What can you get for €195k in Greece, France, Italy, Spain and Castlebar?
Barney Kiernan Auctioneers and Valuers is seeking €195,000 for this four-bedroom bungalow on a third of an acre in Breaffy, Castlebar, Co Mayo. What’s further afield at this price?
France – Dordogne
In a village with a bakery and 12km from the medieval town of Terrasson, this marble-floored house measures 193sq m (2,077sq ft) and comes with 2,900sq m (31,215sq ft) of land. Inside is a kitchen, a living/diningroom with fireplace and glazed double doors to a terrace, four bedrooms (one with an ensuite), a bathroom and wc. In the basement is a utility, shower-room, workshop and store. The Lascaux cave at Montignac is 15 minutes’ drive away and the A89 motorway is nearby.
Italy – Lombardy
There are views of Lake Iseo from every room of this three-bedroom house in the village of Gargarino, near Riva di Solto town, in the Bergamo region. The two-storey, 150sq m (1,614sq m) house has a livingroom, kitchen, dining area, three bedrooms, a bathroom and wc. It is surrounded by terraces and the main bedroom, especially, captures a good view of the lake. The house has two gardens and a garage.
Spain – Andalusia
Overlooking the Costa Tropical section of the Mediterranean, this first-floor, two-storey apartment captures the sea views from terraces and balconies. Accommodation includes a living/dining room which opens to a 20sq m (215sq ft) terrace, a kitchen, two bathrooms and two bedrooms. The main bedroom has a terrace overlooking the sea and the second bedroom has a balcony. In a residential scheme called Abencerrajes, which has two swimming pools and a tennis court, the house is in La Herradura town which is between Nerja and Motril, south of Granada.
Greece – Peloponnese
On the Greek mainland, far west of Athens and below Kalamata, this 106sq m (1,140sq ft) three-bedroom house has a swimming pool and is a 10-minute walk from Pantazi beach. At ground level is an open-plan living and dining area with fireplace, a kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms opening to a 50sq m terrace. A spiral staircase leads to a bedroom with ensuite shower-room and balcony. Water is heated with solar power. In Riglia village, 5km from Stoupa town, the house is reached via a gate into the garden, with olive and other fruit trees, and a vegetable patch. There is a wood store and workshop.