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Newcastle's Shimna Cafe owners in £250,000 lets investment

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Charles (left) and James Small (right) with Derick Wilson, business development manager at Ulster Bank

Charles (left) and James Small (right) with Derick Wilson, business development manager at Ulster Bank

Charles (left) and James Small (right) with Derick Wilson, business development manager at Ulster Bank

The brothers behind a popular Newcastle, Co Down seaside cafe have now invested £250,000 to develop self-catering apartments.

Brothers Charles and James Small, who own Shimna Cafe on Main Street, have now converted 3,500 sq ft of space at the cafe into five holiday lets. The investment in Blue Door Apartments has been supported by Ulster Bank.

Charles Small said the apartments were aimed at golf tourists who might be visiting the course at Royal County Down. "These tourists tend to stay longer, so affordability is an important factor in accommodation," he said.

Belfast Telegraph