Dulnain Bridge | from £99 for a classic double room from 8th “ 29th January 2017
Looking to make your stay extra special? Enjoy Muckrach’s winter dinner, bed and breakfast package for two adults for just £159 per night
Reviewed by Katie Bletcher [October 2016]
From the moment I turned into the drive at Muckrach Country House Hotel, I knew I was in for a total treat! I was visiting the weekend before Halloween and my first glimpse of russetty leaves on the mature trees and the smell of wood smoke made me feel instantly relaxed.
As I stepped into the porch of the former Victorian shooting lodge I was already picturing excited couples entertaining their guests with a drinks reception on the terrace, looking out to Archie the Highland bull in the meadow below.
The owners’ exceptional taste can be seen all around. Muckrach recently underwent an extensive renovation and they’ve got Victorian splendour with a contemporary twist down to a tee, from the gorgeous chandeliers, to the oh-so-comfy Chesterfield sofas in the library and the quality furnishings throughout.
I found myself wanting to stroke the beautifully textured wallpaper of the reception before being shown to my room, Glenfiddich. A soft colour palette of reds, greens and greys, leather headboard and antler-style light fittings were everything I could have wished for my night in a Highland retreat.
Muckrach’s approach to your big day. The hotel only held its first wedding in July 2016, but already the staff’s commitment to creating dream weddings, whether bespoke or package, is apparent.
Muckrach can cater for parties of differing scales, from intimate runaway weddings for just the couple in the cosy library to altogether larger affairs in the drawing room, conservatory or marquee. And for celebrations with over 20 people, couples take the entire hotel exclusively, with scope to use the reception rooms however they want and accommodate their guests in the 13 individually-styled bedrooms.
Lynika, the events coordinator’s enthusiasm! Her love of all things weddings is infectious and you can tell she’s got a real eye for detail.
Whether it’s placing rose petals round the bath of the Cairngorm bridal site or preparing a specially packed picnic hamper for you to enjoy while you’re getting your photos taken, she’s got it covered.
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