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Wells House & Gardens

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Ballyedmond, Gorey, Ireland
+353 53 918 6737
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Lovely walks.

Lovely place to visit on a dry day..nice cafe available with good food. Great place for kids... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
BettyBoopClaire
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Kildare Ireland
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Hawk Walk in the Rain!

My friend and I had an amazing Hawk Walk with Robin on the grounds of Wells House, even though it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jan M
,
Drogheda, Ireland
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A great Victorian house & gardens in the heart of Wexford Wells House has something for all generations to enjoy and share: Our two woodland walks; Lady Frances Woodland Walk & Mogue's, discover hidden treasures in a verdant landscape of mature plants and trees. Victorian Terrace Gardens - Relax in our beautifully restored formal gardens based on the original Daniel Robertson plans of the 1830's. Adventure Playground - Swings, slides and climbing frames, perfect for kids up to 40. The old stable block has been converted into the Craft Courtyard - an ideal shopping hub for crafts and unique gifts! The Living Victorian House Tour - Experience real life in a Victorian Great House through the eyes of Lady Frances and the residents of Wells House. Wells House Archery - Let the resident Archer show you how to shoot a bow at the only 3D course in Ireland. Mrs Stone's Tearooms - enjoy morning coffees, light lunches and afternoons teas. For that special treat try the signature cup cakes or irresistible fresh scones. Wells House is over 300 years old. It was built in the late 1600s by John Warren who owned more than 6,000 acres of land in the area. Note: Archery is by reservation Monday-Friday
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Ballyedmond, Gorey, Ireland
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+353 53 918 6737
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit on a dry day..nice cafe available with good food. Great place for kids espically the fairy walk. Go visit and enjoy.

Thank BettyBoopClaire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I had an amazing Hawk Walk with Robin on the grounds of Wells House, even though it was in the rain! :) Seeing the birds up close and personal was a fantastic experience and learning about the art of falconry and the...More

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent nearly a fully day here and didn't get seeing half of the place. Our young daughter enjoyed the farm and outdoor park as well as spotting the fairy doors and gruffalo on the walk. Myself and my mother were lucky enough to book...More

Thank HellsBellsBelfast
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are always numerous events on here mainly aimed at young children so worth checking in advance to arrive at the right time. The grounds are beautiful and there is a play area for kids. The food has become a little expensive since it first...More

1  Thank MamDadandkids
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful gardens, tearooms and a fantastic place for a day out with children they will love the walk with fairy doors and grufflo inspired themes. This place is excellent value for money. We will be back next year. thank you .

1  Thank Mandy R
Wells House W, Manager at Wells House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Dear Mandy, thank you for your kind review - we look forward to welcoming you again next year!

Reviewed 31 August 2017

We visited Well House with our grandchildren. The playground was welcome but quite busy. The forest walk was like many other forest walks except there were pieces of painted wood nailed to trees masquerading as Fairy doors. With a little imagination these could have been...More

1  Thank SouthCountyBoy
Wells House W, Manager at Wells House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Dear SouthCountyBoy, thank you for your feedback which is always helpful in enhancing our visitor experience - we will definitely take it on board.

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit! So much to do here! There are lovely walks outside, the food is delicious in the restaurant, and the tour of the house is very interesting.

Thank Leeanne101
Wells House W, Manager at Wells House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you Leeanne101, we hope to be able to welcome you to Wells again soon.

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Visited this beautiful house and gardens with my young children. Went on the fairy door walk which was super exciting... extra wooden sculptures of the gruffalo were an added bonus. Personally the bug motel walk wasnt very bug motel but nice posters of what wildlife...More

Thank SarbDublinIreland
Wells House W, Manager at Wells House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for this great review - we hope to welcome you again soon!

Reviewed 29 August 2017

I visited Wells House coffee shop with my young family. It was clear at the gate that there was an 8 Euro fee to pay if you visited the grounds. We only wanted tea and cake. We had to ask where the coffee shop was...More

Thank aoifeschofield
Wells House W, Manager at Wells House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Dear Aoife - we are sorry you did not enjoy your experience at Wells and we most certainly will ensure that the terrace area is looked at and kept tidy at all times. Due to our location and the environment that surrounds us we are...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Went to Wells expecting to spend an hour or so visiting the gardens and looking around the house. I arrived at 12 pm and did not leave till closing time at 6pm. I was there with 4 adults and 5 children ageing from 13 years...More

1  Thank Anthony C
Wells House W, Manager at Wells House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Dear Anthony, Thank you for your lovely review - it is so nice to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and it is an honour to have such long standing customers like yourself. We have just launched our wedding packages so thank you...More

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shazshev
15 July 2017|
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Response from ReturntoDublin | Reviewed this property |
Cost is €8 per car. No queueing. Very little noise. Outdoor walks in wooded land with plenty to look for. Toilets at entrance to the house - have always been clean when I visited. Plenty of picnic tables, and also loads... More
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Triona O
6 April 2017|
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Response from Chris Q |
Hi Triona, the rhododendrons are in full.bloom at the moment!
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AnitaDoyle
1 September 2016|
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Response from HarveyIreland | Reviewed this property |
Parking is at a distance from the house , so I got my husband to drop me at the front of the house before he parked . Paths can be a little uneven but it's reasonably ok
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