Check out the beautiful place of Wells House and Gardens in County Wexford, where you can explore its fascinating 400 years of history, beginning in the late 1600s, when it was owned by John Warren. John was well known at the time for obtaining a lot of land in the area, around 6,000 acres, that was eventually purchased by the Doyne Family after his death.
For over 260 years, Wells House and Garden were run and cared for by the new family. During the 18th century, the Doyne family hired Daniel Roberston, a famous English architecture, to do a massive redesign of the house and the estate that surrounded it, which is what you’ll see today on a visit.
Robertson has helped to bring other attractions in Ireland to life including the exceptional gardens located at the Powerscourt House, which you also need add to your list of places to visit in Ireland.
The next person to own the stunning house was Gerhard Rosler, a brilliant German industrialist in 1965. He uprooted his whole family and moved over to Well’s House to enjoy the unforgettable countryside in Ireland.
Today Wells House and Gardens are looked after by a new generation of the Rosler family: Uli and Sabine Rosie, who also keep the working farm on the grounds of the home thriving today.
Explore Wells House and Gardens
Take yourself on a guided tour of the brilliant house, where you’ll get to know its intriguing history, explore what the place has to offer and its magnificent design on display. It will make you feel like you are stepping back in time, with your tour guide dressed up in clothes from its time period.
You’ll get to learn more about the rich and powerful families that once called this Wexford attraction home over the decades as well as the current owner.
You can also take a wander around the Wells House estate, check out its gorgeous gardens on displays, its two great woodland walks, as well as an indoor and outdoor play area, a lovely animal farm, craft courtyard and so much more.
Perfect for families where you can come and say hello to some special animals including Raccoons, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Budgies and so much more. The best part of all this is a free activity to enjoy at Well’s House and Garden meaning you can spend all the time in the world cuddling and playing with these adorable animals.
The Fairy Trail
If you looking for an attraction that children will love, then the magical woodland fairy trail is must on a visit here. Every corner there is a new fairy or something enchanting to be uncovered and will totally light up the imagination of young children.
The Restaurant at Wells House and Garden
After all the fun exploring this attraction, finish your day by enjoying something to eat at their own restaurant, Mrs Stones restaurant. Open daily from 10.00am to 5:30 pm, where you can choose to come for breakfast or lunch, with a menu that regularly changes to always create exciting and tasty food for people to enjoy.
The restaurant is named after a much- loved cook who worked in Wells kitchen during the 1800s, and the restaurant’s current chefs continue to bring the passion she once had for cooking alive by creating top-class dishes that both adults and children will enjoy.
Here you’ll only ever get the best of ingredients with their farm to fork methods with include the Wells House beef and the Meylers fish that makes up the restaurants famous seafood dishes. You’ll certainly be impressed by this place and its a must-try before you leave.
Wells House and Gardens Opening Times
April – September (Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day)
- Monday – 10:00am – 6.00pm
- Tuesday – 10:00am – 6.00pm
- Wednesday – 10:00am – 6.00pm
- Thursday – 10:00am – 6.00pm
- Friday – 10:00am – 6.00pm
- Saturday –10:00am – 6.00pm
- Sunday – 10:00am – 6.00pm
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