Ballydougan Pottery at Bloomvale House
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. Each piece is designed to be used and enjoyed and is as strong and reliable as it is beautiful. In the workshop Groups or individuals can book a Pottery Demonstration or take a class “throwing on the Potter’s wheel”, “hand-building with Clay” or for a Birthday Party/Hen Party “paint-a-pot” is creative and fun.
After viewing the potters at work take time to meander through the historic 18th Century House now a Gift Shop where the full range of Ballydougan pottery and other quality gifts are on display. 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 can cater for Conferences, Group visits, Family Occasions, Wedding Receptions etc. including night time opening on request.
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 exploring Northern Ireland.
Visitors to Bloomvale House will have a truly memorable time.
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171 Plantation Road
Portadown, Co. Armagh, BT63 5NN
(048) 3834 2201 (S.Ireland)
+44 (0)28 3834 2201 (International)