Highland hotel highlights

Monday, March 17th, 2014

The weather has continued to be kind in the Highlands of Scotland, and during March we have been awash in blue skies and low winter sun.  The good weather has aided building progression, ensuring that the gardens are starting to be landscaped, the driveway widened and the eaves painted.

The plumbers are currently fitting new pipes throughout the hotel, to ensure that the bathroom floors are warm and the bedrooms are cosy.  Our own building team are insulating the walls to add extra warmth to the Victorian granite building, whilst the electricians are re-wiring throughout to enable ambient lighting internally and mood lighting externally.  The painters are brightening the eaves and the Conservatory windows and the joiners are measuring up for new doors.  The tradesmen are sourced locally working with our own building team to bring the specialities of The Hollies and the Highland expertise together.

In the background of all the labour, the marketing team are building a website and photography portfolio to promote the hotel and all that the area has to offer. Myself and our photographer have endured whisky tastings (!!!) on the Malt Whisky Trailand tours with breath-taking views for the sake of work.  There is so much to see and do in the Speyside area of the Highlands, that we didn’t know where to start!  The whisky trail takes you through miles of beautiful scenery, into distilleries full of interest and inspiration.

Go to the mountains, 30 minutes away from the hotel and choose between skiing, boarding, hiking, climbing, mountain-biking or sight-seeing.  Go to the valley, 20 minutes away and experience quad biking, pony trekking, forest walks, cycling, walking or bird-watching.  In addition, there is fishing, shooting, white-water rafting, salmon-smoking and much much more on offer only minutes away from the hotel.

All of this without even mentioning the hotel standing proud in 10 acres, with Archie our Highand cow grazing at the front of the hotel, surrounded by pastureland, with views of the Cairngorm mountains, a Scottish castle and the river Dulnaine.

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