What will €550,000 buy in Greece, Ireland, France, Spain and Costa Rica?

Take 5: Guest houses in France and Greece and a Balinese theme in Costa Rica

IRELAND: NAVAN

Although the majority of lands at Belmont House, a six-bedroom detached five-bay two-storey property on the Dublin Road in Navan, sold in 2016, the site still retains in excess of five acres. The 520sq m (5,603sq ft) protected structure dating from circa 1825 has changed hands only twice. In need of renovation, the property also has a tennis court, an indoor swimming pool, stables and outhouses, so would work as a fine family home or indeed a guest house.
Price €550,000
Agent savills.comand realestatealliance.ie

FRANCE: AQUITAINE

This eight-bedroom mansion dating from the 17th century has been restored by its current owners and lies on almost an acre of immaculate gardens. Currently run as a guest house, the property has a large adjoining barn for further development, and period details such as original fireplaces and a wine cellar in the main house.
Price €550,000
Agent sophiefolley.com

GREECE: LAKONIA

Dating from about 1800, and fully renovated in 2012, this cut-stone property has five guest suites and has been operating as a small boutique hotel. Located near the Tainaron Cape, which is the southernmost part of mainland Greece, it is perched on a hill with excellent views of the Messinian Gulf. The property, located 1.5km from the sea, extends to 410sq m (4,413sq ft) and could also be subdivided into apartments, according to the agent.
Price €549,000.
Agent skourasrealestate.gr

SPAIN: TORREVIEJA

Located in Aguas Nuevas, just a few minutes from the centre of the popular holiday destination of Torrevieja, this modern detached three-bedroom villa has great views from its large rooftop terrace and has a private swimming pool and jacuzzi. The 100sq m (1,076sq ft) property has an additional 43sq m of storage in the basement and is a surrounded by a walled garden with private parking. It has rental income potential due to its proximity to cafes, bars, shopping malls and beaches.
Price €550,000
Agent spotblue.com

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COSTA RICA: ALAJUELA

Designed by architect Katia Marten, this Balinese-inspired property sits on a summit with 270-degree views, and tall ceilings allow maximum light without overheating the 420sq m (4,521sq ft) house. Internal features include a sweeping staircase, baths with views to the surrounding hillsides and floor-to-ceiling glazing. The property has a large infinity pool accessed from the main, vaulted living space.
Price $699,000 (€576,756).
Agent sothebysrealty.com