DescriptionLocated in the townland of Crettyard in south County Laois, Ivy Cottage is a newly built detached single-storey house that has been completed to the highest modern standards to create an A-rated country home 15 minutes’ drive from the centre of Carlow town.
The property is set on a 1.7-acre site in a quiet cul de sac, 200 yards from a nearby shop and local village pub. Features include an air-to-water heat pump system, top quality insulation, uPVC double-glazed windows, composite front and back doors and a slate roof, which together add up to a toasty A3 BER rating.
At the heart of the home is a spacious (40 sq m) open-plan kitchen/dining/living room which has a high vaulted ceiling with recessed LED lights, raised inset feature fireplace and double-glazed doors opening out into the garden. This exceptionally large family living space also includes a fitted kitchen with extensive floor and wall units fitted with butcher block timber worktops, stainless steel sink, tiled splashbacks and integrated appliances. There is a separate utility room off the kitchen with its own fitted units and sink.
Accommodation is laid out on a single floor, with three well-proportioned bedrooms (one ensuite) and all with fitted floor-to-ceiling wardrobes. An entrance hall and family bathroom complete the accommodation.
Further key features include high-grade engineered laminate floors in all the main living areas, high quality sanitary ware and tiled floors and walls in all bathrooms.
Outside, the house is bounded by timber fencing, enclosing freshly sown lawns and a driveway providing parking space for several vehicles. A pathway surrounds the house on all sides, while the property has a mains water connection.
Ivy Cottage is 200m from a local shop and the popular Fleming’s village pub. Thanks to its proximity to the inter-county boundaries with neighbouring Carlow, Kilkenny and Kildare, the property is within easy driving distance of several towns. These include Carlow town (15 minutes), Abbyleix and Athy (both 18 minutes), and Kilkenny city and Portlaoise (both under 30 minutes). Travelling via Carlow town, it’s less than 90 minutes to Dublin city centre and 75 minutes to Dublin Airport via the M9, while the M7 heading towards Limerick and the West of Ireland is also close by.
AccommodationEntrance hall (9.2 x 1.16m): with composite door and corridor linking all rooms, with heat pump off
Kitchen/dining/living room (7.03 x 3.3m): Extensive family living space with high vaulted ceiling, double-glazed doors to garden, feature fireplace and fitted kitchen with butcher countertop space, stainless steel drainer and sink, and complete range of integrated appliances
Utility room (1.95 x 1.88): with additional floor and wall units, countertops, stainless steel drainer and sink
Main bedroom (4.8 x 4.3m): with fitted wardrobe and ensuite bathroom
Ensuite bathroom (3.0 x 1.19m): with wc, whb, shower with sliding glass door and floor-to-ceiling tiling
Bedroom 2 (3.3 x 3.1m): with fitted wardrobe
Bedroom 3 (3.02 x 2.97m): with fitted wardrobe
Family bathroom (2.25 x 1.5): with wc, whb, shower with sliding glass door and floor-to-ceiling tiling
FeaturesOutstanding new contemporary family home
Completed to highest modern new-build standards
Air-to-water heat pump central heating
Feature raised inset fireplace
Tasteful contemporary décor
uPVC double-glazed windows
Composite front and back doors
Quality tiling and high-grade engineered laminate flooring throughout
High vaulted ceiling with recessed LED lights in kitchen/dining/living room
Fitted kitchen with integrated appliances
Additional sink and fitted units in utility room
Property set on its own 1.7 acre site
Driveway with parking for multiple vehicles
Newly seeded lawns
Brand new, solid timber entrance gate from main road
Timber fencing and mature trees along boundary
Idyllic setting with scenic country views
Registered septic tank
Mains water supply
Within 200m of local shop and village pub