When Scottish tennis superstar Andy Murray acquired Cromlix, close to his hometown of Dunblane, it signalled not only a return to his roots but the chance to reinvent the glorious era of grand country house living. An extensive refurbishment has transformed the elegant Victorian Perthshire mansion into a luxury 15-bedroom and Gate Lodge, five star destination. The hotel, which opened in Spring 2014, offers guests the chance to experience the sort of decadent lifestyle once enjoyed by the Lairds of Cromlix, redefined for the 21st century by sumptuous surroundings and impeccable yet discreet service. Situated in beautiful countryside, just three miles from Dunblane, Cromlix is set in 34 acres of secluded woodlands and garden grounds, with its own chapel and house loch. Elegantly re-designed to showcase much of the house’s original heritage, Cromlix has been furnished with specially-sourced Scottish antique furniture.
Each of the bedrooms at Cromlix have their own individual design and character. Light spills into the rooms, which are all subtly decorated and enjoy splendid views over the manicured grounds, or tennis courts and surrounding countryside.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- 32-Inch TV (Cleverly Disguised as a Mirror!)
- Personal Safe
- iPod Docking Stations
- Complimentary Internet Access
- DVD Player Available Upon Request.
- Luxurious Peter Reed Egyptian Cotton Linens
- Cromlix’s Bespoke Range of Sumptuous Arran Aromatics Toiletries.
Chez Roux Restaurant:
Dining at Cromlix is a culinary experience that need not be confined to the dining room. There are lots of luxurious spots within the hotel that can accommodate more intimate, private dining. Chez Roux Restaurant, overseen by the legendary French Chef Albert Roux and run by award-winning Executive Head Chef Darin Campbell, is housed in the glass-walled conservatory overlooking the grounds. Diners are offered a ringside view of the chefs at work in the extensive open kitchen. Guests can also opt to dine in the small Study which seats up to 10, the first floor Snooker Room which can accommodate 20 and the Garden Room for parties up to 28.
The City of Dunblane
On The Map: Dunblane is located just five miles north of Stirling off the M9 motorway
Dunblane is a properous town boasting one of Scotland’s quaintest cathedrals. New roads and railway services have resulted in development and an influx of middle-class commuters but the centre of Dunblane traversed by Allan Water is still charming. The old town centre retains a number of historic buildings in addition to the cathedral, including the 17th-century Leighton Library, the oldest private library in Scotland open to the public on selected days in summer. A well-preserved late medieval town-house nearby houses a local history museum, which is free, but only open in summer. A modern extension has recently been completed within its interior courtyard to provide additional exhibition space and allow disabled access.