Country Life International has focused on winter sun in its autumn number, with features on the emerging luxury market in Oman, as well as the high class property to be bought in the beautiful Seychelles.

Other features in the latest edition look into the pick of Mallorca property, as well as finding the best of the sunny Mediterranean this winter. We also track down resorts which benefit from all year round appeal with sun and snow, and look to the new sporty buyers snapping up bargains in Portugal. Meanwhile, we also discover that everybody who is anybody, from aristocrats to celebrities, want a chateaux in France.

The phenomenon of ‘starchitect’ villa, and the price tags attached are also examined while, as usual, we bring you all the latest news from buying property in Cuba to finding private bliss in the Caribbean, plus all the latest news.

All this as well as a fabulous competition to win a week in the Maldives.

Country Life International, free with Country Life magazine (out October 8) or buy your own at www.countrylife.co.uk/international.