Start a tourist accommodation business

Starting a tourist accommodation business - Kribben Cottages (video)

Case Study

Kribben Cottages offer self-catering accommodation close to the Mourne Mountains in County Down. The cottages opened in 2014 and have achieved a four-star rating from Tourism NI. They have also received Green Tourism certification.

Myrtle Haugh, Property Manager at Kribben Cottages, highlights how they started the business. She explains how they got Tourism NI certification, including the grading process. Myrtle also discusses they found a niche in the market by researching tourism in Northern Ireland.

Case Study

Myrtle Haugh

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Myrtle's top tips:

  • "Don’t do it unless you’re 110 per cent committed"
  • "Make sure you are savvy with all the social media"
  • "Be prepared to go that extra mile for your guest - they will expect it"