How to spend that fantasy lottery win: Luxury private islands dominate the latest list of the most viewed homes for sale overseas
- Revealed: Most viewed homes for sale overseas in the most popular countries
- All the properties are for sale on property website Zoopla
- Luxury private islands dominate the list, including one in the Bahamas
Escaping the rat race and snapping up a slice of paradise appears to be a popular theme among those dreaming of buying a property overseas.
Luxury private islands dominate the list of the most viewed homes overseas for sale on property website Zoopla, perhaps by those planning how to spend their fictional lottery winnings.
It identified the most searched for foreign countries on its website and then found the most popular property for sale in each of these countries. Its research led to a list of sought-after homes around the globe.
There are three private islands available, each with a multi-million pound price tag, the exclusive list for Mail Online Property shows.
Private island heaven: This slice of paradise in the Bahamas is available to buy for £3,826,838
Is Trinity Island the shape of a guitar?: The island in Greece is for sale for more than £10million
The three private islands in the list include one in Greece that stretches across 12 acres, with an asking price of £10,835,872.
Trinity Island is described by the estate agent handling the sale – Demeures de Grece – as being ‘roughly the shape of a guitar’, and having 350 olive trees that produce ‘very good quality olive oil, enough to supply family and many friends’.
It also has 125 pistachio trees and various fruit trees, including pomegranates, apricots, peaches, almonds, plums and figs.
There is a water well and electricity, with buildings including a main house, a staff house, a beach house, a private church and a boat house.
The private island in the Bahamas includes this furnished home with views of the ocean
Escape the rat race with your own home on a private island, complete with a hammock
The other two islands are in the Bahamas, with a price tag of £3,826,838, and one in Ireland at £6,100,698.
The island in the Bahamas comes with a cottage, three beaches and solar power.
The higher priced island in Ireland includes a main house with six bedrooms, several guest houses.
Horse Island is in the West Cork area of Ireland and extends to 157 acres.
It offers ‘utter tranquillity and privacy in the fast paced modern world’, according to Engel & Voelkers, the estate agent handling the sale.
One of the other islands featured in the list is this Irish property that’s for sale for £6,100,698
At the top of the list of the most viewed overseas homes for sale in the most popular countries is a four-bedroom villa in Texas, in the United States.
It has an asking price of £1,208,475 and comes with wood panelling, ornate fireplaces in every room, and a bowling alley in the basement.
There are other properties in the list that would suit much smaller budgets, including a three-bed detached house for sale in Bulgaria.
It is 15 minutes from the sea and is on the market for a relatively low price of £62,300.
Zoopla’s Laura Howard said: ‘This summer’s most popular international properties list feature homes and projects of all shapes and sizes, which will also suit a number of different budgets.
‘So whether you are in the mood to wander around your own architectural masterpiece in Texas, spend the summer lounging beside a pool in the South of France or even if you just want to move straight onto a £10million pound Greek private island, there are lots of dream homes available.’
Here is the list of the top 10 most viewed homes for sale overseas in the most popular countries on Zoopla:
1. Four-bed house in Texas, US, for £1,208,475
This house in Texas is the most viewed property in the most popular countries on Zoopla
Classic interiors: The most popular property has wood panels and feature fireplaces
A popular surprise in the basement! The property has its own bowling alley
2. Two-bed house in Alicante, Spain, for £270,238
This house in Spain has its own swimming pool and a low maintenance garden
The popular house in Spain has a kitchen and separate utility area
The house is near to Javea’s golf club and has spectacular views from the roof terrace
3. Two-bed flat on France’s Côte D’azur for £153,508
This two-bedroom flat on the Côte D’azur has an attractive asking price
There are far-reaching views from the terrace, which has room for a dining table
Inside, the property has an open-plan living area with tiled flooring
4. Four-bed house in Nova Scotia, Canada, for £176,162
This house in Canada boasts four bedrooms and is on the market for £176,388
Spacious interior: The large family room has exposed rafter and plank ceiling
There are two sheds, and together with the main house, they sit on one acre of land
5. Private island in the Bahamas for £3,826,838
You’ll need deep pockets to own a slice of paradise as this property is for sale for £3,826,838
The interior has dark wooden flooring and white walls, with views of the sea
Escape the rat race and enjoy white sandy beaches on your own private island
6. Horse Island in Munster, Ireland, for £6,100,698
Horse Ireland is in the outstandingly beautiful West Cork area of Ireland
The main house has six bedrooms and overlooks Roaring Water Bay
The large living area has several large windows that frame the stunning views of the bay
7. Three-bed house near Balchik, Bulgaria, for £62,300
What a bargain! This three-bedroom house has an asking of only £62,300
The interior is fully furnished and comes with a modern kitchen and tiled flooring
There are three bedrooms at the spacious property
8. Three-bed house in Cyprus for £142,861
This three-bedroom semi-detached house for sale is in Xylofagou, Cyprus
Outdoor entertaining: It comes with a private terrace that has plenty of dining space
The generously-sized property is fully furnished and has three bedrooms
9. Four-bed house in Greece for £10,835,872
Popular destination: Trinity Island is in Greece and extends to 12 acres
The island has a main house as well as several other buildings, such as a private church
There are three sandy beaches on the island and fishing all around it
10. Five-bed house in Australia (price on application)
Called ‘Tara Rise’ this five-bedroom house for sale is in Healesville, Australia
Making a splash ! There is an indoor swimming pool at the luxury property
The extensive kitchen included a breakfast bar and an Aga oven
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