Muckrach Country House Hotel today announced it has been ranked as 3rd best in the UK and 11th best in Europe in the Best Small Hotel category of the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Hotels. For the 14th year, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top properties based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travellers around the globe.

Muckrach Lodge Hotel

The award is even more significant when you consider that the hotel opened less than a year ago. Muckrach is a boutique country house hotel near Grantown on Spey in the Cairngorms National Park. The hotel opened in April 2015 following an extensive renovation project of the Victorian shooting lodge. Set in 10 acres with spectacular mountain views, Muckrach has 13 individually designed bedrooms and has been awarded 4 star status by VisitScotland.

Muckrach bedroom
Muckrach bedroom

Mindy Cowap, part of the Cowap family who own and operate the hotel, said she was delighted with the accolade, and rightly so. Competition has come from across the globe with top 10 entries from far flung places including New Zealand; Costa Rica, Italy and Thailand:

“We are more than happy with how things have gone since Muckrach Country House Hotel opened in April, last year and it is wonderful to have this recognition. We have had great local support in retention of our customers and we are delighted to be welcoming familiar faces now.”

Muckrach afternoon tea
Muckrach afternoon tea

The family’s business ethos is to work closely with local businesses, the community and source locally wherever possible.  This is obvious in the Coffee Shop and Restaurant which offer food from breakfast through to dinner, with menus created by Head Chef Rayner – have a look at Rayner’s recipe for Haggis Bon Bons to get an idea of just how delicious the food is!

Muckrach Drawing Room
Muckrach Drawing Room

To see TripAdvisor traveller reviews and opinions of Muckrach Country House Hotel go to http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g190790-d537536-Reviews-Muckrach_Country_House_Hotel-Grantown_on_Spey_Aviemore_and_the_Cairngorms_Scottish_High.html

Muckrach Chef
Muckrach Chef

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