Fort Augustus Abbey is a magnificent grade 'A' listed building regarded as one of Scotland's most outstanding examples of gothic architecture. Stood right on the shores at the southern tip of Loch Ness and surrounded on three sides by: Loch Ness, the river Tarff and the Caledonian Canal, it offers panormaic views out across the water, set against a breathtaking backdrop of mountains beyond. The scenery is quite simply epic!
Situated in splendid isolation on the edge of Fort Augustus village, this fabulous Benedictine Abbey stands in over 20 acres of beautifully manicured private grounds. A loving and painstaking restoration has seen it finally returned to its former glory; the elegance and beauty of its exterior carefully retained under the watchful eye of the gargoyles. Fort Augustus Abbey has been transformed into a beautiful, luxury Loch Ness retreat and is now home to The Highland Club, a rural playground for those seeking the glamour of the glens.
Inside The Highland Club, the interior styling offers a sympathetic blending of old and new by well known Scottish interior design company 'Anta'. A wealth of internal period features are still very much in evidence, preserving that historic feel; original stone fireplaces still bear baronial crests of the Highlands' Lovat-Fraser family and stained glass windows and original oak paneling add drama to the Highland Club Lounge, while plaid tartan rugs, throws and cushions in soft hues suggest a slighlty a more contemporary feel.
Guests staying in apartments at this luxurious Loch Ness development have full access to all of The Highland Club's extensive facilities, hi-tech trimmings and hotel-style amenities; these include the Highland Club Lounge, in-door swimming pool, steam-room and spa, gymnasium, tennis courts and cricket pitch, pontoon and fishing rights, children's playground and The Boathouse Restaurant, set right on the loch.