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Loch Ness - The Old Armoury ground floor apartment on the shores of Loch Ness

Fort Augustus, Fort Augustus, Highland, UK
  • Apartment1033 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 4 nights

A two bedroom wheelchair friendly ground floor apartment on Loch Ness

The Old Armoury is a ground floor (wheelchair friendly) holiday home nestled on the shores of Loch Ness built in a unique Abbey in a unique location known as the award winning Highland Club, St Benedicts Abbey, Fort Augustus and centrally located within the Highlands of Scotland.

This apartment and the Abbey were recently chosen by the Amazon Prime "Grand Tour" car television series as their base for the filming of their Scottish Highlands show.

Short stays of 3, 4, 5 & 6 nights are welcome. Please refer to the end of this description regarding short stay rates.

The Highland Club facilities include a newly refurbished (opened in December 2017) 10 meter heated indoor swimming pool ('Chapel Pool') indoor heated swimming pool ('Chapel Pool') located in the Pugin designed Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, a steam room and sauna. Pugin’s sandstone walls are set off by a Brazilian green slate floor and large ornate windows affording stunning views across the Great Glen. The complex is serviced by a small changing room, shower and storage lockers. The gym is located on the floor below with weights, running, rowing and cycling equipment. Outside there's tennis courts, badminton, a barbeque fronting Loch Ness, a Giant Chess board, adventure playground, 5-a-side football, as well as may other outdoor activities located around Loch Ness. So much to do!

The apartment is fully equipped, including Netflix movies, Wi-Fi, baby cot and high chair. This is an excellent choice for any group or family looking for something a bit different to the norm with all the creature comforts and more. The Old Armoury offers high quality fixtures, fittings and furnishings good enough to please even the most discerning visitor.

This modern two bedroom (and double sofa), ground floor apartment is located in the Brothers Wing and is one of the most historically important sections of The Highland Club - built within the original bastion walls, this would have housed the armoury used in defence of the fort dating back to 1716. Just ten meters from the adjoining free parking area, and immediately on the shores of Loch Ness, it is one of the most convenient and accessible properties within The Highland Club.

The property is well equipped based on up to 6 guests, (plus a baby). While benefiting from all the facilities, The Highland Club has lots more than most Scottish Highland holiday lets have to offer and is one of a few wheelchair friendly properties at the Abbey.

Accessed via The Brothers’ Wing courtyard, and with all modern comforts and conveniences, this property is just steps away from the Club Lounge, the Monastery Lawn, Loch Ness, the Boathouse Restaurant and, as already mentioned, a variety of leisure facilities offered within this fabulous development, so it is the ideal place to enjoy everything on your doorstep, plus more when adventuring out into the Highlands themselves. The best of both worlds!

Short breaks for stays of 3, 4, 5 & 6 nights - Please note that the booking rates shown on this website is unable to calculate an actual quotation for short stays at this apartment. Therefore, it would be necessary to email the owner for confirmation of the quotation. Note - A one off £25 surcharge applies per stay for the usage of extra bed linen for the sofa bed, if using the sofa bed.

Owner

Lesley & Ian Thomas

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, mandarin
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 1 baby crib
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • The large master bedroom, also overlooking the courtyard, includes a comfortable king size bed, flat screen TV and DVD player, plus a baby cot if required. The en-suite bathroom has both a separate shower and bath. The second double bedroom is charming and comfortable. There is a second family bathroom with bath and shower over bath. Flexible sleeping arrangements with the use of a double sofa bed in the living room a baby cot, this property can comfortably accommodate six guests and a baby.

      Bathrooms

      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • Rural
          • Village
          • Waterfront

            Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Holiday Resort
              • Luxury
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Gas central heating
                      • Internet
                        Dedicated wifi in the apartment and Highland Club lounge.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                        Bed linen provided (included) in both bedrooms. Extra sofa bed linen for lounge sofa bed if required £25.00 payable to the onsite property manager on arrival.
                      • Living Room
                        Spacious open plan lounge area.
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        Mini gym within the main Abbey building
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Parking
                        Parking directly outside the courtyard to the apartment approx. 25 meters from the front door to the car park with no steps.
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bath and hand towels provided (included) in both bedrooms and supplied as an extra if any further guests use lounge sofa bed as part of the extra linen package.
                      • Tumble Dryer
                        Built-in washer & tumble dryer
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Dedicated wifi in the apartment and Highland Club lounge.

