What will €265,000 buy in France, Italy, Spain, Madeira and Louth?
Take 5: Traditional homes in Le Marche and the Dordogne, villas in Valencia and Machico
France: A renovated chambre d’hôtes near the village of Champniers-et-Reilhac village
IRELAND: CO LOUTH
ITALY: LE MARCHE
On half a hectare (1.2 acres) of land, this stone house has traditional features such as exposed beams and terracotta tiles. On the ground floor is a kitchen-dining area, a study, toilet and living room with wood-burning fire, which opens onto a terrace. There are three bedrooms upstairs (one with an en suite) plus a bathroom and study. The hilltop hamlet of Monsampietro Morico is a short drive away, Fermo town is 15 minutes from here, the sea is half an hour away and Marche airport – formerly Ancona Falconara Airport – is an hour’s drive.
This renovated 253sq-m (2,723sq-ft) house is a walk away from Champniers-et-Reilhac village. The house, which comes with a walled garden and barn, is currently a chambre d’hôtes (bed and breakfast) so all four upstairs bedrooms are en suites. Accommodation also includes a living room with exposed beams and wood burner, a dining room through double doors, a kitchen with original wood floor, a larder, office and toilet. Limoges airport is 50km and Angoulême is 60km.
At the end of a cul de sac, this villa with swimming pool has views over nearby Tormos village and down a valley. The villa is reached via gates and a drive. It has a kitchen on the ground floor, along with a bedroom, shower and dining room with an archway to a living room with a wood-burning stove and patio doors to covered naya (terrace) overlooking the pool and Orba Valley. Upstairs are two bedrooms with en suites and balconies.
This house is in Machico on the east coast of the island of Madeira, which lies west of Portugal and off the north coast of Africa. The 180sq-m (1,938sq-ft) modern house, built in 2011, has a living room and kitchen, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a gym/television room in the attic. The living room opens to a balcony with views of the sea. The garage beside the house has space for three cars.