What can you buy in France, Spain and Ireland for €300,000?
Take Five: Run the rule over homes in France, Ireland, Spain, Greece and Croatia
House near the village of Néré in Charente Maritime, France.
With a salt-water swimming pool, well and sauna, this grand house is quite the aquatic centre. Also outside is a walled garden (with flower beds and a lawn) and terraces that create a flowing link between outside and in. The house has been refurbished but keeps its traditional elements of exposed beams and fireplaces. Receptions, kitchen, games room, bathroom and shower are on the ground floor and five bedrooms are spread across the first and second floors. It is 4km from the village of Néré.
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With wide sea views, this three-bedroom villa has two generously glazed rooms on each of its two floors, one of which opens to the swimming pool terrace. There is also an outdoor kitchen and barbecue area. The house is entered at its upper level where there is an open-plan sitting room and kitchen. Bedrooms, bathrooms and living rooms are split between the two floors which are joined by a spiral staircase.
On the north coast of Crete, west of Chania city, this three-bedroom villa is on a hill at the edge of Kokkino Chorio village, with views down to Souda Bay and to the White mountains. It has modern fittings mixed with traditional details such as stone-arch doorways. The main floor has a living and dining space with corner fireplace, a kitchen and bedroom that opens on to a terrace beside the infinity pool and a shaded dining area. The two upstairs bedrooms have French doors opening to terraces.
This 154sq m, six-bedroom house is on four levels that step back as the building rises, creating terraces and overhangs. It is on the island of Korcula off the Dalmatian coast between Split and Dubrovnik with great views of the sea 60m away. The property is divided into two apartments, one on the ground floor and another straddling the first and second floors. There is also a garage and garden. The island has many beaches and bays, and a historic town.