Three-bed in Cork or sea views on the Costa Blanca?

What your budget of €250,000 could buy at home and abroad

Gurranreigh, Lissarda, Co Cork: three-bedroom house on half an acre

Gurranreigh, Lissarda, Co Cork: three-bedroom house on half an acre

 

O’Mahony Walsh is seeking €249,000 for this three-bed house on half an acre in Lissarda, Co Cork

House with swimming pool in Degagnac, Lot, Midi Pyrenees
House with swimming pool in Degagnac, Lot, Midi Pyrenees

France Midi Pyrenees

A renovated five-bed stone house with modern fittings that work well with the period features, including stone stairs, fireplaces, original wooden floors and exposed beams. The house is in a hamlet 10 minutes from the village of Degagnac and 15 minutes from Gourdon which has a train station. As well as the main house with its open-plan living area, there is also a self-contained studio. The garden contains a swimming pool.

Price: €249,000. Agent: frenchestateagents.com

House above Denia in Costa Blanca North, Spain
House above Denia in Costa Blanca North, Spain

Spain Costa Blanca

Above the city of Denia, half way between Alicante and Valencia, this three-bed house has views of the sea across its swimming pool. On the other side the vista is of mountains. The 108sq m villa has recently had a new bathroom and kitchen installed along with windows and floors. The overhaul also took in the garden, now planted with indigenous species; that should keep things fairly low-maintenance as will the automatic irrigation system.

Price: €249,500. Agent: Sequre. co.uk  

Lake-view villa in Akkaya Valley, Dalaman, Turkey
Lake-view villa in Akkaya Valley, Dalaman, Turkey

Dalaman, Mugla, Turkey

In the hills of the Akkaya Valley above Dalaman, in south-west Turkey, this 300sq m house has views of mountains and a lake. All three bedrooms in this open-plan house are en suite and the design is grand with its spiral staircase in the entrance hall, a galleried landing with double-height space, columned archways and 50sq m of balconies. Sandy beaches are 20km away, as is Dalaman international airport. The garden includes an orchard.

Price: £225,000 (about €249,400). Agent: spotblue.com

Five-bedroom house with olive grove near Falerone, Marche, Italy
Five-bedroom house with olive grove near Falerone, Marche, Italy

Italy Marche

In the Marche region, south of Ancona and east of Perugia, this property comes with a third of a hectare of land that includes olive groves and a vineyard. It is a five-minute drive and 10-minute walk to Falerone town and has views of the Sibillini mountains. The property comprises three buildings and there is 300sq m of living space with five bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Price: €240,000. Agent: greatestate.it

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