Garden Cottage 5
Luxury self catering cottage in the grounds of The Highland Club at Fort Augustus.
Garden Cottage is very spacious and visitors to it can enjoy all the facilities of the Highland Club. It is set apart from the main abbey buildings, on the bank of the River Tarff, just before it enters Loch Ness. This unique riverbank location close to Loch Ness is what makes self catering holidays in Garden Cottage so special.
Garden Cottage is so named because it is built in the original monastery vegetable garden, a peaceful part of the abbey where the river meanders past the bottom of the garden. There is a table and benches in the garden for sitting out to enjoy al fresco dining when the weather allows.
The cottage is newly built in a traditional style and is set over two floors with an open plan kitchen/living area. A lovely feature of Garden Cottage is the real log fire, also Sky TV, DVD and broadband internet access.
Highland club Scotland
The Highland Club is the name given to the converted St Benedict's Abbey at Fort Augustus. The abbey is in the perfect location in the middle of the Great Glen Way on the shores of Loch Ness, the Caledonian Canal and the River Tarff, just an hours drive away from Inveress and Fort William. Facilities include a Heated indoor Pool, Steam Room and Sauna, Gym, Games Room with Snooker table, Giant Chess set, Croquet and more.
The accommodation here is suitable for families of all ages. For mum and dad, an ideal for quiet, restful retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life but lots of activity for the family, tennis badminton football, water sports, fishing, hiking, the list is endless, a family holiday that has everything.
There are cottages and apartments at the Highland Club so you can choose between them and retreat to the wonderful peace and tranquillity they have to offer. The Cottages make an ideal place to spend some time with family and freinds wether it's quiet time or celebration time! Group booking discount may be available if you want to gather the clan for some extended family fun and rent out two or more Cottages together.
Here we present a small selection of the lovely Cottages available including Club Cottage, Garden Cottage and Bruach Cottage each with views of of the Abbey Buildings and also the river Tarff which flows into Loch Ness just 60 seconds walk away.
Please view listing details for further infomation or contact us, we are always happy to help.
Club Cottage 2, our peaceful pet haven which overlooks the River Tarff is bright, comfortable and cosy with it's log bruning fire in the living room & jacuzzi. Mater bedroom: King Sized bed, Second bedroom: Two single beds and sofa bed. 2 bathrooms both with shower and bath. Includes Free private WiFi and Sky TV. Garden table and Chairs on patio.
Garden Cottage 5, also welcomes your well behaved pets to enjoy your holiday here with you. Even though all the cottages have gas central heating a wood burning fire is installed so you can enjoy the romantic glow and keep extra warm.
Master Bedroom: 1 Double bed, Second Bedroom: 2 Single beds with pull out guest bed. 2 Bathrooms with shower and bath. Free Private WiFi & Sky TV. Patio table and chairs.
Bruach Cottage 9, faces south and is bright and sunny on a good day, light, warm and cosy on a not so good day! 2 Bedrooms both with King sized beds. 2 bathrooms, both with shower and bath. Fully equipped Kitchen facilities. Ideal for Friends and Family, sorry no pets allowed. Free Private WiFi, Digital TV, iPod docking station. Table and Chairs on the patio.
All Cottages have gas central heating and Log fires, they are fully equiped throughout to a very high standard. All Kitchens include Mirowave, Gas hob, Oven, Fridge Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing/Drying Machine, Guests will enjoy use of all facilities grounds and gardens at the Highland Club.
About the Manager
About Simon Canning
I am pleased to market and manage a number of properties in this very prestigious setting, so I have contact from the moment you enquire until you leave after a great Holiday experience at Loch Ness. I live on site at the Highland Club, so I am available 24 hours 7 days to help with anything. That is my commitment both to guests and owners. I don't show a photograph as one shock is enough and you might just see Nessie while you are here.
Simon Canning purchased this cottage in 2006
Why Simon Canning chose Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn
If you drive through Fort Augustus you will pass within 30 Metres of the gates of The Highland Club, formerly ST Benedict's abbey. Yet you will probably miss it, a hidden jewel with the Loch on one side, the Caledonian canal on another and the River Tarff on a third side.
The seclusion, the peacefulness and the history, even the architecture are all still here, but now we also have luxury apartments with fantastic amenities, all right in the centre of the Scottish Highlands - why be anywhere else.
What makes this cottage unique
I never tire of the view of the Loch here, and love to wander down to the loch side and feel the peace and tranquillity. The craft passing down the Canal through the Locks are many and varied and I sit beside the Canal with a beer and let time pass me by.
