What will €240,000 buy in Grenada, Tuscany, Florida and Athlone

Take Five: a slice of a French hamlet, a five-bed in Florida, or a three bed in Athlone

Joe Naughton Auctioneer is seeking €240,000 for this three-bedroom, two-bathroom house in Athlone, Co Westmeath

Grenada: Bathway Beach

One of three houses in the beach-side Moonfish Villas scheme, this 273sq m (2,938sq ft) house shares a swimming pool with its neighbours. The three-storey furnished villa has an open-plan kitchen, living and dining room on its upper floor and three bedrooms below, two of which have en suites. At the lower level is a studio apartment. Full-length balconies provide panoramic views across the garden and beach, and out to the sea and islands. Bathway Beach is dotted with palm trees and is quiet at one end and busy with bathers at the southern end during weekends. The house is just over an hour from the airport.
Price: $279,000 (about €240,200)
Agent: Grenadinevillas. com

France: Dordogne

In a hamlet in the commune of St Martin-de-Gurcon, this 180 sq m (1,937.5 sq ft) house comes with outbuildings. On the ground floor is a 40sq m living room with fireplace, a kitchen with woodburner, a utility, shower-room, study and two bedrooms (which naturally could be turned into living spaces). Upstairs are three bedrooms, one with en suite. Outbuildings include a barn, hanger and garage. Bergerac is half an hour away and Bordeaux is an hour.

Italy: Tuscany

Spring water fills the swimming pool that comes with this 116 sq m (1,248 sq ft) house in a hill village 4km from Bagni di Lucca. Dating from the 17th century, the restored stone house, with exposed beams, has a kitchen and living room with fireplace on the ground floor, two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor and a living room and bathroom in the basement. The garden is on two levels and there is a 50 sq m (538 sq ft) outbuilding. Pisa is 49km away and Lucca is 29km from here
Price: €240,000
Agent: casatuscany.com


USA: Florida

With a south-west-facing swimming pool at the back, this five-bedroom house is in Calabay Parc, Davenport, Polk County. The 263.3 sq m (2,835 sq ft), four-bathroom house has a kitchen with breakfast area, separate formal dining space, a den and main bedroom with an en suite that has two sinks, a bath and separate shower. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a relaxing loft area. The garage accommodates two cars. Disney World is 15 minutes away.
Price: $274,950 (about €237,000)
Agent: rightmove.co.uk