Kinbuck Perthshire Scotland
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Cromlix is a five-star Victorian manse set in 34 acres of secluded grounds in beautiful Perthshire. It was converted by tennis champion, Sir Andy Murray, to recreate the glorious era of grand, country house living. It is now a 15-bedroom estate with a one-bedroom Gate Lodge, offering guests a thoroughly opulent stay. Its recent win as the 2019 Luxury Country House Hotel of the Year by the Scottish Hotel Awards, has firmly cemented its position as one of the top hotels in the region.
Cromlix is looking forward to welcoming guests again from 15th July 2020.
ABOUT THE HOTEL
Cromlix offers sumptuous surroundings and impeccable, yet discreet service. 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 10 bedrooms, 5 suites and one-bedroom gate lodge has its 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 court and surrounding countryside.
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. The restaurant currently holds 3 AA Rosettes.
Athletic pursuits include an onsite tennis court where tuition is available with prior arrangement, fishing on our house loch and billiards room. There are nearby championship golf courses, quad bikes, 4×4 off-road driving and hiking trails. The 34 acres of secluded woodlands provide a veritable playground for guests, with a wide range of activities including clay pigeon tuition, archery and mini Highland Games all by prior arrangement.
Weddings at Cromlix
The elegant house, enchanting gardens and stunning location make Cromlix a truly beautiful setting for a wedding. The house provides an impressive backdrop to your celebration with versatile facilities that will make your wedding day a joy for you and every one of your guests. We hold a licence that means you may choose to have the wedding ceremony (religious and civil) here as well as the reception.
At Cromlix we offer two main hire options: Non-Exclusive hire of your chosen function room for ceremony and meal only, ideal for smaller, intimate weddings; or full Exclusive Hire of the hotel including 16 bedrooms and all public areas. Wedding parties over 50 guests and all weddings with evening entertainment are required to hire Cromlix on an exclusive use basis.
We have a range of function rooms to suit your party size: Party of up to 24 guests
Cromlix house's History
There is little known about the Lords of Cromlix before the 15th century. Evidence of earlier population has been found including some stone cists (coffins) of which the last was in 1901 - 500 yards west of the 'Big House'. THE NAME possibly derives from cram lech standing stone or, more likely, Crom Leac - The curve of sloping slab of a hillside. In 1593 Cromlixes is recorded and in 1750 Cromlec. In 1723 the castle of Cromlix was recorded as Cromligs. Unfortunately the castle no longer remains, but the site is just visible out with the Estate (now) at Cambushinnie. THE 'FAMILY' In the early 15th century Edmund Chisholm acquired Cromlix. His son James became Bishop of Dunblane in 1487 and he was succeeded by William Chisholm (The "Robber Bishop"). The early Chisholms were senior figures in the Church to the Court of King James III, Mary Queen of Scots and so on. William II Chisholm was the last Roman Catholic Bishop of Dunblane. The Drummond name arose by marriage in the late 16th century and became Hay Drummond in 1739. This continued until the marriage of Evelyn to Terence Eden (8th Lord Auckland) in the early part of last century and the Eden Family still own much of the Estate. THE HOUSE The Estate had been in the family for 4 centuries before "Cromlix Cottage" was built. Partly because they also had another Estate, properties in the South, a house in Dunblane (which was part of the Estate) and Hill House at Cromlix which was sometimes used by Arthur Drummond. Captain Arthur Drummond built "Cromlix Cottage" as the House was first known in 1874. From the Red Dining Room & Outer Hall east was two stories whilst the remainder was only ground floor. A turret and rustic open porch formed the main entrance on the site of the present vestibule. In 1878 the House was destroyed by fire. Only the chapel, badly damaged, survived. In 1880 it was rebuilt to the same design - photographs show the Public Rooms to be much as they are today. The rustic style of the Red Dining Room, Library and lack of any grand staircase is in keeping with the 'Cottage' theme. Colonel Arthur Hay Drummond (nephew of Cpt. A.D.) became the laird of Cromlix just before 1900. The Colonel completed the enlargement of the house as it now stands in 1903. The porch was a later addition. Colonel H.D. landscaped the gardens and grounds employing up to 12 permanent gardeners. The house was converted from a private residence to a luxury country house hotel in 1981. At the start of 2013, tennis legend Andy Murray purchased Cromlix, situated near his home town of Dunblane, in order to help attract new visitors to the area. After extensive refurbishment Cromlix will open on 1st April 2014.
Cromlix house's table of pricing
Cromlix is fortunate to have its own Chapel within to the hotel which can seat up to 36 guests. Following the ceremony, lunch or dinner prepared by the hotel’s Chez Roux culinary team can be enjoyed in the Garden Room overlooking the front lawn. The Study on the first floor is also an ideal setting for smaller groups of up to 10.
- Hire of Chapel – no charge when staying or dining in the hotel
- Garden Room/The Study Hire - £1000
- Menus – starting from £45
- April - October £13,000
- November - March - £8,000
|Price per room, per night||Small Double||Double||Spa Junior Suites||Suites||Gate Lodge||Single Occupancy (Small Double)|
|November 2019 - March 2020||£250||£295||£425||£550||£425||£200|
|April 2020 – October 2020||£310||£410||£595||£625||£595||£260|
|November 2020 - March 2021||£250||£310||£445||£550||£445||£210|
How to reach Cromlix house
- NEAREST TRANSPORT
- Edinburgh Airport - 40 miles, 45 minutes
- Glasgow Airport - 45 miles, 55 minutes
- Dunblane Train station - 4 miles, 10 minutes
- NEAREST ATTRACTIONS
- Stirling Castle - 10 miles, 20 minutes
- Doune Castle - 7 miles, 15 minutes
- Wallace Monument - 10 miles, 20 minutes
- Bannockburn Battlefield - 15 miles, 20 minutes
- Famous Grouse Experience - 15 miles, 30 minutes
- Deanston Distillery - 8 miles, 20 minutes
- Loch Katrine Visitor Centre - 25 miles, 50 minutes
- Blair Atholl Distillery - 50 miles, 1 hour
- Scone Palace - 40 miles, 45 minutes