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Thomas Patterson

SUMMARY

Name: Thomas Patterson
Location: Mourne Wood, 3 Cranfield Road, Kilkeel
County: Down
Total Cost: £ 127,200.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : SOAR
Telephone: 07734054722

PROJECT SUMMARY

Convert barn to house the 2 self catering cottages were former servant quarters/barn. The applicant is keen the visitors staying in the cottages experience the sense of history that the property has. 

BACKGROUND

Thomas Patterson, is a part-time farmer who lives 3 miles outside Kilkeel and a few miles from Cranfield Beach the most southerly point of Northern Ireland. The applicant owns a 60 acres mixed farm (Beef/Sheep) and grows potatoes. The applicant also is in the quarrying business with his brother. The farmhouse and adjacent courtyard, where the cottages will be located dates back to 1804 . The house and courtyard was built by the Church of Ireland as a Rectory.

BENEFITS

The applicant plans to call the cottages after Reverend Close and his Gardener Ross. The applicant has a lot of historic information which he plans to use as part of marketing the cottages.

Thomas Patterson

SUMMARY

Name: Thomas Patterson
Location: Kilkeel
County: Down
Total Cost: £ 127,200.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : SOAR
Duration: 2 years
Telephone: 07734054722

PROJECT SUMMARY

Conversion of barn to create 2 self catering cottages.  The farmhouse and adjacent courtyard, where the cottages will be located dates back to 1804. The property servant’s quarter/barn which will be converted to house the self catering cottages were former servant quarters/barn.

BACKGROUND

Thomas Patterson, is a part-time farmer who lives 3 miles outside Kilkeel and a few miles from Cranfield Beach the most southerly point of Northern Ireland. The applicant owns a 60 acres mixed farm (Beef/Sheep) and grows potatoes. The applicant also is in the quarrying business with his brother.

ACTIVITIES

Items funded:

  • Building works stage 1
  • Building works stage 2
  • Costs Associated with Stage 3 – turnkey stage (White goods and Hard/Soft Furnishings) Project Objectives:
  • To open self catering units for business in Spring 2012.
  • To achieve turnover of £12,000 in year 2 (2013)
  • To achieve 5 star NITB Certification by April 2012
  • To create 1 (0.25FTE) part time/casual employment position by December 2012

BENEFITS

The applicant is keen the visitors staying in the cottages experience the sense of history that the property has. He plans to call the cottages after Reverend Close and his Gardener Ross. The applicant has a lot of historic information which he plans to use as part of marketing the cottages.

LESSONS

The cottages now offer holiday makers accomodation outside Kilkeel and a few miles from Cranfield Beach the most southerly point of Northern Ireland.