A bungalow in Carlow or a Thai villa? Here's what €200,000 can get you
Take Five: We look at what type of property €200,000 can get you at home and abroad
Thailand, Hua Hin
Near the sea in the Gulf of Thailand, in the country’s south-west leg, this three-bedroom villa measures 167sq m. It has a generous overhang where the interior meets the 51.5sq m terrace beside the swimming pool, allowing for outdoor livingroom and dining furniture. The open-plan living/diningroom/kitchen links to one part of the terrace through floor-to-ceiling glazed doors and the main bedroom (with en suite) opens to another part of the terrace, putting the pool within easy reach of the bed.
Price: 7.5 million Thai Baht (about €197,000)
Agent: jwproperty.com Ireland, Carlow
Quinn Property is seeking €200,000 for this four-bedroom, 134.5sq m house in Clonegal, Co Carlow
Between Genoa and Florence and 7km from the walled medieval town of Fivizzano, this 160sq m home is in a hilly setting. It is dripping with tradition from its exposed stone walls and wooden beams to the original terracotta floors. There is a fireplace in the open-plan kitchen/living room: from here there are doors to the garden where there’s a courtyard, paved area shaded by a pergola and fruit trees. There are two kitchens, enabling the house to be split into two self-enclosed homes.
Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo
Five minutes from the city of Veliko Tarnovo, this eight-bedroom, 750sq m house has four floors. It sits on over half an acre of land, with a swimming pool, garden, garage for three cars and outbuilding. There is mainly living accommodation on the ground floor but also a gym, sauna and, praise be, a chapel. There is standard central heating backed by solar panels.
This three-bedroom, 260sq m stone house comes with a two-bed gîte. In Conde sur Vire, Manche, the property is under an hour’s drive to the ports at Cherbourg and Caen. The town of St Lô, 10 minutes away, has a train station. The renovated house has fireplaces in the sitting and dining rooms. Outside is a garden with lawn, terrace and barbecue area as well as a garage.