A stone house in Mayo or a mobile home in Tuscany for around €19,000

Take 5: holiday homes in Swinford, Co Mayo; Spain, Italy, England and France

Matt Duggan Auctioneers is seeking €19,000 for this stone house that needs substantial renovation in Swinford, Co Mayo

Spain – Costa Calida

This ABI PM mobile home (made in 2001) with raised deck has two bedrooms and measures 33ft x 12ft. It is in a park 50m from the sea in the Murcia area where the beach is a 35km stretch of sand and coves. The town of Puerto de Mazarrón (which has a market on Sundays) is a 20-minute bus ride and Murcia airport is under an hour away. On site are a swimming pool, thermal pool fed by a spring, a spa, children’s playground, laundry, bar and shop. Ground rent is €4,444 a year.

Price: £18,995 (about €21,224)


Agent: caravansinthesun.com

Italy – Tuscany

This IRM Super Mercure Red mobile home (a 2004 model) in San Romano, Tuscany, has two bedrooms and measures 23.6ft x 13ft. In a park surrounded by trees, and with plots varying from 70sq m to 100sq m, it is 25 minutes from Pisa, 40 minutes from Florence, 15 minutes from San Miniato golf course and half an hour from the sea. On site are a swimming pool, bar, shop, restaurant, laundrette and children’s play area. Fees are €2,750 a year plus tax.

Price: £15,995 (about €17,872)

Agent: caravansinthesun.com

England – Sussex

On a site with lots of activities – from a water slide/flume, pitch and putt and gym to a sauna, swimming pools and lessons in nature – is a three-bedroom Willerby Summer 2011 mobile home that sleeps six. Measuring 35ft x10ft, it is on the Combe Haven park in Sussex, on the south coast. Site fees range from £3,743 to £6,228 (€4,183-€6,960) depending on location, plus water charges and insurance of £448.

Price: £17,331 (about €19,367) it includes site fee until 2018

Agent: haven.com

France – Poitou Charente

This stone house in a hamlet close to the market town of Chalais needs renovating and reconfiguring. At the moment there are two separate entrances, one to the first floor where there is a livingroom with further space above it, and another to the ground floor where there are two rooms. Original features include fireplaces on both floors. There is a garden to the front.

Price: €17,000

Agent: frenchestategents.com