What can you buy in the US, Italy, France and Kilkenny for €225,000
We compare a Co Kilkenny four-bed bungalow with a selection of foreign choices
DNG Ella Dunphy is seeking €225,000 for this four-bed bungalow in Galmoy, Co Kilkenny
In the woods with a river running by, this wooden-floored home, built in 1850, is steeped in New England tradition. The 273sq m house has a kitchen/diningroom, a livingroom, six bedrooms and three bathrooms. Solar panels heat the water. It comes with 25 acres of land and is a few miles from the Connecticut and New York state lines.
Price: $265,000 (about €224,000)
FRANCE, POITOU CHARENTES
On the river Charente, this four-bed house has bridges to one side and a garden with steps down to a boat mooring. The former mill wheel has gone but the mill race remains. The river can be seen from nearly every window in the house, which has a living/diningroom, kitchen, bathroom and utility room. Angouleme (with a TGV station) is a half hour drive. Price: €224,700
On the western shore of Lake Trasimeno, this 285sq m, five-bed house has two balconies affording great views. The renovated house is on two floors with self-contained apartments on each level: one with two livingrooms, a kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a study. The top-floor apartment has an open-plan living/dining/kitchen area, three bedrooms and a bathroom. The garden measures 1,500sq m. Price: €225,000
This 160sq m villa with swimming pool is five minutes from the town of Orihuela and half an hour from Alicante and Murcia airports. The six-year-old house (with traditional features such as exposed beams) has a living room with fireplace, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and kitchen. A covered terrace extends eating to the outdoors where there is a summer kitchen.