A new-build Alicante chalet, a sprawling 19-bedroom French chateau, and a typical Texan townhouse make our list of the most viewed overseas homes for sale last month
Among the millions of property searches on Zoopla last month, a pot pourri of overseas homes caught your eye. From Alicante to the Algarve, and Texas to Tuscany, here's your top 10 most clicked-on...
1. Three-bed chalet for sale in Alicante, Spain for £257,851
Top of the lot is this new-build, three-bedroomed chalet in Alicante. Situated in a golf resort on the south of Costa Blanca, it boasts a large luxury living area which opens on to a spacious courtyard with a pool. But probably the most eye-catching aspect is the price-tag. It'd be a long hunt for a home like this for under £260,000 in the UK.
Available via Click for the Sun.
2. Three-bed villa for sale in Florida, United States for £190,676
If you thought the Alicante home was good value, then what about nipping across the Pond for this modern three-bed villa in Florida for under £200,000? With a large south-facing garden, enclosed pool and a large double-garage, it resides in a quiet cul-de-sac with views over a lake and golf course.
Available via Clearsky Properties Ltd.
You'll need to make an enquiry on the price of this one, but it's likely to come in a little more expensive given it's spread over three floors with 1,500 square metres of living space. It's also got a pool, Jacuzzi, six-car garage, covered terracing and even a separate guest house. And then there's those views - from that bath...
Available via Mallorca Gold Real Estates
4. 19-bed property for sale in Dordogne, France for £1,751,100
One of our favourites this month, you could choose to sleep in a different bedroom a night for almost three weeks. Steeped in history, this 16th-century castle has entertained French royalty throughout the centuries and boasts huge vaulted ceilings, landscaped parks, and even has its own chapel.
Available via Home Hunts.
5. Six-bed property in Charente, France for sale for £3,767,806
Staying in France in the neighbouring Limousin region, we have another 16th-century property, although this one was built on the site of an ancient fortress of the 12th century. Its noble owners were close to royalty including King Henry IV and at least a couple of King Louises. History apart, it has an impressive moat.
Available via Home Hunts.
6. Nine-bed property in Cannes, France for sales for £48,874,845
If you thought the last French property was grand, you could afford it six times over if you've the money to stump up for this mansion in Cannes. The 19th-century restored castle is set in a landscaped park with panoramic sea views over the bay and beyond to the Esterel mountains. It has nine bedrooms, a home cinema, a wine cellar, and more than a little 'wow' factor.
Available via Mansion London Ltd.
7. Six-bed villa in Algarve, Portugal for sale for £4,408,609
You'll feel like you're in Tuscany as you walk through the gated courtyard of the villa's main entrance, but the spacious landscaped garden is a clear reminder you're on the south coast of the Algarve. There's everything you'd want from a perfect sunshine retreat including a pool and outdoor Jacuzzi, large bedroom suites and even a games and TV room if you need to escape the rays for a while.
Available via Waratah Properties.
8. Three-bed townhouse in Texas, United States for sale for £334,961
Stepping back once more from the million-pound budgets, this three-bedroom townhouse in Texas also makes the cut. With a large living area with double-height ceilings, the spacious property offers a high standard of living at the relatively modest cost of £334,961.
Available via Mayfair International Realty.
9. Four-bed detached house in Tuscany, Italy for sale for £1,288,519
This time we really are in Tuscany with this delightful villa just five miles from Pienza. It has been lovingly restored using the finest local materials, giving it a charming rustic yet elegant feel both inside and out. Highlights include its pergola - furnished for “al fresco” dining - and a working firewood oven.
Available via Home-immobiliare.
10. 20-bed chateau in Lombardy, Italy for sale for £14,218,137
Finally, if you're hankering after plenty of space to run wild, then this majestic castle in Lombardy is set in five hectares, surrounded by medieval walls and protected by a fosse should fit the bill. Decorated in neoclassical style with ancient Roman and Greek influence, you'll also find precious frescoed and vaulted ceilings, imposing columns alongside the hall walls, perfectly preserved decorations, marble statues and mosaic flooring.
Available via Lionard Luxury Real Estate
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