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Loch Ness - The Old Armoury ground floor apartment on the shores of Loch Ness

Bedrooms 2
Space 95 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

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.

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 10 metre indoor heated swimming pool ('Chapel Pool') located in the Pugin designed Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, a steam room and sauna. (PLEASE NOTE - the swimming pool and spa is currently undergoing refurbishment and may not be available until June 2017). 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, badminton, a barbeque 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 Netflix movies, 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 (and double sofa), 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 linen for the sofa bed, if using the sofa bed.

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Lesley & Ian Thomas
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, mandarin
Response time
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Fort Augustus, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 95 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
  • 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.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • 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
  • 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
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Extras included in booking: Wheel chair friendly access Wifi connection in the apartment Netflix Movies 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Loch Ness - The Old Armoury ground floor apartment on the shores of Loch Ness
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Fort Augustus
Nearest Ferry
250 Miles
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 (PLEASE NOTE - the swimming pool and spa is currently undergoing refurbishment and may not be available until June 2017). 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.

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 linen for the sofa beds, if using the sofa beds.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Fort Augustus, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 44
13 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 45
1 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 46
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 47
2 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 48
7 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 49
9 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 50
20 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 51
28 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 52
22 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We accept short stays for three, four, five, and six nights to our property. Please contact us via email by sending an enquiry on this website to ensure the quotation given on this website is correct.

Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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