                        Kitchen

                          • Kitchen
                            Open plan fitted Kitchen with dishwasher, washer dryer, microwave and all the necessary kitchen utensils.
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Plunger fresh coffee maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Fully equipped Kitchen
                          • Dishwasher
                            Built-in dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                            Built-in fridge freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Fully equipped kitchen
                          • Microwave
                            Countertop Microwave
                          • Oven
                            Electric oven
                          • Refrigerator
                            Built-in fridge freezer
                          • Stove
                            Gas hob (gas safety checked)
                          • Toaster
                            New toaster

                            Dining

                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Dining table and six high back faux leather chairs
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Books
                                    A range of books including some stories about Loch Ness.
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Foosball
                                  • Game Room
                                    The fabulous Highland Club Lounge in main Abbey building
                                  • Games
                                    A range of children's and adult games for those rainy days.
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • Pool Table
                                    Snooker table in the Highland Club Lounge in main Abbey building.
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Netflix movies included
                                  • Stereo
                                    ipod player/radio/CD player
                                  • Television
                                    Netflix movies included.
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library
                                    A range of DVD's to for both young and old.

                                    Outside

                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        The grounds of the Abbey and shores of Loch Ness.
                                      • Bicycles
                                        Can be hired in Fort Augustus. Please refer to the Property Manager for assistance in arranging when he contacts guests before arrival.
                                      • Boat Dock
                                      • Child's Swing
                                      • Gated Community
                                      • Golf
                                        Fort Augustus 9 hole golf course 10 minute walk from Abbey. Please refer to the Property Manager for assistance in arranging when he contacts guests before arrival.
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        For hire in Fort Augustus. Please refer to the Property Manager for assistance in arranging when he contacts guests before arrival.
                                      • Boat
                                        Loch Ness tours in Fort Augustus a 5minute walk from Abbey.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Patio
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Ben Nevis 30 minute drive
                                      • Tennis
                                        Newly laid Tennis Court's. No booking required. First come first served.
                                      • Tennis Court
                                      • Walkway to Water

                                        Suitability

                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair accessible
                                            Ground floor easy access entrance suitable for pushchairs, wheel chairs, elderly and infirm.

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                Chapel Pool Complex - Newly refurbished (opened December 2017) Heated indoor swimming pool located in the original Abbey Chapel.
                                              • Heated Pool
                                              • Indoor Pool
                                              • Sauna
                                                Newly refurbished sauna.
                                              • Steam Shower

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Concierge
                                                  • Housekeeper

                                                    Attractions

                                                      • autumn foliage
                                                      • bay/sound
                                                      • churches
                                                      • forests
                                                      • marina
                                                      • museums
                                                      • playground
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • ruins
                                                      • waterfalls

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • sledding
                                                          • walking
                                                          • whale watching

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • laundromat
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • pier fishing
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • fly fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • golf privileges optional
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                                  • mountaineering
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • rafting
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • ski lift privileges
                                                                  • ski privileges optional
                                                                  • skiing
                                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                                  • spelunking
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis

                                                                    Notes

                                                                      • Key to Facilities at the Abbey: 1. Main Reception 2. The Chapel Pool Complex 3. Gymnasium 4. The Atrium 5. Tennis Court 6. The Woodland Playground 7. Seasonal Cricket Net 8. Giant Chess Set 9. Boules/Petanque Court 10. Barbeque and Picnic Area 11. Croquet Lawn 12. The Highland Club Lounge 13. Seasonal Badminton Net (location varied) 14. 5-A-Side Football 15. Private Land 16. Abbey History Trail (coming soon) 17. Outdoor Table Tennis (flexible location) 18. The Laundry 19. Bike Rentals / Recycling area

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                        15 Reviews

                                                                        Excellent4.6/5

                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Very nice property and location.

                                                                        Kip K.

