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Welcome to the Award Winning Ballydougan Pottery Courtyard Cottages.

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NITB Tourism Awards for Non Serviced Accommodation 2011 - Highly Commended

Welcome to Bramley Apple , Wheat Loft Apartment, Gaskins Grove, Dobson’s Corner and The Potters Cottage, NITB approved self-catering holiday cottages within the enclosed courtyard at Ballydougan Pottery.

Imagine a long break with your best friends, a romantic few days with someone special, a relaxing base while you play golf or go fishing, or a homely base for a family holiday where you can sleep ‘til noon and set the pace of your holidays to suit yourself. Make your dreams come true. Let us at Ballydougan Pottery Courtyard Cottages accommodate you in comfort and style. Our superb self-catering cottages offers you a once in a lifetime experience of staying in an historic building at a working Pottery where you can see the master craftsman at work and where you are surrounded by the beautiful hand thrown decorative stoneware which is the mark of Ballydougan Pottery.

Located in a quiet rural area it is the perfect base for exploring Northern Ireland  taking part in the many activities on offer or for visiting our many and varied tourist attractions. The bustling towns of Lurgan, Craigavon, Portadown and Banbridge are just a few miles drive away. “Bramley Apple Cottage” sleeps 4 persons, “Wheat Loft Apartment” (loft conversion) sleeps 2, “Gaskins Grove” sleeps 6 (accessible for the less-able Guest), “Dobson’s Corner” sleeps 5 and "The Potters Cottage" sleeps 2 persons.

Originally fine old listed stone barns (circa 1785) each has been carefully and sympathetically converted into modern holiday accommodation, yet while finished to the highest standard they maintain a charming traditional feel. Each cottage is bright and spacious with a living room offering comfortable sofas to nestle upon, kitchen with everything the chef would desire, and a range of our own pottery adorning the dresser. Bedrooms too are furnished in a traditional style with fine oak beds, wardrobes and dressing tables complementing the crisp white bed linen.

A welcome pack awaits you with that all important cup of tea after the long journey. We will make every effort to ensure your stay is as relaxing and enjoyable as you want it to be. The Ballydougan experience offers a holiday with a difference... be creative in our craft workshop, stay at an historic building, meander at your leisure through the Gift Shop or relax over a cappuccino in our Restaurant & Coffee Lounge before retiring to the comfort of your "home from home"

A perfect combination… good home cooking served on our own pottery in the comfortable surroundings of your “home from home”. A warm welcome awaits you... one visit will never be enough.

Local Amenities

Local Area

On Site

Boating & Sailing
Water sports
Swimming Pool
Angling/Fishing
Traditional Music
Golf Course
Horse Riding
Gun Sports
Historical Sites
Many Local Pubs
Forest Park
Working Pottery
Ballydougan Restaurant & Coffee Lounge
Gift Shop
Craft Workshop Offering Pottery Classes

 

Bramley Apple

Whether you want to be active or just laze around and relax Bramley Apple is made for you.
Bramley Apple Cottage which opens into the courtyard retains many of its original features such as wooden floors and high vaulted ceilings, yet recognising the desire for modern comfort in your "home from home" has been fully equipped and decorated to a high standard.  This wonderful stone cottage sleeps four people (1 x double & 1 x twin). Being open plan it is spacious and bright and furnished in a homely style. Book this cottage

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facilities

·  Central Heating
·  Immersion Heater
·  Cot & Highchair Available
·  Widescreen TV with Freesat
· .DVD Player 
·  Telephone On Site
·  Luggage Room On Site
·  Private Patio
·  Bed Linen & Towels Supplied Free

·  Private Car Parking
·  Cooking Facilities
·  Microwave
·  Fridge with Ice Box
·  Washroom on site
·  Bath with over bath Shower.

2 nights

3 nights

4 nights

5 nights

6 nights

7 nights

Low Season

£210.00

£260.00

£285.00

£315.00

£345.00

£375.00

High Season

£245.00

£295.00

£345.00

£395.00

£445.00

£485.00

Wheat Loft Studio Apartment

Wheat Loft Studio Apartment (loft conversion, sleeps 2: 1 x double) was once a fine old stone Wheat Barn. Now sympathetically and creatively converted, it is the ideal location for a romantic hide-away.. A perfect studio apartment for two people, you enter Wheat Loft having ascended an external staircase in the Pottery yard. The original doorway remains and is only five feet (1.5 metres) in height. Once inside, this wonderful old grain store with its stone walls, spacious high vaulted ceilings offers a truly timeless ambience where you can relax. Designed to provide quality and comfort the apartment is open plan. Book this cottage

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facilities

·  Central Heating
·  Immersion Heater
·  Cot & Highchair Available
·  Widescreen TV with Freesat
· .DVD Player 
·  Telephone On Site
·  Luggage Room On Site
·  Private Patio
·  Bed Linen & Towels Supplied Free

·  Private Car Parking
·  Cooking Facilities
·  Microwave
·  Fridge with Ice Box
·  Washroom on site
·  Bath with over bath Shower.

