Kiln Wing, Old Corn Mill

From £277 for 2 nights
Sleeps 2

About the Property

From £277 for 2 nights
Sleeps 2

.The Kiln Wing is a wonderfully restored 19th Century corn mill, full of character and charm and located right in the town of Bushmills close to the  Bushmills distillery. It has great views of the River Bush and is a stone’s throw from wonderful attractions like the Giants Causeway, Toor Head and Dunseverick Castle. Best of all you get the chance to sleep with your head over a flowing river, allowing it to take your stress with it as it rushes out to sea.

We think you’ll love

 
  • Wonderful views of the River Bush and birds galore – heron, sand martins, swallows, swifts, grey wag tail, dipper and robins.
  • Friendly and helpful local people, good range of shops and places to eat and drink
  • Watching heron catch fish from your window.

Facilities

  • 1 Double Bedroom
  • Oil Fired Central Heating
  • Fan assisted oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine Tumble Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Towels and Linens Provided
  • Travel cot/crib for infants (under 2 years), on request
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Cooking utensils and equipment
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Towels and Linens Provided
  • Travel cot/crib for infants (under 2 years), on request
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Cooking utensils and equipment
  • Shower
  • Sitting Room
  • Courtyard Area
  • Stunning views of the river
  • Radio
  • Car parking available
  • Limited Wifi available

Things you should know

Please note there is no open fire or wood burning stove in Kiln Wing, Old Corn Mill.

This property is located on the river and caution is advised. 

For almost 400 years the water from the Bush River has been used by the world’s oldest licensed distillery for its distinctive whiskey, Old Bushmills.  Until 1949 it also provided the electricity to power the tramway which took generations of tourists along the spectacular Antrim coastline to marvel at the Giant’s Causeway.

But the river has had another important function in the history of the village of Bushmills.   It falls some 18 metres in its descent through the village and in the last century provided water power for several mills.

Palmer’s Corn Mill looked like a hopeless case when Sam Huey and his American wife, Jan, first saw it in 1986.   Gaping holes in the roof, crumbling walls and nesting birds would have deterred most, but Sam Huey had a soft spot for the area – his father was born in the nearby village of Dervock  - and he was prepared to rise to the challenge of transforming the mill into a home.  He was also prepared to devote the considerable amount of time and money he knew the project would require.

Built in the 1830s, the corn mill was listed in 1977 by Historic Monument and Buildings (HMB) of the Environment Service in Northern Ireland, because of the Bush River’s significance in the evolution of power wheels and because it formed an integral part of the village.   The mill’s status as a B1 listed building meant that Sam Huey could benefit from advice from the HMB architects as well as some grant aid.

In return, Sam proved just how successfully a building such as this can be re-used as a home and that, even in a mill, it is possible to strike a happy balance between conversion and restoration.

The fact that so many of the original elements – including the machine components – have been retained, is central to this success.   The cogs and wheels are still at the core of the building, and glimpses of its former life have been left exposed in nooks and crannies all over the house.

That Sam Huey personally supervised the transformation of the 740 sq.metres buiding is clear in the attention to detail.  As a retired engineer, he says that the project has given him an enormous respect for the engineers and builders of the past.

Original door heights have been maintained, even though Sam Huey is a tall man and has had to resort to pinning ribbons to the door frames to remind himself and others to duck.

Having spent many years living in California, Sam Huey was at first surprised by the draw Northern Ireland (from which he had emigrated many many years ago) had for him when he retired.   His love of the local heritage is clear in his choice of vernacular furniture and ornaments - farm implements, framed 19th century documents about salmon fishing (for which the Bush is famous), Old Bushmills bottles from yesteryear and black and white postcards of the long established tourist attractions in the area.

In the basement bedroom one of the original bench seats from the Giant’s Causeway tramline, opened in 1887, sits against the cogs and wheels of the mill.  Sam Huey has happy memories of travelling on the tram as a child.

