What will €479,000 buy in India, France, Mexico, Norway and Waterford?

Take5: Duplexes in Quintana Roo and Kolkata, a seven-bed country house in Lot-et-Garonne or homes near the sea in Asenfjord and Woodstown

Mexico: Quintana Roo

This two-bedroom penthouse is set over three levels and extends to 241sq m. Located in a trendy spot with a rooftop terrace, which has a private pool, the property has communal facilities including a spa, gym, swimming pool and jogging track.

Price $500,000/€466,420 Agent sothebysrealty.com

Ireland: Woodstown


Ballinkina House, an architecturally designed property, lies at the end of a sweeping driveway and sits on half an acre. Constructed in 2007, the house has five bedrooms and extends to 173sq m. It is located five minutes’ drive from Woodstown Beach and 10 minutes from Dunmore East.

Price €479,000 Agent libertyblue.ie

France: Lot-et-Garonne

Situated between the historic towns of Duras and Eymet and 25 minutes from Bergerac Airport, this old country house has seven bedrooms and extends to 320sq m. Facilities include a swimming pool and gardens over four acres. There is rental income potential due to its location.

Price €480,000 Agent clerouge.com

Norway: Asenfjord

Located on an elevated plot 60m from the sea, this 104 sq m recently constructed house has four bedrooms. It is about an hour’s drive from Trondheim, with unspoilt forests and hills, and the area is a good place to view the Northern Lights from September to March.

Price 4.79m Kr/€473,618 Agent lokalmeglerenpartners.no

India: Kolkata

Extending to a generous 290 sq m, this four-bedroom duplex apartment has views to the gardens from every room in this development in West Bengal. Facilities include a fully equipped clubhouse, swimming pools, sports courts and state of the art 24-hour security, with the airport a 15-minute drive.

Price $514,838/€480,266 Agent sothebysrealty.com

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle

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