Ole M Helgesen, Norway
This is truly a place that should suit anyone, families with babies and parents/grandparents.
First, the place itself is just amazing, the old building with the modern flats nicely integrated, the gardens and all the available activities. Just grab one the available sets and go outside for tennis, badminton, croquet or other games. Or stay indoor for snooker or swimming.
We also enjoyed the area, great for hiking and walks. The locks right outside the abbey is very exciting. Several of the most beautiful spots in Scotland are in reach, just 40 mins to Fort Williams, the Jacobite train trip to Mallaig is highly recommended (known as the Hogwarth express). Also a car trip to Lake Garry just south of the abbey and to the famous Eilean Donan castle is a must, Isle of Skye is less than 2 hrs away. The abbey had some really fabulous flats, most with two bedrooms and baths, and spare beds in the living room. Very well equipped and to a very high standard indeed. Our four kids from 8 to 19 all enjoyed it, and we are coming back for sure!