Views from the bathtub: Luxury Laois retreat with striking modern design for €495k

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Amy Mulvaney 04/06/2020
An Tigín boasts countryside views throughout – even from the bath.


BUILT IN 2005, An Tigín (meaning small cottage) features a timeless yet modern design both inside and outside. 

Electric gates and a gravel driveway give way to the property – in Co Laois, but just 15 minutes from Carlow town – which features a mixed material exterior of concrete, metal, glass and teak cladding. It sits on a lush site of 2.59 acres, with manicured gardens, shrubbery, a decking area and mature trees surrounding the residence. 


Stepping inside, the three-bed property measures 2,033 sq ft and features a clean-cut yet homely interior. There are numerous high quality features throughout, including Portuguese porcelain flooring, teak finishes and a double-height dining room, while perfectly positioned picture windows and balconies provide uninterrupted views.  


The front door leads directly into the living room, where glass doors and floor-to-ceiling windows flood the space with light, while a raised open fireplace adds a cosy feel. Steps lead from here to the third bedroom, which is currently used as another living area, and through to the guest bathroom.  


In the dining room, the outside has been brought in thanks to a picture window and glass door which make up most of one wall and provide views of the surrounding gardens. Teak stairs lead from here to the first floor, while there’s also access to the kitchen and living rooms. 


The country-style kitchen is bright and spacious, with features including solid wood counter tops, an Aga, a window seat and French doors to the garden. There’s plenty of storage space in the cream cabinets, while a separate utility room and larder provide even more. 


The first floor of the property continues to impress, with limed birch panelling and built-in storage in the landing. The master suite is on this floor and – with a breakfast room, living area, private balcony, en suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe – it feels like a residence of its own. 

The master bedroom boasts a triple aspect and enjoys views of mature trees and the rolling countryside, while the living area features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the same.


The en suite bathroom is on the other side of the lounge, separated by a teak wall, with the built-in bath positioned beside another picture window. There’s access from the bathroom to the balcony, where the picture window is cleverly sheltered by a concrete wall. If the walk to the kitchen is too much some mornings, the breakfast room features a tea and coffee area.

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Completing the accommodation is another double bedroom and bathroom, with built-in wardrobes and access to a private balcony from the former. However, if you’d like a bit more space, planning permission has previously been granted for a two-storey extension to provide another bedroom, bathroom and living space. 


Outside, buyers with a green thumb will be kept busy by the landscaped lawns, mature shrubbery and ample space for planting.  

Boasting both the tranquility of countryside living and access to busy towns, An Tigín is a 15-minute drive from Carlow town, and 20 minutes from Athy.

An Tigín, Ardenteggle, Killeshin, Co Laois is on the market for €495,000 through DNG McCormack via