What can you buy for €225k in France, Greece, Italy and Thailand?
Take Five: A three-bed in Co Cork is the same price as a villa with pool on Koh Samui
ERA Downey McCarthy is seeking €225,000 for this three-bedroom house on 0.5 acre at Lisnahorna, White’s Cross, Co Cork
ERA Downey McCarthy is seeking €225,000 for this three-bedroom house on half an acre at Lisnahorna, White’s Cross, Co Cork
France – Aquitaine
In Francescas, Lot et Garonne, this 328sq m (3,530sq ft) stone house embraces a courtyard. Period features include shutters, tall windows, wooden floors, a sweeping staircase and fireplaces, one of which is huge. The two-storey house has six bedrooms, three bathrooms, a dining room, living room and kitchen. Fruit trees grow in the garden along with other mature plants, and there’s a well and pavilion. Village shops are in walking distance and the airports at Bordeaux, Toulouse and Bergerac are just over an hour’s drive.
Italy – Abruzzo
In the hilltop town of Alanno, this art nouveau house measures 430sq m (4,628sq ft). It is divided into separate apartments, with a kitchen, dining room with fireplace, two bedrooms and bathroom on the ground floor and a kitchen, living room with vaulted ceiling and frescos, dining room, two bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor along with a balcony. There are two more bedrooms on the second floor along with a bathroom and a terrace on top of the building. There’s a garden.
In Korfos town, about 1km from the beach, this three-storey 150sq m (1,614sq ft) house has clear views of the ocean. The entrance is on the second level where there is a kitchen and bathroom, while above this are two bedrooms and a bathroom. Both floors open to verandas. There are two reception rooms on the lower floor and a terrace shaded by a pergola. Athens is 100km away.
Thailand: Koh Samui
On the north-east coast of the island of Koh Samui, this house with private pool is in an estate. The single-storey house comprises two parts which both look on to the pool. One pavilion has an open-plan living/dining room and kitchen, as well as the main bedroom with en suite and outdoor shower. Two more en suite bedrooms in the other pavilion open on to the swimming pool and terrace. Bophut Beach, with its eateries and shops, is a five-minute drive away.
Price: THB 8,300,000 (about €215,300)