2 nights

3 nights

4 nights

5 nights

6 nights

7 nights

Low Season

£120.00

£150.00

£180.00

£210.00

£240.00

£265.00

High Season

£160.00

£200.00

£235.00

£270.00

£305.00

£345.00

NEW: View our new and exciting full-screen, high-resolution panoramic virtual reality tour of Wheat Loft Apartment by clicking on the below image.

Gaskins Grove

In 2004 Gaskins Grove our third listed stone barn (circa 1785) was renovated & converted into modern comfortable accommodation (accessible to less able Guest). A  bright & homely cottage which sleeps 6 persons (1 x double & 2 x twin) ideal for all the family or for a group of friends to take a break or use as a base for exploring Northern Ireland. Book this cottage

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facilities

·  Disabled access
·  Central Heating
·  Immersion Heater
·  Cot & Highchair Available
· .Widescreen TV with Freesat
· .DVD Player  
·  Telephone On Site
·  Luggage Room On Site
·  Private Patio

·  Private Car Parking
·  Cooking Facilities
·  Microwave
·  Dishwasher
·  Fridge with ice box
·  Washroom on site
·  Bed Linen & Towels Supplied Free
·  Low level Shower (no bath)

2 nights

3 nights

4 nights

5 nights

6 nights

7 nights

Low Season

£220.00

£265.00

£315.00

£355.00

£390.00

£425.00

High Season

£260.00

£305.00

£355.00

£405.00

£455.00

£505.00

Dobsons Corner

Dobsons Corner named after the second family to live at Bloomvale, is a lovely old two storey brick Barn conversion (circa 1785) with a corner site within the courtyard at Ballydougan Pottery. Whilst still retaining its character it has all the modern facilities to be "home from home" for 5 people (1 x double downstairs & 1 x single & 1 x twin upstairs). Open and spacious it offers a fully equipped kitchen and living room, family bathroom and welcoming double bedroom on the ground floor. Upstairs is a stylish mezzanine sitting room, twin bedroom and single bedroom. Quality and comfort are evident throughout this charming country retreat. Book this cottage

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facilities

·  Dishwasher
·  Central Heating
·  Immersion Heater
·  Cot & Highchair Available
·  Widescreen TV with Freesat
· .DVD Player 
·  Telephone On Site
·  Luggage Room On Site

·  Private Car Parking
·  Cooking Facilities
·  Microwave
·  Fridge with ice box.
·  Bath with overbath shower
·  Washroom on site
·  Bed Linen & Towels Supplied Free
·  Private Patio

2 nights

3 nights

4 nights

5 nights

6 nights

7 nights

Low Season

£220.00

£265.00

£315.00

£355.00

£390.00

£425.00

High Season

£260.00

£305.00

£355.00

£405.00

£455.00

£505.00

Potters Cottage

The Potters Cottage (1 x double), one of five wonderful cottages within the courtyard of Bloomvale House, is a bright, cosy cottage perfect for a quiet break with someone special. The Potters Cottage was used formerly in the production of our world famous Ballydougan Pottery, and has been converted into a small comfortable cottage with living room/kitchen, double bedroom with en-suite – shower (no bath). This has given this old building a new lease of life. Stay with us for a few days, a weekend or longer and experience tradition and excellence in harmony. The Potters Cottage is perfect and charming. Book this cottage

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facilities

·  En-suite bathroom with Shower (no bath)
·  Central Heating
·  Immersion Heater
·  Cot & Highchair Available
·  Widescreen TV with Freesat
·  DVD Player
·  Telephone On Site
·  Luggage Room On Site

·  Private Car Parking
·  Cooking Facilities
·  Microwave
·  Dishwasher
·  Fridge with Ice Box
·  Washroom on site
·  Bed Linen & Towels Supplied Free
·  Private Patio

2 nights

3 nights

4 nights

5 nights

6 nights

7 nights

Low Season

£120.00

£150.00

£180.00

£210.00

£240.00

£265.00

High Season

£160.00

£200.00

£235.00

£270.00

£305.00

£345.00


PRICES ARE QUOTED IN £'s STERLING (2012 tariff)
This information is intended as a guide. Please contact personally to obtain tariff on alternative or longer stays etc. or to discuss special requirements. Email us to enquire about availability or ask a question.
All prices include VAT, Heating & Electricity, Bed linens, towels & Welcome Pack.


