2 bedrooms (up to 4 guests plus baby)
Master bedroom - King size bed
Second bedroom - Super King or twin beds
Master bedroom ensuite with bath and separate shower
Separate family bathroom with shower over bath
Dining table (seats 4)
Well equipped kitchen area
Combined washing machine/dryer
Inside the Apartment
Two flights of stairs lead up to the apartment on the first floor of the Abbey. The 2 bedrooms are located at opposite sides of the hallway, allowing privacy for couples sharing the accommodation. There is an en-suite to the master bedroom, with bath and separate shower. The second bedroom (superking or twin) is next door to the family bathroom off the hallway. The bright and airy open plan living space, with comfy sofas, overlooks the Abbey cloisters and the giant outside chess board, a popular activity for families.
Outside the Apartment
An indoor swimming pool, (NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to Covid-19 restrictions) in keeping with the beautiful architecture of the Abbey, is located just a few minutes walk from the apartment along the cloisters (no need to exit the building). The original Monks’ Refectory is now converted into a relaxing games room with full size snooker table and table football. There is also free wi-fi in this communal area as well as in the apartment itself. (Unfortunately all indoor facilities are closed until further notice).
There are 20 acres of private gardens for guests to enjoy which go down to the water’s edge of Loch Ness. A tennis court, croquet lawn and table tennis (indoor and outside) add to the amenities available as well as a children’s play area.
Fort Augustus is halfway between Inverness and Fort William in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. The Caledonian canal runs through the village, with its famous 5 locks and 73 mile long towpath. Great for cycling along, either bring your own bikes or hire them from Girvans Hardware store just up the road from the Abbey (electric bikes also available!). Individual shops as well as a supermarket means self-catering is not a problem. Add these to the pub meals or hotel restaurant (5 minutes from the Abbey), there is no need to travel to eat well! Other attractions further afield are the beautiful Falls of Foyers, a waterfall which drops into a gorge leading to Loch Ness. If the Loch Ness monster is on your list of things to see, there is a museum dedicated to the ‘legend’ at Drumnadrochit (30 mins away). The iconic Urquhart Castle, just before you reach Drumnadrochit is a must see for visitors to the area. Another castle in a fantastic setting (which we always visit when staying in Fort Augustus) is Eilean Donan (13th century) which is on the way to Skye.
We travelled with another couple of friends. We arrived in the evening after stopping off to get a few bits at the supermarket. We didn’t need to because it was all there for us, thank you so much for that. Including a rather nice bottle of fizz.
The apartment has absolutely everything you could possibly need.
Very tastefully decorated and the view from the living room into the cloisters is Potter magic.
The following morning I walked down to the loch alone and I’m not ashamed to say that I cried at the beauty of the peace, birdsong, and the mist rolling over the loch, heaven on earth.
We will be coming back again, a real gem of a find.
Julie J. - Gloucestershire, England (Sept 2016)
This was the most beautiful place that we ever stayed in, the old building was very beautiful mixed up with very modern comfortable luxury, like the swimming pool with sauna and steambath in the old chapel, the internet-room with big pool table and table football in the former dining room of the monks.
The apartment was very nicely furnished and with all comforts you can wish.
Fort Augustus is a beautiful village with nice places to eat and also great walking paths.
We have had one of the most beautiful holidays with our family ever.
Grad v.W - Gelderland, The Netherlands (July 2012)