No Rest For Us!
As we approach Springtime, with what seems like immense speed, we are busy preparing ourselves for what looks like another busy year at Highland Club Scotland. It’s time to book your Loch Ness holiday and take advantage of our hard work!
Sid and Michelle are working hard on maintainence of our beautiful properties, therefore ensuiring our high standard remains in place. Apartments Struan and Fraser, both facing Loch Ness, have been painted throughout giving both apartments a fantastic freshen up. The views from both these apartments are simply stunning! They are unique in that they both have views from three sides. From the West, you look out onto the world famous Loch Ness. To the South, you can see the hills beyond the Loch and to the East you can look to the Cloister Garden and giant Chess set!
Imagine, sitting with your breakfast in the open plan dining and living area, gazing out towards the mysterious waters of Loch Ness. A truly amazing start to your day!
Major’s Apartment in the Moat House building has also been given some tender, loving care at the hands of Sid. The paint has been given a lovely freshen up in anticipation of a busy season. The owner of this special apartment has plans for further development throughout the year.
Major’s Apartment has its name because in the days of the Fort, the Major’s quarters where in this very space. Nowadays, it is a three bedroom apartment capable of comfortably hosting six guests.
The kitchen and living room are on the first floor level while the bedrooms occupy the ground level. The twin bedroom, perfect for kids, is on a ‘walk-through’ from the master bedroom.
This apartment brings repeat guests year after year due to its homely atmosphere and high quality furnishings. And there are more developments to come!
There is still availability for Easter Holidays with Highland Club Scotland! We’re seeing a spate of bookings coming in over the last few weeks so availability is diminishing quickly. If you are planning an Easter break in a beautiful location with a unique setting, then get in touch and book the holiday of a lifetime!
The mystery of Loch Ness does not disappoint and neither does the experience of staying in our amazing abbey!
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You will find eveything you need to know to make the most of your Loch Ness holiday!
We are thrilled to welcome Brora Cottage back to our range of properties. We are equally proud to say Highland Club Scotland continues to boast the largest range of properties at the Abbey. Our customer service stretches far and beyond the call of duty – or so we’ve been told on numerous occassions! Check the reviews on our Google page to see for yourself. Click here.
But back to Brora Cottage! This delightful two bedroom cottage remains a firm favourite with pet owners. Bring your furry friend along with you!
Sleeping up to four guests in two king size beds, Brora Cottage has been tastefully decorated and is now am incredibly homely and cosy cottage. The log fire and the quality furniture add to the comforts of this popular holiday cottage.
The kitchen equipment has been thoughtfully provided to ensure you really are in a home from home in Brora.
Ten seconds walk to the gym, and one minute to the swimming pool, Brora’s location is perfect for privacy and ease of movement from one place to another.
Updated pictures to come soon!
A three day running and cycling challenge takes place for its first time. It follows the 360 South Loch Ness Trail and the Great Glen Way, this new challenge is not to be missed. Spanning over three days, you can choose to tackle three marathons over three days or cycle the 129 km.
We’ve already hosted some guests doing the all-important ‘recce’ to familiarise themselves with the terrain.
This link will provide all the information you need to take part!
Taking part or supporting? Book your accommodation and stay in comfort for your weekend! Get in touch to ask about special offers!
A Little History
Our amazing abbey was built upon a Hanoverian Fort which housed, at one point, 300 British soldiers. The site was later sold to the Lovat Estate and then leased to the St Benedictine Monks who, with donated labour and material, carried out the construction work.
Much of the Fort is not visible but there some ‘crossover’ features. An example of this is along the North Cloister Corridor which is the closest Cloister to the Old School.
Twenty feet below this Cloister Corrider is an original Fort corridor which runs at a slope from the East to the West. In the days of the Fort, soliders would roll barrels down this corridor from the magazine chamber.
The Fort corridor is not accessible to guests, however, along the corridor you can see original arched “windows” which would allow the daylight into the sloping corridor. The monks would later fill these windows and use them as candle holders to light the North Cloister.
Further to the East of the original Fort corridor, and further below, is the location of the dungeons where the Duke of Cumberland reputedly tortured and executed Jacobites.
It is indeed ironic that a place playing a large part in such tumultous times later became a place of peace.
Book Your Loch Ness Holiday!
It is, of course, always better to see our wonderful home for yourself. With availability for Easter and Summer quickly reducing, book your stay with Highland Club Scotland now. Not sure of which property best suits you? Get in touch by email or phone – we’re always happy to hear from you, and even happier to see you!