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Fast Facts

History

  • The Cromlix estate was acquired by Edmund Chisholm in the early 15th Century and inherited by his son James, who became Bishop of Dunblane in 1487
  • The house moved into the Drummond name through marriage in the late 16th century until the marriage of Evelyn to Terence Eden (8th Lord Auckland) in the early 20th Century. The Eden family still own much of the estate
  • "Cromlix Cottage" was first built in 1874 but destroyed by fire just four years later - only the chapel, badly damaged, survived
  • In 1880 the house was rebuilt. The rustic style of the dining room, library and lack of any grand staircase is in keeping with the Cottage theme
  • The house was converted from a private residence to a luxury country hotel in 1981
  • In January 2013 Andy Murray purchased Cromlix, situated a few miles from his home town of Dunblane, to help generate employment and attract visitors to the area

Hotel Facilities

  • Cromlix reopened in spring 2014 as a five star hotel owned by Wimbledon champion Andy Murray.
  • The luxury hotel is a short drive from Gleneagles, where the Ryder Cup is being staged next September
  • The hotel will have 15 luxurious rooms, including five suites, each individually designed
  • Guests also have access to a library with billiard table, whisky room, bar and drawing rooms
  • Private dining and events can be arranged for parties of between 10 and 60. A marquee can be set up in the garden for wedding parties of up to 300, although there is limited availability for weddings during the peak season
  • Cromlix's chapel, attached to the main house, can accommodate up to 30 people for weddings or private services
  • Various activities are available to guests on the estate, including:
    • Tennis court
    • Tennis practice wall
    • Fishing on the loch
    • Archery
    • Falconry display
    • Full sized billiard table
    • Board games
    • Outdoor garden games
    • In room spa treatments

Chez Roux

  • Cromlix will be home to Albert Roux and his son, Michel Roux Jr's, sixth Scottish Chez Roux establishment
  • Albert Roux OBE, KFO is head of the famous cooking dynasty behind such establishments as Le Gavroche which was the first ever restaurant in the UK to be awarded three Michelin Stars
  • Chez Roux's aim is to become as popular with the local community as it is with guests
  • The team of chefs will also provide bespoke menus for all tastes for guests of the many private rooms

A local focus

  • Andy Murray's motivation in buying and refurbishing Cromlix is to provide an economic boost for the area he grew up in and to attract visitors to the area
  • There is a focus on supporting local businesses where possible throughout the refurbishment and when the hotel opens
  • The hotel has created up to 40 jobs and the management is committed to recruiting many of the staff from the local area

ICMI

  • Cromlix is being managed by Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI)
  • ICMI was founded by the senior management of Inverlochy Castle Hotel, Scotland's most renowned small luxury hotel, to provide a consulting and management service to the hotel and hospitality industries
  • ICMI manages several other properties in Scotland, including Inverlochy Castle in Fort William, Greywalls at Muirfield and Rocpool Reserve in Inverness