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Exclusive, luxury lakeside holiday apartments in St Benedicts Abbey, Loch Ness - Moat House 3

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Romantic historic building with private shore, sports facilities and Pool /Spa

Without doubt one of the finest historical buildings in the Highlands with a fascinating history. Recently developed, the abbey provides some of the most exclusive apartments in Scotland. Surrounded on three sides by water, the abbey is nestled in over 20 acres of private garden grounds, extending down to the southern shoreline of Loch Ness. Two spectacular and well proportioned 2-bedroom flats-Moat House 3 (first floor)& 6 (second floor) accommodating 5-6 persons. The flats are located in the most historic part of the abbey. Flat 3- the unique historic character of the living area is enhanced by beautifully detailed stained glass windows and original wall coving. Flat 6- a spectacular and spacious maisonette apartment with views in 3 directions comfertably accommodating 6. Both apartments with fully equipped kitchen with 'state of the art' appliances and free Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi also available in the Club Lounge). The picturesque village of Fort Augustus is only a 2 min walk away with several local restaurants, pubs and a supermarket. Comfy Club lounge with fabulous snooker table and an assortment of games.. Pool / Spa with Sauna and steam room available free of charge.

Combination holiday with Edinburgh: For a combined holiday town & country please view Home Away property Ref nr 523369. Fantastic city apartment to explore the delights of Scotlands Capital City Edinburgh. Please ask the owner for an individual offer .

Absolutely the best Scotland can offer !

Main Photo courtesy of Tinkerbell Images.

Photos: For more photos of the apartments and surroundings please contact the owner

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Details for Moat House 3 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

Luxury first-floor apartment in the oldest part of the complex. The historic character is enhanced by original stained glass windows in the living/ dining area and a spectacular view onto the cloister gardens with fascinating architectural details.

A very generously proportioned apartment with two spacious bedrooms, a large living area with bay seating area - very tastefully decorated and comfertably furnished with solid oak furniture and a modern newly-fitted open plan kitchen with all modern conveniences. Free Wi-Fi in the club lounge.

For larger groups bookings can be taken in combination with Moat House 6 (one floor above in the same building).

Using both apartments up to 11 people can be comfertably accommodated.

With every conceivable sport indoor and out, these apartments offer a spectacular family holiday or a romantic break, even in the winter months . Pool/ Spa available now open. This apartment comfertably accommodates 4 adults and 1 smaller child on spare folding bed

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mairi Stewart (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german

About Mairi Stewart

Dear Scotland Fans !

Originally from Scotland, I have chosen the absolutely best locations for visting my country. This unique historic building, lovingly restored to its former splendour and also my beautiful apartment in the capital city of Edinburgh provide the perfect combination. As we use these properties as our second home we have paid particular attention to the furnishings and decor so that you also feel the home factor. I am sure you will be very comfertable in these spectacular places.

Mairi Stewart purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Mairi Stewart chose Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

If you are visiting the Highlands there is just no better place to be. Not only are you so centrally located that you can visit all main sights within a day trip in all directions, but you also have the spectacular abbey to explore with all its sports and leisure facilities.

Combining your visit with a trip to Edinburgh just rounds off your experience of Scotland. Please ask me for a combination offer with my Edinburgh apartment.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)
Moat House 3
average rating of 4.888889 based on 29 reviews

Beautiful and Unique!

  • 5 of 5

A tremendous experience. Well worth booking.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Tampa, Florida, USA

This is a very beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a very beautiful place to stay. The Abbey and the property of the Highland Club are amazing. We had fun in the community billiards/club room and had a nice break swimming in the heated pool, sauna and steam room. Moat House number 3 needs updated photos; the current photos do not really show how spacious and nice the apartment is. We were very happy to find a nicer and larger apartment than we expected. The apartment is nicely furnished and very clean. I think the Moat house probably has the best views of any apartment. The apartment overlooks the interior courtyard which is beautiful. We had spent time in Edinburgh and wished we had allowed more than 4 days staying at the Highland Club. We did not want to leave the Highland Club. We enjoyed having 2 dinners at the Boat house restaurant on the grounds of the Highland Club. We enjoyed the views of Loch Ness and the food in the Boat House. Outside the club grounds is the village of Ft. Augustus with nice restaurants and shops. We took a speed boat ride across Loch Ness which was a lot of fun. The boat tour operator is located just on the edge of the Highland Club. Loch Ness is a great place to stay in the Highlands with many villages and castles nearby to visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your extremely positive coments. I am glad you made use of the comforts and facilities of the club lounge. Also a nice place to mingle with other guests ! Also thanks for your compliments on the proportions and furnishings of the apartment - I put a lot of thought and effort into transforming this apartment into a cosy and comfertable haven, while decorating to compliment and enhance the beautiful stonework both inside and outside the apartment, and of course the spectacular windows ! Glad you appreciated ! Yes, I agree, the village is extremely convenient and I am glad you mentioned the speed boat tour. I have that on my list of to dos for my next trip. Have heard so many positive things about that ! Thanks for visiting - it was a pleasure dealing with you and having you to stay !
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Cagliari, Sardinia / Italy

A wonderful choice for families with children

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for our family of six for a relaxing location also suitable for a base for one day trips to the Highlands and the isles: we found all of that and much more. Fort Augustus is linked with good roads to the main attractions of the Highlands region; good food, groceries and a supermarket are available in place and Inverness with its bigger stores are in one hour of car distance, for more sophsticated needs. The flat is lovely, very comfortable, completely furnished and accessorized with all the more useful electrical apparels. Really noteworthy is the view of the internal courtyard of the abbey from the wide windows of the living room. The flat is well located inside a benedictine abbey in a complex where it is possible to play lots of sports and games indoor and outdoor. The library/billiard room obtained from the old refectory is wonderful for relaxing in the evenings. With our children, after our daily trips, we played every sorts of sports in the evening and the bench on the shore of Loch Ness was our favourite place for spotting Nessie at sunsets. Unfortunately we didn't see her, but we are sure next time we will do it.

