Grand Vy, VaLLoire, France
Price: from £120,000
Agent: Selection Property
Tel: 020-8533 9988
They say: Located only 100 yards from ski slopes. Featuring fitted kitchens and bathrooms, balcony and parking space.
We say: Start prices are for one-bedroom apartments. Valloire is a traditional Alpine village, near to the route of the Tour de France.
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El Peral, Andalucia, Spain
Tel: 00 34 952 827 999
They say: A beautiful country property, built very much in the old Andalucian style. There are 10 en-suite bedrooms, plus additional guest accommodation and two swimming pools.
We say: A large estate, 45 minutes from Malaga, that has been run as a hotel. Could make a fabulous family home. In addition to the formal grounds there is a pretty mirador(rooftop tower) with views of the mountains.
Tel: 0161-439 3619
They say: A cosy family home in a quiet area 6km from the sea and coastal town of Umag. The house measures 115sq m with a large landscaped garden that includes fruit trees.
We say: This sweet little two-bedroom, two-bathroom bungalowhas a reasonable amount of outside space, is in good condition and is in the pretty and popular Istrian area of northern Croatia.
Monagroulli, Limassol, Cyprus
Agent: BuySell Real Estate
Tel: 00 357 26 200 000
They say: A four-bedroom house with a gym, pool and bar, barbecue area and mature gardens. With panoramic views of the mountains and sea, it is in a quiet location with easy access to Limassol.
We say: Unusual villa with spacious interiors and a contemporary exterior that might not appeal to those wanting more traditional Mediterranean fare.
Sargacal, Lagos, Portugal
Agent: Knight Frank
Tel: 020-7629 8171
They say: A plot of land measuring 62,000sq m with two ruined properties that are ripe for complete renovation. The estate is in a quiet village, 10 minutes from the historic city of Lagos.
We say: A huge plot in a region that, thanks to its rural beauty and fabulous beaches, is becoming increasingly popular. The buildings will require a lot of work to rebuild and this could prove prohibitively expensive.
Near Carentan, Manche, France
Tel: 020-8951 5155
They say: Elegant Maison de Maître in 2.25 acres in a quiet village. Spacious accommodation includes large living areas, seven bedrooms, library and a two-bedroom guest house.
We say: Charming country pile with bags of character and space near the marina town of Carentan in Normandy. It's around a 10-minute drive from the sea and you get a whole lot of property for your money.Reuse content