Cromlix Lodge Scotland Assessment – The Luxurious Editor

Elegant, enchanting, and enveloped by nature, Cromlix is an beautiful Victorian mansion that showcases casual luxurious with particular person fashion and heat and welcoming service within the stunning Scottish countryside. The Luxurious Editor not too long ago loved an in a single day keep right here and we extremely suggest it. Learn on to find extra. 


A quaint and countrified gatehouse with historic stone piers marks the doorway to Cromlix Lodge. Set in 34 acres of roaming Scottish woodlands and landscaped gardens, in Stirlingshire, this stunning 15-room boutique resort was as soon as a non-public residence to the Drummond household with a storied historical past relationship again to the 1800’s.cNow owned by British tennis star and his spouse Andy and Kim Murray, the couple have reworked the Victorian mansion right into a romantic retreat that pops with color, vibrant fashion with accents and ‘nods’ in respect to its location and heritage. Cromlix Lodge is a POB resort – a group of the perfect impartial motels throughout the British Isles. 


The lengthy winding driveway is not only a powerful bodily function of the property – it’s a unconscious image. As visitors cross the attractive entrance and gatehouse any preoccupations and distractions harboured are left on the gate and descending additional by way of the woodland to achieve the resort, the pure want to ‘swap off’ and enter a really relaxed mode at this countryside cocoon can’t be resisted. 


It was a moist and dreary day outdoors, but upon getting into the resort, the roaring hearth, vibrant colored reception space and heat welcome from the employees immediately made the day really feel brighter. Seated on the antique-style reception desk, we have been kindly provided a glass of fizz while we checked in which was a fast, environment friendly and pleasant course of. We arrived on the resort earlier than the suggested check-in time within the hope that we’d get pleasure from a sport of tennis (the heavy rain put a cease to that!) so our room wasn’t fairly prepared. That’s no downside as the stunning receptionist took our baggage and confirmed us round the remainder of the resort, which lived as much as expectations by way of vibe, décor and repair. 

Public Areas 

This 15-bedroom boutique resort has been delivered to life with a trendy sense of contemporary aesthetics that contrasts but enhances conventional options.  And this relaxed fashion might be attributed to the skills of Kim Murray, who was the artistic power behind the resort’s refurbishment. 

One of many key options I seen about Cromlix is the various public rooms wherein visitors can whereas away the hours; cosy up by the roaring hearth, get pleasure from conventional board video games within the drawing room, get misplaced in a e book within the nook, get pleasure from a tipple within the bar or (and my private favorite) pocket a couple of balls within the Billiard’s Room. 

Each house inside the historic residence has been fastidiously designed to be useable and pleasant in their very own proper, with an eclectic mixture of books are thoughtfully positioned on espresso tables all through the resort; an ideal instance is the backyard entrance corridor which is residence to a grand piano, Damien Hirst paintings, and a espresso desk e book of his works, which calls out to visitors to ‘sit down and take a while!’  And regardless of the place you compromise within the resort the soothing sound of the background music (which is from a playlist particularly created for Cromlix additional units the scene for visitors to decelerate and chill out of their opulent environment. 


Every of the 15 rooms are named after one of many vegetation or herbs grown on the 34-acre property. Our residence for the night was Sorrel which was an exceptionally spacious room overlooking the driveway’s turning circle and out in the direction of the attractive countryside. 

Our room offered a conventional design with a easy and chic color palette. Large home windows let within the mild while the heavy curtains add heat and privateness, an ornate oak freestanding dressing desk, tremendous king-size luxurious mattress adorned with heavy blankets, freestanding double wardrobe (with ample garments hangers, hairdryer, iron, and laundry bag) two brilliant bucket chairs and a wall mounted good TV accomplished the bed room furnishings. 

The in-room espresso and tea station provided a terrific choice of natural tea and Nespresso espresso pods to get pleasure from with a freshly baked slice of ‘Granny Erskine’ (Andy’s grandmother) shortbread – made utilizing her authentic secret recipe. 

Complimentary milk and water have been obtainable within the fridge and a choice of drinks and snacks from the pay-as-you-go mini bar. 

Throughout a small touchdown (nonetheless inside our room) the door opened to disclose a traditional-style lavatory with a stunning inexperienced, gray, and black color scheme, which I actually liked. The tub was massive and the rain bathe was highly effective. MODM are the toiletries of alternative, a pure substances wellness model created by Edinburgh-based brother and sister group they usually smelt completely divine. 

Fluffy towels, robes and slippers embroidered with the Cromlix crest have been properly heated on the radiator. 

A turndown service noticed our room introduced again to order with some naughty, however very good Cranachan truffles thoughtfully positioned on our pillows. 

