Lovely location close to the village, excellent condition throughout, the staff were friendly and helpful and the apartment was very well equipped. We would definitely consider returning.
Beautiful place , excellent location , boathouse restaurant amazing food , stunning views , loved it
We enjoyed a fantastic long weekend away in Caladh. The apartment is beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean, with incredible views over Loch Ness. There's lots of great walking to do in the local area and Fort Augustus makes an excellent base. The staff at Highland Club Direct were very helpful and accommodating and we definitely plan to return.
Delighted to have come across this beautiful and luxurious accommodation in such a perfect location. Marvellous views of the loch! Kids loved the table tennis, games room and grounds. Such a special place!
Everything was perfect. Accomodation very suitable for disabled and clean. Concierge was very helpful and facilities were great.
The St Andrews chapel can only be described as outstanding!! This was our second visit in 6 months to the Highland Club and I'm sure there will be many more to come. Beautiful Abbey, beautiful Scenery. Beautiful Scotland.
We booked Gruinyards based on the view it offered of Loch Ness, so we were expecting to be blown away. But even on a grey rainy March day the sight out of the living room window exceeded all our expectations. Utterly, utterly amazing. The apartment is also wonderful. The master bedroom is massive and comfortably furnished, with a luxurious en-suite - you can practically go for a swim in the claw-footed bathtub. The twin room was fairly compact but well laid out and extremely comfortable. The shower in the bathroom was hot and strong - what more do you need? This apartment doesn't fee...more
The abbey in Ft. Augustus is a beautiful set of buildings on the shores of Loch Ness. The village is a charming little town to explore. We enjoyed our stay here the most of any place on our 2 week holiday with its proximity to all of the highland's best attractions. The club is comfortable, the staff helped us check in and gave a quick tour to help get acquainted with the features of the abbey. It was fun to explore.
Perfect location. The abbey looks beautiful and the location on the loch ness is amazing. In term of flat, everything was there to make you feel at home with all equipments. Also salt, pepper, oil were available which makes cooking easy when there for only few days. A lot of activities, games are available on the location. You can easily find ways to spend your time at the abbey and the park!
Die Unterkunft war fantastisch. Alles sauber und direkter Zugang zum See. Wir kommen gerne wieder. Fort Augustus ist ein kleiner Ort aber man kann mit einem Mietwagen alles problemlos erreichen. In der Gegend kann man schön wandern gehen und alte Burgen anschauen.
Thank you for letting us stay in such an amazing building, the apartment was stunning and so big. Everything you could need was thought about and provided. The area was small but perfectly formed with gift shops, pubs and a little shop. We had a totally relaxing time.
Fantastic location, we had a great time even if the weather was against us all along. Next time in summer !
A beautiful apartment and very well appointed. It is decorated to a very high standard with beautiful fixtures and fittings. The location is excellent but perhaps not suitable for elderly visitors due to the number of stairs leading up to it. With beautiful views over the loch, it was useful to have a table and chairs in the lounge in addition to the huge eight seater in the kitchen/dining area. The internal window overlooking the atrium is a lovely touch. The linen etc was comfortable and spotlessly clean but the same cannot be said for the utensils, pots, pans and trays. We had to clea...more
The Abbey is spectacular and the location on the banks of Loch Ness is really hard to beat. There's something quite magical about being able to wander around the cloisters at night, and if you want somewhere atmospheric it's perfect. The Scriptorium apartment is cosy and well-equipped, with one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in. I can't say much about the facilities - pool table, table-tennis, tennis court, various other outdoor things - as we didn't use them (it was the Scottish Highlands in December), and it was a shame that the pool/sauna were out of action due to a fire, as t...more
The Abbey buildings are in a really lovely location on Loch Ness and look right up the loch. The original Abbey buildings are very beautiful and it is a real pleasure to wander through the cloisters and the grounds. Abbey Church 10 is in one of the newer extensions and is very close to the main atrium and swimming pool area. In fact, the kitchen window looks down into the atrium. In an old building it is understandable that there would be restrictions on space and that is probably why the layout of this apartment is a little quirky. The apartment is very linear with the kitchen at one end of...more
Accommodation was spacious, comfortable and well equipped although the kitchen lacked sufficient work surfaces. A shower in the family bathroom would be beneficial. At present, the property is most suited to a family with small children. We had our teenage son with us so were all having to use the ensuite shower.
St. Benedict's Abbey was rejuvenating. Stunning views, remarkable accommodations and fun areas to explore made for the perfect holiday get away. We loved the sausage rolls and cheese and onion pasties sold at a nearby butcher shop. There was something very healing about the abbey and Ft. Augustus.
We spent a memorable Christmas and our daughter's 21st birthday at this very beautiful setting in Struan apartment.
A great retreat from the stresses of life. Peaceful and friendly place. The only problems are the uncomfortable beds (too hard), and the fact that you don't actually have a loch view from the apartment as stated.
Very nice location, beautiful surroundings. Appartments very spacious, clean and comfortable. Would have bee really nice if all the windows were clean enough to enjoy the views without having to open them. Would definately recomend this Resort.
Disappointing stay at what should be a fantastic spot. The old Abbey has been updated well but far too many service and provision issues, especially for a very high priced accommodation. Positives: - Location right on Loch Ness and fairly central for exploring the Highlands - The Abbey and grounds are beautiful - Modern kitchen and appliances Need Improvement: - Furnishings in upgraded 2 bedroom apt were poor quality and comfort - Utensils and appliances provided but no "basic essentials" like dishwasher/washing soaps, cooking oil, etc - Very limited supplies available in ...more
The flat was well appointed and felt like our home away from home. We had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. Amenities like the pool and sauna were very welcome. The location on the shore of stunning Loch Ness can't be beat. Peaceful and quiet and only a short, pleasant walk to the village and the Caledonian canal.
Really enjoyed our stay with Highland Club Direct! We thought the property was beautifully outfitted - love the stags everywhere - and was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, glasses etc. Very important as we were cooking Christmas dinner there! Very much enjoyed our stay and couldn't recommend it enough! Would be great if more toilet paper and garbage bin bags were provided as part of the stay. While we understand the property is self-catering, we arrived late on Christmas Eve and given the local shop was closed on Christmas Day... let's just say we wer...more
Really great concept but missed opportunities. The reception was less than welcoming. Apartment was comfortable, but not up to the luxury advertising. Poor quality linen, holes in pillow cases and poor fitting bed sheets. Kitchen utensils were tired and toaster only worked if you kept the lever down. An onsite bar or coffee shop would have been welcome and the corridors felt like a university hall or institution and would have benefitted from some pictures, quality flooring and improved lighting.
The location of the Abbey and the architecture of the building are stunning. At first glance the facilities on offer promise to be a pleasing addition until you realise that at busy holiday periods 1 tennis court, 1 badminton court, 1 snooker table and 2 table tennis courts is entirely inadequate for the number of properties on the site. Only the pool has a booking system which does seem to work. Add to this the fact that the badminton rackets in our apartment were both broken then we had little chance of availing ourselves of these facilities. Although the snooker table was clearly marked...more