Alan and Sharon Clark from Cupar have made their hospitality debut with the purchase of the Mansewood Country House hotel on the outskirts of Lochearnhead.
The three-star hotel occupies a one-acre, roadside plot within Scotland's first National Park in Perthshire.
A 250-year-old former manse, the hotel now offers five en-suite letting rooms, a guest lounge, a 12-seat dining room, and a residents' bar.
There is also three-bedroom owners' accommodation and a separate, self-catering log cabin to sleep up to four guests.
The Glasgow office of Christie + Co sold the freehold off a guide price in excess of £425,000 on behalf of Richard and Jan Spencer.
By Angela Frewin