Surrounded by tranquil, private grounds, the four-star Ashdown Park Hotel welcomes guests with elegant interiors boasting a decorative staircase and crystal chandelier. The property is set close to the charming market town of Gorey and within an easy reach of local attractions including sandy beaches, Wells House, Kia Ora Farm, and Courtown. Nearby, guests can also enjoy water sports, golf courses, and horse riding.
The spacious, bright rooms are decorated in a sleek, contemporary style and feature hot drink-making facilities, TVs, ironing amenities, and bathrooms with toiletries and fluffy toilets. The beds are dressed with crisp, white sheets and feather down duvets for a good night’s sleep.
The hotel takes pride in fresh vegetables and meat which are taken from its own farm and brought to the table at The Rowan Tree Restaurant. A tipple or two can be enjoyed in the hotel’s bars.
Relaxation can be taken a step further with a dip in the hot tub or a visit to the sauna and steam room, while active types can make the most of the gym and swimming pool.
Groupon’s Guide to County Wexford
Bordered by Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow and Wicklow, County Wexford is the largest of Leinster’s 12 counties in size, and fourth largest in terms of population. Named after the town of Wexford, the county is situated in the province of Leinster and is part of the South-East Region.
Local landmarks include the scenic Bannow Drive, a signposted route through four Wexford villages – Duncormick, Cullenstown, Bannow and Wellingtonbridge, popular amongst tourists. The Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience is an interactive experience featuring an authentic reproduction of an 1840s emigrant vessel alongside a popular interpretation of the Irish famine emigrant experience. The Irish National Heritage Park is an open-air museum which recreates the key stages in Ireland’s cultural evolution. Travellers may also visit Ballyteigue Burrow, located near Duncormick, one of the finest protected sand dune systems in Ireland. Rich in wildflowers, wildlife and butterflies, this 9km coastal stretch is a protected nature reserve. The Hook Peninsula, featuring the medieval Hook Lighthouse and the historic townland of Loftus Hall, is noted for its many beaches and spectacular scenery.
Beachgoers may head to one of the popular beaches located in Courtown, Curracloe, Carnsore Point, Duncannon or Rosslare Strand.