St. Benedict's Abbey is one of the finest old buildings in the north of Scotland with a fascinating history. It now provides a most exclusive holiday home in Scotland, known as The Highland Club. -> SPECIAL OFFER for 5 & 6 nights are available, just ask! Already booked? ...see 'The Scriptorium Garden' here at airbnb.co.uk/rooms/29235155?
“We came for a long weekend in January and were not disappointed! The Scriptorium was chic and comfortably furnished. We loved all the original features. The apartment was just a little skip away from the pool in the chapel. The pool was lovely and warm, quiet and super clean. Lovely view from in the pool too. The grounds and surroundings alone were stunning, so we took a Loch Ness cruise while the weather was good to take it all in, which we picked up from just outside the grounds. We had great communication and a really helpful welcome and tour. There was info on the history of the abbey and ideas of what to do locally in the apartment. Would highly recommend a stay at the Scriptorium without hesitation and would love to go again!”
Traditional Scottish home in the village of Fort Augustus on the banks of the world famous Loch Ness. Lounge with log burning stove, kitchen/diner. Bathroom with over bath shower on ground floor. Decked area. Parking. 5 mins mins walk of restaurants, pubs, hotels & shops. Dogs welcome. 45 mins from Inverness & 1 hr from Inverness Airport. Golf course & numerous outdoor activities within easy reach as well as wonderful country walks, climbing inc. the highest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis.
“Totally recommend Lesley Ann’s cottage. She was so kind and checked we had arrived safely and left us milk with tea and coffee and various other kitchen things. There was a plentiful supply of logs for the amazing fire in the livingroom. We managed to sit outside and catch some Autumn sun in the garden too! It was perfectly situated for wonderful forest walks, boat down the Loch and delicious food at the local Lovat Hotel. The shop was a 5 minute walk and had all you could need. We just loved it so much and didn’t want to come home! Thank you LesleyAnn for your kindness and hospitality xxx”
This two storey, three bedroom apartment just oozes class in every square meter. The property is enhanced with the highest quality furniture and fittings but has retained so many original features of the former Fort Augustus Abbey, highlighting the splendid architecture throughout. Sleeps 8 with the use of a double sofa bed in a 2nd sitting room. On the ground floor. On entering the apartment, your first impression is luxury and elegance. The welcoming hallway leads to the main lounge area and the downstairs bedroom has two single beds and bathroom with a bath and shower. The lounge area is open plan and very spacious, the vaulted ceilings and two large windows complement the spacious look. The kitchen is stylish and well-equipped with its granite worktops and central island and is fully fitted with electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer and high-quality small appliances. The dining area is open plan and conveniently adjacent to the kitchen. Via a staircase from the entrance hall First Floor: The upstairs of the apartment consists of a king-size bedroom with an en-suite and a twin bedroom. There is also a peaceful and tranquil sitting room, all decorated to the highest of standards. The sitting room has a double sofa bed to enable the sleeping of up to 8 guests. As can be seen from the photographs 5 Old School is a fantastic and luxurious property in the beautiful Highland Club in Scotland. Please note that you are welcome to use all available facilities however they are not a condition of the booking.
“First and foremost, this place as a whole, is amazing. This place is in an old abbey, that was built by monks, on the old site of the actual Fort Augustus. Combine that with the fact that it's a stones throw from Loch Ness, and you have one beautiful place to stay. The condo itself is completely up to date and had everything that our group needed. Our group consisted of six adults and two children (four and eight). The pool and sauna is a community used facility and you must sign up to use those amenities. At first this seemed like a pain, but it helped to limit the amount of people using the pool, which was very nice. The grounds of the club itself are gorgeous and there was plenty to do from tennis and badminton to a playground for the kids. The abbey is located within perfect walking distance of shops, pubs, groceries, and restaurants. We would definitely stay here again and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone interested in staying in the Ft. Augustus area.”