What does €169,500 buy in Thailand, Devon, France, Greece and Co Wexford?
Take 5: A bungalow near Rosslare or villas with pools in Koh Samui or the Dordogne
This villa in Koh Samui, Thailand has its own swimming pool and is a short walk away to the beach
IRELAND: CO WEXFORD
This one-bedroom home is in the fishing town of Brixham whose centre and waterfront can be reached along a footpath following a former railway line. Accommodation is all on the first floor (above a garage) and comprises a living room with a window overlooking greenery, a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The house is on the edge of a private estate on North Hill Close and has its own garden to the front, amid wider grounds with trees and shrubs.
Price: £145,000 (about €169,340)
On the edge of Gavalahori, a traditional village on the northwest of the island, this 82sq m (882.6sq ft) house with a swimming pool has views of the sea and mountains. It sits in 400sq m (37sq m) of land and has an open-plan kitchen and living room (with a fireplace) and a shower downstairs. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one of which opens to a veranda, and a bathroom. The pool is in the front garden and the back garden has trees and shrubs.
In historic Excideuil, which has a 12th century castle, this 109sq m (1,173sq ft) house with a swimming pool contains period features including exposed wooden beams, stone walls and tiled floors. There is a large open-plan kitchen and dining room (29sq m/312sq ft) with a fireplace and doors to the garden and pool. Three bedrooms are on the first floor and two on the second (one of 24sq m/258sq ft) along with a shower. There’s an outbuilding and a well (which supplies the pool).
THAILAND: KOH SAMUI
The sandy Lipa Noi beach is 50m from this villa with a swimming pool. It is in a gated scheme of 20 homes, comes with furniture and has a living and dining area, a kitchen with a breakfast bar and two en-suite bedrooms that open to the pool terrace and garden (that has indigenous, tropical plants). Nikki beach is five minutes away and the port for ferries to the mainland is 2km from here. Restaurants, shop and bars are nearby.
Price: £143,000 (about €167,300)