Take 5: What will €350,000 buy in Scotland, Sweden, France, Italy and Glandore?

A former watermill in Aspet, a period apartment in Edinburgh, a waterside cabin in Varmland or an unfinished four-bedroom house overlooking the water on Tralong Bay

Four-bedroom house in Glandore, west Cork


This four-bedroom house overlooks Tralong Bay, which is about 4km from Glandore. Extending to 130 sq m, the house is on half an acre and is in a “builders’ finish” condition so new owners will have to complete the property with flooring, bathrooms, a kitchen and internal doors. Its setting overlooking the water is in one of the most desirable locations in West Cork and there is a nearby pier for boating. Price €350,000. Agent charlesmccarthy.com


Dating from 1909, this five-bedroom cabin was renovated in 2015. Extending to 96 sq m, the detached house lies on four acres of private land. Set at the waters’ edge where fishing, swimming and hiking are popular, the property has its own jetty, sauna and boat mooring. Price 3.9m SEK/ €363,130. Agent finn.no



This former watermill dates from 1840 and was used to grind corn and mill flour. Linked to a former bakery, the property offers 350 sq m of living space with 11 rooms, including six bedrooms. Outbuildings offer a further 350 sq m and there is the possibility to generate electricity, but this will require investment. As the property lies close to the borders of Spain and Andorra, there is rental potential. Price €350,000. Agent terro-immo.com


Dating from 1900, this semidetached house in the hills of Lucca has been fully restored. With panoramic views, the three-bedroom property extends to 150 sq m and has lovely overhead beams and exposed stone walls. An additional 15 sq m is provided by two mezzanines and there is a side garden of 30 sq m. Price €350,000. Agent sothebysrealty.com


Located in Edinburgh’s prestigious Morningside, this one-bedroom, first-floor apartment is bright and spacious thanks to a dual-aspect livingroom. Set in a B-listed villa dating from 1875, the property has a wealth of period details and lies on manicured grounds. Price £290,000/€342,499. Agent coultersproperty.co.uk

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle

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