The results of his passion for recycling are everywhere:  the tiles in the kitchen were made in Scotland over a century ago and rescued from a house in Portrush; the timber flooring and the huge beams which support the roof were salvaged from quay side warehouses in Derry;  you can still see the marks where oysters once clung to the posts which were sunk into the Foyle; and the simple blue lamp shades throughout the house were plucked from a skip.

The overall effect is one of a warm home, full of character and integrity.

(Christopher Hill – article in ‘Select Furniture & Interiors of Ireland’ 1995)

HOW TO BOOK AN IRISH LANDMARK HOLIDAY :

It is possible to reserve dates online at www.irishlandmark.com but bookings are not confirmed until a confirmation email is received from the bookings desk.

BOOKING:  

Your booking must be for holiday purposes only.  Irish Landmark reserve the right to refuse hire for purposes other than holiday accommodation. When you make a booking, you accept full responsibility for all persons who will use or visit the property during the period booked.  When you book, you agree to indemnify us against all loss and damage arising directly or indirectly to the property and its contents from any deliberate or negligent act or omission by yourself, or any person accompanying you.

CONTRACT OF HIRE:

The hiring contract shall be between the Hirer and Irish Landmark and made subject to these Booking Conditions . The Contract of Hire is not effective until Irish Landmark dispatches to the Hirer written confirmation of a booking.

 

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Reviews

Riverside Delight

“Staying in the kiln wing in Bushmills was a joy from start to finish The abiding memory is of the constant sound of the Bush river as it cascades right out side the window- so relaxing The accommodation is very comfortable without interfering with the integrity of the building. The high timbered ceilings give a lovely airy feel. There is a host of activities within easy reach and the kiln wing is an ideal base.” (IBarber).

Happy Customers

“A charming house to stay in, full of a sense of past and history. Beautifully restored and re-presented. A great location from which to tour the east and north coasts of Antrim. Don’t miss Torr Head, Dunseverick Castle, the Bushmills distillery or the Giant’s Causeway. Bushmills is a lovely town with a couple of nice restaurants and pubs to relax in at the end of the day.” (MGeany)

House Manager

Linda Rammage

Linda Rammage is the House Manager at the Kiln Wing. Linda loves to welcome guests and tell them about the best places to visit locally while on holiday.

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Booking Conditions

HOW TO BOOK AN IRISH LANDMARK HOLIDAY : 

It is possible to reserve dates online at www.irishlandmark.com but bookings are not confirmed until a confirmation email is received from the bookings desk.     

BOOKING:  

Your booking must be for holiday purposes only.  Irish Landmark reserve the right to refuse hire for purposes other than holiday accommodation. When you make a booking, you accept full responsibility for all persons who will use or visit the property during the period booked.  When you book, you agree to indemnify us against all loss and damage arising directly or indirectly to the property and its contents from any deliberate or negligent act or omission by yourself, or any person accompanying you. 

CONTRACT OF HIRE:  

The hiring contract shall be between the Hirer and Irish Landmark and made subject to these Booking Conditions . The Contract of Hire is not effective until Irish Landmark dispatches to the Hirer written confirmation of a booking. 

PRICE OF YOUR HOLIDAY:   

Irish Landmark reserves the right to increase or decrease the price of unsold holidays at any time. However, such amendments to price will not be applied to holidays already confirmed.   

V.A.T.:  

All prices quoted are based on current prices and rates of V.A.T. at the time of going to press. Irish Landmark is unable to absorb increases in Value Added Tax or any new forms of taxation which may be introduced. Any such increases will be charged as notified and will be payable. 

DEPOSIT AND BALANCE PAYMENTS:   

All bookings can be paid for in full at time of booking. All bookings made within 12 weeks of stay must be paid in full at time of booking. Bookings made more than 12 weeks in advance of stay require a 30% non-refundable deposit with the balance due 12 weeks before arrival.  Irish Landmark shall be entitled to treat any failure to pay by the due date as a cancellation of the booking and will notify the Hirer by email.  The maximum number of payments for a booking will be limited to two – the deposit and balance payment.   A separate payment may be due where an amendment has been made to the original booking.  

PAYMENT TYPES: 

Payments can be made by credit/debit card (Visa or Mastercard ONLY).    

