Woodbrook House

Woodbrook House is a fine house in the shadow of the Blackstairs Mountains, west of Enniscorthy. It dates from the 1770s but was damaged in the 1798 rebellion and substantially rebuilt. The result is a spacious, warm house with an exceptionally large drawing room–much used by guests–and a dramatic ‘flying’ spiral staircase.

The home cooked food is excellent (using largely organic and local produce) and the atmosphere relaxed and welcoming since the owners, Giles and Alexandra FitzHerbert, are experienced hosts and enjoy entertaining. Woodbrook makes a good base for the Carlow Eigse Festival in June and the Wexford Festival Opera in late October, and for visiting this largely unspoilt region.

Woodbrook House sits in the middle of its demesne with the Blackstairs Mountains as a backdrop. A visitor from England writing in 1920 remembered it 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 have lived at Woodbrook since 1998, restoring both house and grounds and adding bathrooms and central heating. Giles is a former ambassador and Alexandra is of Anglo-Italian-Irish-Chilean extraction, so they are both accustomed to entertaining guests from all over the world. Woodbrook was the venue in 2007 and 2008 for the Irish Green Gathering and is also the site of Ireland’s first natural burial ground inaugurated in 2011.

The house is open for guests in principle from Easter to September and during the Wexford Opera Festival at the end of October, but not during the summer English courses in July. Stays also can be arranged on an ad hoc basis at other times.

Woodbrook House  Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

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Explore the area






1798 Memorial - 15 min drive
Blackstairs Mountains  - 12 min drive
Enniscorthy - 20 min drive
Dunbrody Famine Ship - 30 min drive
Rosslare Harbour - 45 min drive
Dublin Airport - 96 min drive

Giles & Alexandra Fitzherbert

3 Bedrooms - Sleeps 6

Rooms from €170 per night - Single from €85

Reopening from 2nd June 2021

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Dinner: €50 pp. Please book by noon.


Giles & Alexandra Fitzherbert


3 Bedrooms - Sleeps 6


Rooms from €170 per night
Single from €85


Reopening from 2nd June 2021


Visa, MasterCard


Dinner: €50 pp. Please book by noon.

Woodbrook House  Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

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Explore the area






1798 Memorial - 15 min drive
Blackstairs Mountains  - 12 min drive
Enniscorthy - 20 min drive
Dunbrody Famine Ship - 30 min drive
Rosslare Harbour - 45 min drive
Dublin Airport - 96 min drive

Don't Take Our Word For It...

“Spent one night here on way from Dublin to Kenmare. An amazing 1780’s mansion with huge rooms and a flying spiral staircase. The drawing room/dining room/lounge felt like a film set into which the grand piano looked lost. A good Irish breakfast was served by Giles. A very memorable night!”

Maldoc, Tripadvisor Review

"Giles and Alexandra are wonderfully charming hosts. Such a beautiful peaceful place. Dinner was absolutely delicious: beetroot & mint soup, followed by local wild duck with home-grown radicchio, glazed with pomegranate molasses, followed by Alexandra's own special almond and lemon cake. And a bottle of Gaillac. The house was a perfect base for going to Vivaldi's Dorilla in Tempe at the Wexford Opera Festival. The bedrooms are very comfortable, beautifully furnished with spotless linen, and objets d'art everywhere. Highly recommended!"

Claire, Berkley, Sawdays Review, 2019

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