What can you buy in Cyprus, France, Thailand and Tullamore for €250,000?
Take five: A four bed in Offaly or a stone house with views to Ithaka in Greece
Stone house near Foki beach in Kefalonia, Greece
Ireland, Co Offaly
Sherry FitzGerald Lewis Hamill is seeking €250,000 for this four-bedroom bungalow at 20 Arden Heights, Tullamore in Co Offaly.
Set in countryside, but within walking distance of St Sever, in Calvados, this home has been restored at one end, while the rest needs an update but is liveable in. The renovated part has a kitchen/dining room, utility, living room, office and en suite bedroom downstairs. It all sits on heated tile floors. Upstairs are five bedrooms, one with en suite and a walk-in wardrobe, and a bathroom. At the other end of the house is an open-plan kitchen/living space with fireplace, two bedrooms and a bathroom. There is a garage and two outbuilding plus a garden with lawns and an orchard.
In the village of Matsoukata, near Fiskardo in north Kefalonia, this stone house is 1.5km from Foki beach and has views out to sea and over to the island of Ithaka. Inside are white walls, tiled floors and exposed wooden beams. Accommodation includes two bedrooms, a bathroom, and open-plan kitchen/living/dining room. The house opens onto a terrace covered in a pergola with vines already making headway across it. Outdoor spaces include a balcony and patio with a barbecue area. There are olive and cypress trees in the surrounding countryside.
This four-bedroom detached house in Tremithousa opens out to its own swimming pool. Downstairs the layout is open-plan, with a separate kitchen, utility and office. The living area opens, through glazed doors, onto the pool deck and to the mature garden beyond which also has a car port. Upstairs are three bedrooms, one of them with an en suite. A long balcony overlooks the swimming pool from here.
Agent: Buysellcyprus. com
Thailand, Koh Samui
On the north of the island at Big Buddha, a resort and beach named after the 12m tall statue of Buddha which bring visitors flocking, this 200sq m (2,152sq ft) house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The villa, its indigenous tropical garden and private swimming pool are contained within their own walls and are accessed via electronic gates. Fisherman’s Village and Chaweng, where the airport is, are nearby.
Price: 10.9m THB ( €244,165)