Step House Self-Catering Accommodation

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Main Street, Borris, Carlow, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)599773209

All self catering units are two bed roomed varying between two double bedrooms or a double bedroom and a twin. They have separate kitchens with all modern features and a separate sitting room. They are located on the grounds of the Step House Hotel.

The Step House Hotel brings together a lovely old Georgian house, a pub which has been in the family for five generations, and some chic contemporary additions to create a cosy and elegant boutique hotel full of character, and a continuing story of a genuine family enterprise, undertaken with enthusiasm and passion.

Borris is a picturesque town of cut stone buildings, traditional shop fronts and a friendly, old world atmosphere. James and Cait Coady's Step House Hotel, at the top of the town, is a true family concern and a labour of love, where James is a warm and welcoming presence as proprietor, Cait’s keen eye and attention to detail has created the stylish interiors, Cait’s daughter Aisleen runs the sales and marketing element of the business and son Alan is the talented chef overseeing every aspect of the fine food provided throughout the hotel.

Step House Hotel’s 1808 bar is named after the year the building was established. With its polished brass, burnished mahogany and open fire, the 1808 serves exceptional food created daily and is a key element of the Step House Hotel’s excellent reputation and popularity. The quirky Bob Dylan corner in 1808 is exactly the kind of detail that makes the Step House Hotel such an interesting place to visit and adds a unique touch of personality designed to stimulate and intrigue.

The Cellar restaurant is in the kitchens of the original old house, a series of interconnected rooms with archways and vaulted ceilings, with a handsome modern bar and doors leading out onto the pretty gardens. Here the bar is overlooked by a pulpit, another unusual and individual surprise, adding to the restaurant’s character. The head chef has a philosophy of using the best local ingredients, organic where possible, in his classical and sophisticated cooking. His menus are as local as can be, with lamb from the town, bought whole from neighbouring farmers, free range chicken and Tamworth pigs from Ballon. Creating thoughtful and elegant menus with quality ingredients, the delicious food in 1808, in the cosy and atmospheric Cellar restaurant, and for weddings in the gorgeous ballroom that opens onto the landscaped garden is at the heart of the Step House Hotel.

The Step House Hotel has been lovingly created by bringing family home and business together, adding and building and making new, there are nooks and crannies throughout, unexpected touches and surprises, a stimulating mixture of the quirky and the personal and the grand. From the wrought iron staircase in the lobby, designed for making an entrance, to the funky cocktail bar with its open fire and comfy couches, ideal for wintry evenings, to the covered balcony festooned with hanging baskets or the flower bedecked pagoda in the lush gardens, attention to detail marries the new with the old, seamlessly and with great style.