Payments for properties in the Republic of Ireland are taken in Euros, payments for properties in Northern Ireland are taken in Great British Pounds. 

VOUCHERS:  

Please note that only one voucher can be used per booking.  Vouchers have a strict expiry date. 

CONFIRMATION OF BOOKING:    

Upon receipt of payment by our bookings office, you will receive a confirmation of your reservation.  All charges for the booking will be confirmed in this notification.  Once confirmation has been issued, the Hirer is responsible for the total advertised price of the property and any extras notified.   

AMENDMENTS TO BOOKINGS (excluding cancellations):    

Irish Landmark does not offer a transfer of dates option. A complete change of dates is treated as a cancellation 

CANCELLATION POLICY: We hope that you will not have to cancel your stay, or part of your reservation.  If for any reason this is unavoidable, cancellations must be notified by email to bookings@irishlandmark.com. In the event of cancellation (this includes a reduction in number of nights) your deposit is non-refundable and the following cancellation charges will apply:  

Date of Cancellation 

Cancellation Charge 

More than 12 weeks before start date 

The deposit of 30% 

84 – 28 days before start date 

50% of total rental 

Fewer than 28 days 

100% of total rental 

Irish Landmark does not operate a cancellation insurance scheme for any reason, including Covid-19, and strongly recommends that all guests take out full holiday insurance cover.    

PARTY SIZE AND COMPOSITION:  In no circumstances may more than the number of persons listed on the booking form occupy the property overnight.   Irish Landmark reserves the right to refuse admission if this condition is not observed. Bookings can only be made by adults and cannot be accepted from anyone under the age of 21.  Irish Landmark only allows guest stays where the lead guest is aged 21 years or over.   

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE:  

Upon receipt of final payment, you will receive Access Details and Important Information via email about your rental. This includes the contact information of the Local House Manager, directions to the property, arrival and departure time, etc. However, the specific arrival time must be agreed with the relevant local House Manager at least four days prior to holiday start date.  It is the responsibility of the Hirer to arrive at the property at the time agreed with the House Manager. Irish Landmark reserves the right to levy an additional charge if the property is not vacated in accordance with these terms on the day of departure.  

DAY VISITORS:  

The number of day visitors will be limited to the capacity of the property – i.e., a 2-person property may have 2 day visitors, etc.   Prior written consent must be obtained from Irish Landmark Trust for additional numbers of day visitors. 

PERSONAL BELONGINGS: Baggage and personal belongings are always at the Hirers risk. No responsibility can be accepted for loss or damage to any car or its contents. 

POLICY REGARDING DOGS:   

Only certain Irish Landmark Trust properties accept a dog.  ALWAYS check this before you book.  Hirers who have made a reservation and are taking a dog will be required to read and agree to special terms, which details the conditions of bringing a dog to one of these properties.  Failure to comply with these conditions could result in the guest being asked to leave a property.  The rental cost is non-refundable in such cases.   

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: 

Irish Landmark respectfully request that you charge your electric vehicle at the nearest charging point and not at the property.  

HIRER’S RESPONSIBILITY:   

The Hirer is responsible for the property and is expected to take all reasonable care of it. Our House Managers work hard to maintain and clean the buildings and aim to ensure that the property is in a satisfactory condition for your enjoyment.  We ask that you leave the property in a clean and tidy condition upon departure, including all equipment, utensils etc. If the property is left in an unsatisfactory condition and additional cleaning costs are incurred, Irish Landmark reserves the right to recover these costs from the Hirer.   All breakages and damage must be reported to the House Manager immediately so that they can be rectified. All breakages and damage are the legal responsibility of the Hirer and the cost of repair or replacement must be paid to Irish Landmark upon demand.   If there are problems relating to the functioning of the building, please let the House Manager know immediately. Please note that candles are NOT permitted at any Irish Landmark property. Smoking is not allowed inside any Irish Landmark property. 

WEBSITE / LITERATURE:   

While every effort has been made to ensure that the representations stated on our website, or any printed literature, are made in good faith, neither they nor any oral representations made by employees or representatives of Irish Landmark Trust will create liability on the part of Irish Landmark. 

