Best properties: European getaways
Invest in an island escape, traditional villa or rustic farmhouse
A European getaway is top of the wish list for many home buyers - the biggest problem will be choosing which style of property to have.
Including traditional villas, neo-Gothic châteaus and rustic farmhouses, here’s nine of the best properties in Europe for sale right now.
A classic style, newly built country home surrounded by hills, olive groves and vineyards. The two story house has a dining room with murals and a basement that includes a garage and ancillary rooms, which haven’t yet been completed. Main suite with dressing room and terrace, two further suites (one with a terrace), one further bed, family bath, eat-in kitchen, two receps, laundry room, terrace, porch, grounds.
A beautiful 18th century water mill at the edge of a charming medieval village on the Dordogne river, in the heart of the Périgord Noir. The garden is planted with various unusual species and has a pergola overlooking the mill pond. Five beds, three baths, outbuildings, garage.
Villa Carovigno, Apulia
Built around a traditional trullo, the conical-roofed buildings typical of this part of Apulia, this unique conversion comes with a private pool and garden. The property is accessed via a lovely driveway crossing the 1.1 acre garden, with centuries-old olive trees and lots of typical plants. One bed, two baths, kitchen, one recep, garden, parking.
Château Le Briou d’Autry, Sologne, Cher
A late 19th century neo-Gothic château, fully restored and set in a 12.9-acre enclosed park. Ten beds, nine baths, four/five receps, kitchen, outbuildings, stables, dovecote.
A striking house in an exclusive and elevated spot on the outskirts of the village, providing the best views over the Bay of Pollença. Six suites, open-plan kitchen, wine cellar, swimming pool, gardens, gym, large garage, self-contained staff quarters, approx. 13 acres of land, four-acre vineyard plantation.
A prestigious double-fronted traditional house that is full of character. It is situated in a tranquil village at the westernmost point of the island of Gozo among peaceful surroundings. The property boasts an impressive facade and retains numerous original features, while the spacious terrace enjoys views of both the Gordon lighthouse and the Ta’Pinu Basilica. Four double beds (all en suite), kitchen, breakfast room, terrace, study/library, washroom, cloakroom, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, garden, garage, a large mill room which is ideal for entertaining.
Previously an old water mill, this has been turned into a beautifully restored home. Hiking trails, tennis court and a municipal swimming pool can all be found nearby. Four beds, two baths, kitchen, recep, cellar, office, studio, attic (that can be converted into two beds), garage, barns/outbuildings, wooded park with a river.
Farm House, Cestayrols, Tarn
A charming rustic farmhouse with modern facilities – which has been featured in interior design magazines – that sits within a vineyard near Albi. Main suite, three guest suites, three further beds, family bath, large dining kitchen, five receps, workshop, summer kitchen for al fresco dining, garage, wood store, open games room, heated swimming pool, large garden, enclosed vegetable garden.
El Portet, Moraira, Alicante
Enjoying a quiet location with unobstructed views of the valley, the property has been renovated into a high-end villa. Main suite with lounge area and terrace, three further beds, three baths, kitchen, two receps, summer kitchen/bbq area, swimming pool, parking, gardens.