For about €250,000
Douglas, Cork: €250,000, ERA Downey McCarthy
Bodrum, Turkey: €248,548, spotblue.co.uk
Tuscany, Italy: €250,000, savills.co.uk
Costa Blanca, Spain: €245,000, spanishpropertycenter.co.uk
Silver Coast, Portugal: €250,000, portugalproperty.com
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ERA Downey McCarthy is seeking €250,000 for this four-bed semi-detached house at 32 Melbourne Close, Calderwood Estate, Donnybrook, Douglas, Cork
There are sea and mountain views from this villa on the north coast of the Bodrum peninsula. In a complex of 60 homes, this four-bedroom, two- bathroom property is 350m from the sandy Gundogan beaches. The scheme has two swimming pools, one large and one small; there’s also a tennis and basketball court. On the ground floor is an open-plan kitchen, dining and living area.
Agent: spotblue.co.uk, 0044-208339 6036
Within an ancient hamlet comprising a number of homes which share swimming pools and tennis court is a 72sq m (775sq ft) apartment, in the main building. Accommodation includes a living room, kitchen with dining area, study area, bedroom and bathroom. In front is a covered stone terrace. The estate has a garden with olive trees and a chapel. It is between Radda and Gaiole in Chianti.
Agent: savills.co.uk, 0044-2070163740
Spain: Costa Blanca
The tool shed that comes with this three-bedroom villa is in the form of a log-cabin. In a scheme with a shared swimming pool, the house also has a kitchen, dining room, two bathrooms and a living room with fireplace and doors opening onto a terrace. The furnished property is in the Campoamor area.
Agent: spanishpropertycenter.co.uk, 0034-96644615
Portugal: Silver Coast
Close to beaches and the town of Caldas da Rainha, this modern five-bedroom, five-bathroom villa has a balcony big enough to breakfast on, attached to an upstairs suite. Accommodation includes a kitchen and utility, two living rooms, one with open fire and the other with a log burner. A terrace that gets all-day sun, overlooks the swimming pool and garden.
Agent: portugalproperty.com, 0044-8000148201