Opening a new hotel offers a multitude of issues to juggle but a sense of reward and achievement outshines everything. A family from Cheshire with Farm Shop, Coffee Shop, Gift retail…
One of the many exciting things about taking on a new business in the Highlands of Scotland is meeting all of the fabulous people and being introduced to some amazing locally sourced products. We have started with a blank canvas in most aspects of the hotel; from the building to the decoration and from knowing very few people to meeting many friendly & talented people. Every time we have met with someone it has lead to a meeting with someone else, each time discovering more about the many truly talented Highland folk. It is a real pleasure working with them and aligns the core of our business ethos of sourcing local where possible.
I often ask myself why the Cairngorms National Park is so special. Is it the mountains and lochs, the adrenalin fuelled activities or the plethora of wildlife unique to the area? As the UK's largest National Park it has so many special places to enjoy across its well cared for landscape; ancient pine forests, some of the highest mountain ranges and a selection of rare and unique wildlife species.
Luxury hotel in the Cairngorms opens its doors in April 2015. Muckrach Country House Hotel opens as a 4 star luxury hotel with a Highland welcome on 30th April 2015. With 11 individually designed bedrooms, you'll be sure to ponder which is your favourite.
Burns Night on January 25th is celebrated the world over, an evening where Scotland leads the celebration of the life and legacy of one of the world’s most famous literary figures, Robert Burns on what was his birthday. Where a wee dram, a haggis, a piper and Auld Lang Syne feature in an unrivalled evening celebrating a poet. 5 years after his death, the first Burns supper was held and from there the world has held a celebratory supper on the 25th January.
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.
Winter holidays in the Cairngorms are fun and refreshing! We spent Hogmanay in the Highlands this year and it was wonderful. We arrived to light snow on the lower ground and great powder in the mountains, with fresh mountain air to blow the Christmas cobwebs away.
A boutique hotel in the Cairngorms National Park will be open by April 2015. Muckrach Country House hotel will open with a warm Highland welcome as a special offering of a boutique hotel in the Cairngorms National Park.
Fishing on the Spey is a fisherman's dream. Think beautiful scenery filled with mountains and Scot's pine, with a stunning river flowing through it filled with sea trout on their return carrying hefty weights. The River Spey is the second longest and fast flowing river 107 miles long from Loch Spey near Fort Augustus through Newtonmore, Kingussie, Aviemore and Grantown on Spey reaching the sea near to Buckie.