The Linse is a superb and very spacious apartment which has stunning views across the Monastery Gardens and directly northwards up Loch Ness. Furnished to an extremely high standard The Linse lies partly in the newly built extension to the original Abbey Church building and partly within the original Pugin designed church. It is found on the second floor and is accessed from the gothic Cloisters and then through the large Atrium.
The Linse sleeps up to 6 people with the use of a double sofa bed in the lounge. Free Wi-Fi is available. Upon entering the apartment the inviting hallway leads to the large well appointed sitting room containing two settees (one being a sofa bed), a large flat screen TV, a Blu-ray player and a small dining table with four chairs with wonderful views over the lawns and on to Loch Ness. The apartment is decorated and furnished to a very high standard and is extremely well equipped.
The master suite is beautifully decorated with views towards Loch Ness and a large en-suite containing both a bath and a shower cubicle. The bedroom consists of a king-size bed, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers and flat screen TV. The second bedroom has two sets of bunk beds (suitable for children under 12) and a drawer unit and also benefits from views over the Loch. The family bathroom off the main hallway is spacious and well appointed.
A short corridor leads up some stairs to a very spacious open plan modern kitchen and dining area. The kitchen has granite work surfaces and is fully fitted with electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer and a full compliment of high quality kitchen equipment and utensils. This room lies within the original church, featuring original sandstone windows, and has elevated views over the Atrium where you can get great views of the gothic timber hammer head beam in the ceiling above.
The Abbey Church is linked to the rest of the development and its facilities by the gothic arches and gargoyles of the central cloister (formerly the Fort’s parade ground). High quality towels and bedding are provided. Free Wi-Fi is available in The Highland Club Lounge.
The Highland Club is just a 2 minute walk from the village of Fort Augustus where you can find a variety of stores and places to eat and also organise your boat trip to try and spot the legendary Nessie!
The small gym is located on the floor below with weights, running, rowing and cycling equipment. It should be noted that the swimming pool complex is closed until further notice.
For those who wish to enjoy the grounds and setting further there is a huge host of additional on-site amenities which include a BBQ area, an Outdoor Adventure playground for the children, Tennis court, 5 a-side football, Badminton net, Table Tennis, Croquet and Boules, Giant chess and Cricket.
There is also a bike hire facility on-site.
After a long day of activities guests can relax or meet new friends in the beautiful Club Lounge where they will find a full size snooker table, table football, a games cupboard and comfortable sofas and chairs (many covered in the unique Highland Club tartan). The Club Lounge benefits from free Wi-Fi access so that guests can go online and plan their next adventure.