In winter inside the Abbey is a wonderful place to be after a walk or a ski, the club lounge is peaceful and relaxing.
Each apartment here is unique designed around the features of the original building, and finished off with personal touches by the owners.
From the Owner
“If you drive through Fort Augustus you will pass within 30 Metres of the gates of The Highland Club, formerly ST Benedict's abbey. Yet you will probably miss it, a hidden jewel with the Loch on one side, the Caledonian canal on another and the River Tarff on a third side. The seclusion, the peacefulness and the history, even the architecture are all still here, but now we also have luxury apartments with fantastic amenities, all right in the centre of the Scottish Highlands - why be anywhere else.”
Activity and Interests
The Highland Club is a converted Abbey with many original features not only of the Abbey but the original Fort built in 1715. The facilities gym, Club lounge, tennis and badminton courts, croquet lawn, Table tennis, Barbecue stands, fishing rights on the loch, and an on site restaurant.
The village (a 2 minute walk ) is centred around the famous Canal Locks designed by Telford and you can enjoy lunch or a drink beside the canal watching them in operation as many varied craft come through into Loch Ness.
There are a selection of boat trips or fishing trips you can do from the canal side beside the Highland Club, cruise Loch Ness and take dinner at the Dores Inn on a round the loch trip, or visit Urqhuart Castle and take in the amazing views you can only see from the water.
The village also has a small Museum about the Caledonian Canal and the Locks. A short walk takes you to the Rare Breeds Farm.
Other sports activities are available at the Highland club buy arrangement: canoeing, kayaking, rifle shooting, archery and bicycles are available to rent on site.
Walking and cycling trails are in abundance all around Loch Ness and beyond. The Loch Ness Trail, The West Highland Way, The Great Glen Way, and many many more.
The village has a good range of pubs and restaurants and the quality is excellent. Check reviews The Lovat Loch Ness, and expect not only a great range of whiskey at the Lock Inn, but excellent wholesome food as well.
Fort Augustus is central to Inverness and Fort William so you can head north and take in Urquhart Castle and then the Loch Ness Visitor Centre at Drumnadrochit.
In Inverness you might do the beech or the dolphin trip. You can also go to Inverness around the other side of the Loch or return that way as it is historic and scenic, stop and enjoy the views.
South towards Fort William will bring you firstly to Invergarry just 6 miles away, and the Great Glen Water Park, where among other things the adventurous might book a White Water Rafting trip on the River Garry, coinciding with the Dam release.
Then through Spean Bridge passing the Commando monument. and onward to Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor, where you can choose the easy or hard way to the top. If you take an easy route you have to carry something, but don't try a piano, someone tried that many years ago and never made it - the piano never recovered!
When you come down go into the Nevis Distillery, find out Scotland's secret recipe and sample the result.
Of course you may take the ski lift up and even ski back down if you are here at the right time of year. Either way there is a restaurant where you can relax an enjoy the view
Fort William is a lovely town, have a wander round and try the Crannog seafood restaurant on the waterfront.
Coming out of Fort William further south takes us to Glen Coe, the visitor centre there is well worth a visit. The wildlife in this region will astound you if you take time to watch for it, and the information at the centre will help with that.
A great day out with the kids is to Landmark the Forest adventure park, and visit Aviemore if you have time.
From the Owner
“I never tire of the view of the Loch here, and love to wander down to the loch side and feel the peace and tranquillity. The craft passing down the Canal through the Locks are many and varied and I sit beside the Canal with a beer and let time pass me by. In winter inside the Abbey is a wonderful place to be after a walk or a ski, the club lounge is peaceful and relaxing. Each apartment here is unique designed around the features of the original building, and finished off with personal touches by the owners.”
- Away From It All
- Holiday Complex
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Fitness Room / Equipment ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Table Football
- Game Room ...
- Games ...
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- wheelchair accessible
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- pier fishing
- water skiing
- whitewater rafting
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Family Bathroom with shower downstairs. En-suite bathroom in Master bedroom upstairs. Both with Granite vanity shelves and slate tile flooring and heated towel rails.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
- Twin bedroom downstairs plus a pull-out bed to sleep one extra person. Adjacent bathroom downstairs. The master bedroom upstairs has a bathroom with a bath and shower.
- Bicycles ...
- Boat ...
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Garden ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Tennis ...
- 1 bicycles
- Max. occupancy: 5
- smoking allowed
- pets considered ...
- Events Allowed
- children welcome