Antique Roseville

2005 Freyou Road
New Iberia, LA  70560

The home occupied by Antique Roseville's Restaurant and Tea Room is known as the Renoudet Cottage, named for its 20th century owners.  As one of Iberia Parish's oldest homes, the first recorded date of its existence is 1840 when it was owned by a Picard family.  It was later occupied by William Weeks II (son of David Weeks, builder of the Shadows-on-the-Teche) and it was used other times to house the overseers of the Weeks family's plantations. 

The Renoudet Cottage was moved in December of 1995 from its original site on St. Peter's Street to its present location of Freyou Road. The proprietor, Linda D. Freyou and her husband Simon, meticulously restored the home as closely as possible to its original condition.  The cottage is the second home restored by the Freyou's.  Their present home, Anastasia, was built in 1904.  It was moved to Freyou Road after being transported 50 miles by barge down the Intercoastal Canal from Berwick, Louisiana.

The origin of the name is two-fold.  As a young child, Linda remembers playing among fragrant antique rose blossoms that grew on the trellises and dotted the landscapes of the grandparent's homes.  Later in life, she began collecting a certain type of antique pottery depicting flora native to North America.  The pottery is known as Roseville, hence the name Antique Roseville. 

The grounds of Antique Roseville include four acres that have been uniquely designed for aesthetic enjoyment and pleasure.  There are over 100 varieties of antique roses planted around the home and pond.  Native plants surround the pond, including cypress trees and Louisiana irises.  The pond can be crossed on a European-designed lattice bridge constructed by Simon.

Antique Roseville's open pavillion area is located directly behind the Renoudet Cottage.  It is made of virgin cypress planks, windows and doors that were given to the Freyou's from old homes and barns throughout the Acadiana area. The pavillion is connected to the newest addition, Au Jardin, which is designed to accommodate large groups.  This beautiful property is the perfect setting for weddings, private functions, conferences, corporate retreats, bridal luncheons, rehearsal dinners and tea room.  It also includes bed and breakfast accommodations. 

Antique Roseville has appeared on Good Morning America, and was featured in Country Living and Southern Living Magazines.  It is featured in Plantation Homes of the Teche Country, and is listed in the National Directory of Gardens in America.

Open by reservation or appointment only.