House-hunting in Italy’s magical movie locations

The James Bond film crew were shaking things up in an ancient town in southern Italy last month. We take a closer look at Matera (main photo), this year recognised as one of Europe’s most important cultural hubs, and highlight other Italian movie locations with attractive second homes Sunset views from a villa near [...]

By |2019-10-23T17:10:42+01:00October 23rd, 2019|Articles|

Could you fall for a home with autumn views?

There’s a rousing whiff of Autumn in the air, which means landscapes across Europe are about to burst into colour. We pick some rural destinations where each year homeowners are treated to glorious autumnal countryside… Character home in France's Millevaches Plateau Millevaches Plateau, FRANCE A land of ancient forests, rivers and lakes, peatlands [...]

By |2019-09-26T13:16:22+01:00September 26th, 2019|Articles|

Why expats love ITRIA VALLEY

Tucked away in the heel of Italy’s boot, Puglia is a seductively bucolic region that includes Itria Valley – an area oozing character that is popular with foreign homeowners. Read our five-point snapshot to find out if your perfect property might be waiting for you there… Trullo for sale in Martina Franca Location [...]

By |2019-09-10T13:20:57+01:00September 10th, 2019|Articles|

Enjoy the vine-r things in life!

It’s certainly the weather for enjoying a chilled glass of wine... So, here’s a pick of European destinations that combine quality local plonk and exciting holiday homes – some you may not be expecting! Three-bed villa in the Costa Brava Spain – Empordà Rioja might produce the UK’s favourite Spanish wine but it [...]

By |2019-07-30T09:56:11+01:00July 30th, 2019|Articles|

Anyone for tennis?

In a nod to this month’s 2019 Wimbledon Championships, we serve up a selection of our favourite overseas homes with a tennis court. Prepare to be aced… Lot et Garonne home with tennis court France You don’t need to be a millionaire to have a pretty detached house with a tennis court in [...]

By |2019-07-08T16:20:32+01:00July 8th, 2019|Articles|

A place in a period conversion?

Large historical buildings, typically with religious, military or industrial origins, often convert neatly into a collection of boutique apartments, especially in sunny places! Here’s a pick of some in popular European destinations Own a part of a former monastery in France Bursting with local character and exciting designs, apartments created within the shell [...]

By |2019-05-29T16:40:28+01:00May 29th, 2019|Articles|

Summers in the city!

Are you more at home soaking up the culture in a picturesque old city than sat by the pool in a purpose-built resort? Then perhaps a pied-à-terre in the historic centre of one of these European cities – each with an airport - could be right up your street… Hip warehouse style pad in [...]

By |2019-03-05T14:18:51+01:00March 5th, 2019|Articles|

Sea and ski – homes that offer both!

Is your dream to own somewhere by the sea that’s also within striking distance of snowy mountaintops? These destinations in Spain, France and Italy offer just that – lovely beachside homes less than two hours from a ski resort… 3-bedroom villa with sea views in Roses, Costa Brava Northern Costa Brava, SPAIN Glance [...]

By |2019-01-07T11:29:10+01:00January 7th, 2019|Articles|

Holiday lets with guaranteed bookings!

Searching for an overseas property with the wow factor and guests queuing up to stay there? On-line rental platform Airbnb has released a list of the 10 most popular homes on people’s ‘wish-lists’, which could be a useful hack for anyone looking for a holiday home with serious rental appeal. We highlight five of those [...]

By |2018-11-02T11:47:31+01:00November 2nd, 2018|Articles|