What will €420,000 buy in France, Italy, Spain, Barbados and Co Waterford?

Take5: Historic home near Pyrenees, romantic Venice apartment, sea views in Andalusia and Barbados


Located in Waterford, the best place to live in Ireland, according to this newspaper, number 1 Ashling Green, Earlscourt on the Dunmore Road is a double-fronted, three-bedroom, three bathroom house, which offers a lot of living space. The B3 BER rated property is a roomy 140sq m ( 1506sq ft) in size, and is near some of the best seaside spots in the region.
Price: €420,000. Agent: SherryFitzGerald, John Rohan


South of Toulouse in the village of Mondilhan, near Boulogne-sur-Gesse, and within easy access to the national parks and ski resorts of the Pyrenees, this three-bedroom historic house (ref 7127J) of 250sq m (2690sq ft) dates from 1781 and has been home to 11 generations of the same family. With terraces and barns aplenty to convert into additional accommodation, it already includes a one-bedroom gite of 71sq m (764sq ft) so you could have an income stream from the get-go. The coast is a two-hour drive.
Price: €425,000. Agent: terre-immo.com


This romantic one-bedroom apartment of 75sq m (807sq ft) on Ca' de La Corte is about a 15-minute walk from Piazza San Marco, but situated in a blissfully serene and romantic setting. Accessed via private terrace with steps up to its first floor, the flat has plenty of charm and offers a room with a view in one of the most historic cities in the world.
Price: €420,000. Agent: savills.com


The newly built Marina View apartments in Sotogrande, about 60km south of Marbella, is a development of 60 units and includes this spacious two-bed of 104sq m (1,119sq ft), which has two bathrooms. Set on the second floor where you can drink up the sea views from its expansive terrace. Just a five-minute walk to the beach, there is also five golf courses nearby including the Real Club Valderrama, home of the 97 Ryder Cup.
Price: €404,000. Agent: spotblue.com



This one-bed apartment is set within lush tropical gardens in the beachfront development Schooner Bay in St Peter, which is north of capital Bridgetown and fronts on to Godings Bay on the lee side of the island. The duplex unit extends to about 101sq m (1,100sq ft) has an open-plan kitchen cum living room downstairs, leading out to a terrace and an open-plan bedroom suite on the first floor where there is a shaded balcony.
Price: €428,330. Agent: knightfrank.com

Alanna Gallagher

Alanna Gallagher

Alanna Gallagher is a contributor to The Irish Times specialising in property and interiors