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.
Visitors are welcome to stroll around and watch 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

Craft & Online Shop

We make hand crafted knitwear and felt products.

Our Online shop is now open;

Turnip House ShopOnline Sweaters

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

Visitors are welcome to see the making process, buy from our range of goods in stock, or commission a special piece.

Opening Under Covid-19 Restrictions

We are Open Friday Saturday and Sunday until the End of September,
11:30 to 5

We have 8 bookable spaces, 3 Outside offering shelter from the weather, 5 Inside.

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 the morning before.

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

We expect all cutomers to wear masks when not seated.

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 will not be able to reply until after 6pm.

Thank you, Elaine and John.

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lunch on the lawn
lunch on the lawn


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!"