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Located in the market town of Gorey, the four star Ashdown Park Hotel is a family-run abode set a 13-minute drive from the Irish Coast. The nearby Kia Ora Mini Farm allures visitors with a cluster of animal species, while in a 21-minute drive, travellers may reach the Wells House & Gardens, a Victorian structure surrounded by lush greenery. Guests are invited to brightly decorated rooms decked out in earthy tones, and fitted with hot drink-making facilities, TVs, broadband Internet access and hair dryers. Using ingredients provided by local suppliers, the AA Rosette-awarded Rowan Tree Restaurant dishes up specific plates such as Angus beef, freshly harvested vegetables and daily handpicked Irish potatoes. For a carvery meal or light bites, visitors may go to the Ivy Bar and Restaurant boasting a big-screen TV suitable for sports fans. Travellers may take advantage of the leisure club facilities, where a steam room, sauna and hot tub offer relaxation moments after a workout session.