DescriptionDNG Property People are delighted to offer Wells House & Gardens for sale as a going concern. The magnificent manor house is one of Wexford’s most popular tourist destinations with some 100,000 visitors each year.
Originally built in the 1600s, the property boasts over 400 years of history. In the 1800s, while in the ownership of the 'Doyne' Family it was redesigned by renowned Architect Daniel Robertson (who also designed Johnstown Castle and Powerscourt Gardens) in a Tudor Gothic style. It is one of the best examples of this style in Ireland. In 1965 it was purchased by the Rosler Family and remains in their loving care to date.
Approached by a tree lined avenue, the property sits in the middle of the estate. It is a three storey over basement property with a floor area of 2,150sq.m. (23,140sq.ft.) and boasting over 40 rooms. The main reception rooms boast decorative panelled walls & ceilings, original fireplaces and large recessed sash windows with shutters. The main staircase is extremely impressive as is the library which features three hidden doors posing as book casing. The most stunning of all the rooms is the drawing room with its white panelled walls in 'fontain blue' style which is believed to have been gifted by the Queen of England. The first floor comprises 8 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with access to a further 9 rooms and a bathroom in the attic. Below the ground floor is the basement which consists of another 12 rooms and store rooms. The house is open to the general public on a daily basis with tours most weekends.
The property also comes with a craft courtyard and five self catering chalets. Alongside the house is Mrs. Stone’s restaurant which can seat up to 100 patrons. Robertson Hall which is the most recent addition on the grounds can accommodate private functions for up to 160 guests.
Wells House & Gardens is being offered for sale on C. 185 acres, C. 70 acres of which are agricultural lands. The remainder is in gardens, yards and woodland walks which have been constructed for visitors.
There is also an adjoining C. 285 acres of agricultural lands that can be purchased along with the main house bringing the entire estate to C. 470acres. The entire estate is bounded by three public roads giving it over 5km of road frontage.
Wells House & Gardens was opened up to the public in 2012 by its current owners. Since then they have been continually upgrading and restoring the property both inside and out. They would love to see the new owner develop it further and continue to develop the growing tourism trade. Both the House & Gardens benefit from Section 482 Tax Relief for Grade 1 listed buildings making it an attractive investment.
AccommodationGround Floor - Main Hall With timber floor, decorative panelled walls and ceilings with the Doynes Family Crest. Original fireplace, recessed window with shutters.
Drawing Room With timber floor, feature Adams marble fireplace, recessed window with shutters, ornate ’Fountain Blue’ wall panelling and decorative ceiling.
Living Room Timber beamed decorative ceiling with Doyne coat of arms, white marble fireplace with grey marble panels, recessed windows with shutters.
Main Staircase Oak mahogany staircase and part decorative timber wall panelling.
Dining Room With timber floor, part decorative timber and mirrored wall panelling, ceiling with decorative timber features, bay window, door to drawing room, grey marble fireplace with decorative timber surround.
Library With original book casing on all walls, mock book case doors, black marble fireplace with decorative chimney piece.
Kitchen Door to rear corridor and courtyard with larder and staircase to basement.
North Wing Banquet hall with fireplace.
South Wing Reception room, study, bathroom and door to
Function Room With doors to storage rooms and ladies & gents toilets.
First Floor Bathroom With w.c., w.h.b. and bath.
Bedroom 1 With marble fireplace, recessed window and decorative shutters.
Bedroom 2 With black marble fireplace, recessed window and decorative shutters.
Bathroom With w.c., w.h.b. and bath.
Bedroom 3 With Kilkenny marble fireplace and recessed window.
Bedroom 4 With black marble fireplace.
Bedroom 5 With fireplace
Bedroom 6 With black marble fireplace, dressing room and bay window.
Bedroom 7 Master bedroom with fireplace.
Bedroom 8 In the wing.
Fossil Room Upstairs of the former chapel.
Attic Consisting of 9 further rooms with a large landing and bathroom extending to C. 326sq.m. There are fireplaces and original service bells.
Basement The basement consists of 12 rooms and also other store rooms. The total area size is approximately 397sq.m.
FeaturesFor further details on what Wells House has open to the public check out https://wellshouse.ie/
BER DetailsBER: Exempt
DirectionsFrom Wexford take take the R741 over Wexford Bridge for 4.9km and into Castlebridge. Keep right in the Village of Castlebridge continuing on the R741 for a further 18.5km and the entrance to Wells House & Gardens will be on your right hand side.