Throughout the woodland trails where you can try some wild swimming in the pools.
Owned by Scottish tennis player, Andy Murray, winner of the US Open, Olympic and Wimbledon, Cromlix is a relaxed and luxurious family-owned country house hotel. Nestled in the scenic Scottish countryside just three miles from Dunblane, Cromlix is a romantic Victorian country estate comprising 34 acres of secluded woodlands and landscaped garden grounds with its own chapel and loch, 15 bedrooms and a private Gate Lodge.
Currently undergoing an exciting full refurbishment led by Andy’s wife Kim, the hotel re-opens again in late March 2023. Cromlix will reshape your expectations of the country house hotel experience, and offer guests the opportunity to discover the charm, spontaneity and serendipity that can happen when elegance is undone. The hotel will embrace a reimagined country house style that’s organic, unfussy and naturally uplifting, alive with verdant greenery and botanical flourishes, contemporary art and imaginative moments.
From the upholstery to the fresh florals, from the artwork to the lettering on the menu, each detail has been carefully, personally, curated – with a strong preference given to local Scottish artisans, suppliers, and designers. The aspiration is to deliver a fresh, natural, effortless take on the quintessential country house experience, where guests can unwind, be themselves and enjoy a characteristically welcoming stay.
Need to Know
Check-in is at 2:30pm
Check-out is at 11:00am
The Glasshouse restaurant is housed in a beautiful botanical glass-walled conservatory overlooking the gardens. Discover the wild, authentic flavours of Scotland’s landscape through locally sourced, thoughtfully prepared ingredients. From the brilliant service to the stylish setting, expect a dining experience that perfectly balances luxury and simplicity. Embracing an elegant brasserie style service, the chefs use classic cooking methods, honed carefully over decades. Led by our Executive Head Chef Darin Campbell, the vision is always to reveal the best of our seasonal Scottish bounty through every carefully curated menu.
Things to do on the estate
Spring: With all the equipment and onsite courts, there is no excuse not to try out the fabulous tennis court or padel tennis court. In the afternoon, take a tour of the Kitchen Garden with the Head Gardener and visit the Cromlix chickens and Colin the cockerel. You may even see the local deer family with their new fawn.
Summer: Enjoy a scrumptious picnic beside the hotel’s very own lochan (“small loch” in Scottish). The chefs will pack a delicious selection of treats, hand-prepared using locally sourced ingredients. Maybe even try your hand at fly fishing with the Ghillie. Or enjoy an exclusive private dining lochside barbeque.
Autumn: A woodland walk on the estate to enjoy the autumn colours and return for a mulled wine on the outdoor terrace complete with heaters and cosy blankets. You might bump into the chef foraging for Cep & Girolle mushrooms for the evening menu.
Winter: Warm up in front of an open fire while enjoying a whisky tasting or play snooker in our Billiard Room. Relax with a glass of champagne in one of the roll top baths.
From £260 per room per night
What the Experts Say
“At Cromlix, [there is] a lack of gimmicks and a focus on excellent service, from the warm hospitality displayed by all the staff to the guided tour around the kitchen garden and grounds on which chef Darin Campbell will happily take guests.”
Attractions Near Cromlix
The oldest purpose built library in Scotland. Built in 1684-1688. Situated right in front of Dunblane Cathedral and across the Road from Andy Murray’s Golden Postbox.
One of the few remaining medieval churches in Scotland.
Enjoy a scenic walk to the top of Dumyat Hill to enjoy views over the Forth valley and Wallace Monument.
Take a walk along the ancient path known as Darn Walk which is reputed to date back to Roman times- from Bridge of Alan to Dunblane which includes the cave that was the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Ben Gunn’s cave in treasure island.