A 2014 Tariff Guide can be downloaded to view offline. Click HERE to download (PDF document, 30 Kb)


Weeks run from Saturday to Saturday or any other day on request.
Our weekend commences Friday afternoon to Sunday Midday.
Mid-week breaks and long weekends may also be available on request.
Check-in time is after 4pm on day of arrival.
Check out time 10.00am on day of departure.
Please click here to see our full terms & conditions.

Testimonials

Below are just some of the comments made by our guests after their stay with us at Ballydougan. We do our best to ensure that everyone has something positive to share from their time here with us...

Carl, Victoria & Hazel This was our first visit to Ireland - what a wonderful experience. The cottage has been central to our enjoyment. We have family in Banbridge so the big round table was ideal for brunch and dinner. We look forward to our next visit to very aptly named Bramley Apple Cottage.

George & Anne On the road outside Lurgan there's a lovely wee place that sells pottery and coffee and items trimmed with lace. You can go there for holidays Or just a weekend, We can thoroughly recommend it For we stayed there with friends.

The Crossley Clan After a long driving trip from Sterling, Scotland (with 3 kids) anywhere would have been good! But! Ballydougan was way beyond our imagination! It left us in awe. Accommodation was 1st class even down to having milk in fridge and biscuits waiting for us. Brilliant. Central for all our sight-seeing adventures. And we will be boasting about it for a long time until we return again very soon to visit family. A magical place to stay and Sean made us feel more than welcome.

The Manning Family We've had a lovely time at this cottage. Been many times to County Down and didn't know it was here. Now it's gladly somewhere we'll recommend. A very welcoming place to stay. Lovely Cottage and a very nice Coffee Shop providing meals as well. Sean and his staff were very helpful. We've stayed in quite a few cottages over Ireland and Bramley Apple has been the best equipped we've come across. The welcome pack was very much appreciated.

Elizabeth & Barry Our seventh visit to Ballydougan - and Dobsons Corner is the best yet. Car parking most convenient and welcome and hospitality cannot be beaten.

Cragrats Many thanks for our wonderful stay at Ballydougan - the cottage is lovely and cosy and we are a little bit sad to be moving on. Thank you we have had a wonderful time here.

The Moloney's We found your accommodation on the internet and were really impressed by your service when booking. You have surpassed this with the welcome in Gaskins Grove. You have thought of everything. What a gem. We shall be back for a Christening and are so looking forward to it. The staff cannot so enough for you. Home away from home. Thank you.

The Texans When we grow old and grey sometimes all we have left are our memories - thank you for making our stay at Ballydougan so memorable. It is a rare occasion, sadly to note, when we get to meet people who are so genuinely sweet and charismatic and we thank you for that as well. This was my first visit to Ireland. The weather was beautiful, especially those overcast rainy days and the coolness of the breeze was so comforting. The Irish countryside is breathtaking.

The Greens We had a lovely time here. A great base for exploring. This accommodation is unique - how many places could we visit on a self-catering basis and not pack our cases full of towels, sheets & the like?! Everything you could think of is provided and if it isn't, just ask! Sean, don't change anything - you're onto a winner. Thank you for a most enjoyable stay.

Ulrike Gerbig It was my first time to the north, a part of the globe completely new to me. I was curious and tried to keep my heart, my eyes and my mind open- and I was not disappointed. The landscape was beautiful, the towns were interesting and the people were warm and friendly. There was always time for a chat and many a visitor came to see where I stayed and spent some time with me. How glad was I to have such a beautiful and cosy surrounding like Bramley Apple Cottage. It felt like home, all of it and I will certainly return - I miss it already.

Gaskins Grove - This beautiful quaint cottage was a relaxing place to stay. The owners were top of the world helpful and nice. The food was great and we were happy to have this place to say we visited and will suggest to others.

Ed & Family. March 2012

Gaskins Grove - A warm charming place. Will definitely come back.

February 2012.

Dobsons Corner - I think it’s the warm welcome that makes Ballydougan so special. We have travelled all over the world and I have to come home to N. Ireland to get the best welcome. Many thanks. The Regans.

Dobsons Corner - We stayed 4 nights and would have been very happy to stay much longer as the cottage was so relaxing. Love the decor and comfort. Food in the Restaurant is excellent and all the staff so helpful. Will definitely return.

December 2011.

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Ballydougan Pottery Ltd
Bloomvale House,
171 Plantation Road, Gilford,
Craigavon, Co. Armagh, BT63 5NN
Tel: (028) 3834 2201 (N.Ireland)
(048) 3834 2201 (S.Ireland)
+44 (0)28 3834 2201 (International)
email: info@ballydouganpottery.co.uk