Cromlix Hotel: A Tranquil Retreat in the Scottish Countryside

ByAndrea Thompson

July 9, 2024

The Cromlix Hotel in Scotland captivates with its seamless fusion of historical charm, opulent luxury, and picturesque natural surroundings.

The tale of Cromlix is steeped in mystery, dating back to the 15th century. The initial cottage, erected in 1874 by Captain Arthur Drummond, met its demise in a fire four years later. In 1880, his nephew, Colonel Arthur Hay Drummond, reconstructed and expanded the house, also cultivating the splendid gardens.

In 2013, the transformation of a private residence into a luxury country house hotel was completed when renowned British tennis star Andy Murray and his wife Kim acquired Cromlix Estate. This purchase solidified their bond with a place that harbours cherished memories of family celebrations.

The Interiors

The interiors of Cromlix burst with lively colours drawn from nature, lush greenery, and botanical accents. The ethos of Cromlix is one of vibrancy, fun, and a refreshing relaxation, adorned with contemporary art and imaginative touches throughout. Visitors can anticipate enchanting oddities, meticulously selected art, and designs that capture the essence of each room’s light and atmosphere.

Cromlix Hotel boasts 10 opulent rooms and 5 suites, all  carefully crafted to harmonize sophistication with the natural world. Standard amenities include a flat-screen TV, outstanding Wi-Fi connectivity, a secure Nespresso machine, dressing gown and slippers, a GHD hairdryer, and MODM toiletries.

  • Turret Suites: These opulent spaces offer generous bedrooms with estate views, a separate sitting room, and a private bathroom. Indulge in comfort and style.
  • Deluxe Suites: For an oh-so-elegant retreat, check into a Deluxe Suite. Each boasts a sophisticated sitting room and a well-appointed bathroom. The Tulip Suite even features a lavish four-poster bed.
  • Junior Suites: Soak your cares away in these suites with show-stopping bathrooms and soul-restoring views of the grounds.
  • Estate Rooms: Airy and inviting, these rooms feature lavish super-king beds, en-suite baths, and tasteful touches.
  • Cottage Rooms: With enchanting woodland views, these rooms offer comfy queen beds—perfect for whirlwind country stays and romantic getaways.
  • The Laurel Gate Lodge: A one bedroom lodge set in a tranquil pocket of the Estate for those seeking more space.

Restaurant and event space

The Glasshouse Restaurant, led by the award-winning Executive Head Chef Darin Campbell, prides itself on locally-sourced food from Scottish suppliers, enhanced by produce from its own Kitchen Garden.

The venue offers three event spaces suitable for meetings or corporate events, accommodating groups ranging from 10 to 30 people.

Additionally, Cromlix boasts a private chapel with seating for up to 36 guests for religious or civil ceremonies, and the front lawn is available for marquee events for as many as 300 guests.

What to do

  • Explore the Grounds: Take leisurely walks around the estate, enjoy the loch, and breathe in the fresh Scottish air.
  • Visit Dunblane: Discover the charming town of Dunblane, with its historic cathedral and quaint streets.
  • Tennis, Pickleball and Billiards: Channel your inner athlete on the hotel’s courts and Billiards table.

Cromlix, ideally situated in Scotland’s central belt, is about a 49-minute drive (37 miles) from Glasgow’s centre or an hour (48 miles) from Edinburgh’s heart. Just a 12-minute drive from the nearest station, Cromlix offers a serene retreat to enjoy the splendour of Scotland.