A Scottish hotel owned by beloved tennis player Andy Murray and his wife Kim has been named one of the most "serene" and "dog-friendly" staycation spots in the UK.

The Cromlix hotel in Stirlingshire, which is just three miles from the sportsman's hometown of Dunblane, was praised for offering both "glamour" and a taste of the great outdoors.

Other locations across the UK were featured on the list with spots in the Cotswolds and Cornwall being graded very highly.

Andy Murray's Cromlix hotel named one of the best dog-friendly staycation spots in the UK

Andy Murray's Cromlix hotel was made notable for its "spacious bedrooms and suites" as well as its display of the sportsman's "personal collection of modern art".

The Good Housekeeping magazine said: "Built in 1874, the grand Victorian mansion was bought by the Murrays more than a decade ago and has recently been given a makeover by Kim and interior designer Suzanne Garuda.

"As a result, the style box is also well and truly ticked: fresh flowers from the garden (more than 5000 tulips bloom here in the spring) are thoughtfully matched to the bold botanic wallpapers and partnered statement sofas in the public rooms.

"Each of the 15 spacious bedrooms and suites (as well as the self-contained Gatehouse Lodge - perfect for families) are different and come with toiletries by exclusive Edinburgh brand MODM. Oh, and there's Murray's personal collection of modern art on the wall, including works by Damien Hirst and David Shirley, as well as pieces on loan from the Royal Scottish Academy."

Discussing the activities on offer at the hotel, the publication added: "Staff are happy to create you a personalized itinerary, from charting a boat to practising archery, and the location is perfect: private enough to feel exclusive, yet close enough to visit the nearby towns of Ambleside and Bowness, both around two miles away.

"You'll find great dining options in both, but the hotel's restaurant is also a must with its afternoon teas and hearty Sunday lunch showcasing delicious local produce.

"Retiring to bed through the grand main hall, there's a sense of homely familiarity you rarely find in modern hotels. Staff remember your name and wish you goodnight and you'll wish you really did have friends with a country estate like this one."