Properties of the week: homes for a warmer winter

Featuring gardens with private beach access, barbecue areas and a custom-equipped beach cabana

1. Villa Aurora, Todi, Umbria

Villa Aurora, Todi, Umbria

Italy: £921,000

Italy: Villa Aurora, Todi, Umbria. Situated in the hilltop town of Todi in Perugia, the property has four en-suite bedrooms over three floors. The portico creates a covered extension to the living area, opening onto the garden and pool, which is ideal for dinner outdoors and as a shady area to enjoy the summer months as an extra sitting room, when equipped with tables. 4 beds (could increase to 5 if desired), 5 baths, kitchen, 4 receps, garden, swimming pool, olive grove, garage.

£921,000; John D. Wood & Co.

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2. Cannes


France: €1.05m

A 19th century mansion enjoying an exceptional location almost with its feet in the water. Facing the Mediterranean Sea and the Lerins Islands, this pretty little house made of Estérel stone has been tastefully renovated by a duo of young architects with a sharp eye. Bed, bath, open-plan kitchen, landscaped garden, parking lot.

€1.05m; Home Hunts

3. Villa Ghan’nu, Cap Karoso, Sumba

Villa Ghan’nu, Cap Karoso, Sumba

Indonesia: US $1.675m

This 3-bed villa is fully furnished and is managed and maintained by the resort’s hospitality team. It is on the island of Sumba, which is twice the size of Bali. 3 suites, open-air kitchen, secluded lounge and terraced areas, L-shaped infinity pool, spacious garden with private beach access, barbecue area, custom-equipped beach cabana.

US $1.675m; Cap Karoso

4. Estepona Golf, Malaga

Estepona Golf, Malaga

Spain: £934,000

A new-build, three-bed villa that sits in the Estepona Golf complex, surrounded by splendid sea and garden views. Estepona is a resort town on the Costa del Sol, with a palm-lined promenade, the Paseo Marítimo, which runs alongside the Playa de la Rada beach. Nearby are restaurants and water sports facilities. Main suite, 2 further beds, 2 baths, garden, garage, swimming pool.

£934,000; John D. Wood & Co.

5. Puerto Valldemossa, Mallorca

Puerto Valldemossa, Mallorca

Spain: £765,000

A lovely village house right by the water’s edge, enjoying stunning views to the sea and the picturesque Serra de Tramuntana mountain range on the northwest of the island. The beautiful town of Valldemossa, made famous by both Chopin and George Sand, is just a short drive away. 3 beds, 2 baths, a traditional Mallorcan kitchen, a rustic living room with fireplace, storage room, 2 terraces (one overlooking the sea).

£765,000; The London Office

6. Paros Gardens

Paros Gardens

Greece: from €250,000

Located in the quiet and quaint fishing village of Molos, this is a traditionally inspired development positioned metres from the Mediterranean Sea.

1-bed apartment from €250,000 and 2-bed town house from €330,000; Leptos Estates

7. Benissa, near Alicante

Benissa, near Alicante

Spain: €890,000

A private Finca-style property set amid beautiful open countryside with inspiring views to the mountains and the sea. 6 beds, 7 baths, 2 receps, parking for 2 cars, swimming pool.

€890,000; Fine and Country

8. Goult, Provence

Goult, Provence

France: €890,000

Located in the heart of the village is this perfectly restored, charming and bright town house. The property is suitable as either a primary or secondary residence. The village is perched on a hill with a solitary road to the peak; near the end of the road is a 12th century castle, the Château de Goult. 3 beds, 3 baths, open living area, 2 terraces, garage.

€890,000; Home Hunts

9. 41 Lemon Bay Lane, Placida, Florida

41 Lemon Bay Lane, Placida, Florida

US: $1.85m

Spectacular views of Lemon Bay are seen from nearly every room in this beautiful Palm Island waterfront home. In addition to the 300ft dock with twin boat lifts and cleaning stations, there is a private boat launch ramp, which is perfect for putting in kayaks and canoes. 3 beds, 3 baths, kitchen, 2 receps.

$1.85m; Michael Saunders & Company

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