Paul and Diane Gates stumbled across an old hilltop farmhouse for sale with jaw dropping views across Belfast’s cityscape. This unexpected discovery was a stroke of luck that followed them throughout their self-build journey.
Paul and Diane Gates hadn’t set out to become self-builders. Neither of them had built a house before and their eventual building plot was found by accident while en route to view an existing house for sale. Knowing immediately it was their dream new build location they put in an offer which was accepted.
But, instead of buying a move-in-able home they bought a decrepit farmhouse, which sat on a three quarter acre rural site with commanding views over Belfast and the surrounding countryside.