Around the world: The best of the rest

Saturday 15 February 2014 02:57
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Pretty in portugal: Vivenda Palmiera, Loule, Portugal

Price: £395,000

They say: A traditional character farmhouse with four double bedrooms, two kitchens and a pool.

We say: A pretty home in a popular location near Vilamoura and the Algarve. www.mayfairinternationalrealty.com

A Knight's tale: Château de La Jarthe, Perigaux, France

Price: £4.9m

They say: Incredible medieval château, once seat to the order of the Knights Templar, with 18 bedrooms, a chapel a Knights' chamber.

We say: This romantic house in 100 hectares of land is all crenellated ramparts and ivy-covered towers. www.laperlainternationalliving.com

Wonderfully wild: Simbithi, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Price: from £71,400

They say: This stylish 430-hectare estate offers one to four-bedroom homes just 30 minutes north of Durban.

We say: The developers are minimising the impact of Simbithi by creating a zero-carbon resort. www.whatgreenhome.com

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