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. Following extensive refurbishment, the US Open and Olympic champion has now transformed the elegant Victorian Perthshire mansion into a luxury 15-bedroom and Gate Lodge, five star destination, ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup, which is being staged a short drive away at Gleneagles. 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. The hotel boasts a Chez Roux restaurant, offering reasonable priced menus that focus on using seasonal locally sourced produce wherever possible, five suites and ten bedrooms, gate lodge accommodation, reception hall, two drawing rooms, conservatory, dining room, snooker and meeting rooms. Elegantly re-designed to showcase much of the house’s original heritage, Cromlix has been furnished with specially-sourced Scottish antique furniture.
Hotel Address:Location Summary
- Near Dunblane
- Stirling, Perthshire FK15 9JT
Dunblane, the hometown of Andy Murray, is located 3 miles from Cromlix. A small Scottish country town, Dunblane has not only easy access to the Scottish countryside but also great links into the cities of Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Within Dunblane itself there are several things to do and see, from the Dunblane Museum to the beautiful Dunblane Cathedral, and of course the Golden Post Box, gilded after Cromlix's owner Andy Murray won gold in the 2012 Olympics men’s singles tennis. With parks and a river flowing through the town, Dunblane is also a lovely spot to simply walk or cycle through and enjoy.
Directions to Hotel
Edinburgh Airport: From either Edinburgh or Glasgow the motorways merge onto the M9 heading for Stirling/Perth, it bypasses Stirling and Dunblane (A9 heading for Perth). Take the turn-off signposted Dunblane/Kinbuck on the B8033. Turn right at the junction for Kinbuck. Follow the road through the village, continue over the bridge, our entrance gates are 100 yards on the left.
Mini Highland games, falconry displays, 4x4 off road driving, archery, and clay pigeon tuition are just a few of the on-site activities available.
Banquets & Meetings
The quiet elegance of the house together with its breathtaking location make Cromlix a perfect retreat for boardroom meetings, decision making, and corporate entertaining.
With gracious public rooms on the ground floor and the Library and Study on the first floor of the house, the hotel's elegant spaces that can be set up to suit your particular requirements.
Fine Dining on Site
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 and offers diners a ringside view of the chefs at work in the extensive open kitchen.
In room spa treatments available.
Tennis Courts on Site
Tennis court and Tennis practice wall.
Quad Bikes available.
Fishing - Fly
Cromlix is lucky enough to be surrounded by some great rivers to fish for salmon. The Teith has a well deserved reputation for some large fish and every year fish over 20lbs and even some over 30lbs are landed.
Dunblane – 18 hole, Par 68, 5980 yards and Bridge of Allan – 9 hole, Par 66, 4932 yards.
Scotland is able to offer all country sports from game shooting – including pheasant, grouse, partridge, hare, pigeon and ptarmigan - to wildfowling, deer stalking (red, fallow, roe and and sika deer).
In Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Theatre & Museums
Bannockburn Heritage Centre, Stirling Castle, National Wallace Monument, and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park are nearby.
- - Banquets & Meetings
- - Meeting Space
- - Fine Dining on Site
- - Fine Dining Nearby
- - High Speed Internet
- - Spa Facility
- - Tennis Courts on Site
- - Biking, Touring
- - Fishing - Fly
- - Golf Driving Range
- - Golfing
- - Hiking
- - Hunting
- - Shopping
- - Theatre & Museums