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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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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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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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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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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