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What you can get for under £300,000

By Helen Carson

A paradise beach house in Grenada, a pad within putting distance of the golf course in Portugal or a beautiful bolthole in Bangor? Property Correspondent Helen Carson reports



This beautifully refurbished mid-terrace offers doorstop convenience to Bangor town centre.

There really is nothing left to do but move your furniture in at number 45 Springfield Road.

As well as a four-bedroom house, expect a good-sized lounge/dining room with laminate wood flooring.

The kitchen is well-appointed with maple fitted units and the bathroom is complete with a modern white suite.

All mod cons and space aplenty make this house with its enclosed rear yard, Phoenix Gas central heating and plumbing a brilliant buy.

Price £219,950.

John Minnis, tel 028 9042 8888 or



Sun worshippers and sports fans alike will love the retreat resort of La Dune in Mirleft where a four-bedroom, four-bathroom Arabic-styled villa costs just over £188,000 (€270,000).

The tiny Moroccan fishing town of Mirleft, south of Agadir, is perched between desert and sea and basks in perpetual sunshine. Popularised by hippies in the 1970s, Mirleft has grown and evolved to attract lovers of both nature and sport.

Suitable for families and just about everyone, property at La Dune offers high standards at an affordable price.

With sea views and ample floor space of up to 283 sq m including a vast 100 sq m roof terrace, the villas are perfect for rental.

Gem Estates, tel Freephone 0800 036 0068 or or email


Get one of the best views in Portugal at The Residences in what will become a golfer's dream home.

The 10 blocks of Andre Jordan's luxury apartments in Vilamoura are towering over the famous Algarve golf course, Victoria Clube de Golfe.

All 72 apartments are freehold and come with air-conditioning throughout, underfloor heating in bathrooms, extra high ceilings, high-specification kitchens, private storage in the basement, two underground car parking spaces, wiring for sound and broadband and intelligent car entry system.

In addition, all apartments have large living areas and generous terraces with golf course/and or garden views.

Residents will also have access to a covered heated pool and outdoor swimming pools, children's play area and a fully-equipped gymnasium as well as two bars plus a snack bar/restaurant if you don't feel like cooking at home.

The Residences include a 24-hour reception service and 24-hour security. All owners and guests enjoy reserved tee times and reductions on green fees on all five Vilamoura courses with courtesy transfers.

Prices for two-bedroom apartments, from just over £344,000 (€495,000) to £506,000 (€725,000). They are due for completion in 2009.

Jeff Hart, email, tel 00351 289 310 280 or


Escape to a stunning new waterside development in the Caribbean.

The modern, British-influenced development, Prickly Bay will be built at Lance aux Epines on the southern tip of Grenada.

The high-tech nautical houses, condos and apartments have been created by architects and feature glass front doors and large balconies to make the most of those fantastic sea views.

There is generous living space and one bathroom for every bedroom as well as beautifully-appointed Miele kitchens and luxury bathrooms. The majority also have an additional bathroom/cloakroom to cater for extra guests.

Prickly Bay offers maintained public swimming pools but if you prefer to swim in privacy, some of the properties have their own private pools. The price? From £256,500.

Azure Property International Ltd, tel 020 7851 2930 or email

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