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Welcome to
' P A R R A N D I E R'
The Old Church of Urquhart

your uplifting experience in a
Place-to-Stay in Bonnie Scotland

Andreas & Kris are happy to provide a warm WELCOME!

We are proud of the following
AWARDS & special recognitions:
WHICH? -Hotelguide & The Rough & The MICHELIN Guide
- 'Scottish Passport' & the German 'ZDF' & 'WDR'
Award of Excellence
for MostUniqueHolidayAccommodation 2006
& by TripAdvisor 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
Featured in 'Best Scottish Weddings'-Magazine, Summer 2007
Member of 'Unusual Hotels of the World'
Recommended by 'Scottish Field' & 'Lonely Planet'  & Dumont...

The Old CHURCH of Urquhart you find near Elgin & its cathedral inmidst Malt-Whisky-Country close to the Grampian Highlands & the Moray Firth.


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.....AND on the shores of famous LOCH NESS you find another chance for DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT vacations ... at the former abbey of Fort Augustus, now known as THE HIGHLAND CLUB ... The SCRIPTORIUM  Retreat - a very special, detached apartment, !!!

Fort Augustus Abbey  is - without doubt - one of the finest old buildings in the north of Scotland with a fascinating history...turbulent at times...starting out as a military garrison and -ironically perhaps- later converted into a place of   peace by St Benedictine monks. Recently redeveloped, the abbey now provides a most exclusive holiday home in Scotland .

Surrounded on three sides by water, Fort Augustus Abbey is set on the southern end of Loch Ness in twenty acres of beautiful mature garden grounds which extend right down to the shoreline of Loch Ness, home of the 'Water Horse' we call Nessie. The Caledonian Canal forms the western boundary and the river Tarff forms the eastern boundary. Loch Ness, is just 20 minutes drive from the city of Inverness.

THE HIGHLAND CLUB may include a tennis court and cricket pitch, a Club Lounge with full sized snooker table and the 'Boathouse'-Restaurant onsite in the grounds and much more to explore...on top of all this, an indoor swimming pool in the ancient chapel, spa facilities (with sauna & steam room), and a gym might be as well available for the exclusive use of Highland Club residents and guests like you.
The lovely, picturesque village of Fort Augustus is only a couple of hundred yards from the abbey.

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Andreas Peter | info@oldchurch.eu