Tea Room

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

to book or for more details click here

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


We make hand crafted knitwear and felt products.

November 2020: Our Online shop is now open; starting small, we're adding products each day, please bookmark us and check back to see more:

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.

felt products
A wide range of felt products

Celtic Sweater
Celtic Sweaters from £85.00

Turnip House Gallery
The Gallery, with Slievenaboley as a back drop

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Location and Directions

GPS Coordinates:
+54° 18' 26.18", -6° 1' 41.92"

For detailed map and directions,
click here

Opening Under Covid-19 Restrictions

Saturdays and Sundays only,
12 to 5

Due to New Regulations put into force on 16 October 2020, the tea room is open for take aways only.

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The shop is open as usual.


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!"

Green Tourism
Gold Award winners

Turnip House Green Tourism awardGreen Tourism Gold Award winners