What will €85,000 buy in Italy, the US, France and Mayo?
Take Five: Farmhouses in Charente and Molise, two apartments in Baltimore or a bungalow in Hollymount
DNG Gilligan is seeking €85,000 for this three-bedroom bungalow on about an acre of land in Roose, Hollymount, Co Mayo.
This farmhouse comes with attached stone barns and other outbuildings. In Besse, between Ruffec and Aigre, the house has a large (17sq m/183sq ft) modern kitchen/dining room, utility, living room (23sq m/247.5sq ft), two WCs, a new bathroom and another room now used as a bedroom. The second floor needs renovating (the house has been rewired and has central heating). The south-facing garden includes a vegetable patch and a well.
Close to the cliff-hugging, castle-topped town of Bagnoli del Trigno, this 140sqm (1,507sq ft) house is divided into three. At ground level there are two apartments each with an open-plan kitchen/living room plus fireplaces, a bedroom and bathroom. In the basement are two rooms and a new bathroom. There is a stone cellar. The house comes with four hectares of land with fruit trees including olives, figs, plums, walnuts and cherries. There are views of the Molise mountains.
Inland, about half an hour north-west of Valencia town and beaches, this 98sq m (1,055sq ft) house comes with a swimming pool. The villa has good links between outside and in, with a living/dining room that opens onto a terrace (and there are stairs to an upper terrace). Accommodation also includes a kitchen, three bedrooms and a bathroom. Outside is a barbecue-paellero (for paella cooking), store and garage. It is close to the town of Llíria, which has a high proportion of musicians.
In Central Park Heights, a neighbourhood in the water-side city of Baltimore, this house is divided into two apartments – one with three bedrooms and the other with five. This is being sold as a business proposition: a buy-to-let in the hands of a management company which is refurbishing and has tenants in place. Baltimore is a port city, where many immigrants arrived, 60km north-east of Washington DC. The house is near the US-40 motorway to the capital city.
Price: $89,900 (about €80,400).