Finally, Mrs. Claire Lee was very helpful, kind and complete in giving us all the information needed for our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Geruhsame Tage in wunderschöner Umgebung

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben in dieser liebvoll und überkomplett ausgestatteten Wohnung eine wunderbare Woche verbracht. Es hat sich sofort das Gefühl von "zu Hause" eingestellt. Am Ufer des Loch Ness lässt es sich wunderbar entspannen. Laufen entlang des Caledonien Canal, Boule oder Croquet, Tennis oder Federball, Tischtennis und vieles mehr: es kommt nie Langeweile auf. Und das eben in einem wunderschönen Ambiente.

Die Vermieterin ist sehr bemüht ihren Gästen den Aufenthalt so angenehm wie möglich zu gestalten, hat viele Tipps vorbereitet und steht jederzeit als Ansprechpartner zu Verfügung. Danke Mairi, für diesen schönen Urlaub!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely comments ! I am so happy the apartment surpassed your expectations in comfort and facilities and that you felt so much at home there. I invested a lot of effort in the quality of furnishings and decor - I am glad you were so happy. Also great that you had the opportunity to try out the numerous outdoor and indoor activities. And most of all thank you for the personal compliment about our dealings - it was mutual ! I would be very happy to welcome you back anytime !
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  • 5 of 5

Wir haben im Juni für 5 Tage diese Wohnung gemietet. Übergabe war reibungslos, die Lage (direkt am Nessi-See) war sehr gut für unsere Unternehmungen und Ausflüge. Die Angaben im Online-Inserat waren alle richtig; die Ausstattung viel umfangreicher als in anderen Ferienwohnungen. Sehr ruhig gelegen, und doch nur ein paar Schritte zum Supermarkt oder gleich ins "Bootshaus-Restaurant", direkt auf dem weitläufigen Gelände. Ich kann die Wohnung uneingeschränkt weiter empfehlen.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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geschmackvolle Wohnung mit Komfort

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt in der geräumigen und sehr geschmackvoll eingerichteten Wohnung.

Das ganze Haus ist imposant, eben eine ehemalige Abtei. Die Gänge und Gemeinschaftsräume sind einfach genial.

Nicht nur die Kinder waren begeistert von Pool, Outdoor-Schach, Tischtennisplatte, Tennis-/Badmintonplätzen etc.

Und das alles direkt am See mit wunderschönem Blick. Alles war gepflegt und sauber, bei Fragen stand immer jemand zur Verfügung. Bei der Ankunft gab es sogar Kekse und Milch im Kühlschrank!

Vielen Dank für alles, wir kommen gerne wieder!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Bothy, in the village
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
300 Metres
Fort Augustus
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
70 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Boat House restaurant on the shore
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Loch Ness
Car: recommended

The abbey is bordered by the Caledonian Canal on one side, the river Tarff on the other and Loch Ness at the front. Fort Augustus is a 30 min. drive from Inverness, the Highland capital, with its excellent access network by bus, rail or air. Fort William is a 30 min. drive in the other direction. There are regular bus connections to Inverness and Fort William from Fort Augustus. Fort Augustus is approx. 3 hours from Edinburgh and Glasgow - during the drive you will have the chance to savour some of the most spectacular scenery Scotland has to offer, not to mention the chance to stop in at various whisky distilleries on the way! The abbey is set in an area of breathtaking beauty and tranquillity - an absolutely unique experience! Day trips will take to you to all highland scenic spots ..enjoy the magic of the abbey , its beautiful expansive grounds with restaurant and sports activities ..or just relax in the majestic club lounge or in the indoor Pool / Spa area in the historic church.

Other Activities: On the grounds you will find tennis and badminton court, table tennis, roquet and wellness area. Golf course is a 1 Min. drive away. Anyone can play !

Golf: Golf course in Fort Augustus - please feel free to use the golf clubs in the Moat House apartment !


Rates & Availability

Fort Augustus Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
high season 2016
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 21 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Oct 22 2016 - Dec 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
new year
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Apr 8 2017 - May 12 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
May 13 2017 - Jun 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 17
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

conservation fee $32

Preise für 4er Belegung. Extra Person € 50 pro Aufenthalt.
€7 pro Person Conservation Fee pro Aufenthalt.

If cancelled within 7 days of booking, full refund will be given. After this date the deposit is non-refundable.Cancellations between 12 - 6 weeks 50% of balance ., 6-4 weeks :75% , within 4 weeks 100%. If rebooked only deposit will be kept. +€50 per person exceeding 4

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Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • Very high quality bathroom suite with heated towel rail, free-stranding shower and bathtub. All towels provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Very bright, quiet rooms overlooking the Cloister Gardens. Second TV with integrated DVD in double bedroom. A chair bed can be provided for a fifth person - only really suitable for a child. Extra charge for 5 people € 50 or 50 pounds per stay.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam Shower
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Living area tastefully decorated - cosy sofa corner - brand new solid oak furniture of the highest quality. Modern TV and DVD player. Selection of local information, books, DVDs and games. Tennis and Badminton raquets as well as a golf set are in the apartment for your use. The club lounge with full-size snooker table and wi-fi internet is open. Sport on the grounds: Snooker, table tennis, badminton, tennis, giant chess , bowls, cricket, football, croquet and much more.. A great adventure playground for the kids is available on the grounds and also a barbecue area (with anti-midge machines!) directly by the loch. Pool / Spa and fitness room free of charge. Bike hire directy from the concierge. Please note that this is a first floor apartment with no lift.

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