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|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|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|
|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|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
Plenty of parking in the Abbey GroundsBarbecue area by the LochChildrens' Playground
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.
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.