Welcome to The SCRIPTORIUM Retreat at The Highland Club, your special place to stay at the shores of famous Loch Ness!
Fort Augustus Abbey is - without doubt - one of the finest old buildings in the north of Scotland with a fascinating history...turbulent at times...starting out as a military garrison and -ironically perhaps- later converted into a place of peace by St Benedictine monks. Recently redeveloped, the abbey now provides a most exclusive holiday home in Scotland.
Surrounded on three sides by water, Fort Augustus Abbey is set on the southern end of Loch Ness in twenty acres of beautiful mature garden grounds which extend right down to the shoreline of Loch Ness, home of the 'Water Horse' we call Nessie. The Caledonian Canal forms the western boundary and the river Tarff forms the eastern boundary. Loch Ness, is just 20 minutes drive from the city of Inverness.
The SCRIPTORIUM -the secret 'place for writing' of a monastery
... which forms the very special framework of a unique & detached one-bedroom-apartment on 2 floors with the original high vaulted ceilings, gothic archways & mighty stone pillars and beautiful stained-glass windows!
The Scriptorium-Apartment you will enter from the hall of the scriptorium-building with its marvelous ancient tiled floor...the vestibule under a vaulted ceiling leads you into
- the bathroom with bath tub & shower over and heated towel rail
- the lounge with dining area and integrated kitchen including gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, fridge with icebox, microwave...it benefits of tall windows right into the ceiling giving plenty light & lovely views towards the Abbey Church, Moat House & into the old trees of the west part of the abbey grounds
- the staircase and from there to the bedroom with king-size double bed -suiting easily an abbot- under the original high ceiling, a sky light to watch stars & clouds from your bed and the special atmosphere created by stained-glass windows with symbols of the past home of monks...
Adding to the special feeling of the apartment are the hectagonal shape of the building towards the west, vaulted ceilings & archways, comfy tub-chairs & sofa, some ancient chapel chairs & the matching table telling plenty stories of the past ... many more for you to explore by yourself ... and to feel at home!TV with integrated DVD/CD-player and a vintage radio helps to enjoy each and every minute at the SCRIPTORIUM and to relax.
|HIGH season||£850 Per unit per week|
|LOW season||£530 Per unit per week|
|MID season||£680 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.