Take Five for around €175,000

Connaughton Auctioneers is seeking €175,000 for this three-bed house in Athy, Co Kildare. We seek similarly-priced properties in France, Turkey, US and Portugal


Connaughton Auctioneers is seeking €175,000 for this three-bedroom home on an acre in Athy, Co Kildare


France, Loire

The two acres of land that surrounds this renovated longere comes with a well and outbuildings, one of which contains a traditional bread oven, where locals came to bake 200 years ago. Life in the house centres on a large kitchen (40 sq m) and the living /dining area is a similar size. There are three bedrooms, a bathroom and separate wc. Price: €170,000 Agent: latitudes.co.uk

Turkey, Fethiye

A short walk to Uzumlu village, this villa has views of mountains. There’s a open-plan feeling to the living accommodation with a sitting/dining area beside the kitchen. Also at this level is a wet room and utility. All three bedrooms in the house have balconies. The main bedroom has an en suite. The bathroom has a Jacuzzi and all water is heated via solar panels. Outside is a pool, terrace and garden. Price: €163,500 Agent: spotblue.com

US Florida

There are activities aplenty in the Monteray scheme, at Boyton Beach, where this three-bedroom house is located. There’s a communal swimming pool, playgrounds and lake, which is in view of the house. Delray town and beaches are nearby. The two-storey villa, built in 2010, also has three bathrooms, a kitchen with granite worktop. Price: €168,500 Agent: florida-propertycenter.com

Portugal Algarve

This neat, 110sq m cottage is in a peaceful, countryside location with a pool of its own. It is inland on the Algarve near the village of Boulquieme (where the Portuguese president’s family home is) and the sea glimmers in the distance (a 15-minute drive away). Accommodation includes a sittingroom with fireplace, dining area, kitchen and two bedrooms each with an en suite. Outside is a terrace and land that could be turned into a garden. Price: €180,000 Agent: Portugalproperty. com