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It was confirmed today that Andy has acquired Cromlix House Hotel, close to Dunblane. His plans to transform the elegant Victorian mansion into a 15-room five star destination will create up to 40 new jobs for the local community and generate significant custom for other businesses nearby.
Following extensive refurbishment, the Perthshire hotel is scheduled to re-open next spring, ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup, which is being staged a short drive away at Gleneagles.
Commenting on his new venture, Andy said: “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.”
Situated in beautiful countryside less than five miles from Dunblane, the refurbished Cromlix House will boast a Chez Roux restaurant offering fine dining, but with a reasonably-priced menu, using locally sourced produce. The venue is also a popular wedding location, Andy’s brother Jamie married his Colombian wife Alejandra Gutierrez there in 2010.