Around the world: Best of the rest

Wednesday 25 March 2009 01:00

Castle in Carcassone: Les Carrasses, Carcassone, France

Price: from £188,000

They say: Redevelopment of a chateau into bespoke character apartments.

We say: This fairy-tale castle has a perfect location in the heart of the Languedoc region and is being sensitively restored.

00 33 609 143 613,

Bella vista: Arona, Lake Maggiore, Italy

Price: £1.22m

They say: Prestigious apartment in a period mansion with lake views and stunning interiors decorated by masters of Milan's Brera Art Academy.

We say: Beautiful property with frescoed walls, decorative ceilings and stunning views.

020-7993 2967;

Totally tropical: Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico

Price: from £572,300

They say: Located in a 483-acre, five-star resort with beach frontage and a championship golf course.

We say: This St Regis-branded development is likely to do well with buyers wanting an investment purchase.

020-7584 3050;

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