Murray To Marry Kim At Own Hotel

6 February 2015, 11:00 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Andy Murray is to marry his fiancee Kim Sears at the luxury hotel he owns in Scotland.

The couple are understood to be arranging the private service for April 11 at the five-star Cromlix House Hotel, close to his home town of Dunblane.

The former Wimbledon champion bought the venue in 2013, which has its own chapel, for #1.8million and it opened last year after a refurbishment.

The hotel was the venue for his brother Jamie's wedding in 2010.

Murray and Ms Sears got engaged in November after being together for nine years.

Murray, who won the Wimbledon title in 2013, joked during an on-court interview at the recent Australian Open that he might wear a kilt with no underwear at their wedding.

He progressed to the final in Melbourne at the weekend where he was defeated by world number one Novak Djokovic.

Footage earlier emerged of Ms Sears appearing to repeatedly swear in the direction of Murray's semi-final opponent Tomas Berdych and she attended Sunday's final wearing a "Parental Advisory: Explicit Content'' T-shirt.

The hotel where they will tie the knot was named Scottish hotel of the year in 2014 - just weeks after it opened its doors to guests.

The tennis star bought Cromlix, three miles (4.8km) from Dunblane in central Scotland, the previous year.

The Victorian mansion was extensively refurbished, featuring 10 bedrooms and five suites which overlook manicured grounds and tennis courts.

When Murray, 27, swept to Wimbledon victory in 2013, bookmaker William Hill offered odds of 8-11 for him to pop the question before the start of last year's tournament.

But the couple's engagement was confirmed in November.

Sears, also 27, is a regular presence at Murray's matches and is the daughter of former Lawn Tennis Association head of women's tennis Nigel Sears.

She was once described by future mother-in-law Judy Murray as ''the best thing to happen to Andy''.