Country houses for sale

The price is right: holiday home price reductions

Villa in Sotogrande: was €6.35m, now €4.55m
This fantastic 1,251sq m villa located in the Sotogrande Alto private estate is only 10 minutes from the beach. The house has spacious accommodation in the form of impressive reception rooms, three double bedrooms, a wine cellar, a tower room and a separate flat in the basement. Outside are a swimming pool and a wonderful covered terrace. The established gardens of about 1½ acres have trees growing more than 20 types of edible fruit Savills (020-7016 3740;

Villa in Grasse: was €1.6m, now €1.45m

This charming villa in Grasse on the French Riviera has enormous character. The house offers some 270sq m of living space and has three main double bedrooms, a spacious open-plan living room with fireplace and French doors out to the swimming pool; a dining room with further French doors leads to an outside dining space covered in abundant vines. The guest house has two more bedrooms, and the grounds come to just under an acre Savills (020-7016 3740;

Villa in Corfu: was €6.5m, now €4.5m
Located on its own piece of headland, with private access to a beach and jetty at the front, this remarkable villa in Corfu has been built to an extremely exacting standard. All six bedrooms are en suite and offer amazing views of the sea, and the kitchen and living room were modelled by international designers. The pretty lawned gardens lead down to the swimming pool outside, and Corfu town and marina are only minutes away by boat Aylesford International (020-7349 5100;

Vineyard and château in north Montpellier: was £1.4m, now £989,600
This château dates back to the 16th century, and comes with about 17 acres of organic wine-producing vineyards on a total territory of 40 acres. The property has some extremely fine period architecture and offers first-rate family accommodation, including seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, two reception rooms and a dining room, plus two kitchens. Located on the outskirts of a medieval village, the house is currently run as a B&B Savills (020-7016 3740;

Medieval château in the Dordogne: was €1.8m, now €1.4m
This impressive château dates back to 1440, and is brimming with history-built as a defence against the British in the Hundred Years’ War, it has now been restored to provide substantial accommodation. The château has two large cellars with 17th-century domed ceilings, and sizeable reception rooms with impressive fireplaces on the ground floor. The main house has five en-suite bedrooms (the guest house needs some work), and there is planning permission for a swimming pool. Jonathan Charles (00 33 609 723 704;

Farmhouse in Umbria: was €3.55m, now €2.45m
Casa Caldiola is a beautifully restored 315sq m four-bedroom farmhouse dating back to the 11th century, overlooking the lush valley of Tevere, three miles from the Tuscan border in Umbria. The house has been completely restored, and now has underfloor heating and a solar-heated swimming pool, all set in two acres of striking formal gardens. There is also a separate guest house Knight Frank (020-7629 8171;

Country estate in Mallorca: was €3.45m, now €2.7m

This small country estate in Calvia, south-west Mallorca, has an outstanding property at its heart, with a living area of about 400sq m. The accommodation, all on one level, has high ceilings and includes a spacious living/dining room with its own fireplace and a big, modern, yet rustic, kitchen. There is a master bedroom suite and two further bedrooms, as well as a guest area. Outside, there are nearly 3½ acres of land, including a paddock. A swimming pool is under construction Knight Frank (020-7629 8171;

Finca in Ibiza: was €3.75m, now €3.2m

A spectacular rural villa set in unspoilt Santa Agnes de Corona, this 400sq m modern country finca sits on a much larger plot of about four acres and is surrounded by beautiful countryside, offering fantastic sea and sunset views. The main house has three double bedrooms, each of which has its own terrace or garden. Outside, the grounds are filled with olive and fruit trees, and there is a swimming pool and an outdoor barbecue Aylesford International (020-7349 5100;