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Please note that the swimming pool, sauna and steam room will be closed for refurbishment between:

9th January - 20th January 2016

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please note one special offer can be claimed per reservation. Offers can not be combined; to receive an offer the voucher code must be quoted at the time of booking. If reserving online add the relevant voucher code during the payment process and the offer will then be included with your reservation, an offer cannot be added retrospectively.

Group Reservations - VOUCHER CODE: HCD12
We offer 5% reduction on the total tariff if two or more properties are reserved.

Repeat Guest Reservation Offer - VOUCHER CODE: HCD6
Take advantage of our 5% discount for repeat bookings. This discount can be redeemed when the voucher code is added during your payment of your next holiday.

Winter Warmer Offer 2015
Book a 3 or 4 night short break and receive one extra night FREE for reservations during the months of November & December 2015 (excluding Christmas and New Year). Discount deducted automatically from the tariff during booking. Discount offered only on selected properties

Pick of the Best Offer
Book The Chapter House, our largest 2 bedroom property with private garden and receive the following discount:
10% reduction off all 2 night breaks throughout May & June 2016
20% reduction off all 4 night breaks throughout May & June 2016

*The discount is automatically deducted during the booking process and can not be taken in conduction with any other offer.

Festive Offer
5% reduction on all weekly Christmas and New Year 2016/17 for reservations booked before 31/08/16. This discount is automatically applied to the booking.

Valentine Short Break Offer on SELECTED Properties (for participating properties this offer is displayed on the individual property page). - VOUCHER CODE: HCD2
Book a short break including 14/02 (minimum stay 4 nights) and receive a complimentary bottle of Champagne.

Spring 2016 Offer(offer subject to availability)
Receive one extra night FREE on Short Breaks of 3 or 4 nights during 04 January - 11 March 2016. Discount deducted automatically from the tariff during booking.


The Beauty Salon at The Highland Club is currently not available for reservations. However, beauty treatments can be booked locally in the village of Fort Augustus. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

This facility is for guest use at no extra charge. Some properties provide complimentary pool towels and robes at no cost (this is detailed on your booking confirmation). Towels and robes are also available for hire from the concierge on arrival (there is a small charge).

The Boathouse Restaurant Opening Times:

Thursday - Sunday 12 - 8.30pm - last orders taken at 7.30pm

CLOSED Mondays (until Easter) & Christmas Day

Booking in advance advisable:
Tel:01320 366682
Reservations email: lochnessboathouse@gmail.com

Please note there are a number of places to eat in the village (2 minutes by foot). Anyone booked over Christmas and New Year will receive details of our local Hotel that is offering a Christmas Lunch and Dinner Menu.

The Loch Ness Marathon 2015 - VOUCHER CODE: HCD7
The Highland Club is the perfect location for runners and family members. Book your stay today and receive 5% reduction on advertised tariffs.


The fishing is by way of bank and boat for brown trout and salmon.

The season is from the 15th of March till the 6th of October for browns and from Jan 15th till October for salmon.

Sea trout and Ferox trout also available in Loch Ness, with Pike in the hill lochs. For further information contact www.fishing-uk-scotland.co.uk

Fort Augustus South Loch Ness
The village takes its name from a fort built after the defeat of the 1715 Jacobite uprising. Today, almost nothing remains of the original structure – although some parts were incorporated into the Benedictine Abbey, which dates back to 1876. Today the Benedictine abbey is no longer an abbey but converted into luxury apartments which are exclusively situated on the shore of Loch Ness.

Much more apparent is the Caledonian Canal, which effectively cuts the village in two. To the north, the canal joins Loch Ness and an impressive flight of locks that cleverly assist the water traffic from one vertical level to another.

Originally designed by the famous civil engineer Thomas Telford and opened in 1822, the lock system is part of the 60-mile Caledonian Canal that links Inverness to Fort William. The canal was originally built to provide a short cut for merchant skippers between the east and west coasts of Scotland, who welcomed the chance to cut down their journey times and avoid unwelcome approaches from French pirates on the open sea. Today, the canal is still in use – and Fort William is an ideal spot to watch the yachts and cruisers drift by.

In 2002, the Great Glen Way was opened: a 73-mile route connecting Fort William to Inverness. Fort Augustus is always a popular resting point for weary walkers and cyclists hoping to take a well-earned breather, relax and enjoy the view.

The village itself offers an impressive selection of visitor attractions. You can find out all about the Caledonian Canal at the Caledonian Canal Heritage Centre while the Clansman Centre allows you to experience a slice of Highland life as it was 500 years ago. A trip to the Rare Breeds Croft just outside the village will give you a chance to see some unusual farm animals and birds.

While you’re in the area, a visit to the pretty village of Invermoriston and lovely Glenmoriston is always worth the short journey of around 7 miles. Steeped in Jacobite history, Invermoriston, with its white harled cottages, is a popular resting place for walkers tackling the Great Glen Way.

