For about €550,000
Loughrea, Co Galway: €550,000, O’Toole Town and Country Sales
Poitou Charente, France: €550,000, latitudes.co.uk
Algrave, Portugal: €550,000, portugalproperty.com
Costa del Sol, Spain: €525,000, cluttonsresorts.com
Umbria, Italy: €550,000, cluttonsitaly.com
Ireland: Co Galway
O’Toole Town and Country Sales is seeking €550,000 for this five-bedroom house on just under 17 acres with in Loughrea, Co Galway.
France: Poitou Charente
This elegant 19th-century house near Poitiers comes with two hectares (4.4 acres) of land and outbuildings. In good condition, the house has a 30.5sq m (328sq ft) kitchen, diningroom, sittingroom, TV room, utility and wc on the ground floor. Above are five bedrooms (three en suite), a dressing room, shower room and wc. There are three more bedrooms on the second floor along with an office, shower room and games room.
Agent: latitudes.co.uk, 0044-2083874090
In a country amenable to modern design is this steel, glass and slate architect-designed structure located between Loulé and Almancil. On the ground floor is an en-suite bedroom by a terrace and open-plan living, kitchen, dining area that leads onto a terrace and pool. The pool can also be viewed below the water in an underground area. On the first floor are two bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as a lounge with sea views.
Agent: portugalproperty.com, 0044-8000148201
Spain: Costa del Sol
In San Pedro de Alcantara, near Puerto Banus, is this four-bedroom, two-bathroom 196sq m (2,110sq ft) ground floor apartment in a scheme set in tropical gardens with two communal swimming pools. The apartment faces southeast and has sea and garden views. Accommodation also includes a living/diningroom with a fireplace and access to a patio, and a fitted kitchen with breakfast corner and laundry area. The main bedroom has an en suite.
Agent: cluttonsresorts.com, 0044-2075843050
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This substantial stone house, with an engraving in the wine cellar dating it to 1786, is in a hamlet between the historic towns of Città di Castello and Umbertide. It is on three levels: on the ground floor are storage rooms, the first floor has a self-contained two-bed apartment with traditional oak beams, while the second-floor apartment also has two double bedrooms. The house is on one hectare (2.5 acres) of land with sloping lawns and olive trees. Perugia airport is half an hour away.
Agent: cluttonsitaly.com, 0039-0758450100