What will €45,000 buy in France, Italy, Bulgaria, Spain and Co Tipperary?
Take5: Limousin pair, Black Sea apartment, Andalusian cave house, Clonmel cottage
€44,995: ground-floor furnished apartment 250m from the Black Sea
PF Quirke & Co is seeking €45,000 for the three-bedroom house below, which comes with an outhouse, and sits on an acre of land, in Kilsheelan, Clonmel, Co Tipperary
BULGARIA: SVETI VLAS
This ground-floor furnished apartment, on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast – it’s 250m from the water – is in the Magic Dreams scheme. The 74sq m (797sq ft) home has an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area (with sofa bed), one bedroom and a bathroom. The livingroom and bedroom open on to a covered verandah. On site are two swimming pools, a pool bar, a restaurant, a spa and free parking.
These two adjoining houses offer opportunities to host guests, paying or otherwise. They need renovating, but enough rooms are in decent condition to allow staying here while working on the rest. One house has a livingroom with fireplace, a kitchen, three bedrooms and a bathroom. The other house has a livingroom with fireplace, an open-plan kitchen-diner, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The property is close to Sermur village.
Just over half an hour from Italy’s east coast, across from Rome, this house is on a hill with views over hills and fields towards the Adriatic. The two-storey stone house, with attic, has an open-plan kitchen and living area, plus a pantry, on the ground floor. Upstairs are three bedrooms – two with balconies – and a bathroom. There are two rooms in the attic. It comes with just under 2ac of land, with trees. Gessopalena town is nearby.
Inland, northeast of Granada, this cave house – it is dug into earth and rock – is on the edge of the hamlet of Bácor. The cave, most of whose ceilings and walls are undulating and curved, has a living area with log burner, a kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The living space opens on to a terrace looking over the village to the countryside beyond. Lake Negratín is a five-minute drive away.