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The Scriptorium Apartments

Fort Augustus, Highland, Scotland
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Two apartments for 2 at a restored Abbey at Loch Ness, with use of club lounge, pool with sauna & steam room. 1 has garden / courtyard.

The Scriptorium Apartments offer self-catering accommodation for 2 in each of its stunning units, in a beautiful historic setting.

Guarding the Great Glen on the shores of Loch Ness, Fort Augustus Abbey has a long and often turbulent history that stretches back to the days of Culloden and Bonnie Prince Charlie.

When arriving at The Highland Club, the former St. Benedict's Abbey, you enter your holiday retreat at the Moat House through its marvellous entrance and peacefulness starts with views into the Cloister Gardens.

The Scriptorium Apartments are unique and are one of the few detached apartments at the abbey; with high vaulted ceilings, gothic archways, mighty stone pillars and beautiful stained-glass with even a private inner courtyard garden!

There is a spectacular double bedroom (king-size bed), bathroom, and lounge with integrated, fully equipped kitchen with plenty of light and lovely views either towards the Abbey Church, Moat House and into the old trees of the west part of the abbey grounds OR into its own private garden with crowned kings, gargoyles and the stunning architecture of the outside of the cloisters.

Prices start at £700 a week for 2 in one of the apartments, and short breaks (from 2 days) may also be possible. Included in the price; heating and fluffy bathrobes, and membership to The Highland Club including tennis court, club lounge with full-sized snooker table, WiFi, heated indoor pool, sauna and steam room, gym and so much more to explore within the abbey and the extensive grounds.

Prices for the Abbey per week, depending on season range from £700 to £1100. The maximum single night rate is £280 but this decreases depending on how many nights are booked. Please click Check Availability to see calendars and complete the form for a quote.

IMPORTANT NOTICE; The owner would like to rest-assure you that The Highland Club remains open and they are concentrating on keeping the common areas and flats clean and sanitised. However, in respect to government and science advice due to the Covid-19 situation the decision has been taken to CLOSE the Chapel Pool Complex, Club Lounge and Gym for the safety of guests. Enjoy your stay at The Scriptorium Retreat and the great open spaces of the former abbey and its grounds, have a safe journey.  Stay safe and healthy!

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