Fenham Farm plans craft weekends

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Speciality residential craft weekends at Fenham could draw visitors outside of the general tourist season.

Mr and Mrs Curry of Fenham Farm, who currently run a Bed & Breakfast there, have applied to convert currently dilapidated barns to create extra guest accommodation and craft workshops.

In his report, agent Robert Hodgson writes: “We believe that the proposed conversion of the current dilapidated underused traditional barns to the ancillary guest amenities are a natural progression which will help the client strengthen their current excellent Bed & Breakfast business, and ensure they develop into one of the area’s premier holiday destinations which would bring further economic growth to the area.

“The barns are not suited for modern day agricultural needs; therefore the conversion will create a high standard of amenities to match the current high standard of accommodation which is provided.”

A seasonal, part time post would be created for in the B&B side, and it is envisaged that the proposed facilities would create broader benefits for local tourism-based businesses.

The application has been submitted to Northumberland County Council and is pending consideration.

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