GENERAL:   

There shall be no liability for any claim arising from the act, omission or neglect or default of Irish Landmark Trust, its employees or representatives unless proved to be done with intent to cause damage or recklessly and with knowledge that loss or danger would probably result. Irish Landmark’s agents, servants and employees or other representatives have no authority to waive or modify these Conditions other than in writing. 

RIGHT OF ENTRY:   

On rare occasions Irish Landmark may need access to the property for essential maintenance work, should it be necessary, Irish Landmark will give you as much notice as is possible.   There is no need for you to stay in the property since our House Manager can accompany any such visits. 

COMPLAINTS:  

If you have any complaint during your holiday, please contact the House Manager.  If the matter is not dealt with to your satisfaction, please email bookings@irishlandmark.com outlining details of your complaint.   

IRISH LANDMARK’S RIGHTS:   

Irish Landmark reserves the right to refuse any booking and cancel any booking already made, if in its absolute discretion it considers this to be necessary. Where a booking is cancelled by Irish Landmark, every effort will be made to offer an alternative holiday at no increase in cost.  If the Hirer does not accept the alternative holiday offered, Irish Landmark will return to the Hirer the deposit paid and any other sum paid to Irish Landmark by the Hirer.  Liability for all consequential loss, damage and disappointments is accordingly limited to such return. 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS FOR SPECIFIC DOG – FRIENDLY PROPERTIES 

It is the hirer’s responsibility to ensure they book a specific dog-friendly property if they are bringing a dog.  There are specific terms and conditions that to which the hirer must adhere: 

We allow a dog, but only when they have been booked in and paid for. The “Taking a Dog” option must be selected at time of booking.  A charge will apply.  

Our policy is strictly ONE DOG. If you arrive at the property with more than one dog the House Manger is entitled to deny you access to the property.  If it becomes known during/after your stay that more than one dog is/was with you, you may be asked to vacate the property and a charge of €100/£100 per dog will apply. 

You must bring your own crate/bed in which your dog can sleep.  Please also bring bowls, towels, and waste bags for your dog. 

Your dog must be house-trained and kept under proper control.  Dogs are STRICTLY not permitted on beds, sofas, or any furniture.  There is no exception to this rule.  

Before departure, please thoroughly clean the property, paying particular attention to removing pet hair from rugs and soft furnishings.  A vacuum cleaner is available to you.   

If there is evidence that you have not cleaned up adequately after your stay, you will be charged a flat rate of €100/£100.   

You must double-check that the outside area around the property is free of any foul. Dog fouling inside the property is completely unacceptable.  Guests will be asked to vacate the premises immediately if this is discovered.  

Your dog must not be left unsupervised in the property.  We ask that you take your dog with you when you go out.  Please be mindful of any livestock nearby. 

 

By accepting a confirmation of a reservation from Irish Landmark the lead guest agrees: 

 

I have read and agree to be bound by the Booking Conditions. 

I agree to be held responsible for the balance of hire for the property due and payable in accordance with these terms. 

I understand that most Irish Landmark properties have no television or internet access; that some have no washing machines or dishwashers; and that many have limited mobile phone coverage. 

I understand that as the Lead Person, I am responsible, before their arrival, for informing all guests of Irish Landmark’s booking conditions, and for their observance of same. 

If I am bringing a pet or having day visitors, I have particularly noted the special conditions that apply in these situations 

 

Hirers making a reservation over the telephone are deemed to have read all Booking Conditions and agree to be bound by them.   

 

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Important Notes

1-night stays are not permitted.

Bank Holidays & Special Dates have a set minimum number of nights.

Energy Fees are an additional cost per night.

Deposits are strictly non-refundable & non-transferable.

Cancellation Fees will apply if you cancel your reservation.

Terms and Conditions apply to all bookings.

Special Offers and Discounts are not valid against existing bookings.

There are restrictions on arrival and departure dates over the Christmas and New Year periods.
Strictly no arrivals or departures on 24th, 25th and 31st of December.