What will €150,000 buy in France, Germany, Spain and Cavan?
Take Five: a stone house in France, an apartment in Berlin, a six-bed finca in Murcia, or a four/five bed in Kingscourt, Cavan
Dublin Road, Kingscourt, Co Cavan
Tobin Estate Agents is seeking €150,000 for this four/five-bed, two-bathroom house on Dublin Road, Kingscourt, Co Cavan.
France – Poitou Charentes
All of the rooms in this south-facing 116sq m (1,248sq ft) stone house face the garden. The house, which is close to the market town of Chalais, has a 23sq m (247.5sq ft) kitchen/dining room with open fire and a 24sq m (258sq ft) living room with fire. Upstairs is a shower-room and three bedrooms, one with an attached room that could be a walk-in wardrobe or en suite. There is a well in the enclosed garden, and a garage.
Germany – Berlin
To the west of the city, out beyond the Tiergarten and south of Charlottenburg, this fourth-floor apartment is in a scheme that was built in 1962. The 33sq m (355sq ft) apartment with south-facing balcony has a livingroom/bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. The 24-apartment complex overlooks a courtyard. Local shopping is at Kurfürstendamm and the Wilmersdorfer Acarden. The Charlottenburg S-Bahn, and Wilmersdorfer Straße and the Bismarckstraße underground stations are a walk away.
Spain – Murcia
Inland from San Javier, close to Balsicas village, this detached six-bedroom finca comes with a swimming pool. The house, which needs an update, has an open-plan living/dining room with a fireplace (housing a log burner), a kitchen, utility, shower and two bedrooms on the ground floor. Above are four bedrooms and a bathroom plus balcony. Outbuildings include a bodega and store rooms, an outdoor kitchen and covered parking. Fruit trees in the garden include lemon, orange, olive, fig, almond and pomegranate. The beach is 15 minutes away and Murcia airport is a 20-minute drive.
Italy – Piedmont
In north Italy, in the Masio region of Alessandria province, this house is on a hill amid vineyards. Inside is a sitting room and kitchen on the ground floor and three rooms upstairs along with a bathroom. The house needs an update, although it has a new roof; and a former stable on the ground floor and hayloft above could be converted into living accommodation. Traditional features include a stone staircase and terracotta floor tiles.