Since launching in April, Cromlix has quickly garnered lots of rave reviews and has even scooped the Scottish Hotel of the Year Award.
Originally built in the Victorian era, this elegant mansion at Kinbuck near Dunblane has been given a luxurious new lease of life.
Today’s Big Deal is an outstanding opportunity to experience the marvellous hospitality of Cromlix.
Less than five miles from Dunblane and under than an hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh, Cromlix is set in 34 acres of secluded woodlands and garden, with an attractive trout loch.
The opulent hotel has fifteen bedrooms, a reception hall, two drawing rooms, a conservatory, dining room, library and meeting rooms.
It also has a beautiful chapel for those who think they can hear wedding bells on the horizon.
Available seven days a week, today’s Big Deal is for an overnight stay in one of the magnificent suites at Cromlix.
A full Scottish breakfast is included in the offer.
The suites, most of which feature hand-painted, freestanding baths in gold, silver and copper, have all been named in recognition of famous Scots.
Whether your room is Robert the Bruce or Sir Chris Hoy, room facilities include 32 inch televisions all disguised as mirrors, a personal safe, iPod docking stations, free internet access and a DVD player is available upon request.
As you might expect, all the rooms boast luxurious 400 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen and Cromlix’s bespoke range of sumptuous Arran Aromatics toiletries.
Splendid views of the grounds and surrounding countryside come as standard.
There is an £80 per night supplement for Friday and Saturday night stays.
Cromlix is a member of The Collection, a group of small, luxury hotels under the management of ICMI.
Cromlix has a Chez Roux restaurant offering reasonably priced menus featuring much locally sourced produce.
Formerly of Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles and Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens, award-winning Scottish chef Darin Campbell is in charge of the kitchens.
Devised by Albert Roux, typical dishes might be starters like the treacle-cured Loch Duart salmon with compressed melon and brown shrimps or main courses such as the braised Angus beef cheek with a parsnip purée and seasonal vegetables.
See & do
Cromlix is a delightful venue in which to do nothing more strenuous than taking tea in the library.
More energetic options on the estate include archery, billiards, quad biking, clay pigeon shooting and, of course, tennis.
The hotel has its own loch on the estate. It is stocked with brown trout and guests are welcome to borrow one of the hotel fly rods and try a few casts.
Alternatively, Cromlix is surrounded by great salmon rivers such as Lanrick and can help organise ghillies and permits for guests.
The hotel is within a two hour drive of several notable golf courses at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Gleneagles.
TripAdvisor reviewers have been quick to tell of their Cromlix experiences. We’ve edited this review for length but not meaning:
‘We had a very warm welcome and were given a tour of the house interior. It’s lovely and even has its own chapel. We were upgraded to a junior suite. It was amazing, from the enormous bed to the TV hidden within the elegant mirror on the wall. The separate bathroom contained a very large, free-standing bath that you could lose yourself in, and a shower cubicle that doubled as a sauna…’
‘The grounds are beautiful from its long gravel drive, through the woods to a secluded lake. We had afternoon cocktails on the back terrace in the sunshine and again before dinner.”
‘The restaurant is modern in comparison to the rest of the house. It’s an open kitchen so you can see your food being cooked. Albert Roux has put his name to the restaurant and he was visiting on the evening we were there. We ate from the a la carte menu and were very impressed. The food was excellent – well cooked and presented and the service was just right for a relaxing dinner.”
Ideal for a romantic treat; perfect for a luxury short break or simply because you just want to visit, today’s Big Deal is an excellent opportunity to experience the style, luxury and elegance of this new hotel.
With vouchers valid until the end of March, this offer would also make for a very luxurious Christmas gift for a loved one.