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€45,000: two-bedroom home beneath Malgrate Castle bell tower, in Tuscan commune of Villafranca in Lunigiana
Sherry FitzGerald Fogarty is seeking €48,000 for this period two-up two-down cottage (below) in Brosna, Co Offaly
This 190sq m (2,045sq ft) house in Béceleuf, a village in the department of Deux-Sèvres, sits on just under 0.33ac of land with outbuildings, a yard and a walled garden. The house, which needs an update, comprises four rooms on the ground floor (all bigger than 20sq m/215sq ft) and three rooms on the first floor (one of which measures 48sq m/516sq ft and two of which are just under 20sq m). There is also an attic. Period features include wooden floors and a stone fireplace.
In the Sunny Beach resort, this one-bedroom apartment is 150m from the sea. It is in the Yassen complex, which has a communal pool and gardens. On the third floor, the 66sq m (718sq ft) apartment has a livingroom, with kitchen, that opens to a balcony overlooking the pool. There are also a bedroom and bathroom. The property is being sold with furniture. The service charge is €8 a square metre, making it about €528. Burgas Airport is about 12km away. Varna is 40km away.
Price £42,600 (about €48,700)
This apartment, built in 2017, comprises a combined livingroom and modern kitchen that has tall windows and a door on to a balcony. There are also two bedrooms and a bathroom. The home is in the Aparatorii Patriei area, in the southeast of the city, inside its ring road. It is about a 10-minute walk from the nearest subway station (six stops from the city centre). The apartment is being sold with furniture.
In Villafranca in Lunigiana, a commune in northern Tuscany, this 80sq m (860sq ft) home is part of Malgrate Castle: it sits beneath the bell tower. The home, which needs work, has a vaulted cellar. Above are two receptions, a kitchen and a bathroom; on the first floor are two bedrooms and an outdoor toilet. The house comes with a garden. The medieval sandstone castle, which has crossbow slits in the walls, was at the heart of the Malaspina family’s military campaigns for centuries.