Muckrach Hotel Opens in May 2015

Muckrach Country House Hotel at twilight

Our Highland luxury hotel opens in May 2015, just in time for the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival on the 30th April 2015.  Muckrach Country House hotel will open its doors having been fully renovated over 15 months by a family who strive for the best quality and friendly approach to their business.  Bookings are now being taken for Muckrach for the 11 individually designed bedrooms with their contemporary ensuite bathrooms.

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Contemporary bathroom fixtures and fittings

Highland luxury can be found throughout the hotel, from the floors up to the ceilings, all designed with your comfort in mind. Since January 2014 the Cowap family have stripped Muckrach back and started again, installing insulation, underfloor heating, new windows and re-structuring the internal walls to maximise your warmth and comfort.  The 11 bedrooms have Hypnos beds, luxury furniture, fabric wallpapers and Axminster carpets complimented by fully tiled ensuite bathrooms with chrome fixtures and fittings.  In the public rooms the chairs & sofas (to be delivered at the beginning of February) will be rich in colour and comfortable, the curtains will reflect the tradition of Victorian grandeur with their colour and material.  Ceilings will be adorned with handmade ceiling roses and chandeliers reflecting the opulence and wealth of a Victorian shooting lodge of a Scottish shooting estate, but don’t let that intimidate you, as the Highland welcome you will receive will reflect the pleasure of your arrival and not whether you are a tweed-wearing clan member.

Muckrach will be a 4 star luxury hotel with a refreshingly friendly approach. Near to Aviemore and Grantown on Spey in the heart of the UK’s largest National Park; the Cairngorms National Park, Muckrach Country House Hotel benefits from being close to so many different activities in this beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands.  During the winter months, Muckrach sits half an hour away from 2 fabulous ski resorts; the Lecht and the Cairngorm Mountain, both with fabulous ski and snowboard slopes.  Take off for the day and enjoy the slopes, return to relax in the Bar whilst your skiwear is placed in our drying room in preparation for the following day.  Enjoy a delicious meal homemade by our team of Chefs, who strive to cook with the best Scottish produce available.

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Good food in aviemore

Spring, Summer and Autumn have their own adventures to offer, within close proximity of the hotel.  For the adrenalin-led there are zip wires, quad treks, canoe trips, river tubing, mountain biking, rock climbing and many, many more.  For those that love their golf, there are local choices of championship courses, 9 hole and 18 holes courses, plus a links golf course is accessible within 40 minutes of the hotel.  For the provenance-led we are close to whisky distilleries galore, many of which offer educational tours and tasters, surrounded by mountains & lochs and a Highland cow lives on site; plenty of Scottish provenance there then!  The list goes on and on, we can assure you there is something for everybody.

As we near the opening the next few weeks will be awash with people bringing the whole operation together, final fittings, furniture placement, curtain hanging and kitchen fitting.  Then we’ll need to test that everything works!  Owners Phil and Ed are brimming with excitement as they juggle the workload, they can’t wait to welcome you to their Highland dream; a Scottish country house hotel offering a warm Highland welcome to everyone.

Phil & Ed Cowap, brothers and new owners of a highland hotel

New owners of Muckrach Country house hotel

If you’d like to be a part of the Muckrach clan the management team are now recruiting. We are looking for lovely Chefs, Housekeeping, Waiting staff and Reception team members, so if you strive for the best please email [email protected]