New plans have been submitted to create a hotel along the perimeter of the walled garden on the site of the proposed Jack Nicklaus golf course in Aberdeenshire.
The proposals submitted to Aberdeenshire Council last month would see 32 guest bedrooms and ancillary facilities created at Ury House in Stonehaven
A pavilion section is also proposed to be created in the centre of the garden, which will include a kitchen and seating area for up to 48 guests.
Ury House will be the centrepiece of the £80 million golf resort featuring a course designed by legendary US golfer Jack Nicklaus.
FM Group director Jonathon Milne said: “We really need to get the extra rooms to make the whole development viable. If they get the go ahead, we can start building the golf course and finishing off the hotel and spa. It would mean we could still aim to have the resort open by 2020.
“The castle itself is now wind and water tight, and we want to get in a fit it out. The walled garden rooms will really pull the whole development together and it in no way affects the pipeline.”