Dunminning Cottage, or the “Bee Hive” as it’s known locally,is a single-storey thatched cottage located three and a half miles from Cullybackey.
This cottage is Grade B2 Listed with a hipped thatched roof and a whitewash plastered wall finish.
This 19th century cottage was described by Gailey as a “landlord influenced hipped-roof dwelling of the gate-lodge type.”
The Ulster Architectural Heritage note that due to its picturesque appearance, it may possibly have been originally designed as a toll-keepers house.
Dunminning Cottage was rethatched in 1994 and during this rethatching, it was noted that the structure required repair. In 2013, when sitting vacant, the cottage suffered some light fire damage which was subsequently repaired.
Previously owned by the National Trust, this building has recently been sold. We hope this building can be brought back into use and wish the new owner all the best in their endeavours.
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Would love to see this wee home all renovated. I have always admired it and was sad to see it going into disrepair
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