What will €599,000 buy in Cyprus, France, Mauritius, Spain and Westport?

Take 5: From apartments to a converted mill and a six-bedroom house with a spa and pool

Ireland: Westport

Located in a picturesque inlet on the shores of Clew Bay in Rosmoney, Co Mayo, this 1,114sq m (12,000sq ft) property could work as a large private house or a boutique hotel as it has a six-bedroom residence and a former commercial spa and large swimming pool with steam room, Jacuzzi and 11 treatment rooms. For sale by private treaty seeking €599,000. Agent: Bidx1.com

France: Aquitane

Located 15 minutes' drive south of Pau, this old mill has been transformed into a luxury home. With four bedrooms and occupying 270sq m (2,906sq ft), the gardens feature the original water channel under the property. The house retains many original features such as exposed beams, 18th-century walnut doors and stone walls. Price: €600,000. Agent: abafim.fr

Cyprus: Limassol

Located just 400m from the sea, this new development has panoramic views of the Mediterranean, and high-end finishes. With two bedrooms, the apartment extends to 140sq m (1,506sq ft) and has A-grade energy efficiency. Amenities in the gated community include an extravagant swimming pool and children's playground. Price: €594,000. Agent: sothebysrealty.com

Spain: Mijas

Located in the heart of the Costa del Sol in Mijas, these two-bedroom apartments have views of the 18-hole, par-72 Calanova Golf Course and are ideal for golf enthusiasts. Located five minutes from the town of La Cala and 15 minutes from Marbella, facilities include a gym, bar, golf simulator, private theatre and children's entertainment centre. Price: €599,000. Agent: spotblue.com


Mauritius: Black River

Overlooking the Tamarin coastline from a height of 30m, Akasha Village borders a golf course and each villa has charming "inside-outside" spaces where rooms open out to sunny terraces. A ferry service brings guests to the beach and there is rental potential for the three-bedroom units. The clubhouse has a large fitness centre adjacent to a bar and restaurant. Price: €595,000. Agent: sothebysrealty.com

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle, a contributor to The Irish Times, writes about property, fine arts, antiques and collectables