Take five for €250,000


Property Partners John Corish is seeking ¤250,000 for this three-bedroom house on an acre in Killurin near Wexford town. EMMA CULLINAN finds properties at a similar price in Portugal, Turkey, Italy and France

PORTUGAL: Silver Coast You can see the sea (at São Martinho’s Bay) from this three-bed, three-bathroom house at the village of Salir do Porto on Portugal’s west coast. Other accommodation includes a living room opening on to the garden and a fitted kitchen. Two of the bedrooms have en suites. The house shares a swimming pool and comes with a garage.

Price: €259,000

Agent: portugalproperty.com, 0044-800014-8201

ITALY: Emilia RomagnaThis house was built in the 1970s but is surrounded by towers, castles and medieval hamlets typical of this land of Matilde of Canossa. It is named after a countess from the 11th century noted for her role in a feud between the pope and a Roman emperor. The villa has four bedrooms. Fruit trees dot the garden and, for ham and cheese, Parma is half an hour away.

Price: €250,000

Agent: realpointitaly.com, 0044-845331-2812

FRANCE: LoireJoie de vivre is encouraged by exposed beams and a fireplace in the kitchen and dining area, while exposed stone walls and a wood-burning stove in the living room add to the cosiness. This restored stone house, near the village of Gorron in Mayenne, comes with outbuildings and two acres. There are four bedrooms (one en suite) and two bathrooms.

Price: €253,400

Agent: latitudes.co.uk, 0044-208387 4090

TURKEY: AlanyaUp here on one of the Taurus Mountains near the village of Kargicak on Turkey’s south coast you get views of the Mediterranean beyond the beaches of nearby Alanya. This 220sq m (2,368sq ft) three-bed, three-bathroom house has a pool, sauna, jacuzzi and garden. The outdoors can also be enjoyed from balconies and terraces.

Price: €260,000

Agent: spotblue.co.uk, 0044-208339-6036