April 2024 Opening Hours

We are open
Friday, Saturday, Sunday,
11:30am to 5:00pm.

The Mournes from the Windy Gap, just above us
The Mournes from the Windy Gap, just above us.

We have 6 Inside bookable seated spaces.

Tea Room

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Our Tea room is situated in the Mournes Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with stunning views over the landscape.

inside the gallery
inside the gallery

We offer a selection of home made soups, bread and cakes


We are in the process of restoring the gardens around Turnip House, and converting the land into native woodland, vegetable and fruit gardens.
Yoy are welcome to sit in the garden, stroll around and discover the developments. out over the flowers
flowers and mountains

Felt Workshops

We run one day courses in the magical art of felt making.

Whether you want to start learning, or advance your skills, you will have a fun, fulfilling, creative day that you'll remember, and some lovely artefacts to take away with you.

felt workshops
a stunning creation by a workshop participant

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Visit us

We are only 1 hour from Belfast
and 2 from Dublin, situated in the heart of the Mournes Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Elaine & John McCombe
64 Dromara Road, Ballyward, Castlewellan, Co. Down, BT31 9UF.
t: 028 4065 0848
e: info@turniphouse.com

Art At The Turnip House Spring 2024

We are delighted to be hosting A series of One Day Courses presented by Jasper McKinney assisted by Della McKinney.

Offering a stimulating range of topics, to interest all abilities.

More details below:

Art Posster

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We make hand crafted knitwear and felt products, and have a wide selection of local craft in our shop.

the turnip house: our workshop
the turnip house: our workshop

Hollyhocks on the terrace
July. Hollyhocks on the terrace

April 2024 Opening Hours

We are open
Friday, Saturday, Sunday,
11:30am to 5:00pm.

The Lawn, March 2024
The Lawn, March 2024

To Book:

Select your day, space, and time slot.
click through to place the booking.
There is no charge, and you don't need to provide any payment method.
Booking closes 10am on the day.

There are usually spaces for 'walk ins' so call up any way if you are in the area.

Don't hesitate to get in touch if you are having problems booking.

Note: If you call, email or message us on busy days, we may not be able to reply until after 6pm.

If you have a group (6 or more) and would like to call another day, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Thank you, Elaine and John.

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You can see reviews of Turnip House on Trip Advisor.

We were delighted to get this review in May:

"Looks can be deceptive. This appears to be a cafe in an old garage beside a derelict house (which is actually what it is!) but it is so cosy, and warm. The staff are incredibly nice , there seems to be a real community interest in the place. The soups ,scones (made in front of us!) , cakes , coffees and tea are delicious and unbelievably cheap. Food is organic and local where possible. I doubt you can find a better, more interesting ,warm or welcoming place....and a big dog too!"