choice for those who enjoy family meals together as there is a large table which seats up 10 people situated on the beautiful mezzanine. We hope you will stay on another occasion. Joanne Nicholson Highland Club Direct
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Toronto, Canada

Our Stay on Loch Ness in the Chapter House

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in a former Benedictine Monastery on the shores of Loch Ness! We were overwhelmed by how beautiful the Monastery and the surrounding grounds were, not to mention our apartment! The Chapter House was incredible, with a ceiling that has to be seen to be believed. It was clean and brightens very spacious. We were greeted when we arrived and given a tour of the building and apartment. All the appliances are up to date. We stayed for six days and never ate dinner out, we ate in at the huge dining room table under that great ceiling and marvelling at the view out the window! The location is great, it is a nice central location in Fort Augustus. Easy to explore Inverness, Fort William, the Cairngorms, Loch Ness, with loads of walking trails and castles to check out. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are delighted that you had a wonderful holiday. The Chapter House is an exceptional property, the ornate vaulted ceiling as you mentioned is breathtaking. It's worth also mentioning that The Chapter House is one of a handful of properties with private outside space. Thank you also for mentioning the cleanliness of the property as the cleaning team take great pride in making sure each property is presented to a high standard. We hope you will return soon. Best wishes Joanne Nicholson Highland Club Direct
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Magical time

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 fully enjoyed our stay on Chapter House. Comfortable, clean, fun. Excellent location in Fort Augustus with a convenience store, gas station, and several good pubs within a few minutes walk. Loch Ness right outside the Abbey. Unbelievable.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
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


Prices & Availability

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  • 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: Full Sky Package :: Free Parking :: Arrival Welcome Pack :: Cleaning :: Linen & Towels :: Travel Cot and High Chair (on request) :: WiFi :: Complimentary Pool Towels

    NOT included:


    Cot Bedding

    Spa Robes (may be hired on arrival)

    Arrival Time 4pm / 1600

    Departure Time 10am / 1000


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