Galgorm Spa and Golf Resort in Northern Ireland is gearing up to open its new collection of country cottages in April as part of a £14m investment into the business.
The 17 new cottages are set within the parkland estate and each come with an open plan living area, fully-equipped kitchen, lounge and dining space.
The new addition will be targeted towards groups or families, with nine one-bedroom cottages, seven two-bedroom cottages and one three-bedroom cottages.
These country cottages are in addition to the existing log cabins which line the riverside.
The project – and a spa extension at a later date – represents an investment of more than £14m to bring the total investment at the Resort to £50m over the past decade.
Additional plans for the next phase include 64 new hotel bedrooms, a rooftop spa, added external spa garden facilities and an executive lounge.
In the last 12 months Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort has expanded its Thermal Spa Village to over three acres, with the addition of the Serenity Spa Garden with private hot tubs, Elements restaurant at the Halo Dome, as well as further investment to the four onsite restaurants.
This has complemented the success of the additional 48 bedrooms and luxury thermal spa facilities unveiled during 2015.
Speaking of the expansion plans, managing director, Colin Johnston said: “The significant investment reinforces Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort’s commitment to improving tourism to the island of Ireland.
“We feel given the current climate and the continued positive growth in tourism figures now is the time to build on our success. By further enhancing our product offering to attract the discerning traveller, we can enhance our reputation as a destination spa allowing us to compete with the very best Resorts on the global stage. We are confidence in the potential for further expansion and we are excited about the growth this could bring to Northern Ireland.”
Earlier this month, BH reported that Galgorm Collection, owners of Galgorm Spa and Golf Resort, acquired Templeton Hotel for £7m to add to its portfolio,