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Holiday Homes: Where to buy a place in the sun

From a slick contemporary apartment in Spain to a gorgeous farmhouse in the Tuscan countryside, these are the most eye-catching holiday homes from Winkworth International.

Buying a property overseas is a lifelong dream for many. Nothing is more exciting than selecting a lifestyle and a country that suits your needs. Despite continuing Brexit uncertainty, according to David King, Head of Winkworth International, “Interest in European properties remains constant, the various Golden Visa schemes fuelling this, with markets in Paris and Lisbon particularly strong.” David does however anticipate an increase in British interest once Brexit is sorted. So from a slick contemporary apartment in Spain to a gorgeous farmhouse in the Tuscan countryside, we round up a few of the most eye-catching properties available from Winkworth International today.

 

Spain

With the cost of accommodation, transportation, food and drink much lower here than in the UK, Spain hosts the largest group of UK citizens living in the rest of the EU at an estimated 309,000. 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. The vast majority of expats, whether from Britain or other EU countries, live along the Mediterranean coast.

Average price per square metre: 1636.30 (approx. £1468)
Percentage house price growth (2018): 6.49%


For couples

Sierra Blanca, Marbella
£1,348,921

This contemporary style apartment exudes luxury and boasts spectacular views from the terrace and bedrooms across to the Nagueles natural park. Shared facilities include manicured gardens, two outdoor swimming pools, three spas, a gymnasium, an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, Turkish bath and relaxation rooms.

Contact Winkworth Spain or call 0208 299 2722 for more information.
 

For families

El Paraiso Medio, Estepona
£3,276,481

This stunning villa located in El Paraiso Medio is within walking distance of the Bena Vista commercial centre on the New Golden Mile. Recently refurbished and with five bedrooms and fabulous facilities including a swimming pool and tennis court, this is an ideal home for large families.

Contact Winkworth Spain or call 0208 299 2722 for more information.

 

France

From vine-clad hills and dazzling resort towns to snowy mountains and famous cities, France has on offer a number of lifestyles and holiday types to choose from. In 2017, official estimates put the number of Britons living in France at around 300,000. The real figure, taking account of second-home owners, is assumed to be considerably higher. The process of buying here is pretty straightforward and you’ll easily find many English-speaking builders and any other property professionals you might need.

Average price per square metre: 12,796 (approx. £1,1483)
Percentage house price growth (2018): 3.12%


For couples

Ile-de France, France
€1,470,000

A romantic and decadent setting evocative of Madame de Pompadour's boudoir, this one of a kind property is located in a 17th century building and overlooks the beautiful Square du Temple. Perfect for couples, this romantic one-bedroom apartment boasts high ceilings, classic wood panelling, parquet flooring and an open fireplace.

Contact Winkworth International or call 0207 870 7181 for more information.
 

For families

Provence-Alpes-Côte
£5,555,556

This property presents the absolute best in luxury seaside living. On offer is four bedrooms, nine bathrooms, indoor and outdoor entertaining areas, a large swimming pool and pool house, plus incredible views. Home owners also have access to a private beach with a private sailing club, car park and pontoon to moor a boat.

Contact Winkworth International or call 0207 870 7181 for more information.

 

Italy

With its olive groves and vineyards, period properties, gentle rhythm and heavenly cuisine, there are few places more enchanting than the Tuscan countryside. Winkworth’s property experts have extensive experience selling farmhouses with land attached, but there is also landmark architecture, ornate frescos and stylish living spaces to be found in Tuscany’s cities.

Average price per square metre: €4,500 (approx. £4,038)
Percentage house price growth (2018): 1.4%


For couples

Lucignano, Tuscany
£2,150,538

A beautiful 19th century stone farmhouse located in a natural reserve just 4 km from the beautiful antique village of Lucignano. This property epitomises luxury country living with four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a large olive grove and space to build a swimming pool.

Contact Winkworth International or call 0207 870 7181 for more information.
 

For families

Lucca, Tuscany
£1,657,706

Situated in a charming hilltop village on the northern hills of Lucca, this elegant villa has a breathtaking view from every room. Traditional in style but tastefully restored, the property is crammed with original features including wooden ceiling beams, terracotta floors, spacious sun-filled rooms, period stone walls and a large stone fireplace. Modern amenities include a six‐burner professional stove, marble counters, a laundry room and two stainless steel dishwashers.

Contact Winkworth International or call 0207 870 7181 for more information.

 

Portugal

If it’s beaches you want, you can’t go wrong with following in the footsteps of the 49,000 Brits who have made the move to Portugal. The Algarve offers the promise of playing golf all year in the sunshine, while Lisbon appeals to expats and retirees for whom the Algarve is too sleepy. Winkworth International’s Portugal portfolio is made up of beautiful seaside villas in the Algarve, coastal city apartments and stunning hilltop estates.

Average price per square metre: €3,830 (approx. £3437)
Percentage house price growth (2018): 6.09%


For couples

Carvoeiro, Algarve
£672,043

This three bedroom, single-level villa is an ideal purchase for the cosmopolitan couple. The bright spacious home is located within walking distance of the popular village Carvoeiro and its many restaurants, bars and of course its beach. The pool has sun all day and a very good sized terrace and covered dining area, all to be enjoyed alongside views of the Mediterranean sea.

Contact Winkworth Portugal or call 0203 941 9800 for more information.
 

For families

Lagos, Algarve
£1,787,634

Having been completely remodelled in 2006, this elegant and stylish property takes advantage of the Algarvean climate to provide the highest standard of living for families. With a prominent hilltop position, the property showcases uninterrupted views over Lagos and the bay of Alvor, as well as enjoying country vistas towards the Monchique mountains. It comprises five generously-sized bedrooms, well-maintained private gardens, a cinema room, a large kitchen with a 10-person granite dining table, a terrace, a courtyard and a heated swimming pool.

Contact Winkworth Portugal or call 0203 941 9800 for more information.

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