Woodville House & Gardens is one of those attractions that took me completely by surprise. As I was being shown around this compact but delightful garden by its owner and custodian Gerald Roche, I have to say I was taken aback by just how much atmosphere there was here. Wonderful plants, evocative trees and a small man made water feature all go to make this place ever so charming. When you visit here, you also have the option of a small tour around the house itself and believe me there is just as much charm inside as there is outside. I was so glad I found Woodville and I guarantee once visited, so will you be. Because a tour within the house is much sought after, I would strongly advise calling ahead to book yourself on a tour, apart from that, as long as you stick to their opening times that are clearly explained on their website, you shouldn't have any problems at all.
Woodville House & Gardens
Attraction in Co. Wexford
Woodville House and Gardens are situated on a working farm just two miles from New Ross, County Wexford. The Georgian house belongs to the Roche Family who have lived here since 1876. The current owner Gerald Roche and his wife, Helen maintain the enchanting gardens, mature grounds and water garden which make this a truly delightful place to visit. Woodville House is a fine five bay, two storey over basement Georgian house dating from about 1800 situated above the river Barrow. The property was acquired by P J Roche, great grandfather of the present owner in 1876 and is now occupied by the 5th generation of Roches to live there. The house is set in the centre of a working farm and is approached by long avenues through parkland planted with specimen trees including Sequoia, cedar, pines, and cypress. The resident flock of sheep grazes the pasture land, a scene unchanged for two hundred years.