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The Old Armoury on Loch Ness at the Highland Club in Fort Augustus, Scotland

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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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') located in the Pugin designed Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, a steam room and sauna. Pu...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') 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 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 line More
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Ian and Lesley T
Languages spoken:German, Norwegian, Finnish, Russian, Swedish, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Hungarian, Spanish, Czech, Dutch
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2013
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Reviewed August 20, 2016

My high expectations for this venue were exceeded. For those in the US, this is a centuries old structure that is furnished better than a good Residence Inn. A gracious grass lawn leads from the building to the southern tip of Loch Ness, with the...More

Date of stay: August 2016
2  Thank JCfromCherokee
Reviewed February 19, 2016

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...More

Date of stay: February 2016
1  Thank handbagscotland
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
Shared Tennis Court
Internet Access
Toaster
Swingset
Cooker
Grill
Sauna
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Gym
Game Room
Pool Table
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Shared Indoor Pool
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About the neighbourhood
The historic town of Fort Augustus is not just home to the shores of Loch Ness, but the Caledonian Canal which starts from the costal city of Inverness to the famous town of Fort William. Many boats, large and small converge on Fort Augustus with its wide inland waterways lock's allowing passage through the town. There are many special places to visit around the town, with Ben Nevis just 30 miles away. The apartment itself is steeping in history as it is located within the remaining building of a dismantled fort, built in 1729 and originally erected for the suppression of Highland Jacobites. In 1880 St. Benedicts Abbey was completed on the same site as the old Fort and became the home to the Benedictine monks until its closure in 1993.
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