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Sherry FitzGerald P Burke is seeking €700,000 for a 16-bedroom house in Co Roscommon. We find similarly-priced properties in Morocco, Spain, Italy and France

Ireland: Co Roscommon
Sherry FitzGerald P Burke is seeking €700,000 for this former nursing home with 16
bedrooms in Ballymurray, Co Roscommon

Morocco: Marrakech
Half an hour from the centre of Marrakech, with views of the Atlas Mountains, is this four-bedroom house facing a pool. Accommodation includes an inner courtyard as well as two receptions with fireplaces, diningroom, kitchen and bathroom. This is on one level with three of the bedrooms while the fourth is on the first floor. It is in a scheme of 10 villas with each villa sitting in its own land of over an acre. There are communal tennis courts.
Price: €705,000
Agent: savills.com, 0044-2070163740

Spain: Andalucia
This southwest facing villa in Mijas, Costa del Sol, has views of the mountains and the sea. On the ground floor there are good links between the interior and exterior: the living room , kitchen and en- suite bedroom all have doors to terraces. On the first floor are three bedrooms, one with an en suite, while the other two share a bathroom. There's a games room and sauna in the basement. Outside, along with a pool and Jacuzzi, is a garden and double garage.
Price: €688,000
Agent: locations.ie, 01-6771188

Italy: Umbria
The design of this house draws inspiration from the ancient watch-towers around the nearby historic town of Todi. Inside is a living room with a high roof, exposed beams and terracotta ceiling tiles. There's also a kitchen and dining area, a study, and three bedrooms and bathrooms. Outside is a covered terrace and kitchen (with wood-burning pizza oven) looking onto the pool. The garden is planted with shrubs and fruit trees (including olives).
Price: €690,000
Agent: cluttonsitaly.com, 0039-0758450100

France: Lot-et-Garonne
In 10 acres of land is this stone manor house that dates to the 15th century. Last century much of it was rebuilt, including the tower, which has a roof terrace. Set in a walled courtyard, the house has a livingroom with fire, diningroom, kitchen, bedroom and shower-room on the ground floor. Spiral stone stairs lead to the main bedroom in the tower, which has a bathroom and dressing area. On the lower level is another bedroom and shower, as well as a wine cellar.
Price: €695,000
Agent: latitudes.co.uk, 0044-2083874090