The Classrooms provides 4 Star accommodation and is situated forty five minutes from Inverness on Loch Ness's beautiful southern shores in one of Scotland’s most unique and picturesque settings. The apartment is located in St Benedict’s Abbey, Fort Augustus within its twenty acres of grounds surrounded by water on three sides by the Caledonian canal and the River Tarff flowing into the famous Loch Ness.
This is an ideal getaway for families or couples looking for a romantic break in beautiful and tranquil surroundings and also perfect for those who enjoy outdoor activities. You can park the car and make the most of the excellent facilities including tennis court, croquet lawn, BBQ area, children’s adventure playground, boules, club lounge with full size snooker table, table tennis and a spa with a nine hole golf course just five minutes away. On the waters edge within the grounds is the Boathouse restaurant serving delicious locally sourced food and produce and clay pigeon shooting, archery and white water rafting are all available on site to make this a memorable holiday.
Apart from Nessie hunting there is much to do around this area including trout fishing from the grounds, taking a sail on the loch onboard the Royal Scot as it sails from within a few minute's walk from the apartment. Take the children on the Hogwart’s Express from Fort William to Mallaig and ride on the train as Harry Potter did over the Glenfinnan Viaduct. Horse riding is also nearby and there are many walks around Fort Augustus and the Great Glen to enjoy.
Alternatively, use The Classrooms as a fantastic base from which to tour the Scottish Highlands as it is easy to reach Skye, the silver sands of the west coast, sail with the dolphins in the Moray firth or visit the numerous castles of Urquhart, Cawdor, Inverness, Brodie, Dunrobin, the famous Eilean Donan Castle and Fort George - all situated in little more than one hour's drive away. Of course there is always a visit to a Scots whisky distillery and Glenmorangie, Dalwhinnie and Ben Nevis are within easy reach as well as the Cairngorm National Park.
St Benedict’s Abbey has an interesting history and is one of North of Scotland’s national heritage buildings and is grade A listed. The Abbey, positioned on the foundations of the original Fort Augustus military garrison (built 1729), was built by the Benedictine monks in 1876 and was run with a school until 1998. Today it provides luxury holiday accommodation in the Highland Club Loch Ness resort with superb indoor and outdoor facilities for families and couples looking for relaxing, adventurous or sporting holidays.
Within a few minutes walk, you have Fort Augustus village which offers a nice range of restaurants and pubs for a meal out and shops for stocking up on provisions.
The Classrooms affords lovely views across the wide open lawns with the Caledonian canal and mountains of the Great Glen as a lovely backdrop beyond - an ever changing view that always offers something lovely to see at any time of the year. Its facilities are more spacious than most and include a large separate lounge, fully fitted kitchen and dining area, two bedrooms and two bathrooms (one ensuite). The apartment is nicely presented and equipped to a high standard with everything required for a self catering holiday.
Roy Fulton joined Independent Cottages in February 2010
Facilities and accommodation comprises:
Additional information: An arrival pack is included. Electricity, Gas, bed linen, towels (two per person) are a range of domestic consumables are all included in the rates. Guests have the use of sports equipment which includes tennis and also table tennis racquets/bats and rods for fishing. The Classrooms is non-smoking and cannot accept pets. The Classrooms is ideal for a short break (flexible two to six night breaks are offered) or longer week or fortnight holiday - please enquire with the owner. Parking space included with additional site parking available. Cot and high chair provided. Changeover day is flexible. All major credit cards are accepted.
Star Rating: 4 Star
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