Windgates House – or is it Windgates Villa; both names are out there? – stands as one of the most impressive houses in this particular neck of the woods…
Perched atop Windgates itself, looking out over the town, and all the comings and goings on the main Greystones-Bray road below, sure, it’s a frickin’ palace.
Having being abandoned many years ago, Derelict Ireland have now paid it a visit – to see just how much of it has returned to earth, and how much of it is still clinging on. Shades of its former glory abound.
The house belonged to the Fox family for generations, the last being the late Billy, who lived there with his wife and family. There were actually two Fox families with farms in Windgates – Artie Fox and Kit Fox.
Anyone who knows any other history of the house, and why it was left to rot, please let us know in the comments section below.
If you want to see more of Derelict Ireland’s work, you can visit their website here. All pics by Lainey Quinn. If you want to learn your Windgates House history, here’s a great source. Also, as of April 2016, the house and its surrounding 50 acres are up for sale. There’s also a mildly crappy 2009 video tour of the house at the bottom of the page here.