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Family Private Apartment Within The Historic Grounds Of St Benedict's Abbey With - Moat House 1 Sleeps 7 (2 Bedrooms)



Updated: 06-Dec-2016
St Benedicts Abbey , The highland club Apartments in Fort Augustus, Scotland - On Two Levels With Unique Private Ground Floor Access, Ideal For Families. Two Minutes Walk To Town

Located within the 20 acres of private ground of St Benedict's Abbey. Our luxury holiday rental apartments overlook uninterrupted views of Loch Ness, Scotland, making them an ideal base for touring the Scottish Highlands. Activities for all the family including: Tennis Court, Table Tennis, Giant Chess, Croquet Lawn, Children's Adventure Play Area and barbecue area. Pamper Yourself with the Highland Club Spa and Swimming Pool, not forgetting the small but very equipped gym, should you have the energy after all of that ? .

Details for holiday apartment Moat House 1 Sleeps 7 (2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms

The Moat house is a beautifully decorated and comfortable apartment. It has two entrances. The Ground floor entrance is the most accessible and a huge asset if you have children with pushchairs and luggage. The second is through the nice stone work entrance over the Moat (there is no water) and up the contemporary stairway to the first floor.

There is also free wi-fi and BT Vision in the apartment with Netflix films included.

The bedroom with its lovely vaulted ceiling was the original Armoury and the main place where all the ammunition was stored when The Abbey was a fort. Beautifully converted.

Up the stairs the lounge overlooks the main lawn and has two comfy sofas, one of which is a sofa bed. There’s a large flat screen TV, DVD, Video player and wi-fi. The extendible dining table provides seating for up to 6.

The Kitchen is very compact but has everything you should need, including a cooker & hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer etc.

The photos do not do it justice !

  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We are the Curson-Gask family from Inverurie, Aberdeenshire and we welcome you to our holiday homes. We run Gallery i by day and as often as possible (you can see our gallery influence by the artwork chosen for our apartments) we visit St Benedict's Abbey, know as the Highland Club. Our son James, who is 5 years old, loves the outdoor playing area, charging around the cricket pitch with a ball and swimming in the fantastically refurbished swimming pool. This is a great location for outdoor activities from feeding ducks on Loch Ness to an array of really nice restaurants within a 2 minute walk. Moat House 1 is fantastic for us as we can park the car outside and bring in the array of luggage needed for a family. This is a spectacular location for all ages and families.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

“Absolutely Beautiful!”

We stayed recently ( for a second time) in Moat House 1. Its a really spacious apartment over two floors. Both bedrooms are spacious and beautifully furnished. The ensuite bathroom is fabulous! and the family bathroom next to the twin bedroom acts an ensuite. So perfect. The lounge is well furnished....and dining area. Just the place to relax and chill after a day out. It's that bit of luxury you so need when you have been out and about.

“A Highland retreat not to be missed”

We were delighted with Moat House 1, with its spacious bedrooms, quality furnishings and huge ensuite bathroom. Access via a private entrance by the moat gives on to the ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms so no stairs to negotiate with those heavy suitcases. Upstairs the large and comfortable lounge/ diner is the perfect place to relax and plan visits to the countryside that surrounds Fort Augustus.
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From the Owner

We loved the historical setting and the developers have truly doing a remarkable job converting an old monastery into the facilities that you see today. for us it's just three hours drive and is a total getaway from our daily business life. It is so inspirational that we feel we must share with other people who share the same sense of history and enjoy a family retreat for just a few days or longer. We love the open space, Loch Ness, The Caledonian Canal, Fort Augustus village and it's restaurants and the easy access to Inverness. The Bothy Restaurant is a particular favourite for us and we are lucky enough in season to have the Highland Club restaurant which allows us to dine by the loch side. Day trips to Skye are a must we just love the breath taking scenery.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Inverness at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : Bothy inn at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Fort Augustas at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Inverness or Fort william at 45 Miles Nearest Motorway : A9 at 35 Miles Nearest Restaurant : highland club at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Fort Willian Nevis range at 45 Miles Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Walking & Cycling: The Great Glen Way which runs through Fort Augustus, is a footpath of 70 miles across Scotland between Inverness in the east and Fort William in the west. Alternatively, you could walk along the old military road in Fort Augustus taking in some stunning views of the village and Loch Ness or take one of the trails around nearby Alt na Criche. There are many beautiful woodland walks and cycle routes in and around Fort Augustus for you to enjoy.

Touring: Whisky Distilleries are in all directions, while for the children, the Hogwarts Express is a train that runs along the valley where Harry Potter was filmed. The nearby ruins of Urquhart Castle, Cawdor Castle and the world famous Eilean Donan Castle are all within an hour's drive.

Also near by is the Loch Ness Monster Exhibition Centre ideal for children and adults.


