Was wondering when we would hear more about this and whether Andy was sorting anything out when he was up in Dunblane just before Christmas.
Sounds interesting - but a pretty big commitment: http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/367695
I hope it's true and not just another 'an (unnamed) source said' story, and that he keeps it going as a hotel. I mean why on earth would he want it as luxury mansion when he retires, given that it has 14 bedrooms including eight suites, three dining rooms for up to 112 covers, as well as conference rooms and a manager's flat? Are he and Kim planning to have a tribe of kids?
Seriously though if he keeps it going as a hotel it should, for a number of reasons, be a good investment, although we don't know why the previous owners suddenly closed it down. That, to me, smacks of debt, big debt, perhaps because it was mainly used by the local people. However there's no doubt that hotels, and pubs, which have been bought by assorted sporting and other personalities have usually enjoyed considerable success simply because of who they were bought by, so if Andy has indeed bought this, it would certainly help the local economy since it would have more national and international appeal (and this is where its close proximity to Gleneagles comes in), as well as being a good money-spinner for him - but it would definitely have to be luxurious and that would involve an initial costly expenditure.