Take Five for €300,000
Property Team MA O’Leary is seeking €300,000 for this four-bedroom house in Rathure, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Emma Cullinan finds alternatives in Turkey, Portugal, Italy and France
Rathure, Enniscorthy, Wexford
Itlay, Emilia Romagna
The main bedroom suite in this three-bedroom villa is on the top floor (with en-suite bathroom with shower and corner whirlpool bath) and spills on to a terrace with views of Kalkan and Kalamar bays. On the floor below are a double and twin room, both en suite, sharing a balcony. The living space on the ground floor is open-plan and has patio door to the pool terrace and shaded outdoor dining space. The fitted kitchen is open to the dining area. The sea and town centre are a 15-minute walk away.
Agent Spotblue. com, 0044-208339 6036
Period features in this three-bed house (marked in yellow) include wooden floorboards and beams, stonework in the kitchen, tiled steps and a vaulted ceiling in the lounge. Set against the city castle, the house also has a working dumb-waiter from the kitchen to the floor above. French doors from the vaulted living room offer views of the countryside. On the top floor is a reading room with terrace beside it.
Agent portugalproperty.com, 0044-800 014 8201
Italy, Emilia Romagna
In the town of Castelnovo Monti, at the foot of the plateau that the vast Bismantova rock (mentioned by poet Dante Alighieri in the Divine Comedy), sits on is this handsome stone house which comes with a barn and stables. The land includes a garden and courtyard. The exterior has been restored but work needs to be done internally to make it comfortable to live in.
Agent realpointitaly.com, 0044-845 331 2812
The 1.5 acres of land surrounding this 19th century house is dotted with fruit trees and outbuildings. Accommodation includes a livingroom, bathroom, vaulted store and diningroom on the ground floor. The kitchen needs updating. Upstairs are four bedrooms. A former shop is among the three outbuildings. The property is between Montreuil and Abbeville.
Agent latitudes.co.uk, 0044-2083874090