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Old School 11 - Highland Club

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 8 reviews

The Highland Club at St Benedicts abbey

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Old School 11 luxury first-floor holiday apartment at The Highland Club at Loch Ness is probably the best location for couples and family holidays anywhere in the Highlands. Situated on the shores of Loch Ness, the apartment is part of a converted and restored historic abbey which was before that, a military fort built in 1729 by the English army as a garrison at the time of the Jacobite rebellion.

The Apartment is just a few yards from the village of Fort Augustus, known locally as the 'Gateway to Loch Ness' as it is situated at the southern end of the lake, so is ideal for touring both sides of the loch. It is also ideally situated for visiting Inverness and Fort William, both being within an hour by car from the apartment. The west coast and Isle of Skye, famous for its fantastic sunsets and rugged coastline is also only just over an hour from Fort Augustus.

The Highland Club itself has lots of facilities for families and couples, so you can enjoy your stay whatever the weather. The clubroom with free WiFi, a full size snooker table and other table games is a great meeting place for friends and families. The indoor heated swimming pool and spa, will add even more fun to your holidays. Apart from the indoor facilities there is a tennis court, a cricket pitch, a barbecue area and many other outdoor things to do at the Highland Club and all facilities are free to use for our self catering visitors.

There is an on site restaurant, The Boathouse which offers unrivalled views across Loch Ness, and other restaurants bars and shops in the village just 2 minutes walk from your apartment.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Loch Ness 100 m
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Inverness Dalcross 50 km, Nearest railway: Inverness 35 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sauna, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared indoor pool
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
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 Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared indoor pool, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The Highland Club is a converted historic Abbey set in 20 acres of beautiful garden grounds on the shore of Loch Ness in the popular and bustling village of Fort Augustus. The Old School is one of the original buildings of the historic Fort. Old School 11 is a first floor luxury apartment very spacious accommodation retaining many original features of the old abbey.

Further details

We are flexible in rental periods and happy to accept short breaks subject to availability.

The Loch Ness region

Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland is a land of mountains, glens and beautiful lakes, one of Europe's last wilderness areas. It is a place where nature still thrives, where eagles and wildcats still roam freely. It has a rich and vibrant culture and a heritage still very much in evidence to this day. The Highlands is a beautiful place most welcoming to visitors who drive, ride or fly into Inverness, the Highland capital. People come from all parts the world to visit ancient castles, visit whisky distilleries, taste the fabulous cuisine and learn about the turbulent history of the Scottish clans in places like the Culloden battlefield Centre. Most of all though, people visit the Highlands for the dramatic scenery and to experience the natural beauty that is unrivalled anywhere in Europe and which is unique to Scotland. Of course you may want to indulge in a little of what we are famous for at Loch Ness, Nessie spotting. Our apartment is situated in a location where The Loch Ness monster has been seen!

Fort Augustus

Loch Ness at Fort Augustus, known locally as the 'Gateway to Loch Ness' as it is situated at the southern end of the lake and is an ideal location for touring both sides of the loch. Inverness, Fort William and the scenic west coast are all within an hour's drive. Nearby you can walk to Fort Augustus golf course for a round of golf, choose to cruise on Loch Ness or the Caledonian Canal, visit the ruins and exhibition at the famous and historic Urquhart Castle or investigate the Culloden battlefield where Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated at the last battle to be fought there. There are many walks and cycle ways in the area suit all levels of fitness from challenging hill walks to gentle canal tow-path walks.

The Highland Club is just a couple of minutes walk from Fort Augustus village where you will find a small selection of restaurants pubs shops and things to do, or stay within the 20 acres of private landscaped grounds of the Highland Club and enjoy eating in the onsite "Boathouse restaurant" overlooking Loch Ness.

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Review 1-8 of 8

23 Jul 2014



This apartment is fantastic. Book it.I rented this apartment with a bit of trepidation--it was a week long stay--virtually our whole trip to Scotland--I had never rented an apartment overseas before,… More

Well thank you so much for your glowing review of our apartment. We do our best to make everything perfect for our visitors. Would love to see you again sometime.
PS. I will check out the drier anyway just in case the heating element is not functioning properly.

7 May 2014


"Peaceful location for a relaxing break"

This was our fourth time at the Highland Club and the best apartment we've stayed in so far - so good in fact that we will be returning next year! Located on the first floor overlooking the cloi… More

Thank you for the lovely review Rosemary and I look forward to welcoming you again next year, thank you for returning to Old School 11

30 Apr 2014


"Quality apartment, spacious, very well equipped and lots of on site activities for adults and children"

On arrival we were shown around the facilities and the accommodation with everything clearly explained and questions answered. The apartment was spacious, well looked after and very well equipped with… More

Thank you for your lovely review, we are pleased that you enjoyed all the facilities and location of Old School 11 apartment. May I just say that some owners at The Highland Club charge extra for use of the facilities but Rosemary and I have never been keen on "extras" so offer fully inclusive prices which are nevertheless still lower than that of many of the other apartments.

28 Apr 2014



Blown away by this place, it was absolutely fantastic, could not of asked for better.Long weekend away with the husband and 2 small boys (5 and 3). The accommodation was perfect, clean, tidy and mode… More

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our Old School 11 apartment, we have so tried to make it into a home from home for our guests. We would love for you to return and look forward to greeting you again in the future.

25 Mar 2014


"Reasonably priced, quality accommodation in a great location."

Spent 5 days during October. Perfect apartment for a family with children. My children especially loved the indoor swimming pool and the adventure playground. We enjoyed meals at the restaurant on site overlooking Loch Ness which is stunning on a clear day. The apartment is well furnished to a high standard and fully equipped with lovely views of the lawn/giant chess board. This a great base to explore the Highlands from or to just relax and enjoy the local area and the amenities on site. We loved it so much we are returning again next October.

Hi Rosemary and I are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our apartment, we are very proud of it. We look forward to welcoming you back,if there is anything you would like us to arrange for your return please let us know and we will do our best.

18 Feb 2014


"Great apartment with an amazing view of the courtyard!"

Really happy with our stay in the Old School 11 apartment. Situated within the old abbey at the Highland Club, the views the many large windows display the courtyard beautifully. The decor was fresh… More

10 Jun 2013


"Beautiful Abbey apartment"

Beautiful old Abbey in lovely setting in good location (Fort Augustus) for exploring several areas around West Scotland. Good local restaurants/pubs – with a good restaurant on site by the Loch. Ve… More

27 Sep 2012


"WoW Brilliant Holiday."

Great place to stay, flat had everything we needed, Abbey was brilliant to explore, went with my husband and his folks from oz over for a visit, stayed for a week, plenty to see and do, good food, lovley people. We had the freedom of the Abbey, great fun. We all would go back again.

We are proud of our apartment and absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking time to write this lovely review and we would love to welcome you back any time.

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