What can you buy for €25,000 in Italy, Spain, France, Greece and Sligo?
Take5: Andalusian three-bed; renovation projects in Calabria, Indre, Crete, Kilcreevin
Ireland: derelict cottage with garage near Ballymote
Eamon Scanlon Auctioneers is seeking €25,000 for this derelict cottage (above) with attached garage in Kilcreevin, Ballymote, Co Sligo.
Down at Italy’s foot, this 200-year-old house is on a hill in the middle of Grisolia town with wide views of the Tyrrhenian Sea and mountains. The two-storey property measures about 99sq m (1,065sq ft) and has a 10sq m (105q ft) terrace on the upper level. On the ground floor are a living room, kitchen and bathroom. Upstairs are a bathroom, two bedrooms with balconies and the terrace. The house, which needs work, is 15km (a 15-minute drive) from the sea.
Comprising two houses and a garage (not in the photograph), this property needs renovating, but part of it is habitable at a basic level. It has a makeshift kitchen with a sink and cupboards, a living room with wrought-iron stove and tall windows, and a bathroom. There are other rooms that could be bedrooms for now. The separate two-bedroom house needs renovating. In a village close to Le Blanc, and set around a courtyard, the property has period features including exposed wooden beams, handmade floor tiles and wrought-iron work.
This three-bed house is in the village of Almáchar, about 35km northeast of Malaga, which has shops, bars, restaurants and a swimming pool. Inside are a living room, a kitchen/dining room and a bedroom on the ground floor; upstairs are a bathroom and two bedrooms, one of which opens to a balcony. The house has a patio to the front. Almáchar is a traditional whitewashed Spanish village with narrow winding streets. It is 20km from the coast at Torre del Mar.
In the village of Fourni, on the northeast of the island, this two-room 50sq m (540sq ft) house, with a ceramic tiled roof, needs renovating. It comes with about 110sq m (1,185sq ft) of land that includes a small garden and a parking space. Fourni, which is centred on a square, has a church, some kafeneons (traditional coffee shops) and a taverna. Beaches are 15km away, the town of Neopoli is a 15-minute drive and Heraklion airport is about 50km from here.