What can you buy in Greece, the US, France and Ireland for €400,000
Take Five: homes in Crete, Texas, Poitou Charentes and Co Clare
Lahinch, Co Clare
Costelloe Estate Agents is seeking €400,000 for this three-bedroom, two-bathroom bungalow on over a third of an acre in Lahinch, Co Clare.
France: Poitou Charentes
This handsome pile in St Claud, Charente, began life in the 15th century and is still being restored by the current owner. The considerable period features, which have been left intact, include a curved staircase in the main hall, fireplaces, plasterwork, stone and wooden floors and wood panelling. Living accommodation on the ground floor includes a 66sq m kitchen, a sittingroom with views of the courtyard and lake to the front and a wood-panelled dining room with views of the garden at the back. Upstairs are six bedrooms (two en suite and one with an ante-room) and a bathroom. There are vaulted cellars.
Price: €399,950. Agent: frenchestateagents.com
North of Dallas in the Shoal Creek area of Plano, this three-bedroom, three-bathroom house was built in 2001. The 306sq m home is beautifully presented and has an open-plan living area downstairs which opens to a patio, as well as an office, a dining room and kitchen complete with granite worktops. The main bedroom is also at this level, with a large bath and walk-in wardrobe. Upstairs are two bedrooms, a bathroom and games room that opens to a balcony. There is a swimming pool and gym down the street.
Price: $479,000 (about €398,950). Agent: evusa.com
In the traditional fishing village of Mochlas, this new 118sq m villa is 20m from the sea and 50m from the beach. There is an open-plan living/dining room with doors onto a terrace with expansive views of the sea. There is another terrace upstairs which both bedrooms open onto and a further one on the roof where there is a Jacuzzi. Further water massaging can be had in the hydro-massage bath in the basement. The towns of Ierapetra and Agios Nikolaos are about half an hour away.
Price: €400,000. Agent: buyandsell.gr
There are views of Kalkan Bay from all three floors of this 360sq m house in Kiziltas. Patio doors from the open-plan living/dining room (beside the kitchen) open to the swimming pool and terrace on the ground floor. Two bedrooms (both with en suites) on the first floor open to balconies, as does the main bedroom on the second floor, which has a Jacuzzi in its en suite bathroom. There is underfloor heating and air conditioning. The villa is being sold with furniture and Siemens appliances in the kitchen. The sea and restaurants are within 600m.
Price: £360,000 (€395,345). Agent: spotblue.com