Fort Augustus Abbey, The SCRIPTORIUM Apartment
The Scriptorium-Apartment is a luxury one-bedroom apartment in the former secret writing house of the monks of Fort Augustus Abbey...its part of The Highland Club, one of the most prestigious & luxury places in the Scottish Highlands which offers you from a Club Lounge, to a fantastic restaurant in the old boathouse with Loch View and from the tennis court through fishing rights right through to a spa area with indoor-pool in the old chapel of the abbey.
A wealth of country pursuits are on hand and, in season, a choice of field sports including rough (walked-up) game shooting, clay pigeon shooting, river or loch fishing and stalking, all under the expert guidance of local ghillies and stalkers might be organized for you.
Many of Scotland's famous golf courses are easily accessible including the links courses at Nairn and Royal Dornoch.
Cyclists and walkers can enjoy breathtaking views along the Great Glen Way and Cycle Route through Glen Mor and along the northwest shores of Loch Lochy and Loch Ness, following the course of the Caledonian Canal.
More leisurely pursuits could include a visit to one of the many historic castles or gardens in the vicinity, one of the most famous woollen mills or a distillery or two - there is always something to do or somewhere new to explore.
The Scriptorium-Apartment you will enter after a stroll through the abbey-cloisters from the hall of the scriptorium-building with its marvellous ancient tiled floor...the vestibule under a vaulted ceiling leads you into
- The bathroom with bath tub & shower over and heated towel rail
- The lounge with dining area and integrated kitchen including gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, fridge/freezer .. it benefits of windows from floor to ceiling giving plenty light & lovely views towards the Abbey Church, Moat House & into the old trees of the west part of the abbey grounds
- The staircase and from there to the bedroom with king-size double bed -suiting easily an abbot- under the original wooden ceiling, a sky light to watch the stars & clouds from your bed and the special atmosphere created by stained-glass windows with symbols of the past home of monks...
Adding to the special feeling of the apartment are the hexagonal shape of the building towards the west, the gothic-styled pine furniture, very comfy seater & sofabed, some ancient chapel chairs & the matching table telling plenty stories of the past ... many more for you to explore by yourself ... and to feel at home!
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This page was last updated: 12 November 2012