Situated in beautiful countryside near Dunblane, Cromlix & Chez Roux is set in secluded woodlands and garden, with an attractive trout loch. Tel: +44(0)1786 822 125
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History of Cromlix & Chez Roux

Stained Glass in the Chapel Pipe organ

"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."

There is little known about the Lords of Cromlix before the 15th century.

The name Cromlix may have been derived from 'cram lech' which means standing stone or 'crom leac' meaning curve of sloping slab of a hillside.

In the early 15th century Edmund Chisholm acquired Cromlix House. 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, in the Court of King James III and in the court of Mary Queen of Scots. William II Chisholm was the last Roman Catholic Bishop of Dunblane.

The Estate had been in the family for four centuries before "Cromlix Cottage" was built. Captain Arthur Drummond built "Cromlix Cottage" as the House was first known in 1874.

Whereas the Red Dining Room & Outer Hall had two stories, the remainder of the building had just one. 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 the fire. Then in 1880 the house 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 and the lack of any grand staircase is in keeping with the 'Cottage' theme.

The house was converted from a private residence to a luxury country house hotel in 1981.

Cromlix, Kinbuck, Near Dunblane, Stirling, FK15 9JT      Tel: +44(0)1786 822 125
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