What will €250,000 buy in Catalonia, Edinburgh, Italy and Cork?

Take Five: a period home in the Pyrenees, a pied a terre in Edinburgh or a three bed in Mallow?

Ireland: Mallow, Co Cork

O’Connell Auctioneers is seeking €250,000 for this three-bedroom, 123sq m (1,325sq ft) bungalow at Lavally Upper, Mallow, Co Cork

France: Midi Pyrenees

In Le Segur, Tarn, this 19th century property with swimming pool includes a habitable main house and another house to renovate. The main house is steeped in local tradition, from chestnut doors and floors to exposed beams and stone. Accommodation includes a living room with Jotul woodburner, a dining room, kitchen, utility and toilet on the ground floor. On the first floor are two bedrooms, with en suites, and a bathroom. There are two more bedrooms on the top floor with Veluxes. In the garden are two wells, the pool and outhouses.

Price: €250,000. Agent: frenchestateagents.com


Scotland: Edinburgh

This two-bedroom apartment is on Abbey Mount, in the Abbeyhill neighbourhood, just east of Edinburgh city centre and old town and north of the Scottish Parliament building. Inside is a living/dining room, kitchen, utility, two bedrooms, a bathroom and box room. Windows are double-glazed and the home shares a communal garden at the back. The university is within walking distance.

Price: offers above £220,000 (about €247,600). Agent: purplebricks.co.uk

Spain: Barcelona coast

In Sant Cebrià de Vallalta, up the Catalonia coast from Barcelona and near Lloret de Mar, this 253sq m (2,723sq ft) town house has a saline swimming pool. Set in a terraced garden, there are views over the countryside. The house has two receptions (one with fireplace), four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a kitchen. Water is heated by solar panels and rainwater collectors provide water for the garden. The nearest beach is under 5km away. The 160km long Barcelona Coast has 111 beaches and 16 marinas.

Price: €250,000. Agent: Engelvoelkers. com

Italy: Le Marche

South of Ancona close to Potenza Picena town in Macerata, this partially restored house in the round has a nod towards Andrea Palladio’s classical La Villa Rotunda outside Vicenza in northern Italy, which was built in the late 1500s. Known as Casale Colombaia, this 370sq m (3,982sq ft) house has the traditional single space on the ground floor, where animals were kept. On the first floor there are six bedrooms, a bathroom and kitchen with fireplace, and on the second floor are two 35sq m (376sq ft) rooms with exposed beams. There is an 80sq m (861sq ft) outbuilding. The sea, which can be seen, is 8km away.

Price: €250,000. Agent: infinitymarche.com