What will €299,000 buy in Kildare, France, Portugal and the US?
Take 5: An Antebellum house in Georgia, a restored farmhouse in Italy or a bungalow in Kildare
France Poitou Charentes
Donadea, Co Kildare
Sherry FitzGerald Reilly is seeking €299,000 for this four-bedroom bungalow on an acre of land at Derrycrib, Donadea, Co Kildare
France, Poitou Charentes
A former convent and retirement home, complete with chapel, this 19th century property has an institutional décor and needs an update. In the countryside, five minutes from the town of Melle, the 1,000sq m (10,764sq ft) house, with wings, sits in its own land with outbuildings and two garages. There are 12 bedrooms, three bathroom and a plethora of other rooms including four kitchens, a dining room, utility rooms, the chapel and sacristy, four living rooms, a study, toilets and cellars. There are fruit trees and a vegetable plot in the garden.
Price: €299,600 Agent: frenchestateagents.com
Italy, Le Marche
Inland from Ancona, this restored farmhouse is set in its own garden with oak and poplar trees, and a swimming pool. Casa Rosa – which is indeed pink - has two reception rooms, a kitchen/dining room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is planning permission to turn five storerooms on the lower floor into living accommodation. Santa Maria Nuova village is a 10-minute walk away, the medieval walled town of Jesi is 10km, Ancona airport is a half-hour drive and beaches are 40 minutes from here. Price: €299,000
Portugal, Beira Litoral
Near Coimbra, between Porto and Lisbon, this 10-bedroom house comes with 4 hectares (9.8 acres) of land, containing fruit trees and a barn. Restored with respect for original features, such as marble tiles and wooden floorboards, the manor house has a kitchen opening onto a terrace, a living room, bathroom and five bedrooms on the ground floor. Upstairs there are five more bedrooms, one with en suite, and a separate bathroom. The house is between Mucelão and São Martinho da Cortiça, which has shops and cafes. River beaches are nearby. Price: €299,000
Just south of Atlanta, this is an Antebellum house (antebellum means before the war in Latin and refers to southern US houses built before the American Civil War in 1861). Period features include wooden panels, huge fireplaces, tall windows and timber stairs that wind up a large hall. Doorways are wide enough to let the ground-floor rooms run into each other creating an almost open-plan setting. There are five bedrooms in all and two bathrooms plus a kitchen. It all needs a clear-out and an update. The closest city is McDonough.
Price: $350,000 (about €299,850) Agent: mayfairinternationalrealty.com