The beautiful beaches of the West Coast of Scotland can be found about an hour away with easy access to Isle of Skye across the new bridge at Kyle of Lochalsh. To the East there are several possibilities in the Dornoch/Black Isle area.


Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is about a 45 minute drive from Fort Augustus and offers all the amenities and some wonderful tourist attractions.

By Air: Inverness has its own airport with direct daily flights to London Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester

Nearby Airports (that all offer on site rental cars):

Edinburgh - British Airways/BMI/Easyjet/Ryanair

Glasgow - British Airways/Ryanair

Aberdeen - Ryanair

Dundee - Air France (from London City)


Fort Augustus 200yds (2 mins walk).

Inverness 34 miles.

Fort William 32 miles.

Kyle of Lochalsh 57 miles.

Oban 75 miles.

Glasgow 133 miles.

Edinburgh 160 miles.

John 0'Groats 157 miles.

Further Details:

The village of Fort Augustus is just minutes away, it has lots of great places to eat to suit all tastes, local shops of interest, a garage that opens till late, that i challange you to find something they dont stock !! a tourist office that can book you a tour of the loch by boat or visit or the local sights and of course its famous caladonian canal loch system, a bit of history !


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
rate 9
31 Oct 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 10
22 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 1
4 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
rate 2
1 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
rate 3
28 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
rate 4
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
rate 5
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
rate 6
3 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
rate 7
7 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
rate 8
22 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £5 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 2 years.

Booking Notes:
Please phone or email us in order to make a provisional booking. A confirmed booking deposit of £50 can then be made using paypal or phone for credit/switch cards or electronically using internet banking. Following receipt of this, we will send you confirmation of the weeks booked and an invoice for the remainder. This is the formal acceptance of the booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days flexible. Our Property Manager will greet you in the concierge on arrival and take you to your accommodation. Arrival: 1600hrs. Departure: 1000hrs. or we are very happy to be flexible to your needs.

Notes on prices:
We are delighted to accommodate weekend breaks or 3 days or more to suit your needs. Please contact us for more details.

Please note : in Jan 2013 a Conservation tax for the preservation of the St Benedicts Abeey will be added to each guest staying, this cost is £5.00 per person and free for children 2 or under this is in addition to the prices advertised .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Moat House 1 is fantastic for families. you can virtually park outside the front door and unload all your luggage into the down stair's corridor and then into each of your bedrooms. It is only one of a few that allow you to do this. This property is the closest to the main concierge which is fantastic for arrival and departure. Moat House 1's main bedroom was the armoury and what a fantastic transformation they have made to make it into a lovely bedroom. Monastery 17 is a spectacular get away for a romantic break, weekend or longer let. It is on the top floor of the main monastery and therefore guaranteed the most perfect view over Loch Ness. You can bath in luxury trying to spot the monster. This has been refurbished for you at a very high level for your enjoyment. Its always difficult to find accomadation if you are a party of 5 or 6. Both apartments are set up for sleeping 7 which means you do not have to go to the expense of two apartments.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, large bedroom with bathroom attached
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed, 3 single beds suitable for adults and children,
  • lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, can sleep 2


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: St Benedict's Abbey is situated within 2 minutes walk from the centre of Fort Augustus. Amenities include a number of local pubs/restaurants, local supermarket and a variety of gift shops. There is a 9 hole golf course. The location allows traffic free access to Aonach Mor ski area during the winter months and year round access to the Highlands and all the local outdoor/adventure sports. The beautiful beaches of the West Coast of Scotland can be found about an hour away with easy access to Isle of Skye across the new bridge at Kyle of Lochalsh. To the East there are several beaches in the Dornoch/Black Isle area. Whisky Distilleries are in all directions, while for the children, the Hogwarts Express is a train that runs along the valley where Harry Potter was filmed. The nearby ruins of Urquhart Castle, Cawdor Castle and the world famous Eilean Donan Castle are all within easy reach. The photos and location do not do it justice from the real thing it is simply stunning, special Outside: Facilities included are The Chapel Swimming Pool, Steam Room and Sauna. The Boathouse Restaurant providing an idyllic setting on the shores of Loch Ness in which you can enjoy delicious, locally sourced food and many family favourite recipes. Within the stunning grounds outdoor picnic tables and BBQ's are provided for guest use; Tennis court, Outdoor & Indoor table tennis, Croquet lawn, Giant Chess, Boules Court and Children's Woodland Adventure Play Area promise to keep everyone amused. The Monks refectory has been transformed into the Highland Club Lounge with its oak panelled walls and stained glass windows, providing a sumptuous area to relax with friends or enjoy a game of snooker (WIFI access available). All residences are privately owned and guests are invited to enjoy the many facilities available in these majestic grounds.

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