Boasting mountain views, The Highland Club provides accommodation with water sports facilities, a fitness centre and a garden, around 26 km from Urquhart Castle. The property has lake and garden views. The accommodation features a sauna, hammam, family-friendly restaurant and free WiFi. Featuring a well-fitted kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, each unit also comes with a safety deposit box, a satellite flat-screen TV, ironing facilities, wardrobe and a seating area with a sofa. There is a private bathroom with bath in every unit, along with bathrobes, slippers and a hair dryer. Additional in-room amenities include wine or champagne, fruits and chocolates or cookies. Guests can take advantage of the warm weather with the property's barbecue facilities. You can play billiards, table tennis and tennis at the guest house, and the area is popular for cycling and fishing. Guests can swim in the indoor pool, or go canoeing. The nearest airport is Inverness Airport, 66 km from The Highland Club.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Free parking available on-site


Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
Bedroom 1:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2:
2 single beds
Bedroom 1:
2 single beds
Bedroom 2:
1 large double bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
Bedroom :
1 large double bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
Bedroom 1:
2 single beds
Bedroom 2:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 1:
2 single beds
Bedroom 2:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 1:
2 single beds
Bedroom 2:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 1:
2 single beds
Bedroom 2:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 1:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2:
2 single beds
Bedroom 1:
2 single beds
Bedroom 2:
1 extra-large double bed
Bedroom 1:
1 double bed
Bedroom 2:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 1:
2 single beds
Bedroom 2:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 1:
1 double bed
Bedroom 2:
1 double bed
Bedroom 3:
1 extra-large double bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.6
Facilities
9.4
Cleanliness
9.6
Comfort
9.7
Value for money
8.8
Location
9.7
Free WiFi
9.3
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Chrisstokes
    Australia Australia
    This was a great find. We loved staying here. The appartment was huge and had all the amenities of home. Easy walk to the village and shops and, of course, the views were fantastic from our windows
  • Andrew
    Australia Australia
    It was an amazing experience. We never knew what it would be like to stay in the old Abbey but the combination of the old (history, beautiful architecture, stunning views of the lake and the surrounding landscapes) and the new (neat, modern...
  • Isabel
    Austria Austria
    We had an amazing stay at the Highland Club for NYE. Our apartment in the old abbey was so spacious and lovely with modern furniture and all amenities you could think of. We had a fully equipped kitchen, huge living room, lovely bedroom and...
Quality rating
Booking.com rated the quality of this property as 4 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Host Information

Company review score: 9.6Based on 153 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

In 2003 The Santon Group, a respected developer of listed buildings, purchased the dilapidated Grade A listed buildings and grounds of St Benedict's Abbey. A £30 million conversion of the site into The Highland Club was embarked upon and finally completed in 2012. The Santon Group is dedicated to preserving the special character and many beautiful features of the Abbey, its cloisters and the great towers that make it such a landmark. However, inside a programme of total renovation and discreet building has transformed the original spartan accommodation into 97 distinctive one, two and three bedroom apartments. In addition, there are 12 charming cottages in the grounds. Today the austerity of monastic life has given way to the warmth of modern leisure living. The Highland Club is managed by a team of helpful on site staff who are overseen by the ever friendly Highland Club Manager, Mark Dallas.

Property information

The Highland Club is a collection of 4 and 5 star self catered apartments (serviced daily) set in 20 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds on the south shore of Loch Ness, also cradled by the Caledonian Canal and the River Tarff. It occupies Grade A listed gothic buildings, originally the 1729 English fortification which became St Benedict’s Abbey. Located in the centre of The Highlands, Fort Augustus Abbey provides comfortable, private apartments as a relaxing base from which to explore Urquhart Castle, Culloden, Clava Cairns, Skye, Ben Nevis and whisky distilleries. The Highland Club is unique, steeped as it is in centuries of Scottish history, and a special, relaxing place to stay – either on a self-catered holiday or as an owner of one of the luxury residences. Amenities exclusively for use by those who are staying with us include an indoor pool, steam and sauna, the club lounge and snooker room. Within the grounds there is a tennis court and many other facilities including outdoor chess in the Cloister Garden, table tennis, badminton, croquet, boules, 5-a-side football and a cricket pitch with nets. The Boathouse Restaurant with its exclusive Loch side view is available...

