What can you buy in Thailand, Italy, France and Athlone for €199,000?
We compare a Co Roscommon four-bed bungalow with a range of exotic choices
Four-bedroom house in Taylorstown, Athlone, Co Roscommon
Joe Naughton Auctioneer is seeking €199,000 for this four-bed, two-bathroom house in Taylorstown, Athlone, Co Roscommon
FRANCE POITOU CHARENTES This 14th-century stone
Maison Bourgeoise is in the town of Beauvais sur Matha, which has a twice-weekly food market. There’s a good link with the garden through glazed doors from the two living rooms (one with a fireplace) and dining room on the ground floor. The main bedroom, with en suite, on the first floor is a whopping 41sq m (bigger than many city apartments). There are three more bedrooms at this level and two further rooms that need renovation. There is a swimming pool outside, an outbuilding and a garage.
This three-bed house northeast of Milan looks out across Lake Iseo. The 150sq m, two-storey house is in the village of Gargarino, within walking distance of Riva di Solto town. It is surrounded by a terrace and has two gardens (with a garage) from which to take in the views, but the lake can also be seen from every room inside, with an especially good vista from the main bedroom. Needs refurbishing.
THAILAND KOH SAMUI
Tropical breezes blow into this hillside home through three sets of glazed doors in the open-plan living space. One bedroom is to the back of the house beside a patio, with hilly views, and the main bedroom, with en suite, faces the front and opens to a terrace and infinity pool. From here there are views of the ocean. The property, in Chaweng, is reached via a drive, and car-parking is beneath the house.
SPAIN COSTA DEL SOL
Inland from Marbella and Fuengirola, this house is in the countryside at Miralmonte near the Andalusian village of Coin. Outside is a swimming pool, built-in barbecue and summer kitchen as well as a covered eating area beside a bar. The house is in a traditional style within and is mainly floored in polished stone. It measures 176sq m and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The views are of countryside and hills and the sea is 25km away.