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Andy Murray’s Cromlix House serves up plans to more than double its bedroom stock

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Wimbledon tennis star Andy Murray’s Cromlix House has submitted plans to build more bedrooms and extend its afternoon tea space, as demand for sandwiches, scones and cakes brings a flurry of extra customers each month.

The luxury hotel, near Murray’s hometown of Dunblane, is managed by Inverlochy Castle Management Company who want to expand the property’s tearoom and create an extra 27 bedrooms to cope with the rise in demand for afternoon tea.

If given the green light, Cromlix House will build a new 270 sq mtr tearoom to take the pressure off the current space with is operating ‘at its limit’.

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Murray bought Cromlix House for £1.8m in 2013 and since opening in 2014, the business has gone from strength to strength since, winning a string of awards from the likes of VisitScotland and AA Hospitality.

In a document submitted to council planners, the hotel’s architects said: “The hotel is currently running at the limit of its space and would like to build a modest extension in the garden setting to the rear of the hotel to compliment the original building as well as the recently added dining room conservatory.

“The proposals aim to sympathetically extend the hotel into the south-west facing garden setting to the rear to form a space which can be used for afternoon tea.”

The proposals also include an application for a new function suite and the additional rooms which will be constructed at a rundown walled garden in the grounds of the hotel.

Cromlix House had planned to build a spa and gym as well as new staff accommodation as part of an expansion project, but this development has been scrapped for now in favour of the new bedrooms and dining space.

Murray bought Cromlix House for £1.8m in 2013 and since opening in 2014, the business has gone from strength to strength since, winning a string of awards from the likes of VisitScotland and AA Hospitality.

Cromlix House is currently home to 15 bedrooms and a restaurant overseen by Albert Roux, situated in 34 acres.

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