Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Relax in the 20 acres of private grounds overlooking the Loch or play tennis, croquet or bowls. There is just a 2 minute walk into Fort Augustus where you can watch the boats pass by through the centre of the village (through 5 locks) along the Caledonian Canal down into Loch Ness.

For more leisure activities, there is a recently completed indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room - all in keeping with the architecture and style of the Abbey. There is also a small fitness room which includes a multi-gym, cross-trainer and rowing machine.

The relaxing living area of the apartment is open plan and retains many of its original features such as the arched windows and stone fireplace. It overlooks the Abbey cloisters and the giant outdoor chess set.

A few minutes' walk along the atmospheric cloisters of the Abbey and you reach the converted monks' refectory, now a relaxing lounge with beautiful stained glass windows, a snooker table, table football and free WI-FI.

There are shops in the village for all the essentials as well as great pubs and restaurants for eating out. The area is wonderful for walking, taking cruises on the Loch and visiting the stunning castles of the Scottish Highlands. A boat trip can be taken to Urquhart Castle from the landing stage next door to the Abbey.

Only 30 minutes away is the Nevis Range near Fort William. Walk up Ben Nevis (highest mountain in the British Isles) or view the amazing mountains from the gondolas (chair lifts). Mountain biking and Snowsports also take place here.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Inverness 70 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sauna, DVD player
Pool Shared indoor pool
General Central heating, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared indoor pool, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Parking
Further details indoors

2nd Double bed can convert to singles on request

Family Bathroom has bath

En-suite has bath and separate shower

TV has Sky Freesat

Further details outdoors

Plenty of parking in the Abbey Grounds

Barbecue area by the Loch

Childrens' Playground

The Scottish Highlands region

Fort Augustus is half-way between Inverness and Fort William. It is ideally situated for sight-seeing the beautiful Scottish Highlands and stunning castles, such as Urquhart (25 mins away) and Eilean Donan (1 hour away).

In the Nevis Range of mountains near Fort William, there is Ben Nevis of course, the highest mountain in Britain. If you don't fancy the walk up - you can take the famous Gondola Ride (chair lift) nearby, which transports you from 300 feet to 2150 feet up the north face of Aonach Mor (8th highest mountain in Britain).

Famous for its Mountain Biking, the Nevis Range also has snowsports in the winter.

Loch Ness

The Landing Stage of the leisurely Royal Scot boat cruise is just a 2 mins walk away from the Abbey.

For exciting Nessie Hunting trips, take the very fast RIB boat with its underwater cameras.

There are several pubs and restaurants in the village and also The Boathouse Restaurant in the grounds of the Abbey (on the Loch side itself and a short walk away).

Ceilidh dancing also takes place in the summer months - with live music in the village hall.