Around the world: The best of the rest

CHIC RETREAT: Cambo Les Bains, Biarritz, France

Price: £791,500

They say: Restored Basque villa with charming gardens and pool, located in a spa town near the coast and the Pyrenees. We say: A pretty four-bed, three-bath country retreat with the chic resort of Biarritz on your doorstep.

020 7629 8171;

BLOOMING LOVELY: Blue Jasmine Villas, Kusadasi, Turkey

Price: from £125,000

They say: A selection of new villas with communal facilities designed in local style and situated in a small complex that offers spectacular sea views

We say: The beach resort of Kusadasi is 2km away from these spacious, three and four-bed, villas. 0207 060 26 59;

MAJORCA MAGIC: Capdella, Majorca

Price: £774,000

They say: Lovely three-bed house with lots of character and country views. The interiors offer traditional features along with a pretty terraced garden and pool.

We say: Tucked away in the southwest of the island, the villa also has a partially renovated cottage perfect for guests.

+ 34 971 734 073;