Take 5 around €830,000

Thu, Feb 21, 2013, 00:00

Sherry FitzGerald is seeking €830,000 for this five-bedroom house at Hunters Lane, Grantstown, Waterford

Italy Piemonte

Vineyards (yielding Barbara and Moscato DOCG), fruit and nut trees populate the two hectares of land that come with this 1930s stone-and-brick house. The best views of the surrounding hills are from the tower on the third floor, but the landscape is enjoyed at all levels. Near Asti town, this three-storey house has 11 rooms in addition to a hayloft and stables, and a forno/barbecue in separate building.


Agent realpointitaly.com, 0044-845 331 2812

Caribbean Antigua

This west coast house, between Darkwood and Ffryes, is set on a sunset-facing bluff. It is in the Tamarind Hills oceanfront resort made up of apartments and houses. The beach-front villa has three bedrooms and a swimming pool. The resort connects to two beaches via a boardwalk and residents have access to a beach club with a restaurant on the sea. There are also tennis courts, spa and a croquet lawn.

Price$1.1 million (€824,000)

Agent savills.com, 0044-20 7016 3740

France Indre-et-Loire

Trust an artist to buy such a picturesque house.

American sculptor and kinetic mobile maker Alexander Calder bought this 19th century house and mill (near Tours) for his daughter.

The main house has a sitting room, dining room and kitchen at garden level, three en suite bedrooms on the first floor and two bedrooms, a bathroom and library on the second floor. The guest house has a sitting room, open-plan kitchen and dining room, four en suite bedrooms and a library.


Agent emilegarcin.fr, 0033-140738448

Portugal Algarve

This restored farmhouse, two minutes from Loulé (inland between Faro and Albufeira), has all the charm of solid, vernacular architecture.

Sitting on just over a hectare of land (two acres), much of it mature garden and with a swimming pool, the house has seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, terraces, a garage and covered dining area outside, with barbecue .


Agent portugalproperty.com, 0044 800 014 8201