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Wells House & Gardens
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.
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. His son Uli and wife Sabine inherited the property and opened the estate to the public.
Today, the house is owned by the Sean Doyle Group.
Wells House and Gardens continues to grow from strength to strength, while developing their customer offering and echoing the stories of Ireland’s Ancient East while establishing itself as one of Ireland’s Top Family Days Out and places to stay while visiting the South East of Ireland.
Wells House & Gardens
Things To Do
Wells House & Gardens are now taking bookings for our exciting School Tours Offering.
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 in our adventure playground and the option of lunch too!
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.
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.