Take 5

For about €500,000


Sherry FitzGerald Bray is seeking €500,000 for this four-bedroom bungalow on an acre of land at Woodview, Glaskenny, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow

Italy Emilia Romagna

You get a whole hamlet for your half million euro with views of the Apennines range. By the village of Carpineti (with its own medieval castle home of Matilde of Canossa, who owned the whole region), it comprises eight stone buildings: a mix of houses and barns on 4.35 acres of land. Accommodation, needing a refurb, includes 12 bedrooms, 14 receptions, two kitchens and two dining rooms. Among the outhouses are eight stables and a hen house.
Price: €500,000
Agent: appennino properties.com, 0039-0522711925

Portugal Algarve

South-facing with views over a nature reserve (Rio Formoso) and the Quinta do Lago bridge, this traditional-style three-bedroom bungalow is set in a garden. It has its own swimming pool but is also within walking distance of the beach. Accommodation also includes a living room, kitchen and two bathrooms and, to make the most of those views, a roof terrace.
Price: €550,000
Agent: savills.com, 0044-2070163740

Spain Marbella

This airy 150sq m house has three stories, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Accommodation includes a kitchen, living/dining room (with a fireplace) opening onto a terrace. On the first floor are two bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which is an en suite. There’s also an en-suite bedroom on the top floor and a roof terrace overlooking the sea. There are communal swimming pools.
Price: €495,000
Agent: cluttonsresorts.com, 0044-2075843050

France Charente

There’s a medieval dungeon beneath this late-19th century chateau set in two acres of parkland. On the ground floor are two receptions, one with an original stone fireplace. On the floor above is a kitchen and living room with period panelling. In one of the two circular towers there is a bathroom. On the second floor are five bedrooms and a bathroom. The chateau is under an hour from Bordeaux.
Price: €495,000
Agent: latitudes.co.uk, 0044-2083874090

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