History of the Barn

Historical and Boutique Accommodation
 
 

Established 1745

Re-Established 2020

 
 
1608
The history of the barn fascinates everyone. Tradition and innovation melts into these stunning grounds. Bushmills is a town with a rich history boasting the oldest distillery in the world, originating in 1608.
Old Bushmills Distillery
1700's
Bushmills grows and The Old Rectory & its Barns are built.
 
The 1821 listing's text changed to: In 1821 for a cost of £1200 (£960,000 in today’s money) the still existing church, Dunluce Parish was built. Four years later in 1825 the Rectory and the Barns were extended, a big step in the history of Bushmills, serving as a home to the church’s ministers for the next 150 years.
Bushmills grows and The Old Rectory & its Barns are built
1821
In 1821 for a cost of £1200 (£960,000 in today’s money) the still existing church, Dunluce Parish was built. Four years later in 1825 the Rectory and the Barns was erected, starting its journey in the history of Bushmills, serving as a home to the church’s ministers for the next 150 years.
Dunluce Parish
The Reverent James Morewood was the first occupant.
 
During these periods of ownership, the Barns are used for servant’s quarters and stables for horse’s.
Ministers
1960
In 1960 flooding happened and the house and barns were abandoned and a new modern house was built for the minister at that time and future ministers to come.
Vintage Barn
1990
Young business owners Robert Mckeag and Louise Mckeag purchase the house from the church and the original restoration of this Georgian Manor begins.
Vintage Back Hall
1993
The original restoration of the now Old Rectory is completed. With the Barns now having a tin roof.
Old Back View of Barn Tin Roof
2018
The Old Rectory hosts the VIP guests and commentators of the American news channel NBC news for the 148th British Open, Royal Portrush.
New Back View of Barn
2019
After studying International Hospitality and Tourism Management and working at The Gleneagles Hotel, Robert and Louise’s son Jasper dreams up the perfect accommodation for exploring the booming tourism spot – The North Coast of Northern Ireland.
Barn from Front

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