Scottish tennis star Andy Murray has recently purchased the previously known Cromlix House Hotel which is located near Dunblane, Stirlingshire. Murray plans to convert the Victorian mansion into a Five Star property with 15 rooms situated within the 50 acres of woodlands and gardens. The hotel will be managed on Murray’s behalf by Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI).[singlepic id=48 w=320 h=240 float=]
The vast transformation is scheduled for completion by spring 2014, in advance of next year’s Ryder Cup (which will be held at Gleneagles, a short drive from Dunblane).
Of the purchase, Andy Murray stated, “I am pleased to have acquired Cromlix House and look forward to securing its future as a successful business.
By re-establishing Cromlix as a leading luxury hotel at the heart of Dunblane community we will be able to attract new visitors to the area, create a number of new jobs and focus on supporting other local businesses. I’m pleased to be able to give something back to the community I grew up in.”
The venue has been a popular choice for weddings in past years; Andy’s brother Jamie married his wife Alejandra Guterrez there in 2010.
The hotel will also feature a Chez Roux fine dining restaurant which will utilise locally sourced produce, another welcome venture to the area.