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Five Luxury European Properties on the Market Right Now

From an eight-bedroom Hacienda-style villa in Greece and a home in Marbella with a futuristic ‘Tracy Island’ feel to a homely, luxury villa with steps down to its own private cove, it’s time to discover your dream European home… We invite Propertista readers to sit back and imagine living their dream lives as the UK’s popular property portal Rightmove reveals five stunning overseas properties up for sale on the site as Europe opens its doors to travel once again.

France – Eight-bedroom Luxury Villa in Nice – €5,500,000

Eight-bedroom luxury villa in Nice marketed by Leggett Immobilier, Rightmove

With 600m² of interior space and sitting on a large, 4,000m² plot, you wouldn’t believe that this stunning Hacienda-style eight-bedroom, eight-bathroom luxury villa in Alpes-Maritimes, Nice with far-reaching sea views is located close to the centre of town.

Despite its urban location, the house offers breathtaking views of the hills to the west and the sea and Cannes to the south west.

The colourful, mock-Roman interior with a sky painted on the main living space ceiling may be a bit exotic for some people’s tastes, but this makes it the perfect property for new buyers to move in and put their own stamp on it.

This coastal escape marketed by Leggett Immobilier, France for €5,5m, comes with an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, sauna, office and gym and much more.

Spain – Modern Architectural Design in Marbella – €25,000,000

Marbella, marketed by Monarch Estate Agents SL, Malaga via Rightmove

This home takes the idea of contemporary design to the next level, with sleek architectural creativity and outlandish elements of interior design that just shouldn’t work but do. To see what we mean, check out the property listing where you will not only find stylish contemporary furniture gracing every room in the house but also more eccentric items, such as a giant two-storey giraffe, large gold and silver rocks stuck on the walls, a freestanding bath decorated with large silver balls and a full-sized pink ape in the dining room!!

This house has a futuristic ‘Tracy Island’ feel; you can almost believe the Thunderbirds are going to come into land with a part of the property, like the amazing double-decker swimming pool that spans two floors with a cascading waterfall running from one floor to the one below, opening up to house the Thunderbirds’ spacecraft.

Despite the eccentricities, if we had a spare €25,000,000, we can’t think of much better to spend our money on.

Italy – A Countryside Haven in Tuscany – €13,500,000

Tuscany Villa Italy marketed by Sotheby’s International Realty Italy Centre-South, via Rightmove

Rightmove has found a more traditional style of property for its next dream European home offering. Take a look at this beautiful 17-bedroom, 17-bathroom villa in Siena, Tuscany, which offers buyers the ultimate countryside escape.

The setting is just what you’d expect from a luxury Tuscany retreat with unrivalled, panoramic views over the surrounding hills and countryside.

The 32-hectare (80-acre) estate comprises 3,000m² of buildings that include a restaurant with commercial kitchens and a wine cantina where wine is produced from the estate’s 10 hectares of vineyards. Further highlights of this property are a swimming pool bar, jacuzzi, gym, sauna and outdoor barbecue.

Portugal – A Premium Pad in the Algarve – €10,950,000

Vale De Lobo Luxury Villa marketed by Waratah Properties, Almancil via Rightmove

Located in the popular holiday resort of Vale De Lobo on the Portuguese Algarve with its dramatic coastal golf courses and sandy beaches that stretch for miles on end, Rightmove has found a beautiful, contemporary home that is set over three floors.

With a simplistic, luxury holiday feel this generously spaced seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom property includes a heated infinity pool, home gym and underfloor heating throughout.

The outdoor space is great for entertaining having a south-facing pool deck, several sitting areas, BBQ area, poolside fire pit & large manicured gardens.

Greece – A Homely Beach Front Paradise – €7,500,000

Eight Bedroom Peloponnese Home marketed by Greece Sotheby’s International Realty, Athens via Rightmove

If your dream home abroad is all about location, this slice of paradise in Peloponnese, Greece has it all…

The eight-bedroom, eight-bathroom beachfront home not only has far-reaching views over the Saronic sea but is also just a few steps away from the beach in the form of a delightful, private cove. You can also see the mountains from some parts of the property, so you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to views.

The deep blue of the sea is complemented by the vibrant greens from the mature shrubbery surrounding the pool terrace while the interior has a real, homely feel with plenty of cosy spaces to relax and unwind, perfect for entertaining family and friends with no fear of breaking any expensive designer antiquities.

So what do you think of Rightmove’s luxury European property finds. Do you have a favourite or will you be investing?

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Alex Wright, Editor