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Sleepy Turtle, Grand Cayman

What do you get?

Two bedrooms.

Superb beachfront location.

Located just off the pristine white sand beach of Rum Point on Grand Cayman, Sleepy Turtle is an idyllic, Caribbean-style, two-bedroom home. The property enjoys spectacular views over the reef protected beach towards the sea, and the wide, soft sand beach located at the foot of the veranda is known to be a favourite nesting place for the local turtle population. The tax haven of Grand Cayman is well-known for its high quality of life and strong economy, and attracts a large number of ex-patriots. Price guide: $925,000 (about $480,000). For more information telephone Knight Frank on +44 (0)20 7629 8171.

Muleta, Mallorca

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What do you get?

Original working oil press.

12 acres including olive groves and forest.

8 bedrooms, all en suite, pool.

This historical Spanish finca, which dates back to the 13 century, occupies an outstanding location with incomparable views to the sea and the Mallorcan valley of Sóller. The accommodation is impressive, with eight bedrooms, all with bathrooms en suite. Outside there is a swimming pool, and the house is surrounded by its own olive groves and woodland. Located on the northwest coast of Mallorca, Puerto de Sóller is one of the island?s most picturesque areas, and is easily accessible from the airport, which is located just outside the capital, Palma de Mallorca. Price on application. For more information telephone Savills on +44 (0)207 016 3740.

Serenity Bay Villa, Mustique

What do you get?

Outstanding clifftop location, just a short walk from the harbour front.

2 bedroom suites.

Swimming pool.

Perched 50 feet above Mustique?s Britannia Bay, Serenity Bay Villa is a well-located villa with two large bedroom suites, superb views across to the Grenadine islands, and a beautiful terrace and swimming pool which overlook the turquoise sea. Lying at the heart of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Mustique is peaceful and private, but easily accessible. International airports in Barbados, St Lucia and Martinique are just a short flight away and offer easy onward connections to the island. Price guide: $3,800,000 (about £1,980,000.). For more information telephone Knight Frank on +44 (0)20 7629 8171.

Glen Gordon Lodge, USA

What do you get?

2 separate cottages.

45 acres of park and woodland.

Recently renovated to a very high standard.

Once a stagecoach stop for the Wells Fargo line, Glen Gordon Lodge now stands as one of the finest estates in Rappahannock County, Virginia, and is reportedly a favourite retreat of various members of the Royal family. Overlooking the Shenandoah National Park, with spectacular views over stretches of countryside towards the Blue Ridge Mountains, the property consists of 45 acres of pastures, lawns, gardens and parkland, 30 acres of which are fenced and cross-fenced, ideal for keeping horses. Guide price: $3,300,000 (Around £1,710,000). For more information telephone Armfield, Miller & Ripley on 001 540 687 6395.

El Mirador, Spain

What do you get?

Spectacular views.

5 bedroom suites, 4 reception rooms, plus a separate 3-bedroom cottage.

Landscaped Gardens, Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, and Garaging for Three Cars.

El Mirador is an impressive waterfront villa with breathtaking uninterrupted views over mature gardens towards the Mediterranean. Inside the property is immaculate and tastefully decorated, with five bedroom suites and four reception rooms, while outside there is a swimming pool, a tennis court, and a self contained cottage either for staff or guests. The property is located above Estepona Playa, part of one of Europe?s most glamorous and sought after coastlines, just 20 kilometres from Marbella Town and 12 kilometres from Puerto Banus. Málaga?s international airport, to which many flights operate from all major UK airports, is also easily accessible. Guide price: ?9,500,000 (Around 1,370,000). For more information telephone Hamptons International on +44 (0)800 0285 775.

Domaine de la Crouzille, France

What do you get?

Rural setting.

6 bedrooms, 5 acres of parkland including walled garden and three wells.

Detached barn and undeveloped annexe to the main house.

The beautiful open countryside of the French region of Dordogne makes it popular for discerning international buyers who want to avoid the glitz of the Riviera. This traditional home is typical of the area, and occupies a wonderful private location, set within 5 acres of mature parkland with three wells and a walled herb garden. Inside, the house has been exquisitely decorated throughout, with three reception rooms and six bedrooms arranged over three floors. The property, situated in Perigord Blanc, is surrounded by acres of rolling pasture and woodland, with the market towns of Hautefort and Excideuil within 6kms, and two airports within one and a half hours? drive. Guide price: ?1,250,000 (Around £875,000). For more information telephone Knight Frank on +44 (0)20 7629 8171.