A VICTORIAN mansion has become one of only two Scottish hotels to get a five star gold rating.

Cromlix, near Dunblane, received VisitScotland’s highest grading from its Quality Assurance scheme.

To achieve this rating a business must excel in all aspects of service and exceed guest expectations.

The 19th Century House, built on the land once owned by James Chisholm, the Bishop of Dunblane, became a hotel in 1981 and was purchased by tennis star Andy Murray in 2013.

Following refurbishment, Murray has transformed the elegant mansion into a luxury 15-bedroom and Gate lodge destination.

Graeme Green, general manager at Cromlix House Hotel, said: “Reinventing the glorious era of grand country house living, we strive to give our guests the very best experience so it’s wonderful to receive this recognition.”

The other country house to achieve a five star rating in Scotland is Inverlochy Castle Hotel in Fort William.