Welcome to Ballydougan Pottery

Welcome to Bloomvale House, home of the Thatch Restaurant & Coffee Lounge, Gift Shop & Ballydougan Pottery 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.

Take time to meander through the historic 18th Century thatched House, now the Gift Shop, then relax in the 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 nighttime opening available on request. Whatever the event or occasion we can assist with planning your day.

For Restaurant Information or Reservations – Tel: 028 383 42201

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.


For Cottage Information or Reservations Tel: 028 3831 7814


or email: info@ballydouganpottery.co.uk.