Take Five for around €500,000

JP and M Doyle is seeking €500,000 for this three-bedroom house on 0.6 of an acre in Straffan, Co Kildare. We find properties at a similar price in France, Italy, Portugal and the Carribean


France Haute Vienne: This art deco stone house with barn and other outbuildings has views over the village of Rochechouart. It is in Perigord-Limousin, a triangular natural park. Its 300sq m of living space includes a living/ dining room, kitchen and conservatory at ground level. Above are two bedrooms with en suites and two with fireplaces. There are four more bedrooms on the second floor. Price: €478,000. Agent: latitudes.co.uk, 0044-208387 4090

Antigua Carribean: The beach at the St James Club resort on Mamora Bay is a pebble-dash from this three-bedroom villa. It has a bright and open living area at mezzanine level atop a kitchen, all with views to the Atlantic Ocean. Double doors lead to a shaded balcony, from where Antiguan sunsets can be fully appreciated. The main bedroom, with en suite, opens to a patio with beach views. The two other bedrooms share a family bathroom. Price: €522,300 Agent: savills.com, 0044-2070163740

Portugal Algarve: The terrace and swimming pool face south in this three-bedroom semi-detached villa in Quinta do Lago, central Algarve. Accommodation includes three bathrooms (two are en suites), a fitted kitchen and a living room with stone fireplace and double doors out to the garden which includes a lawn. The house is reached via a drive. Price: €500,000. Agent: 0800 014 8201

Italy Marche: This renovated stone farmhouse has a large hall, used as a living room at ground level. This has an attached kitchen, bathroom and bedroom with en suite. There is also another open-plan kitchen, living and dining area. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and seating area. The second floor houses the main bedroom with en suite. Price: €500,000. Agent: realpointitaly.com, 0044-845 331 2812

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