Take Five for about €600,000

DNG Duffy is seeking €600,000 for a house/guesthouse on Carlingford Lough. We find similarly-priced properties in France, Italy, the Caribbean and Portugal

Thu, Feb 20, 2014, 15:49

Ireland: Co Louth
DNG Duffy is seeking €600,000 for this seven-bedroom house/guesthouse on Carlingford Lough on 1.8 acres

France: Indre et Loire
If your dreams run to living in a chateau on the Loire, then here it is – albeit a bit smaller than the grand royal residences that dot the river. But it’s sizeable enough, with eight bedrooms and 2.5 acres of land. Accommodation includes a kitchen with breakfast area, living space with stone chimney and an office. All of the bedrooms have en suites. Along with storage rooms and a utility, there’s a wine cellar and a 100sq m room (1,076sq ft).
Price: €600,000
Agent: latitudes.co.uk,0044-2083874090

Italy: Umbria
Set on hills to the east of the Tiber valley, this farmhouse has been recently converted. The entrance is on the top floor, where there’s an open- plan living space, which has a fireplace and exposed stone walls. Double doors open onto a south-facing balcony. There’s also a kitchen and dining area at this level. Downstairs, the main bedroom has French windows leading to the pool. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms at this level.
Price: €590,000
Agent: cluttonsitaly.com, 0039-0758450100

Caribbean: Barbados
Up in this three-bedroom, three-bathroom penthouse there are gorgeous views of the Caribbean. The sea offers a lovely wake-up view from the main bedroom, as well as being visible from the living/ dining space and covered terrace off the kitchen. It is in the Margate Garden complex in Hastings, just south of Bridgetown on the southwest side of the island. There is a communal pool in the tropical garden.
Price: €586,720
Agent: savills.com, 0044 -2070163740

Portugal: Algarve
Sitting in its own land with a swimming pool is this three-bedroom detached villa with a roof terrace from which to survey all of this, as well as the surrounding landscape of Albufeira. Accommodation at more than 184sq m (1,980sq ft) includes, on the ground floor, a kitchen, livingroom with fireplace and a bedroom with en suite. On the floor above is another en-suite bedroom as well as the third bedroom and a bathroom. There is a storage room outside.
Price: €600,000
Agent: portugalproperty.com, 0044-8000148201