Property in Tuscany

Holly Kirkwood discovers Castello di Casole, a Tuscan estate which produces fine wine and wonderful olive oil, and where you can buy your own farmhouse complete with a heavenly supply…

Spanish hideaways: Mallorca

The north-west coastline of Mallorca offers tranquility, privacy and above all, the most stunning views of the Mediterranean

Swiss revise property laws

Lex Koller, the law governing foreign property ownership in Switzerland, is to be abolished in three years. leaving it up to individual cantons to determine their own laws in future

How to restore a chateau

The magic touch of the Lafourcades is much sought-after when it comes to restoring chateaux in Provence

Buying in Eastern Europe

Holly Kirkwood explores three Eastern European cities emerging from the legacy of communism and war to offer historic holidays and affordable homes

American colonial houses

Christianna McCausland admires the architectural and family history of three memorable properties close to the shores of Chesapeake Bay

Country Life International

Get your copy of this summer's Country life International for all the latest news and features about travel and buying property abroad.

Property market healthy

New research has found that the downturn in the US property market has had little effect on the rest of the world, as property in Eastern Europe continues to perform…

New Overseas Investment Scheme

As the market for fractional property ownership abroad heats up, a new American-inspired fund-based opportunity has hit the luxury overseas property market

Fractional ownership abroad

Popularised in the US, fractional ownership makes it easy to own luxury property abroad with none of the stress, and at much less expense

Swiss chalets for canny investors

A chalet in the Swiss resort of Flims provides the perfect base for skiing and relaxing while taking advantage of favourable tax laws

Cote d’Azur is top for big spenders

Prices in the Cote d'Azur have doubled since 2000, with City high-flyers preferring to invest their bonuses in an established market, says Property Vision

Spain: a buyer’s market

Figures for 2006 showed the coolest property market in Spain for several years, but investors are encouraged to take advantage of great value properties

Austrian chalets are top for value

Chalets in Austria are 30% better value than those of Switzerland says Savills, with increases of 211% recorded in Austria's first resort

Foreign buyers boost UK market

Purchasers from countries such as Brazil, Russia, India and China now account for one third of all transactions in prime central London, according to Knight Frank