Neighbourhood information

The Highland Club is set within 20 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds on the shores of Loch Ness in the quiet and charming village of Fort Augustus. Fort Augustus offers spectacular views down Loch Ness and is a a popular destination for walkers and cyclists with many beautiful walks around the area, the most popular being the Great Glen Way.

Languages spoken

Czech,English,Lithuanian,Dutch,Portuguese,Slovak

Property surroundings

Restaurants
1 restaurant on site

  • The Boathouse Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      British • Turkish
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly

Facilities of The Highland Club
Great facilities! Review score, 9.4

Most popular facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness centre
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Children's high chair
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Tumble dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Archery
  • Tennis equipment
  • Water sport facilities on site
  • Cycling
  • Canoeing
  • Table tennis
  • Billiards
  • Children's playground
  • Games room
  • Fishing
  • Tennis court
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
    Services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Luggage storage
    Entertainment and family services
    • Books, DVDs, or music for children
    • Board games/puzzles
    Safety & security
    • CCTV outside property
    • Safety deposit box
    General
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Laptop safe
    • Heating
    • Family rooms
    • Ironing facilities
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Iron
    Accessibility
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    Indoor swimming pool
    Free!
    • Heated pool
    Wellness
    • Hammam
    • Fitness centre
    • Sauna
    Languages spoken
    • Czech
    • English
    • Lithuanian
    • Dutch
    • Portuguese
    • Slovak

    House rules

    The Highland Club takes special requests - add in the next step!

    Check-in

    From 16:00 to 20:00

    Check-out

    Until 10:00

     

    Cancellation/
    prepayment

    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Refundable damage deposit

    A damage deposit of GBP 200 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children older than 1 year are welcome.

    Children 6 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18

    Mastercard Visa American Express Cash The Highland Club accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking

    Smoking is not allowed.

    Parties

    Parties/events are not allowed

    Pets

    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    Late check-ins between 20:00 and 22:00 is possible by prior arrangement and for an additional fee of GBP 25.

    The property cannot accommodate any arrivals after 22:00.

    Please note that the property is located in a building with no lift.

    Please inform The Highland Club in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    A damage deposit of £200 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

    License number: Abbey Church 2 (HI-50071-F); Abbey Church 3 (HI-50104-F); Abbey Church 4 (HI-50161-F); Abbey Church 5 (HI50103-F); Abbey Church 10 (H50106-F); Abbey Church 11 (HI-50107-F); Abbey Church 12 (HI-50353-F); Abbey Church 15 (HI-50129-F); Abbey Church 16 (HI-50130-F); Abbey Church 17 (HI-50131-F); Abbey Church 21 (HI-50153-F); Abbey Church 23 (HI-50652-F); Brothers Wing 6 (HI-50152-F); Old School 7 (HI-50156-F); and Monastery 16 (HI-50155-f); Courtyard Cottage 3 (HI-50710-F), C

    FAQs about The Highland Club

    • Check-in at The Highland Club is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • The Highland Club is 250 yards from the centre of Fort Augustus. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • The prices at The Highland Club may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • The Highland Club offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Fitness centre
      • Sauna
      • Hammam
      • Cycling
      • Children's playground
      • Billiards
      • Games room
      • Table tennis
      • Tennis court
      • Fishing
      • Canoeing
      • Swimming Pool
      • Tennis equipment
      • Water sport facilities on site
      • Archery

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

    • The Highland Club has 1 restaurant:

      • The Boathouse Restaurant

    • Room options at The Highland Club include:

      • Apartment