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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: 08/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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.





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Why VRBO

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

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
HIGH-SEASON
May 30 - Sep 4, 2015
3 night min stay

£945

Discounts: 3 nights or more: £135 Nightly

MID-SEASON
Sep 5 - Nov 6, 2015
3 night min stay

£735

Discounts: 3 nights or more: £105 Nightly

LOW-SEASON
Nov 7 - Dec 19, 2015
3 night min stay

£560

Discounts: 3 nights or more: £80 Nightly

CHRISTMAS
Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2015
5 night min stay

£945

Discounts: 5 nights or more: £135 Nightly

NEW YEAR
Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2016
5 night min stay

£945

Discounts: 5 nights or more: £135 Nightly

LOW SEASON
Jan 3 - Mar 25, 2016
3 night min stay

£560

Discounts: 3 nights or more: £80 Nightly

MID-SEASON
Mar 26 - May 27, 2016
3 night min stay

£750

Discounts: 3 nights or more: £107 Nightly

HIGH-SEASON
May 28 - Sep 2, 2016
3 night min stay

£965

Discounts: 3 nights or more: £138 Nightly


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 'Instant Quotes' from VRBO. The nightly price varies depending on length of stay. Mid-Season 7 nights £735. 3 nights £515.

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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Last updated: 08/27/2015
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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 Fort Augustus:
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

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