Andy Murray’s Cromlix Hotel Opens

  • The 140-year-old manor house now sports 15 elegant, individually designed rooms.

    The 140-year-old manor house now sports 15 elegant, individually designed rooms.

  • The estate is replete with Victorian details from bagpipes to an original organ.

    The estate is replete with Victorian details from bagpipes to an original organ.

  • Outdoor pursuits range from archery, quad biking, and clay shooting to trout fishing in the estate’s private lake.

    Outdoor pursuits range from archery, quad biking, and clay shooting to trout fishing in the estate’s private lake.

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An unexpected beneficiary of Andy Murray’s championship-winning streak, this defunct country hotel in Perthshire was procured by the Scottish tennis ace last year and transformed into the just-opened Cromlix (Kinbuck; 44-1786/822-125; doubles from US$335). Situated near Murray’s hometown of Dunblane, the 140-year-old manor house now sports 15 elegant, individually designed rooms and suites; an Albert Roux restaurant that marries French techniques with local ingredients (think Loch Fyne scallops, wild rabbit, Ayrshire beef); and, not unexpectedly, tennis courts. Other outdoor pursuits range from archery, quad biking, and clay shooting to trout fishing in the estate’s private lake, while guests with a taste for Victoriana will want to visit Cromlix’s chapel, replete with regimental drums, bagpipes, tapestries, and an original organ. –Gabrielle Lipton

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2014 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“To The Manor Born”).

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