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10 Stunning Sunshine Homes on the Market Right Now

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10 Stunning Sunshine Homes on the Market Right Now

Our pick of the best sunny escapes available to buy right now...

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As autumn approaches and the wind chills, you might be, like us, dreaming of investing in a sunshine home somewhere warmer… From villas in the Bahamas to cottages in Greece, here is our selection of the most gorgeous sun-drenched properties available to jet off to now.

1. Porthpean, Cornwall

Porthpean, Cornwall

Perched on Cornwall’s glistening riviera coastline is this 6-bed detached dream house with over an acre of rich, mature gardens and land. It’s a 1920s residence which has been refurbished and restored and now boasts contemporary features. On the ground floor you’ll find a large and open family kitchen room amongst a dining and drawing room, while the first floor houses a master bedroom with an elegant en-suite and four further bedrooms, and the second floor is the place to be with a games room, all with views overlooking the clear and beautiful St Austell Bay. Available through Lillicrap Chilcott for £1.85m


2. Quarr, Isle Of Wight

Quarr, Isle Of Wight

With 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, this property within an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ is one of our favourites. It has glorious views over The Solent and the beach and is a luxury, state-of-the-art home which sits by the water. It extends to around 7,200 square feet, boasts a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi and is set in 3 storeys of contemporary and modern design. Available through Spence Willard for £3.95m

3. Palazzo Violetta, Italy

Palazzo Violetta, Italy

Dating back to the 1700s, this striking and elegant property in Li Parlati, a historic neighbourhood sitting at the top of Positano, is a breathtaking and luxurious sunshine home. Able to house 9 guests, it’s a retreat from daily life with a private spa including an indoor pool, sauna and an outside jacuzzi so you can soak up the sun while it sets on the vast horizon. With a bold theme of red running through the property from the balconies to the furniture, this home is a one of a kind, unique and intensely relaxing spot. Available to rent through Italy Sotheby’s International Realty from €2,200 to€ 2,758 EUR per week 

4. Eygalieres, Bouches-Du-Rhone, Provence

Eygalieres, Bouches-Du-Rhone, Provence

If what you’re looking for in a sunshine home is peace and a place to relax, this property is perfect for you. Set in an idyllic and truly tranquil environment just a few kilometres away from Eygalieres, this beautiful home is light and airy, perfect for relaxed and informal living. Special features include the classic French windows, cosy fireplace (perfect for use in the winter months), a wine cellar, and the landscaped gardens of 5,000 sq/m that are full of Mediterranean shrubs, lavender, olive trees and a swimming pool. Available through Savills for €2.8m

5. Val D’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy

Val D’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy

Boasting an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a vast vineyard and gardens designed by one of Italy’s leading landscapers, this property is a beautifully restored home nestled in its own valley close to Montalcino, Siena. The large windows inside create open spaces and the wooden floors and exposed brick columns allude to the house’s interesting history, pre-renovation. Available through Savills for €4.485m

6. Deep Water Cay, Bahamas

Deepwater Cay, Bahamas


Deep Water Cay is a well-known and highly sought after resort island at the eastern end of Grand Bahama Island, a mere 130 miles from the Floridian coast. The private island is on a whopping 91 acres and includes its own airstrip, 3 beaches and 2.5 miles of coastline with some of the most beautiful crystal clear waters and soft sand. The Clubhouse, a 2-storey building, is perfectly designed for families with a host of bedrooms and bathrooms, a large kitchen and a fitness and massage room! Available through Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty for €19.9m

7. La Mole, Côte D’Azur, France

La Mole, Cote D'Azur, France

This truly idyllic estate on the Côte D’Azur is inviting, colourful and charming. Nestled in the Lavandou region, south of the St Tropez peninsula, the main Bastide dates back to 1908. It has since been wonderfully renovated but remains full of quintessential French charm, as proven by the striking turquoise shutters. The grounds are equally as pleasing with seven hectares full of rich olive and oak trees and a beautiful river, perfect for resting by with a late afternoon aperitif. Available through Knight Frank for €3.95m

8. The Beeches, South Cornwall

The Beeches, South Cornwall

This 5-bedroom detached house is one of Cornwall’s finest waterfront homes. Perfect for entertaining, the property provides extensive accommodation spread over four floors with unbeatable views across the Carrick Roads and Restronguet Creek. Interesting interior amenities include an entertaining room set with a bar and cinema, a library with balconies overlooking the water and a games area looking out onto the garden. Also ideal for those with a passion for sailing, this property boasts access to some of the UK’s very best sailing waters. Available through Lillicrap Chilcott via for £3.75m

9. Cliff House, Torquay, Devon

Cliff House, Torquay, Devon

This Arts and Crafts house was originally built in 1923 and provides the most beautiful views imaginable. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac between Torquay and Paignton, enter the property by walking over and admiring the mosaic tiled steps and arrive in the Mahogany panelled hallway. A feature of note for history fans, the garden has a WWII Anderson Shelter! Available through Strutt & Parker for £1.85m

10. Orchard Cottages, Kefalonia, Greece

Orchard Cottages, Kefalonia, Greece

The Orchard Cottages are made up of two cottages, Lime House and Fig Cottage, separated by a recognisably Greek old stone wall and accessible to each other through a gate. Lime House is the larger of the two, an open plan property with sleeping facilities for 6-8 people, including a comfortable mezzanine area and a private pool. Fig Cottage, the smaller home, has a smaller private swimming pool, a lovely open plan living room and one particularly luxurious bathroom with a walk-in shower. The Orchard Cottages have a rich history dating back to the 16th-century and are the oldest properties in Markandonata. Available through Aylesford for €975,000

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