Welcome to Dobson’s Corner
Experience staying at a working Pottery where you can see master craftsmen at work and where you are surrounded by beautiful hand-thrown decorative stoneware. At Ballydougan we offer a unique and special holiday where you too can “throw a pot” on the potter’s wheel and take home your own little piece of Ballydougan.
The quiet rural location makes it a dream country retreat and an ideal base for exploring Northern Ireland.
Each cottage is bright and spacious with a living room /kitchen. Bedrooms are furnished in a traditional style with fine oak beds, wardrobes and dressing tables complementing the white bed linen. Bathroom complete with WC, bath and over bath shower, and shaver point also offer a hairdryer and white fluffy towels.
Dobsons Corner - two storey, Ground Floor: A fully equipped kitchen and living room, family bathroom and double bedroom. First Floor: Upstairs a stylish mezzanine sitting room, beautiful twin bedroom and a quaint little single bedroom are all adorned with beautiful soft furnishings.
And while staying with us why not take some time to watch the master craftsmen at work in the Pottery workshops where you too can take a turn on the potter’s wheel and be creative.
For those wishing for an activity based holiday, you may choose one of our pottery classes and over a weekend aspire to be a potter yourself! Why not invite a few friends to stay in one of our cottages and during the day have some fun while being creative in the pottery workshop.
Then meander around the Gift Shop or sit in the courtyard garden and enjoy a freshly made cappuccino from our Restaurant & Coffee Shop. Our staff can cater for all your needs,Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Picnics, Dinner in your own cottage after a day touring. Gift Shop, Pottery, and Restaurant & Coffee Shop are open Monday – Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm. CLOSED Christmas week, Easter Monday & Tuesday. Please contact us should you wish to know other holiday dates.
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Location / Directions
Ballydougan Pottery Courtyard Cottages are on the main B3 road between Lurgan & Gilford...follow brown tourist signs. From Belfast take M1 to Moira, then A3 to Lurgan. At first set of traffic lights take left then second left at mini-roundabout onto B3 road Gilford. Drive 3 miles & we are on left hand side of road. From Dublin take A1 to Banbridge, then A50 to Gilford/Craigavon. Turn right into Gilford village, then through village and continue towards Lurgan on B3. After 3.5 miles we are on right side of road.
- Families welcome
- Film crew welcome
- Parking Available
- Cot & Highchair Available
- Ironing Facilities
- Dogs Welcome Outside
- Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
- Hairdryer Available
- Euro Accepted
- DVD Player
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