Places to See | Co. Wexford, Ireland
Waiting to be explored is Wells House & Gardens, a great Victorian House and Gardens just outside Ballyedmond, 18km from Gorey, Wexford.
This historical house and garden attraction in Wexford has recently been opened to the public and is a great place for families to explore. Wells House & Gardens should definitely be on your list of places to see when visiting County Wexford.
Wells House can boast over 300 years of history, built in the late 1600s by John Warren who owned more than 6,000 acres of land in the area it was purchased on his death by the Doyne family who then lived there, and engaged renowned English architect, Daniel Robertson to completely redesign the house during the 1830′s. It was Robertson who designed the house standing at Wells today.
Visitors to Wells House and Gardens are encouraged to take a guided tour of this magnificent building.
Wells House and the garden landscape were designed by Daniel Roberston, best remembered for designing the garden terraces at Powerscourt, Co Wicklow and Johnstown Castle, Wexford. At Wells House, Robertson redesigned the old house into a large brick faced building, designed in the Tudor Gothic style, with an elaborate landscaping scheme. The Terraced Garden and Woodland Walk have recently been reinstated and are now open to visitors.
At the front of Wells House, Robertson was also responsible for the design of the driveway which is aligned in the Tudor manner, on the central axis of the façade of the house. This is The Great Avenue and The Circus of the Great Avenue which survive today.
The old stables at Wells House have been converted into a welcoming Craft Courtyard. It’s a great focal point with numerous Crafters displaying and selling their crafts. A perfect place to pick up a special gift for friends, family or even for yourself!
The tour of Wells proceeds through the ground floor of the house, taking in the traditional visitor’s areas including the spectacular Versailles drawing room, Lady Frances writing room, the Library and the spectacular Robertson designed stairwell and dining room. Wells aims to be a living house tour, there are no ‘do not touch’ signs and guests are encouraged to take a seat, and examine objects in the house throughout the tour as well ask any questions they may have.
Address: Wells House & Gardens, Ballyedmond, Gorey, County Wexford Ireland