Take 5 for €350,000
DNG is seeking €350,000 for this bungalow with a garage on half an acre in New Road, Newlands Cross, Dublin22
Nestled near the mountain village of Uzumlu, with peak views of its own, this villa has four bedrooms with en suites. Two are wet rooms and two have Jacuzzis. Under-floor heating throughout is powered by a ground-source heat pump. Further energy comes from the sun via solar panels while the plants and pool are fed by a well. There's a built-in LED/3D screen in the open-plan living area.
Agent: Spotblue.co.uk, 0044-208339 6036
Portugal: Western Algarve
Five minutes from Lagos town, this three-bedroom house comes with a pool. Sleeping accommodation is downstairs, along with two bathrooms, and upstairs is revamped kitchen and a bright open-plan sitting/dining room with a fireplace - incorporating traditional Portuguese tiles - and sliding doors to balconies. The house centres on a courtyard. Faro airport is an hour and a half away.
Agent: portugalproperty.com, 0044-800 014 8201
This stone house with outbuildings comes with 15 hectares (37 acres) of land. Exposed stone walls and oak beams are among the original features in the main house. Accommodation includes a lounge/dining room with a fireplace, reception, new kitchen, three bedrooms, bathroom and wc. It is about 40km from Albi.
Agent: latitudes.co.uk, 0044-20 8387 4090
Italy: Emilia Romagna
Exposed stone walls and beams and substantial fireplaces give Italian country credentials to this property in its own land (with the nearest house 1km away) - as does the 500-year-old oak tree in the garden. Entrance is via wrought-iron gates and a drive. One side of the property has been restored but the other needs completing.
Agent: appenninoproperties.com, 0039-3385040391