To restore Slievenaman Cottage in the Mournes to a 'bothy style' mountain shelter for visiting groups.
Slievenaman Cottage is idyllically situated on the edge of the stunning Mourne Mountains in Co. Down. The cottage was originally registered as a dwelling house in 1936 however the structure, comprised of stone rubble, harled with lime render and roofed with natural slate, predates this. The cottage is owned by the Lisburn District Scouts and the organisation realised the potential for redevelopment as the property was ideally placed for the use of mountain explorers, walkers, climbers, cavers and kayaking.
The building has been re-developed into a traditional mountain shelter ‘bothy style’ which can now be used all year round by groups and individuals. The cottage can accommodate 20 people with space outside for tents. Additional sleeping accommodation is available in the adjacent outbuilding consisting of a dormitory (sleeps 10/12 and was originally believed to be an Old School house, a lounge with stone floor and open fire, outside kitchen with equipment and running water. There are two outside toilets with sinks and running water also available on site.