The Step House Hotel joins Original Irish Hotels

Step House Hotel

We are delighted to welcome The Step House Hotel as the newest member of Original Irish Hotels

The Step House Hotel is four-star boutique hotel located in the picturesque heritage village of Borris, Co. Carlow. The warm and welcoming atmosphere of the hotel is designed to indulge, relax and unwind.

Behind the original Georgian features of the Step House Hotel are 20 luxurious bedrooms, designed in a sweeping curve to create panoramic views of rolling countryside as it rises to meet Mount Leinster.

Staying and dining at the Step House Hotel is a truly unforgettable experience and they look forward to welcoming you very soon.

Top Things to do near Step House Hotel, Co. Carlow

Located off the beaten track, this boutique hotel and village offers a fantastic base in Irelands Ancient East with close proximity to both Kilkenny & Waterford. See below for a 3 sample itinerary and things to do in the local area.

3 Day Itinerary

Day 1:

8 am Breakfast

9 am Local Walk - Choice of 5 Walks/Hikes in Borris and Surrounding area

  1. 5 kilometre (km) Viaduct Loop in Borris Village
  2. 5km River Barrow/Clashganny Forest Loop
  3. Foraging Walk on Mt Leinster (supplement required)
  4. 10km Walk River Barrow to St Mullins Viking set
  5. 20km Hike on Blackstairs Mountain
  6. Garden Trails in Carlow/Kilkenny (Altamont, Woodstock & more)

Afternoon - Choose Activity:

  1. Kayaking on the River Barrow
  2. Tour of local Brewery/Distillery
  3. High end & clay pigeon in Borris House
  4. Horseback riding in Carrigbeg
  5. Golf in Borris Golf Club or Mount Juliet (25 mins drive/hosting 2021 Irish Open)
  6. Bike or Boat Hire in Graiguenamanagh
  7. Borris House Tours who are the old High Kings of Leinster (POA large groups only)
  8. Arts & Crafts – Cushendale Woollen Mills, Duiske Glass & Nicholas Mosse
  9. Glen Lucas – Famous Woodturner in Borris
  10. Horse R acing in Gowran Park (on select dates)

Evening: Dine at your leisure in Step House Hotel Bar

Day 2:

8 am Breakfast

9 am Drive to Kilkenny to choose from the following activities & attractions

  • Kilkenny Castle (one of Irelands largest tourist sites)
  • Local Brewery – Smithwicks or Sullivan’s
  • Castlecomer Discovery & Adventure Park (great for families)
  • Jerpoint Glass (glassblowing demos)
  • Dunmore Caves
  • Woodstock Gardens
  • Inistioge (Filming location of Circle of friends)
  • Kilkenny Famine Experience
  • Local & National Gaelic Games (on select dates)

Evening: Dine at your leisure in Step House Cellar Restaurant & visit local pubs in heritage village

Day 3:

8am Breakfast

9am Drive to Wexford (25 mins) to discover actives such as

  • Hook Lighthouse (2nd oldest operating lighthouse in the world)
  • Dunbrody Famine Ship
  • JFK Homestead & Arboretum
  • Tintern Abbey
  • Johnstown Castle
  • Irish National Heritage Park
  • Blue Flag Beaches
  • Fishing

Evening: Dine at your leisure in Step House Hotel