Lisburn and District Scouts


Name: Lisburn and District Scouts
Location: Mournes
County: Down
Total Cost: £ 20,425.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : Down Rural Area Partnership
Duration: 15/02/2011-31/3/2011
Telephone: 02891820748


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.


  • To restore existing dilapidated cottage into a traditional mountain shelter 'bothy style'
  • To introduce an access policy that will meet the projected increase in booking demand for the refurbished property and to implement effective marketing strategy including of website and working with key agencies to raise awareness


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.