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Luxury 2 Bed Apartment on the Beautiful Shores of Loch Ness

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An Aerial View of St. Benedict's Abbey

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Last updated: 10/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Inverness apartment description

'Livingstone' is a luxury 2 bed apartment which sleeps 4 (plus baby). It is situated in an expertly converted Grade 1 listed Benedictine Monastery, beautifully set on the south shores of Loch Ness.

The apartment which is on the first floor has a double bedroom with built in wardrobe (the ensuite has bath and separate shower) while a second bedroom can either be a double bed or two singles. There is also a separate bathroom. The main bedroom overlooks the cloister gardens and the giant chess/draughts game on the grass below.

The relaxing living area is open plan and retains many of its original features such as the arched windows and stone fireplace. There are comfortable sofas on which to watch the large flat screen tv (satellite freeview) and a library of DVDs and videos.

The kitchen area with its granite worktops is modern and fully equipped with gas hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer together with plenty of utensils and cooking equipment.

A few minutes' walk along the atmospheric cloister 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.

For leisure activities, there is a recently completed (April 2012) indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room - all in keeping with the architecture and style of the Abbey. Or you could relax in the 20 acres of private grounds overlooking the Loch, 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.

There are shops here 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 or you take the Express Ferry to Inverness.

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.





Keywords: flat

Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

                The twin beds can convert to a Superking bed...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                A selection of DVD's is available....moreless

              • Foosball
              • Game Room:

                The communal lounge area has a snooker table and table football....moreless

              • Music Library
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Satellite / Cable:

                SKY Free Satellite channels...moreless

              • Television
              • VCR

              Theme

              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                      • Lakefront:

                        The Abbey is set on the south shore of Loch Ness and guests are able to sit by the waterfront in the grounds and enjoy the lovely views. The view from the apartment is the inner cloisters of the Abbey and the outdoor giant chess/draughts set out below...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Rafting
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      General

                      • Broadband Access:

                        Available in the communal lounge area of the Abbey if you have your own laptop...moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        The washing machine is also a dryer....moreless

                      • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                        The Abbey has a small gym....moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Plenty of parking in the grounds of the Abbey...moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine:

                        There is a washer/dryer...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Available in the communal lounge area of the Abbey...moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        The lawns of the Abbey reach the shore of Loch Ness....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Tennis:

                        A tennis court is available in the Abbey grounds - free to use for guests. Tennis rackets and balls are available in the apartment....moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        A beautiful indoor pool for exclusive use of guests in the Abbey...moreless

                      • Sauna:

                        A Sauna & Steam Room available next to the indoor pool...moreless

                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      MID-SEASON
                      Sep 6 - Nov 7, 2014
                      2 night min stay

                      £715
                      LOW-SEASON
                      Nov 8 - Dec 19, 2014
                      2 night min stay

                      £545
                      CHRISTMAS
                      Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
                      5 night min stay

                      £920
                      NEW YEAR
                      Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2015
                      5 night min stay

                      £920
                      LOW-SEASON
                      Jan 3 - Mar 20, 2015
                      2 night min stay

                      £550
                      MID-SEASON
                      Mar 21 - May 29, 2015
                      2 night min stay

                      £735
                      HIGH-SEASON
                      May 30 - Sep 4, 2015
                      2 night min stay

                      £945

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      2 NIGHT BOOKINGS ARE FRI AND SAT ONLY.

                      An additional £15 non-refundable security deposit (accidental damage) waiver fee is added to your balance - or you may pay a refundable security deposit of £250 refunded within 2 weeks of your departure.

                      Please ignore any quote given to you directly from VRBO as their system does not allow for different nightly rates depending on the length of your stay.

                      There is a £100 deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks before arrival.

                      Payment can be made online, on the owner's own website, details of which are provided by Susan Williams when you make contact by email.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 10/28/2014
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                      Location

                      Snooker table, Croquet, Indoor and outdoor table tennis, Outdoor Bowls, Barbecue area, Children's play area, Ceilidh dancing

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2006

                      About: I'm a Harley Street Dental Surgeon who enjoys living and working in the wonderful city of London, but who also loves to get away from it all and relax. One of my favourite places to stay is at the Abbey, a peaceful retreat surrounded by the beautiful scenery and tranquility that is the Scottish Highlands. I have found travelling there a pleasure by car, train and plane and would be there much more often if I had the time! David Wright

                      Why Inverness:
                      On a driving tour of Scotland I discovered this stunning Abbey on the shores of Loch Ness. Having seen the sun set over the Abbey and the Loch, I couldn't believe how beautiful and romantic the setting was and I knew I had to return. I immediately reserved one of the apartments which had just been renovated. Since then I've been delighted, not only with the accommodation but the great location - an excellent base for exploring the Scottish Highlands.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                      Everything I need is within a few minutes' walk of the apartment - shops, post office, pubs, restaurants and tourist information. There is also a petrol station in the village. If I wish to stay within the Abbey grounds I can sit peacefully by the Loch or walk up to the Boathouse Restaurant -also within the grounds.


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                      Photos

                      • An Aerial View of St. Benedict's Abbey

                        An Aerial View of St. Benedict's Abbey

                      • Open plan living area

                        Open plan living area

                      • Twin beds in the second bedroom or converted to Superking double if required.

                        Twin beds in the second bedroom or converted to Superking double if required.

                      • View of Loch Ness from the grounds of the Abbey

                        View of Loch Ness from the grounds of the Abbey

                      • Children's play area in the grounds of the Abbey

                        Children's play area in the grounds of the Abbey

                      • Open plan living area

                        Open plan living area

                      • Main Bedroom overlooking the cloister gardens

                        Main Bedroom overlooking the cloister gardens

                      • View of Loch Ness from the grounds of the Abbey.

                        View of Loch Ness from the grounds of the Abbey.

                      • A winter view of the Boathouse Restaurant in the grounds of the Abbey

                        A winter view of the Boathouse Restaurant in the grounds of the Abbey

                      VRBO #358533

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

                      £78 - £135 per night (GBP)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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                      Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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