Travellers can escape to the country in style and enjoy the relaxed elegance of the Step House Hotel, a four-star, family-run accommodation found in the pretty heritage village of Borris, County Carlow. The Georgian hotel is the perfect place to unwind, as it offers 20 luxurious bedrooms decorated with original Irish art and elegant furniture. All rooms include TV, free Internet access, hairdryer, toiletries, and tea and coffee, while superior rooms and suites offer additional space and luxuries. There are also self-catering apartments and houses on the property. A stay at the Step House is incomplete without some time spent in Ruben’s Restaurant, an award-winning eatery that focuses on seasonal, local and artisan ingredients. With its wonderful cuisine and lovely setting, the Step House is also an ideal choice for a wedding in County Carlow. The Ballroom Suite, which can cater for up to 180 guests, is an elegant room with doors that lead out onto the landscaped garden. People can also choose to host a small wedding party of up to 60 people in Ruben’s Restaurant. Located just 26km from Kilkenny City and only 29km from Carlow Town, Borris provides visitors with many things to see and do. The village is a picturesque place with old stone buildings, and traditional shops, bars and pubs. It is an excellent base for exploring the Blackstair Mountains and Mount Leinster Drive. The area features a range of outdoor activities, including golf, fishing, walking and hang gliding.