TAKE FIVE FOR ¬860,000


Douglas Newman Good is asking €860,000 for 35 Hillcourt Road, a four-bed house in Glenageary . Fiona Tyrrell finds properties at a similar price in France, Morocco, Spain and Italy.

FRANCE: Carcassonne

Overlooking a canal, this traditional farmhouse has four bedrooms and two further double bedrooms in two other cottages. Carcassonne (with flights to Ireland) is just 15 minutes away. Outside there is a swimming pool and 1 hectare of gardens.

Price: €875,000; Agent: Simply Languedoc - 00 33468 317721

ITALY: Tuscany

A traditional farmhouse in Larciano on Montalbano mountain and near to the birth place of Leonardo da Vinci has seven bedrooms and 2 hectares of olive groves and woodland.

Price: €880,000; Agent: Knight Frank - 01 6623255

MOROCCO: Marrakech

A traditional riad close to the Place Jeema el Fna is built around two patios and features two livingrooms, four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a Turkish bath and a swimming pool.

Price: €860,000; Agent: Emile Garcin - 01 663 6363

SPAIN: Mallorca

A recently renovated farmhouse in Pollensa in the north of the Balearic island has a great rustic setting. It has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.

Price: €850,000; Agent: Savills - 0044 2070163740