When Scotland’s tennis hero Andy Murray bought Cromlix a few years ago, there was an expectation that this handsome building would return to its bygone splendour. Like Andy’s top-class serve, we are not disappointed. This grand hotel is back to its former glory, which was once enjoyed by the Lairds of Cromlix… but with a raft of additional luxuries.
Situated in breathtaking countryside just a few miles from Dunblane (Andy Murray’s home town), Cromlix is set in 34 acres of secluded woodlands and gardens and even includes its own chapel and house loch. Following a herculean refurbishment, this elegant Victorian Perthshire mansion has transformed into a luxury 15-bedroom with Gate Lodge, reminiscent of the era of grand country house living. Cromlix has been redefined for the 21st century by sumptuous surroundings and impeccable yet discreet service, just what an incentive group hopes for.
Cromlix also offers endless possibilities for an incentive group’s dining options. Chez Roux Restaurant, overseen by legendary French chef Albert Roux and run by award-winning Executive Head Chef Darin Campbell is housed in an elegant conservatory overlooking the grounds and offers diners a ringside view of the chefs at work in the extensive open kitchen.
Throughout the hotel there numerous other opportunities for private dining including the intimacy of a small study seating up to 10. Or perhaps the traditional atmosphere of the first-floor snooker room where a full-size snooker table ingeniously flips over from green baize to dining or boardroom table seating 20!
Guests can also relax in the whisky room, the drawing room with its muted sofas and open fire – one of nine open fireplaces in the hotel – or in the stunning bar where the pale wash on the walls is a perfect foil for the exquisite hand-painted gold leaf peacock and blooms.
For the active minded, Cromlix offers on-site: a tennis court (in the Wimbledon colours of purple of green, of course!) with practice wall, fishing on the loch, archery, falconry, snooker, indoor and outdoor garden games and in-room spa treatments for any one who needs relaxation from all of that exertion. Incentive guests can also be tempted by fishing or shooting nearby and with Gleneagles just down the road, there is a choice of one or two world famous golf courses on the doorstep.
For elegant and sophisticated ideas for your next incentive trip to Scotland, contact the knowledgeable and friendly Hello Scotland team today on firstname.lastname@example.org