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Lesley & Ian Thomas

Member since: 2012
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Loch Ness - The Old Armoury ground floor apartment on the shores of Loch Ness

8 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

Fort Augustus Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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.

Its facilities include a 10 metre 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, badmington, a barbaque 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 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, 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 defense 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 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 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 of three or more days available on request. Please email the owner for a quotation for stays of more than three days and less than seven days as the booking rates shown on this website is unable to calculate an actual quotation for such short stays at this apartment. Note - A one off £25 surcharge applies per stay for the usage of extra bed linen for the sofa beds. However, guests are welcome to bring their own bed linen, duvets, blankets or sleeping bags if they are using the sofa beds.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Lesley & Ian Thomas (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, mandarin

Reviews

4.6
based on 8 traveler reviews

Loch Ness - The Old Armoury ground floor apartment on the shores of Loch Ness
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
5

Cool and modern in an historic setting

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A totally enchanting and delightful experience living amongst ghosts of days gone by.

  • 5 of 5

What a surprise when we arrived at St Benedicts to find that we would actually be staying in the Monks Wing, which was part of the original Abbey. We enjoyed exploring the cloister and peeping into alcoves throughout the facility. The amenities were all we could have asked for and my husband especially appreciated the Sauna. The immaculate apartment was spacious and well appointed and the fact that we could walk into Fort Augustus in about 5 minutes was a huge plus. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your lovely home. We hope to come back again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in our apartment in the unique and magical Highland Club on Loch Ness. Lesley & Ian
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Scottish Holiday in style

  • 5 of 5

The Highland Club probably one of the most beautiful accommodation we have stayed in as far the location goes within the UK. It's on the bank of Loch Ness so every morning you weak up to something spectacular. The apartment we stayed in is fully equipped. We were a group of 9, four adults and 5 small children. Most everything was of very high standard. Beds and the sofa beds could have been better quality along with the pillows. Internet connection was not stable either but in a location like that you don't feel the need for that 😜򗀠overall it was very pleasant and we will definitely revisit and highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in a stunning building

  • 5 of 5

We went for our fifth holiday with friends in the May weekend and chose this property over a larger one because of the Abbey's amenities. While it is "cosy" for 8 people (and the living room sofa bed is not very comfy), the flat was nicely presented and clean and the Abbey is fantastic. We used the pool, the snooker table, the tennis courts, the skittles, the playpark - and had a great break away.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Highland Club Abbey. It is a unique and fabulous place. We further note your comment on the lounge sofa bed and confirm we are already in the process of providing a new deep mattress topper to make this a more comfortable bed for guests in large groups. Ian & Lesley
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Great family week end

  • 3 of 5

Our stay at The Old Armoury was really goo. Place have a range ogf activity for the family and beautiful surroundings. However we have to use sofa-bed in the living room and was really uncomfortable despite the fact the management send us a mattress cover for it.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a two bedroom apartment which may accomodate up to six adults and two children or four adults and four children if the guests use the two sofa beds. This arrangement is a cheap alternative to the larger (more expensive) apartments at the Abbey where guests will be charged a higher rate of fees. Therefore, there is a compromise of paying less with part of any larger group of guests having to use the sofa beds. Our on-site manager only recently informed us that some guests were un-comfortable on the lounge sofa bed, so we are changing the sofa bed mattress for a new mattress.
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Lovely apartment

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely apartment in beautiful surroundings. Spacious and cosy.

A short walk into Fort Augustus..

Large en suite master bedroom, a slightly smaller 2nd bedroom, 2nd full sized bathroom and open plan living, dining and kitchen areas. Great to return to after a day out.

The kitchen is stocked with all the crockery and utensils you could possibly need.

There are DVD, games and books that you can use. A complementary welcome pack.

Take a wander round the cloistered area.

Plenty of parking.

Did not use the pool or gym.

Limited freeview channels.

Generally very clean except for the fluff on the bedroom carpets ( why I deducted 1 point).

Would not hesitate to return here.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Fort Augustus
Nearest Ferry
250 Miles
Newcastle
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Fort Augustus
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Inverness and Fort William
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Boat House
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Aonach Mor (Nevis Range)
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Caol Beach, Fort William
Car: recommended

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 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. Please email the owner for a quotation for stays of more than three days and less than seven days as the booking rates shown on the Home Away website is unable to show an actual quotation for such short stays. Note - The apartment can accommodate up to 6 adults and 2 children, plus a baby and is NOT suitable for 7 or more adults. A one off £25 surcharge applies per stay for the usage of extra bed linen for the sofa beds.

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Rates & Availability

Fort Augustus Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 38
Jul 8 2016 - Sep 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
$178
$1,244
 
 
Rate 39
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$153
$1,067
 
 
Rate 40
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$166
$1,165
 
 
Rate 41
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$126
$886
 
 
Xmas
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$191
$1,321
 
 
Rate 40
May 30 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$153
$811
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Short break prices are available on request, please contact us for details on 0044 7868323218 or Lesley.alberici@yahoo.co.uk.
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Amenities

Fort Augustus Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 95 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    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 further sofa bed suitable for young children. 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 sofa bed in the living room and another small sofa bed in the master bedroom (for a small child) and a baby cot, this property can comfortably accommodate six guests and a baby.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Extras included in booking: Wheel chair friendly access Wifi connection in the apartment Good quality bed linen with anti-allergy pillows 100% cotton towels Two flat screen TV’s Ipod/radio/CD player Games, books and DVD’s Hairdryer Iron & ironing board Washer/dryer Electricity and gas central heating Free allocated parking

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