Woodbridge is authentic. It is a lovely old building which pampers a modern clientele – no reproduction antiques, no dusty drapes, no d’oylies. As with any house of character, all rooms at Woodbridge are unique and functionality has been cleverly designed to fit the flow of the building without compromising the integrity of the original mansion.
The interior palette is cool calming muted tones which complement the rich grains and textures of the blackwood floors, antique windows, handmade bricks and stone walls which characterise the building. Each of the 13 original fireplaces has been restored to use.
The walls throughout display original artworks, many of which were specifically commissioned for Woodbridge, including works made from the many old hand forged nails found on the site. On display are works from the owners’ private art collection.
The Pavilion is a separate building with spectacular river and garden views. Reception is in The Pavilion, and Dinner and Breakfasts are usually served here.
The Pavilion is the centre of activity at Woodbridge while The Mansion is the guests’ domain, calm, serene and very private.
The Pavilion and all Rooms and Suites have lovely river views. Perched on the banks of the beautiful Derwent River, Woodbridge was named after the first (wooden) bridge to cross the Derwent in 1834, and the remains of three bridgeheads adjoin The Pavilion, with the modern bridge on the farther side of the building providing a wonderful facility for photographing Woodbridge and the beautiful river.