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Mrs Nicola Russell

SUMMARY

Name: Mrs Nicola Russell
Location: Tonaghmore
County: Down
Total Cost: £ 124,800.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : Down Rural Area Partnership
Duration: 09.11.2010-20.02.2012
Telephone: 02891820748

PROJECT SUMMARY

The conversion of an old derelict cottage into a minimum of NITB 4* self-catering accommodation sleeping up to 6 people which will also generate employment.

BACKGROUND

Mrs Russell owns a farm and identified a need to diversify the business to offer long-term sustainability. Nicola recognised there was a shortage of self-catering accommodation in the Down District area and that there was sufficient demand to support this new business.

ACTIVITIES

The funding was used for renovation works including:  

  • foundations
  • stonework
  • damp proofing
  • roofing
  • plumbing and heating
  • windows
  • fixtures and fittings

BENEFITS

This project offers financial sustainability to the Russell's Farm and also has created new employment opportunities.