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The Best Properties on the Market in Europe

Stunning continental homes everywhere from France to Croatia...

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From historic estates to sprawling seaside villas, here are the best properties on the continent…

Villa le Magnolie, Liguria

Italian riviera living hardly comes much finer than this… Situated moments from the historical town centre of Rapallo (with seaside views of beautiful Portofino), this stunning villa is sumptuously decorated throughout, its grand rooms remaining in good condition. Overhung with bougainvillea on every step and bursting with roses and hydrangeas, the garden is a classical Mediterranean delight. Suitable for all manner of leisure and entertainment activities, the property also features an expansive wine cellar and ordained chapel. Available through Savills for €9.8m 

Las Brisas, Marbella

Furnished to the highest standards, this villa sits within an exclusive gated community on the royal Las Brisas golf course, in Nueva Andalucia – Marbella’s most in-demand neighbourhood. Traditional in its layout, the villa has been architecturally designed, the sleek surfaces and high-quality materials used providing unparalleled contemporary luxury. The palm-fronded gardens and chic pool make up a perfect space for soaking up that year-round Malaga sunshine. Available from Cluttons for €6.7m

Casa Blaua, Cadaqués

With its distinctive cerulean balconies and shutters, the Blue House is one of the most prominent residences of the world-famous Catalonian fishing village. Having only changed owners once in over 100 years of its existence, the current listing is a truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of the most unique buildings in Catalonia. On the Costa Brava, Cadaqués has served as a popular holiday destination for some of the 20th century’s most eminent artists, including Salvador Dalí, Picasso, Joan Miró and Marcel Duchamp. Available through Engel & Völkers for €22m

Saint-Remy-De-Provence, France

High up in the hills above Saint-Rémy and overlooking the Alpilles mountain range, this property is set within half an acre of land, including a stylish swimming pool,  pool house and sprawling lawns. Rustic touches like the original brick walls and ceilings crafted from heavy beams of pale wood compliment the modern, light-filled interior. Available through Knight Frank for €4.9m

Pistoia, Tuscany

Fancy yourself a Medici at heart? The neo-classical interiors of this splendid, early 19th century villa hearken back to the golden age of Florence – itself less than 25 minutes away –  with sweeping staircases, wrought-iron detailing, columns and ceiling frescoes featured throughout. The majestic property commands impressive views of the Tuscan countryside, and is surrounded by 40 acres of private parkland, dotted with olive groves. Available through Sotheby’s Realty for €17m

Hvar, Croatia

As a travel destination, Croatia is ever-popular, and its easy to see why: Hvar is a dreamy island in the Adriatic, surrounded on all sides by clear, azure water. This lovely 4-bedroom home is a traditional stone house, fully renovated to a high contemporary level using quality materials. With plenty of living and entertaining space inside and out, it would make a wonderful holiday haven. Available through Savills for €700,000

Carvoeiro, Portugal

The garden, pool and bedrooms of this expansive frontline villa in south Portugal have uninterrupted, 180 degree views of the coastline and water – because there’s nothing quite like waking up to the sea. Opening with an impressive entrance hall, the interior is grand but modern, and includes a large basement with a fitness area, Turkish bath and sauna. Available from Fine & Country for €5.8m

Le Croisic, Loire-Atlantique

This polished, contemporary home is just the place for a sophisticated seaside retreat. Le Croisic is a picturesque town in Brittany’s Loire-Atlantique, a beautiful, underrated department on the west coast of France; situated near the côte sauvage, the surrounding beaches are of the wild, unspoilt variety. Available through Christie’s Real Estate for €1,155,000

Grasse, Provence

A former 18th century olive oil mill, this charming property, near the town of Grasse, famous for its perfume-making, exemplifies the very best of Provençal living. Offering authenticity and undisputed heritage – the original machines have been preserved, and one water wheel actually remains in working order – in thoroughly updated conditions, it offers 12 bedrooms across multiple living quarters, and not one, but two swimming pools. Available through Fine & Country for €2,950,000

Tinos, Greece

Nestled among the Cyclades Islands, Tinos is famous for its natural beauty, dotted with charming villages, breathtaking beaches and traditional Greek architecture. Crystal Waters, a new development, offers prospective buyers a range of apartments, with picturesque views across the Aegean. Available through Crystal Waters, prices form €288,000 to €488,800