Moriston is Gaelic for ‘river of the waterfalls’ and the dramatic Moriston Falls are spectacular in spate – especially from the Old Bridge built by Thomas Telford in 1813 during the construction of the Caledonian Canal. Look out too for St Columba’s Well and the spectacular gorge at the entrance to the Glenmoriston Road to the Isles.


22nd/23rd March - Back for 2014, non-stop or over 2 days and with a new Team Relay class!

Make this year’s Great Glen Paddle your adventure of 2014!

Centuries of Folklore and Mystery shroud the Great Glen, Loch Ness and surrounding mountains making the perfect setting for one of the country's greatest Challenges...

The Great Glen Paddle will run the fifty-seven miles from Fort William to Inverness in two formats concurrently.

Aimed at very experienced paddlers the first format is a timed endurance race endeavouring to cover the entire route non-stop as quickly as possible, with the added interest of aiming to set the record for a coast to coast crossing by water.

The second format is a pure distance challenge event for those wishing to cover the beautiful course in a more relaxed but still challenging two days.


A Monster Race... running alongside the shores of the world's most famous loch.Rèis Uile-bheist... a’ ruith an cois cladaichean an locha as ainmeil air an t-saoghal
Loch Ness is one of the best-known destinations in the world. Its beautiful scenery and the centuries-old mystery of the Loch Ness monster have attracted visitors from around the world for years.

The monster is not the only long-running legend in the area, as Loch Ness is also home to one of the best marathons in the UK. It is the biggest in Scotland which takes place in a rural setting, and brings lots of opportunities for all kinds of runners to take part – either in the marathon or one of the associated running events.

Whatever your reasons for running, we invite you to join us on the start line and become part of the Loch Ness running legend. Explore the events we offer: all of them providing fantastic sights, challenges to suit various abilities, lots of fun, and the chance to achieve something memorable in one of the most famous parts of the world.

A closed-road sportive that makes its debut next year in one of Britain’s most spectacular locations – the shores of Loch Ness – has proved such a draw that organisers filled all 1,000 places within hours of entries opening on Thursday.

The inaugural 107km Etape Loch Ness will take place on Sunday 4 May 2014 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The route, which starts and finishes in Inverness, takes riders along the A82 on the north shore of the loch past Drumnadrochit, Invermoriston and Fort Augustus.

Riders will return to the Highland capital along the quieter south shore on General Wade’s Military Road, built in the wake of the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion.


Event director Malcolm Sutherland told BBC News Highlands & Islands: "Road cycling in the UK is undergoing an incredible resurgence and that's largely down to the success in recent years for British cyclists competing on the international stage.

"I've long held the belief that Loch Ness would be the perfect venue for an iconic and professionally-organised road cycling event that appeals to experienced and novice cyclists from both the UK and overseas.

"It feels like the time is right to launch such an event, and all the signs are pointing towards it being hugely popular," he added.

Those lucky enough to have secured a place will have the opportunity to compete for a King of the Mountains prize shortly after the route passes Fort Augustus and swings back towards Inverness – there’s a 9km climb with a height gain of 380m and a gradient that hits 12 per cent.

Refund Protection

Provides Highland Club Direct guests a guarantee that enables them to apply for a refund should they have to cancel their holiday for pre-defined, unforeseen reasons beyond their control.

  • Simple sales process; this protection can simply be added during the booking process.

  • Comprehensive refund protection of up to £1,500 per person.

  • The entire booking value is covered (inclusive of all options and extras).

Self Catering Loch Ness Apartments

The Highland Club is an exclusive former Benedictine Monastery in the Scottish Highlands.

At Highland Club Direct, we pride ourselves in offering you a selection of luxury self catering properties on the shores of Loch Ness, where you can enjoy a rejuvenating break.

For the most select, book direct..................

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Hello and welcome to Highland Club Direct.

At Highland Club Direct, we pride ourselves on offering you an extensive selection of luxury self-catered accommodation on the shores of Loch Ness. All properties are inspected regularly by our dedicated team, we are not a faceless organisation and therefore are on hand to answer any questions to make sure the property you choose is right for you. Each property is as individual as our guests and we work hard to ensure you receive a personal service.

The Highland Club is a converted Benedictine Monastery, set in the Scottish Highlands, surrounded by beautiful gardens with breathtaking views over Loch Ness guaranteeing you a rejuvenating break that you won’t forget. Highland Club Direct offers the perfect self catering break for romantic getaways, family gatherings and friends reunions. Book a self catering holiday with Highland Club Direct and experience the perfect balance between tranquillity, activity and well being for a memorable holiday in breath taking location.

Booking with Highland Club Direct gives you a choice of 35+ apartments and cottages in which to stay, and visitors can benefit from the Highland Club’s facilities, including:

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