Winter wellness holidays on Loch Ness

During the winter months, it’s important to look after our health and wellbeing. It may feel like more of a challenge when the weather is colder and the evenings are darker. But it’s vital we go outside, keep active and soak up the fresh air. Winter wellness holidays can give you that much-needed time and space to focus on yourself. It’s not too late to hit the pause button this winter for some self-care and relaxation.

Personal retreats and wellness breaks

By the banks of Loch Ness, a relaxing retreat awaits. Escape to the Scottish Highlands and take some time out just for you. Stay in one of our home-from-home apartments or cottages, where you’ll have plenty of space to relax. Our self-catering accommodations are nestled within the historic St. Benedict’s Abbey and its grounds, on a twenty-acre estate in Fort Augustus. You’ll have access to a heated swimming pool with sauna and steam room, gym, tennis court, club lounge and gardens.

Fort Augustus Abbey by Loch Ness
Cosy retreats at Abbey Holidays Loch Ness, on the banks of the loch

Surround yourself in the beauty of nature

Getting close to nature is a wonderful way to reduce mental and physical stress. Being in natural surroundings can make you feel happier, calmer and more relaxed. It can also relieve muscle tension and lower blood pressure. Based at Abbey Holidays Loch Ness, the rugged Scottish Highlands is on your doorstep. Don’t let the winter weather stop you. Just wrap up warm and get out there! There are lots of beautiful walking and cycling routes nearby, including the epic Great Glen Way. Paddle along the Great Glen Canoe Trail. Take a boat ride on the famous loch with Cruise Loch Ness or take part in thrilling outdoor sports with Monster Activities.

A snowy day in Fort Augustus, by Loch Ness
Fort Augustus is beautiful in winter

Enjoy healthy, nutritious foods

Plan healthy, nutritious meals and snacks on your self-catering break, to boost your immune system and give you more energy. Eat a good balanced diet based on high-fibre wholegrain carbohydrates. Include healthy proteins. Make sure you get your 5-a-day of fruit of veg. Reduce your intake of saturated fat, sugar and salt. Lots of the local restaurants in Fort Augustus offer healthy options on their menus too. Ask your server for advice.

Porridge with figs, berries and hazelnuts

To book a winter wellness break with Abbey Holidays Loch Ness, choose your accommodation and contact us here.