Woodbrook House

First built in the 1770s Woodbrook was substantially reconstructed after being damaged in the rebellion of 1798. It is a spacious and welcoming house with an unusually big drawing room and a spectacular spiral 'flying' staircase.

A visitor from England writing in 1920 remembered Woodbrook as "a large, square house, very comfortable, very solid, very unpretentious with an undulating park, covered with fine old trees and beside it rise up the mountains as if in protection".

The FitzHerberts and their four children have lived at Woodbrook since 1998, seeking to restore it to its former glory and adding bathrooms and central heating where needed. Giles is a former ambassador and Alexandra is of Anglo-Italian-Irish-Chilean extraction, so they are both well accustomed to entertaining guests from different parts of the world with style and flair.

Giles & Alexandra FitzHerbert
Woodbrook House
Co Wexford
Tel: (+353) 54 55114
Fax: (+353) 54 55671
Website: www.woodbrookhouse.ie

  • 3 bedrooms, all with private bathrooms
  • B&B: 60 - 70 pps
  • Single supplement: 15
  • Dinner 35, book by noon
  • Open: Easter to November
  • Credit Cards: Visa and Mastercard


General Information:
Beautiful large Georgian house in its own parkland under the Blackstairs Mountains. Local amenities include golf courses and fishing. An excellent base for the world famous Wexford Opera Festival and to tour the South East region.


From Kiltealy take Rathnure/New Ross road. After 2 miles turn left at small crossroads amid tall beech trees - gate is 200 yards down on left.


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