Eden family reported to have accepted £1.8 million for the 14-bedroom venue in Kinbuck
Tennis star Andy Murray has acquired the Cromlix House hotel in Kinbuck, Perthshire.
The 14-bedroom hotel, which had operated as a four-star venue until it closed in February 2012, hosted the wedding of Murray's brother Jamie and bride Alejandra Gutierrez in 2010.
Interim liquidators were appointed to Cromlix House, the leasehold company set up by Glasgow-based hotel and leisure company Alliedfreeze, in August 2012.
A note published by Cromlix House, trading as Shelto Ltd, on the Cromlix House website said the hotel had “ceased trading unexpectedly” in February 2012 as a result of “a break-down of the arrangement which we had with our landlord, the owner of Cromlix House Hotel”.
The hotel's owners, the Eden family, are reported to have agreed a sale price of around £1.8 million for the property and grounds.
Murray is said to be planning to revamp the venue to bring it up to five-star standard and to be open in the spring of 2014 to take advantage of the Ryder Cup competition which will be hosted at nearby Gleneagles.
Up to 40 new jobs will be created when the hotel reopens.
Murray said in a statement: "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 the 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."
Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI) will manage Cromlix House on behalf of Murray.
Norbert Lieder, managing director of ICMI, said:"I am confident that, with Andy, we can create a very special hotel in his home community.
“While we aim to create a destination that attracts visitors from around the world we are also determined to ensure it remains a venue of choice for local people.”