Take Five For €525,000


Costelloe Estate agents is seeking ¤525,000 for this four-bedroom house in the Cregg Ard scheme at Lahinch, Co Clare. EMMA CULLINANfinds properties at a similar price in Italy, France, Portugal and The Caribbean


Residents in this lagoon-front resort on the north west of the island have rare access to the Port St Charles yacht club. This spacious one-bedroom furnished apartment, with 30ft berth, has direct access to a secluded beach. On-site amenities include floodlit tennis courts, a fitness centre, a beauty salon and restaurant.

Price: $675,000 (€549,000)

Agent: savills.com, 00-44-207-0163740

ITALY: Le Marche

In central Le Marche, 60km from Ancona, this restored stone 1800s house is surrounded by fields. Accommodation includes three bedrooms, three receptions with fires, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen. Outside is an orchard, natural spring well, swimming pool and 15 olive trees. There is also a stone ruin, outhouse, gazebo and grotto.


Agent: realpointitaly.com, 00-44-845-3312812

FRANCE: Deux-Sèvres

Parquet floors, fires and an orangerie are some of the classic French features in this 19th-century chateau that stands in a garden with a pond. The castle includes two receptions, two kitchens, a dining room, bedroom, orangerie and bathroom on the ground floor. There are four more bedrooms on the upper two floors and one in the tower. Price: €508,800

Agent: latitudes.co.uk, 00-44-208-3874090


In a rustic style, this five-bedroom house near Silves was built recently. There is a kitchen, two lounges, a dining area and bedroom on the ground floor. There are four bedrooms and a bathroom on the floor above: the main bedroom has an en suite and terrace. There is a games room in the basement and the garden contains a swimming pool and pond.

Price: €495,000

Agent: portugalproperty.com, 00-44-800-0148201