                                                                        Great location to explore the region. The #5 flat was clean and ready for us and the welcome basket was a nice touch. We were very comfortable there. The grounds are wonderful and we made use of the grill area. The only complaint would be that the family bathroom had a musty mold/mildew odor that was mitigated by generous use of air freshener. Definitely not a deal breaker for us as Scotland is a damp country and some of that was expected. An odd occurrence was that the kitchen faucet would gurgle every now and then and spit out a bit of water. Just figured it had to be an old ghost playing with us. Overall, a good experience and we would definitely recommend it.

                                                                        Very good flat at great location

                                                                        Sandra v.

                                                                        Over all very good but on the down side the pool was not open because the room burned down. That was very sad because we were not informed about that before the trip and were looking forward to the pool.

                                                                        Clean, incredible settings, really cool!

                                                                        David V.Montreal, Canada

                                                                        We really enjoyed our stay at the Old Armoury at the Highland Club. The flat was very spacious, clean, fully equipped, checking in was easy. The grounds are lovely, full of rabbits all over the place!, just at the southern end of Loch Ness, a minimal walk away from Fort Augustus, the locks, restaurants and the convenience store. The whole family enjoyed playing billiard in the lounge and chess in the closter. Definitely recommend.

                                                                        Stupendous building, great location. Comfortable!

                                                                        John V.

                                                                        The property is wonderful, full of memories and graceful age. We had a groundfloor apartment in the Brothers' Wing. No fancy leaded glass windows but just good home comfort. The lake just a few steps from the door. Early morning bird song, rabbits on the lawns, fresh air and peace. And the beauty and variety of the region surrounding Loch Ness is delightful. There is a nice restaurant only a 100 yards or so right on the lake. Anywhere in the highlands is just a few hours away, though some of the narrow single lane roads were challenging at times. Very much recommended.

                                                                        The property is lovely and well taken care of.

                                                                        Eileen Y.

                                                                        There were so many activities for my children: soccer pitch, playground, chess, watching the baby ducks. We spent most of our time outside as the weather was beautiful. The apartment was clean and roomy for a family of six. I really appreciated that there was coffee, tea, sugar and milk when we arrived.

                                                                        Cool and modern in an historic setting

                                                                        Kent W.

                                                                        Our family of four enjoyed every aspect of this beautiful apartment! The easy walk into Fort Augustus, access to the Great Glen Way, pubs and shops - and all on the shore of Loch Ness. We stayed in eight cities, towns and villages during our three weeks in Ireland and Scotland, and this was by far our favorite home away from home.

                                                                        Location

                                                                        Fort Augustus, Fort Augustus, Highland, UK

                                                                        Nestled on the shores of Loch Ness famous for the Loch Ness Monster “Nessie” and adjoining the Caledonian Canal in the heart of the Highlands of Scotland, The Highland Club is a beautifully renovated St. Benedictine Abbey which originally began life as a fort at Fort Augustus where it was purchased by the 14th Lord Lovat in 1867. His successor leased the buildings to the Monastic Order of Benedictines in the 1870s who began converting the buildings into an abbey, school and monastery. Today, the Highland Club is totally unique residence comprising of luxury apartments full of original features including a newly refurbished indoor heated swimming pool and spa. Explore the history of the area and its villages like Fort Augustus, Foyers, Cannich, and Drumnadrochit. Skiing is just 20 miles away at Aonach Mor which forms part of the Ben Nevis mountain range and en-route to the historic town of Fort William just 25 miles away with access to the Isle of Skye. Short breaks for stays of 3, 4, 5 & 6 nights - Please note that the booking rates shown on this website is unable to calculate an actual quotation for short stays at this apartment. Therefore, it would be necessary to email the owner for confirmation of the quotation. Note - A one off £25 surcharge applies per stay for the usage of extra bed linen for the sofa beds, if using the sofa beds.

                                                                        Availability

                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                                        We accept short stays for three, four, five, and six nights to our property. Please contact us via email by sending an enquiry on this website to ensure the quotation given on this website is correct. Thank you.

                                                                        $224avg/night
                                                                        15 Reviews
                                                                        Excellent 4.6/5
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                                                                        For booking assistance, call 888-829-7076

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