Take Five

For about €250,000


Ireland: Cork
ERA Downey McCarthy is seeking €250,000 for this four-bed semi-detached house at 32 Melbourne Close, Calderwood Estate, Donnybrook, Douglas, Cork

Turkey: Bodrum
There are sea and mountain views from this villa on the north coast of the Bodrum peninsula. In a complex of 60 homes, this four-bedroom, two- bathroom property is 350m from the sandy Gundogan beaches. The scheme has two swimming pools, one large and one small; there’s also a tennis and basketball court. On the ground floor is an open-plan kitchen, dining and living area.
Price: €248,548
Agent: spotblue.co.uk, 0044-208339 6036

Italy: Tuscany
Within an ancient hamlet comprising a number of homes which share swimming pools and tennis court is a 72sq m (775sq ft) apartment, in the main building. Accommodation includes a living room, kitchen with dining area, study area, bedroom and bathroom. In front is a covered stone terrace. The estate has a garden with olive trees and a chapel. It is between Radda and Gaiole in Chianti.
Price: €250,000
Agent: savills.co.uk, 0044-2070163740

Spain: Costa Blanca
The tool shed that comes with this three-bedroom villa is in the form of a log-cabin. In a scheme with a shared swimming pool, the house also has a kitchen, dining room, two bathrooms and a living room with fireplace and doors opening onto a terrace. The furnished property is in the Campoamor area.
Price: €245,000
Agent: spanishpropertycenter.co.uk, 0034-96644615

Portugal: Silver Coast
Close to beaches and the town of Caldas da Rainha, this modern five-bedroom, five-bathroom villa has a balcony big enough to breakfast on, attached to an upstairs suite. Accommodation includes a kitchen and utility, two living rooms, one with open fire and the other with a log burner. A terrace that gets all-day sun, overlooks the swimming pool and garden.
Price: €250,000
Agent: portugalproperty.com, 0044-8000148201