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The SCRIPTORIUM building in front of the Monastery

Converted Chapel | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

...when arriving at The Highland Club, the former St. Benedict's Abbey at the shores of Loch enter your holiday retreat at the Moat House through its marvelous entrance ...peacefulness starts whilst you follow the cloisters with view into the Cloister Gardens to enter directly into...

The SCRIPTORIUM -the secret 'place for writing' of a monastery

... which forms the very special framework of a unique & detached one-bedroom-apartment on 2 floors with the original high vaulted ceilings, gothic archways & mighty stone pillars and beautiful stained-glass windows!

The Scriptorium Retreat you will enter from the hall of the Scriptorium-Building with its marvelous ancient tiled floor...the vestibule under a vaulted ceiling leads you into

- the bathroom with bath tub & shower over and heated towel rail

- the lounge with dining area and integrated kitchen including gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, fridge with icebox, benefits of tall windows right into the ceiling giving plenty light & lovely views towards the Abbey Church, Moat House & into the old trees of the west part of the abbey grounds

- the staircase and from there to the bedroom with king-size double bed -suiting easily an abbot- under the original high ceiling, a sky light to watch stars & clouds from your bed and the special atmosphere created by stained-glass windows with symbols of the past home of monks...

Adding to the special feeling of the apartment are the hectagonal shape of the building towards the west, vaulted ceilings & archways, comfy tub-chairs & sofa, some ancient chapel chairs & the matching table telling plenty stories of the past ... many more for you to explore by yourself ... and to feel at home!

TV with integrated DVD/CD-player and a vintage radio helps to enjoy each and every minute at the SCRIPTORIUM and to relax.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Inverness area
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Inverness, Nearest railway: Inverness
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sauna, DVD player, Boat available
Pool Shared indoor pool
General Central heating, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared indoor pool, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking

The Scottish Highlands region

Minutes from The Highland Club (as the abbey is now known), the pretty village of Fort Augustus lies on the banks of the Caledonian Canal.The village has a good selection of local shops and services.

Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is about 45 minutes' drive away and offers all the amenities expected of a city.


Inverness has direct flights to London Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham.


Inverness has direct services to London King's Cross, Edinburgh and Glasgow.


Loch Ness

The magnificent wildness; nature untamed. And the ever-changing light constantly repainting the landscape, from austere to picture postcard.

Loch Ness with its mysteries and legend. Quaint tales of Nessie. The sightings and that lingering doubt...what if?

All this and so much more. Yet, until now, it has been more than just remote. For most of us, it has been inaccessible apart from fleeting holiday visits.

But now there is a way to have all this literally on your doorstep. This could be your special retreat for as long as you like!?

YOUR HOME IN THE HIGHLANDS...The SCRIPTORIUM Retreat at TheHighlandClub, Fort Augustus Abbey

A wealth of country pursuits are on hand and, in season, a choice of field sports including rough (walked-up) game shooting, clay pigeon shooting, river or loch fishing and stalking, all under the expert guidance of local ghillies and stalkers might be organized for you.

Many of Scotland's famous golf courses are easily accessible including the links courses at Nairn and Royal Dornoch.

Cyclists and walkers can enjoy breathtaking views along the Great Glen Way and Cycle Route through Glen Mor and along the northwest shores of Loch Lochy and Loch Ness, following the course of the Caledonian Canal.

More leisurely pursuits could include a visit to one of the many historic castles or gardens in the vicinity, one of the most famous woollen mills or a distillery or two - there is always something to do or somewhere new to explore.

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Calendar last updated:19 Oct 2014

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