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25th July, 2016

Top 10 holiday homes overseas

Top 10 holiday homes overseas

Are you seeking the slice of the good life? Is it time to make the move abroad or just buy a foreign bolthole? We have scoured the globe to find homes for every budget. Here you will find a modern mansion in Marbella, a country retreat in France and a clifftop hideaway in South Africa. Prices range from €600,000 to €1,950,000.

1. Brittany, France €600,000

Imagine your dream home in France. It has outdoor terraces, entertaining areas and plenty of room for guests with seven bedrooms. The nearest airport is just under an hour away. A perfect weekend retreat or permanent base.

2. Saint Porchaire, La Rochelle, France, €795,000

Situated on the border of a little hamlet, only 2km from the local town of Saint Porchaire, this charming "Charentais" style Manor House has been lovingly restored. The Manor House has 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, and the cottage has a further 2 bedrooms. Surrounded by open fields and woodland, the beautiful home is a short 20 minute drive from the Atlantic Coast beaches.

3. Morningside, Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa, ZAR 12,500,000

Here is an exceptional, architecturally-designed home with a Mediterranean flair. This exquisite home is within exclusive guarded estate on millionaire’s row in the most prestigious road in Morningside. It has four bedrooms.

4. Benahavis, Spain, 1,395,000 €

This is a beautiful, modern, four bedroom villa in Puerto del Capitan, Benahavis. The setting is ideal as the quite typical village of Benahavis is close by and is very popular with local residents in the early evenings with the many restaurants setting out their tables in the little side streets.


Sant Andreu De Llavaneres, Barcelona, €1,600,000

This spectacular property built in the Provencal style gives a warm and cosy atmosphere. It is located in an idyllic place with garden views. It is an ideal holiday home escape from the city stress, only 30 minutes away from Barcelona, located in a perfect place to enjoy your leisure time, gastronomic and sports activities that this area of Maresme has to offer. Beaches, sport port, golf courses, restaurants, schools and all services are within a few minutes from the house. It has a total of five bedrooms.

6. Western Cape, Knysna, Pezula Golf Estate Private Estate, South Africa, ZAR 12,000,000

Here is the ultimate Bond pad, located high on the cliffs of Kynsya, South Africa. It has a walk in safe, wine cellar and rim flow pool. It has four bedrooms.

7. Villa Carvoeiro Clube, Portugal, €1,650,000

This three bedroom villa in Carvoeiro Clube is set in a unique location right above the ocean. The entrance hall leads directly to the lounge and dining room offering a breath taking view on the Atlantic Ocean and opening onto the terrace and garden area. With a heated swimming pool and outdoor dining area it is the perfect home all year round.


Castelldefels, Barcelona, €1,950,000

Located in Castelldefels, known for its large beaches and for being the perfect place to enjoy in a quiet area, but not far from the city. It is the ideal holiday home for a large family with nine bedrooms, a gym, swimming pool and barbecue area.

9. Sierra Blanca Country Club, Spain, 750,000 €

This spectacular home with coastal views has four bedrooms. The property is only a ten minute drive to both Puerto Banus and Marbella. It is built in an open plan, contemporary style with high ceilings giving it an extremely light and spacious feel.

10. Greyton, South Africa, ZAR12,000,000

A distinguished North facing residence set in a manicured enchanting garden surrounded by the tranquility of the majestic mountains exudes the remarkable attention to detail and architectural design that is evident throughout this magnificent home.

To discover more properties like this please visit www.fineandcountry.com for more information

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