Sorrel was a pleasant room to name our personal for the following 24 hours. 

Meals and Drink 

Earlier than arriving at Cromlix, I’d given fairly a little bit of thought as to how the resort would look and its atmosphere (delighted to say it lived as much as expectations!) nevertheless, I’d not given the eating facet a lot thought. 

We loved a pre-dinner drink within the bar which has a vigorous ambiance and overlooks the backyard. A wide variety of wines, beers, lagers, spirits and cocktails are on the menu, and I loved a ‘Darkish Stormy Night time in Scotland’ which was ready and offered with nice consideration to element. 

The restaurant is known as The Glasshouse at Cromlix, aptly named after its construction and design boasting panoramic views throughout the gardens and property. Led by Government Head Chef Darin Campbell the menu is seasonal with most of the substances grown within the Cromlix kitchen backyard. The open kitchen provides to the hustle and bustle of the restaurant’s power. 

The alternatives for starters and predominant programs have been very a lot to our liking and it took us some time to make a closing resolution.  While we contemplated the menu our waitress introduced us a few very tasty canapes – we hoped the remainder of the meal would meet such requirements. 

Starter 1:  Crispy Gressingham Duck Pastilla with Baba Ghanoush and Medjool Dates 

Starter 2: Pork and Pistachio Pate with Brioche, Golden Raisins, and Roasted Spiced Cauliflower

Essential 1: West Coast Scottish Cod with Hand Dived Scallop, Aubergine Caponata, Sauce Bourride with a facet of Seasonal Greens.

Essential 2: Fillet Steak, aged for a minimum of 28 days, Seasonal Greens, Salad, Peppercorn Sauce and hand-cut Chips. 

Dessert 1: Valrhona Chocolate & Hazelnut Delice with Honey Ice-cream, Honeycomb and Cherry

Dessert 2: Dwelling-made Almond Croissant, Roasted Stone Fruit and Crème Brule Ice-Cream 

Every dish was completely scrumptious; the standard of the substances shone by way of, the mix of the flavours and textures have been a delight on the pallet and the presentation was stunning with out being over-fussy. The portion sizes have been plentiful too. 

We have been extraordinarily impressed, and it’s clear to see why the restaurant is so busy, not simply with resort visitors however it’s also a well-liked alternative with folks travelling only for the eating expertise alone. The meals was excellent. 

There’s additionally a non-public eating room which is a superb spot to have fun an important day, with the superb meals from the Glasshouse Restaurant.

Breakfast was a superb affair too. A choice of fruits, cereal, selfmade granola, yoghurts, and cheeses have been on provide from the chilly buffet. I might have stuffed myself with the poached pears, spiced apricots and granola however I attempted to manage myself as the new dishes have been equally as tempting with the Crème Brulé Porridge (whisky cream and demerara sugar) stealing the present. As if that wasn’t sufficient a basket of toast and pastries have been additionally served. A real breakfast of champions! 

The Kitchen Backyard is positioned near the primary home of the resort and visitors can peek over the fence on the array of greens, herbs and spices rising or organize a tour for extra detailed perception. The hens wander freely and the bees buzz round their hives making a healthful really feel to the grounds. 


As to be anticipated there’s a tennis court docket, with a observe wall, the place visitors can good their sport {and professional} teaching periods may also be organized. There’s additionally a brand new Pickleball court docket for a spot of enjoyable paddle sports activities motion. 

Different actions embrace fishing on the property loch, archery, falconry show walks, in-room spa remedies, walks across the property (picnics may also be organized), foraging, outside backyard video games, board video games and a full-size billiard desk. 

Throughout our keep we donned a pair of complimentary Barbour wellies and explored the property, sadly it was a bit too moist for tennis, so we opted for a sport of snooker as an alternative in The Billiard Room. In step with the remainder of the up to date meets custom décor that flows by way of the resort, this room pops with color and sample while conventional Scottish furnishings and artefacts adorn the partitions (suppose stags heads, vintage dresser and enormous home windows showcasing beautiful views of the Scottish countryside) and act as a reminder of the heritage of this nation property. We additionally preferred the – jars of complimentary retro sweets. Good contact!  

The unique Chapel nonetheless stands and is the one a part of the constructing that totally withstood the results of the fireplace that destroyed a lot of the unique home in 1878. This chapel is steadily used for wedding ceremony providers and celebrations by visitors of the resort. 

Remaining Ideas 

We completely loved our in a single day keep at Cromlix. It’s a spot to utterly chill out and luxuriate in a sluggish tempo in a picture-perfect romantic setting.

This property is included in our information to the most effective motels in Scotland

Contact Particulars

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Handle: Cromlix, Kinbuck, Stirling FK15 9JT

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