The best overseas homes listed for sale
In the immortal words of House Stark: winter is coming. The clocks have gone back, and everyone’s pumpkins are on the turn. The nights are drawing in and it’s that time of year again where we can’t help but dream of sunnier climates.
From charming French castles to coastal retreats in New Zealand, join us as we take a look at seven of the best and quirkiest overseas homes listed on Rightmove right now.
Escape to this Thai hillside paradise
This tropical paradise on the Thai island of Koh Samui magnificently combines contemporary luxury with natural south east Asian beauty.
Set between golden sandy beaches and luscious forest greenery, walk-in rain showers and sun decks accompany three bedrooms and four bathrooms in this fantastic overseas property.
If the jaw-dropping ocean views aren’t enough to keep you entertained, there is an in-house spa, a private fitness centre and a smart HDTV with Netflix access.
A stately Irish manor set in acres of parkland
This enormous Irish country pile in County Kerry is set amongst 13 acres of beautiful scenic parkland.
The three-storey lakeside manor is up for sale with its own boathouse and is notorious for its incredible mountain views as well as having sunsets to die for.
Blue Pearl granite enhances the flooring on most of the upper level including the large games room with an oversized pool table and open fire place with access to a small deck.
As well as its five spacious bedrooms, the jewel in this listing’s crown is the sky room that leads out on to a wrap-around deck from which to enjoy amazing views.
A sea-lover's dream home in the southwestern Pacific
This stunning waterfront home in Canterbury boasts exquisite 180-degree seaside views, with its private coastal location offering sublime tranquility from the hustle and bustle of the city of Christchurch.
The seven-bedroom retreat, enriched by a luxurious open plan living style, effortlessly connects the property to the world outside with floor to ceiling windows as well as secluded outdoor areas.
The property also packs a punch with versatile family and entertainment areas and a generous seafront timber deck.
Time to explore at this Swiss chateau
This characterful mountain-side chateau in the Swiss hills of Finhaut boasts seven bedrooms perfect for a big family of adventurous skiers or hikers.
Large exposed wooden beams give this beautiful listing a charming feel, while a heated indoor pool and jacuzzi offer marvelous views of Mont-Blanc.
The property also boasts a roaring log-burner, generous living areas and multiple balconies and terraces.
Shoot birdies at this quirky Algarve villa
This beautifully quirky Portuguese property is the ideal destination for sunseekers and golfers alike. The five-bedroom luxury villa, fit with its very own helipad and par 3 golf course, is an architectural masterpiece.
Offering stunning panoramic views of the Algarve countryside, you can kick back in the elegantly designed outdoor pool or take a spin in one of seven cars that can fit in the garage.
Contemporary Spanish mansion with a hint of Scandinavia
This glamorously futuristic and sprawling beachside Spanish home is the height of opulence. Boasting six bedrooms, and with a Scandinavian touch in the décor department, this listing has so much going for it.
Striking wooden terraces and a picture-perfect swimming pool adorn the outside view in front of the ocean, while inside there is a cinema room, a private gym, a wine cellar and various dressing rooms.
A French chateau with an amazing history
This Chateau will quite simply knock you off your feet. Dating back to the 13th century, this magnificent property has sheltered some of the most colourful personalities in the history of France.
There are intriguing links to Henry IV, Catherine de Medici and also George Washington during the American War of Independence. Today, this is a luxurious, comfortable home – renovated with sensitivity, using the best artisans, preserving and enhancing all the wonderful character dating back to medieval times. This chateau is truly unique.