What can you buy for €250,000 in Galway, Croatia, Italy, Spain and France?

Take Five: A cottage in Renvyle or a five-bedroom mansion in Dordogne

Matt O'Sullivan Estate Agent is seeking €249,000 for this two-bedroom cottage with mountain views at Salruck, Renvyle, Co Galway.

Croatia, Dalmatia

Just 15m from the sea in the historical, red-roofed city of Sibenik, this house is north of Split, in central Dalmatia. The 190sq m (2,045sq ft) house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The open-plan kitchen/livingroom spills on to a balcony overlooking the sea and one of the bedrooms also has a window on to the water. The fabric of the house is good, with traditional touches such as stone stairs leading up from the front door, but the decor is a bit tired.

Price: €250,000


Agent: Adrionika.com

Italy, Umbria

In Monteleone d’Orvieto, a walk away from the medieval town of Montegabbione, this stone house is divided into two apartments. Set in its own garden amid olive trees, the house comes with an outbuilding. One apartment has a livingroom with fire, a kitchen and bathroom at ground level and three bedrooms (one with a balcony) and bathroom on the first floor. The second apartment has a kitchen/diningroom, bathroom and a bedroom on the first floor and empty rooms at ground level.

Price: €248,000

Agent: Ilcastelloditara.com

Spain, Andalusia

In Calahonda, a town with sandy beaches 20 minutes from Marbella and Fuengirola, this house is in a complex of nine homes. The house is surrounded by terraces and has a kitchen, livingroom with fireplace, bathroom and en-suite bedroom on the ground floor. Above are two bedrooms and a bathroom. The scheme shares a swimming pool and gardens.

Price: €249,000

Agent: Ifindmarbella.com

France, Dordogne

In a hamlet in Saint-Martin-de-Gurson, with view of the countryside, this 180sq m (1,937.5sq ft) stone house comes with two outbuildings. In the main house is a whopping 40sq m (430.5sq ft) kitchen and a livingroom of the same size. There are also two bedrooms, an office, utility and shower-room on the ground floor. There are three more bedrooms on the first floor and a bathroom. The outbuildings include an attached barn, hangar and garage. Bergerac is half an hour away and Bordeaux is an hour.

Price: €149,000

Agent: frenchestateagents.com