Swedish private island

Who hasn’t dreamt of living on their own private island?Ingarö Forsviksklipporna is in fact a small group of islands in the Stockholm Archipelago, remote enough to ensure tranquillity while being only a short boat ride and 10-minute drive from one of Sweden’s most famous five-star resorts, the Grand Hotel at Saltsjöbaden.

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Life on the Fairway

Stylish new golf developments are appearing this year, while older sporting destinations are launching fresh schemes to attract holiday-home buyers. Peter Swain tees up some of the best residential projects worldwide.

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Marrakech riad

Owning an authentic traditional house in the Morrocan city is a seductive prospect for many international buyers. This riad in the Mouassine district, part of the Unesco World Heritage medina quarter, is only a three-minute walk from the famous Jemaa El Fnaa square.

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On Top of the World

A look at key markets for those curating a global property portfolio, including seductive Mediterranean prospects in Monaco, Venice, Sicily and Ibiza, as well as Comporta in Portugal and San Miguel de Allende in the central Mexican highlands.

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Tamarind Hills

Combining the tranquillity of a private villa and the amenities of a Caribbean resort, Stingray 21 at the beachfront Tamarind Hills estate on Antigua’s west coast, looks directly out over some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving sites in the Caribbean.

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Provençal holiday home

As the discerning few – including actor Hugh Grant and chef Heston Blumenthal – have discovered, the Alpilles in southern France is the perfect place for a holiday house, especially one with historical charm.

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A tropical treasure

Barbados may have something of an ‘old school’ reputation but ‘The White House’, in terms of technology and design, is positively new age. On the island’s fabled Platinum Coast, this eco-conscious villa on the Royal Westmoreland estate overlooks the Robert Trent Jones golf course.

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Capturing the zeitgeist

Self-Sufficiency In Italy: the Forci Estate, overlooking Lucca in Tuscany, is all about agricultural regeneration and environmental sustainability. The Palazzina would appeal to a buyer with an eye for history and a vision for a ‘greener’ future.

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Fairway living

Nowhere is benefiting more from a post-pandemic work-life reset than long-haul destinations in the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean, which let executive nomads spend more time with their families in sunnier climes.

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Spa time

The most desirable city apartments in 2023 are all about easy access to exclusive amenities. In London, Wren House, 190 Strand has an onsite spa, luxurious swimming pool and 24-hour concierge service. A stylish business lounge, fully equipped fitness studio and personal trainer set-up, cinema and virtual golf simulator round out the opulent package.

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Sweet Caroline

At Kiawah Island, on South Carolina’s Atlantic shoreline,119 Ocean Course Drive is a magnificent five-bedroom modernist residence that sympathetically combines smart home technology and stylish comfort with spectacular views of the surrounding Lowcountry marshland landscape.

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A classic Tuscan Farmhouse

Some love affairs are brief; others bloom into lifelong passions. Set in glorious countryside in Lucca province, the modestly priced six-bedroom Farmhouse Torre – which has period charm, a generous pool and a guest cottage – is the definition of eternal bliss.

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It’s a goal!

The FIFA World Cup may be in Qatar, but the recreational and commercial heart of the Gulf is, of course, Dubai.  From golfing to racing, shopping .and dining, this Tuscan-style villa at Jumeirah Golf Estates is ideally located for enjoying the pleasures of Emirati life.

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Ski in, bliss out

Booking the right ski apartment at the right time can be a hassle. At the Chedi Residences in Andermatt, Swiss hospitality meets Asian design with elegant one- and two-bedroom apartments offering exclusive amenities and an enviable Alpine location.

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The best of both worlds

A new, younger class of global homebuyer is leveraging the trend towards hybrid working. The prime residential market has been dominated by older HNWIs, but a new category of international home-buying executives in their forties or even thirties is now emerging.

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Epicurean living with a view

High summer on the Côte d’Azur attracts the party crowd, so those in the know, craving a little tranquillité, head for the hills. This contemporary villa, close to Grimaud, would suit a buyer who wants easy access to Saint-Tropez but also needs security, privacy and generous entertaining spaces.

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Isle of Plenty

Owning one’s own private island is the ultimate residential dream for anyone craving privacy and isolation. St. Elmo Island, one of the Thousand Islands on the St. Lawrence River on the USA-Canada border, delivers perfect seclusion but with easy access to a host of superior recreational and cultural facilities.

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Hot Property

While Britain, Germany and Sweden shivered through the winter months, playing conditions in Andalusía, the Canary islands and the Algarve were just about perfect. Portugal and Spain have long been favourites for northern Europeans seeking a holiday home on a golf course, and the pandemic has only accelerated the trend.

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Wedge of paradise

Buyers after fair weather and fairways are investing big in golf resorts in Europe and the Caribbean. A comfortable green-side home in the sun is now seen by some as a haven from overcrowded city life and never-ending health challenges. In fact, it’s a hole in one.

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