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Wells House & Garden

Wells House & Gardens boasts over 400 years of history and was built in the late 1600s by John Warren.

Wells House & Gardens boasts over 400 years of history and was built in the late 1600s by John Warren. John owned more than 6,000 acres of land in the area that was purchased on his death by the Doyne family. The Doyne Family went on to run the Wells Estate for over 260 years and helped the current owners bring the story of the estate to life before reopening.

During the 1800s, the Doyne family engaged renowned English architect Daniel Robertson who completely redesigned the house and its surrounds as you see it today including the facade of the house, much of the impressive interior design, the terrace garden, the arboretum and the impressive tree lined avenue. Robertson is best known for his work in creating the stunning gardens at Powerscourt House and Johnstown castle. His work is also prolific throughout the Southeast.

Wells House with all the trees and flowers surrounding

In 1965 Gerhard Rosler; a hardworking and innovative German industrialist bought the house and lands and moved to Wells House with his family. During his time at Wells Gerhard added self-catering options and a bowling alley which is now the Robertson Hall.

The Wells Estate currently amounts to 450 acres (inc. 100 acres of Woodland). Today, it is owned by Uli and his wife Sabine Rosler. Uli manages the estate grounds and continues to farm whereas Sabine is responsible for the tourism attraction that opened in 2012.

Since opening Wells House and Gardens has grown from strength to strength, and continues to develop their customer offering and echoing the stories of Ireland’s Ancient East while establishing itself as one of Ireland’s Top Family Days Out.  

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Slide House Tours Craft Courtyard Animal Farm Join us on Saturday and Sunday at Wells House and discover
the 400-year-old history of our 17th Century House by taking a guided tour of the house.
Get some retail therapy in by browsing the shops in our craft courtyard.

Part of the fun when visiting Wells House and Gardens is a visit to the Animal Farm where you will meet our cute and cuddly residents.
Slide GARDENS ENCHANTED WOODLAND WALKS ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND The gardens at Wells House & Gardens were designed by renowned architect Daniel Robertson between the years of 1835 and 1838 and he introduced many landscape features You can also explore the natural beauty of Wells House & Gardens as you meander through the beautiful woodlands and discover the fairies and Gruffalos hidden within the trees.

We all love to play and Wells House & Gardens is the place to do it with our state of the art adventure playground
Slide Long roll with lettuce, tomato and rocket BRAMBLES ARBORETUM Events Come and enjoy the great taste of artisan hand produced food and award winning coffee from our trained baristas, in the great atmosphere of one of our cafes

From the formal terrace gardens the second piece of restoration work on the grounds of the Wells estate undertaken since opening to the public was the arboretum. Due to COVID 19 regulations we are unable to offer the family friendly day events that we have enjoyed in the past but we hope to deliver these in 2022!

Slide The Playground Craft Courtyard Get some retail therapy in by browsing the shops in our craft courtyard.

Slide The Playground House Tours Join us on Saturday and Sunday at Wells House and discover
the 400-year-old history of our 17th Century House by taking a guided tour of the house.
Slide The Playground Animal Farm Part of the fun when visiting Wells House and Gardens is a visit to the Animal Farm where you will meet our cute and cuddly residents. Slide The Playground ENCHANTED WOODLAND WALKS You can also explore the natural beauty of Wells House & Gardens as you meander through the beautiful woodlands and discover the fairies and Gruffalos hidden within the trees.
Slide The Playground GARDENS The gardens at Wells House & Gardens were designed by renowned architect Daniel Robertson between the years of 1835 and 1838 and he introduced many landscape features Slide The Playground ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND We all love to play and Wells House & Gardens is the place to do it with our state of the art adventure playground Slide The Playground ARBORETUM From the formal terrace gardens the second piece of restoration work on the grounds of the Wells estate undertaken since opening to the public was the arboretum. Slide Long roll with lettuce, tomato and rocket The Playground BRAMBLES Come and enjoy the great taste of artisan hand produced food and award winning coffee from our trained baristas, in the great atmosphere of one of our cafes
Slide The Playground Events Due to COVID 19 regulations we are unable to offer the family friendly day events that we have enjoyed in the past but we hope to deliver these in 2022!

Wells House & Gardens are now taking bookings for our exciting  2021 School Tours Packages.

School Tours 2021

We are currently developing beautiful new walks through the Magic Woods of Wells House & Gardens, which children and teachers can enjoy on their visit. Our Adventure Playground is perfect for letting the kids work off some energy before getting back on the bus. All our packages offer free playtime for all.

This International Dawn Chorus Day, we invite you to experience our own magical ‘Dawn Chorus’ with exclusive early morning access to Well House & Gardens and Woodland Walks.

Dawn Chorus Morning

Welcome the new day, lose yourself in Spring’s joyful morning song and enjoy the beautiful Sunrise at 05.51am, listening to a backdrop of birdsong whilst watching the day awaken in the enchanting gardens and woodlands, which is sure to boost your wellbeing and leave you feeling relaxed and ready for the day ahead.

Relax, unwind and enjoy your retirement with the help of Wells House & Gardens.

Active Retirement

Spend an afternoon in the dining room of the house itself and then take a step back in time with a guided house tour, bringing you back to a time when the magnificent ground floor and bedrooms witnessed the stories of Cromwell, Rebellions and the Famine.

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