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Holiday Homes: A Place in the Sun

As the allure of owning holiday homes hasn't subsided since Brexit, we've compiled some of our top properties available on the continent.

The allure of a holiday home hasn't subsided since Brexit, with the British accounting for 14.5% of property purchases in Spain during the first quarter of 2017. The continent as a whole also continues to attract tourists, with nine out of ten of the top holiday locations for the British being in Europe.

We've compiled some of our top properties available that are perfect for whatever your situation. Whether you're looking to invest in a romantic retreat, a place with friends or haven for your family, we've got you covered.


In comparison with the UK, accommodation, transportation, food and drink cost very little in Spain. The hot climate and beautiful beaches attract those looking for a rest, while culture vultures are drawn to the plenitude of art available with Gaudi architecture and various museums dedicated to the work of Picasso in cities throughout the country.

Average price per square metre: £1,410
Percentage house price growth (2017): 3.6%

Perfect for couples:

Contemporary off plan villa, Marbella Golden Mile

Marbella Golden Mile, Spain

This impressive contemporary off plan villa is located between the Golden Mile and its beaches in Marbella. It is within walking distance to the chic cafes and beach clubs, while remaining extremely private.

Perfect for friends:

Private estate 15 minutes from Puerto Banos

Benahavis, Spain

A truly magical private estate enjoying complete privacy whilst being close to all amenities. This exceptional estate is truly unique and offers complete seclusion while being only 15 minutes from Puerto Banus and only 3km from the coast.

Perfect for families:

Luxury country living in Spain

Gauca­n, Spain

This property represents the absolute best in luxury country living. With five bedrooms, five bathrooms, indoor spa, indoor and outdoor entertaining areas, staff/guest cottage and incredible views this really is a country estate that has it all.

Please contact Winkworth Spain on +34 952 880 941 for more information.


Some say the Portuguese do it better, and it's difficult to disagree. Living a life along the coast is a dream for most; the laid-back lifestyle is especially contagious, as well as the warmth of the locals and the near-constant sunshine. From markets running alongside the cobblestone streets to the quality of the local wines, Portugal is as relaxed as it comes.

Average price per square metre: £1,144
Percentage house price growth (2017): 4.84%

Perfect for couples:

Impressive villa in the Penina Golf Resort

Algarve, Portugal

This impressive villa is situated in the Penina Golf Resort and overlooks the 1st fairway. Located on a large plot, it has the benefit of an adjacent plot on which the owner has a tennis court.

Perfect for friends:

Nine bedroom villa close to Carvoeiro

Algarve, Portugal

This impressive 9 bedroom villa is situated close to the popular fishing village of Carvoeiro in a quiet countryside location. The property is currently divided into 4 separate self-contained apartments offering high rental potential.

Perfect for families:

Algarvean home close to Lagos

Lagos, Portugal

This remodelled Algarvean home boasts panoramic views of the Monchique mountains. The villa rests on a hilltop just a few minutes from the city of Lagos.

Please contact Winkworth International on 020 7870 7181 for more information.


In this sunny country, summers can last for a minimum of seven months, from early April until the end of October. A draw for families is that the country is also incredibly safe, with British expats claiming that Cyprus's safety and security levels are much higher than the UK. Those looking to buy with friends can also enjoy the thriving nightlife of Ayia Napa, as well as the beautiful beaches.

Average price per square metre: £1,300-1,800
Percentage house price growth (2017): 0.14%

Perfect for friends:

Three bedroom villa with swimming pool

Paphos, Cyprus

A three bedroom villa with two bathrooms, one reception, balcony and swimming pool.

Perfect for couples:

Twenty-two lavish three bedroom apartments, Central Park Residence

Paphos, Cyprus
£596,000 - £1,050,000

Central Park Residences - a selection of twenty-two lavish three bedroom apartments set in an exclusive five storey marble clad development all with spacious reception rooms and glass fronted balconies.

Perfect for families:

Contemporary mini villas in the Aphrodite Hills Resort

Aphrodite Hills Resort, Paphos
£728,000 - £1,433,000

A blend of traditional and contemporary architecture has inspired these mini villas. The property is within the Aphrodite Hills Resort which gives residents access to all the Resort's luxurious amenities.

Please contact Winkworth International on 020 7870 7181 for more information.


Due to the warmer spring and autumn months, as well as the hot summers, tourists flock to France throughout the year. Indeed, even many of the French themselves maintain holiday homes in the southern regions, where sun, sea and sand are in abundance. Not only does the warm climate entice foreign buyers, the world-renowned cuisine and the plethora of fine wine available also prove a huge draw for visitors.

Average price per square metre: £12,796
Percentage house price growth (2017): 2.9%

Perfect for couples:

Beautiful three bedroom house with views of the Marina

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France

A beautiful house of 355m2, with one large living/dining room with fireplace, a large, fully-equipped kitchen and a magnificent terrace with heated pool. There is three large bedrooms, one overlooking the spacious terrace and with views overlooking the Marina.

Perfect for friends:

Historic property with refined charm and comfort

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France

Located in Grasse, near Valbonne, this exceptional historic property dating back to the 17th century will seduce nature lovers seeking peacefulness, refined charm and comfort.

Perfect for families:

Renovated 16th century mill

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France

In the heart of Valbonne village, newly renovated16th century mill full of charm and elegance, not overlooked and in absolute peace and tranquillity, offering refined appointments and top-quality finishes on three levels.

Please contact Winkworth International on 020 7870 7181 for more information.

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