RESERVATION: 028 3834 2201




Welcome to Bloomvale House, home of award winning Ballydougan Pottery, Restaurant & Coffee Lounge, Gift Shop, Pottery Workshop & Courtyard Cottages. Bloomvale House, an historic listed grade II thatched house was built in 1785 by a Huguenot family named Gasgoine. Originally a Linen Merchant’s house, Bloomvale was a centre for receiving and final processing of linen from the many out-weavers who lived in local cottages. This house has for generations been associated with craft so it was fitting in 1996 when its present owner Mr Sean O’Dowd bought the property and restored Bloomvale House and its outbuildings. It became the home of Ballydougan Pottery, where the tradition of excellence is still carried on to this day. In the workshop each piece of pottery is thrown and decorated by skilled hands to produce a comprehensive range of kitchenware and giftware items.

Take time to meander through the historic 18th Century thatched House, now the Gift Shop, where the full range of Ballydougan Pottery and other quality gifts are on display – Baby Gifts, Gifts for an Engaged Couple and the new Mr & Mrs, Gifts for Him and for Her, Candles, Photo Frames, Clocks, Scarves and Jewellery and so much more!. Then relax in our Restaurant and Coffee Lounge and enjoy fine Ulster cooking at its best, freshly prepared in our kitchens using the finest local produce…Breakfast, Morning Coffee, Lunch or Afternoon Tea. We also cater for Hen Parties, Baby Showers, Birthdays, Team Building Days, Conferences, Group visits, Family Occasions, Wedding Receptions etc. including night time opening on request. Whatever the event or occasion we can assist with planning your day, offering Pottery Workshops around refreshments and meals.

For those who wish to stay a little longer Ballydougan Pottery Courtyard Cottages offer comfort and quality while you share a romantic break with someone special, or as a homely base for visiting family and friends and as a central base for exploring Northern Ireland. Belfast, The Giant’s Causeway, Banbridge & the Game of thrones Studio, the Mourne Mountains, stunning coastlines & waterways are all easily accessible. We have a claghan of 5 self-catering Cottages which sleep 2 – 6 people. These are available all year round for short breaks or longer holidays are required.

Ballydougan is open Monday – Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm - For Information or Reservations please contact Ballydougan directly on Tel: 028 3834 2201

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