Perthshire hotel scoops top sporting award at Scottish Hotel Awards

East Haugh House, a luxury country house hotel in Pitlochry, Perthshire, has taken home a top sporting award at the 2017 Scottish Hotel Awards.

Located in the Scottish Highlands, East Haugh House was named Country Sports Hotel of the Year. This is the 7th time the hotel has been awarded this prestigious title.

The Scottish Hotel Awards was established to celebrate the Scottish hotel industry and help lead visitors to the nation’s very best hotels with the process culminating in the largest industry awards gathering of the year, known as the ‘Scottish hotel Oscars’.

East Haugh House, a 4 star family-run establishment, was bought in 1989 by husband and wife team, and sporting enthusiasts,  Neil & Lesley McGown.  They lovingly converted the 17th century turreted private home into a luxury hotel which has established itself as a real destination for tourists from the UK and overseas with country sports in mind. It is also renowned for its food, as recommended in the Michelin Guide, and award-winning customer service.

Lesley McGown, co-owner, has been helping country sports enthusiasts get the most out of their time in the Scottish Highlands for more than 28 years. Her passion for rural pursuits, combined with a lifetime of hospitality expertise, has led to her becoming one of the region’s most respected advocates of fishing, shooting and stalking tourism. Lesley assisted VisitScotland in establishing the ‘Anglers Welcome’ scheme — a set of best practice guidelines for hospitality businesses wishing to improve their ability to cater for fishing tourism.

Neil McGown, Chef Patron of East Haugh House, said: 

“We are absolutely over the moon with our sporting award! 2017 marks our 28th anniversary at East Haugh House and this recognition couldn’t be a more fitting accolade. It reflects our wonderful team’s dedication to delivering a very personal service for our sporting guests in a home from home environment with first class hospitality and exceptional food.”

Visit website: www.easthaugh.co.uk

Country Sports Award 2017

Country Sports Award 2017 – Sales Director Sophie McGown collecting the award

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