Take Five For €525,000
Costelloe Estate agents is seeking ¤525,000 for this four-bedroom house in the Cregg Ard scheme at Lahinch, Co Clare. EMMA CULLINANfinds properties at a similar price in Italy, France, Portugal and The Caribbean
Residents in this lagoon-front resort on the north west of the island have rare access to the Port St Charles yacht club. This spacious one-bedroom furnished apartment, with 30ft berth, has direct access to a secluded beach. On-site amenities include floodlit tennis courts, a fitness centre, a beauty salon and restaurant.
Price: $675,000 (€549,000)
Agent: savills.com, 00-44-207-0163740
ITALY: Le Marche
In central Le Marche, 60km from Ancona, this restored stone 1800s house is surrounded by fields. Accommodation includes three bedrooms, three receptions with fires, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen. Outside is an orchard, natural spring well, swimming pool and 15 olive trees. There is also a stone ruin, outhouse, gazebo and grotto.
Agent: realpointitaly.com, 00-44-845-3312812
Parquet floors, fires and an orangerie are some of the classic French features in this 19th-century chateau that stands in a garden with a pond. The castle includes two receptions, two kitchens, a dining room, bedroom, orangerie and bathroom on the ground floor. There are four more bedrooms on the upper two floors and one in the tower. Price: €508,800
Agent: latitudes.co.uk, 00-44-208-3874090
In a rustic style, this five-bedroom house near Silves was built recently. There is a kitchen, two lounges, a dining area and bedroom on the ground floor. There are four bedrooms and a bathroom on the floor above: the main bedroom has an en suite and terrace. There is a games room in the basement and the garden contains a swimming pool and pond.
Agent: portugalproperty.com, 00-44-800-0148201