A four bed in Skerries or an apartment on Captain Corelli's island for €650K

TAKE FIVE FOR €650,000: Choose between this four-bed with an acre of land on Lusk Road, Skerries, Co Dublin or a poolside escape on the Greek island of Kefalonia

 

Skerries, Dublin
DNG McKenna Healy is seeking €650,000 for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom house with an acre of land on Lusk Road, Skerries, Co Dublin. Here are four other properties you could buy for around the same amount.

France: Dordogne

Maison de Maitre with gite and pool in St Astier, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France

Period details and modern comforts mix in this restored six-bedroom Maison de Maitre within walking distance of the centre of St Astier town, which has a weekly market. It comes with a four-bedroom gite and a swimming pool. There is also a garage/workshop in the garden, which contains an orchard and vegetable plot too. Two of the bedrooms come with en suites, one of which is through a hidden door in floor-to-ceiling cupboards in the main bedroom, with a double shower.
Price: €649,000. Agent: frenchestateagents.com

Greece: Cephalonia

Property in Trapezaki village, Cephalonia, Greece

This 12-apartment complex is on the south side of Cephalonia (or Kefalonia), the biggest of the Ionian Islands off the west coast of Greece, where "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" was filmed. In Trapezaki village, and 500m from the beach, the property is set around a swimming pool. Each apartment has a kitchen, open-plan living/dining room, bathroom, bedroom and balcony.
Price: €650,000. Agent: kefalonianproperty.com

Caribbean Barbados

Royal Westmoreland Golf Cottages in Barbados

In St James, on the west coast of the island, the colonial-style Royal Westmoreland Golf Cottages are near the 12th green of the Royal Westmoreland par 72 18-hole championship course. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom 93sq m (1,000sq ft) homes share a swimming pool and gardens filled with indigenous tropical plants and well as lots of other facilities from tennis courts, to a spa and eateries. There are sea views from the estate.
Price: €650,000. Agent: royalwestmoreland.com

Turkey: Kalkan

Villa in Ortaalan, Kalkan, Antalya, Turkey

With views of the sea, not least from the main bedroom, this 300sq m (3,229sq ft), four-bedroom villa (with a flexible room to extend it to a five-bed) is in Ortaalan, Kalkan. The stone exterior at ground level speaks to local tradition while the upper floors are more contemporary. Inside spaces are flowing and bright. All of the bedrooms have en suites and the villa has a Jacuzzi and infinity pool.
Price: €644,000. Agent: spotblue.com

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