Stunning Historic Home Beside Loch Ness

Stunning Historic Home Beside Loch Ness

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Please note - our property is never available during July / August

Last Minute points availability - 28 May - 1 Jun

Must be for the whole period plus extra costs for meet and greet, professional clean, linen change etc.

Luxury three bedroom, two bathroom second floor apartment in a landmark grade A listed Benedictine Monastery (The Highland Club) set in 20 acres of private grounds on the shores of Loch Ness.

This spacious mezzanine apartment (140m2/1550ft2) has been fitted to the highest specification. Tastefully decorated by Scottish interior design team ANTA coupled with stylish furnishings and high specification fittings promise to make your stay both memorable and relaxing. There are a plethora of original features such as the majestic cathedral window in the open plan living area. This beautiful window floods the room with light with wonderful views over the cloisters. As a guest you will have access to all The Highland Club has to offer.

Facilities included are The Boathouse Restaurant providing an idyllic setting on the shores of Loch Ness in which you can enjoy delicious, locally sourced food. The Highland Club swimming pool, sauna and steam room. Within the stunning grounds outdoor picnic tables and BBQ'S are provided for guest use; tennis court, outdoor table tennis, croquet lawn, giant chess and children’s adventure play area promise to keep everyone amused. The Monks refectory has been transformed into a Club Lounge with its oak panelled walls and stained glass windows, providing a sumptuous area to relax with friends or enjoy a game of SNOOKER (WIFI access available).

There is highspeed internet and wifi within the apartment. Two TVs - 50 inch in lounge, and 32 inch in master bedroom.

http://www.thehighlandclub.co.uk

We may be open to accepting points in low season on the basis of a minimum stay of 4 nights and covering our local managing agents fees (meet and greet, cleaning, linen change, etc)

Features

Amar's reviews

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More about us

  1. Amar and Bal - we are a sociable, travel-obsessed couple with one year old twin boys. Our property is a holiday home while we usually reside in London.

    We would like to be able to invite members of our family and select friends on your trips, a courtesy we will extend to our exchange partner. We are very responsible, considerate people and would treat your home better than our own!

    We are seeking a one week exchange between August and around October 2013 somewhere warm and sunny, and preferably short haul from the UK. Beach properties a big plus.

    We are further looking for a 2/3 week exchange in Asia from 14 December to 5 January.

    There is a small possibility of offering a car exchange but we would need to discuss this on a case by case basis.

    Wish list

    - highspeed internet and wifi as I run an online business
    - close to good hospital / paediatric care
    - a walkable town so we are not wholly reliant on a car
    - easy access to property for a double stroller

    I am allergic to pets

    Our apartment is never available in July / August when it is rented out.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

The Highland Club is situated in the picturesque village of Fort Augustus which lies south-west of Loch Ness near the Caledonian Canal. Like any good village, there are a full selection of local amenities, including pubs, shops and restaurants.

Whether you’re into water sports, boating or spotting Nessie herself, the world famous Loch Ness will not disappoint. At 23 miles long, it is one of the longest and deepest lochs in Scotland. The character of the loch is undoubtedly awe-inspiring and varied given its size; so the view from the shifting banks changes dramatically as you travel through. With Inverness at the top, and Drumnadrochit to the west, the loch is connected by the surrounding A28 main road, allowing you to visit all of the key spots along the way.

From Fort William you can take the West Highland Railway. The West Highland Rail Line was, in 2009, voted by readers of Wanderlust Magazine the best rail journey not just in Scotland, Britain or Europe, but the world.

It’s a route well-known to fans of Harry Potter, with the 122-year-old Glenfinnan Viaduct becoming a place of pilgrimage for those following in the footsteps of the boy wizard on the Hogwarts Express Jacobite steam train between Fort William and Mallaig every year.

Buzzy restaurants
Boathouse Restaurant
Cool bars
Bothy Restaurant and Bar
Cozy cafés
The Lovat
Bit of culture
Loch Ness Monster Museum
Walks in the park
South Loch Ness Trail
Spot of exercise
On site gymnasium
Day tripping
Whisky distillery / Castle tour / Loch cruise

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