Houses for sale

Multi-million-pound properties on the market

Vicarage Gate, Kensington, London W8

From a private island in the Florida Keys with a marina and beach to a 15th-century villa in Lucca, Tuscany.

Properties with helipads on the market

Mandalay House, Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia

From a waterfront house on the Whitsunday Coast of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to a Grade II-listed Victorian coach house in Wiltshire.

Properties for around £500,000

The Wardroom, The Officers Mess, Fort Picklecombe, Maker Point, Cornwall

From a penthouse apartment in a converted 19th-century coastal defence building in Cornwall to a 17th-century stone cottage in the Wye Valley.

Properties with courtyards and secret gardens

Cresswell House, Chelsea, London. A townhouse with an internal courtyard. Full-height windows look out onto large planters containing mature evergreen jasmine. The house has bespoke interiors and a swimming pool with a Jacuzzi in the basement. 5 en-suite beds, 5 receps, library, cinema, staff flat. £37.5m Knight Frank 020-7349 4300.

From a Grade II-listed property with follies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Lancashire to an 18th-century bastide in Provence with a walled garden, we bring you seven of the best properties with courtyards and secret gardens.

Properties for around £400,000

Stockford Lodge, East Stoke, Wareham, Dorset

From a converted chapel in Snowdonia with five-bedrooms and two one-bedroom holiday lets to a Grade II-listed cottage in woodland in Dorset.

Beachside properties on the market

Beachside Avenue, Westport, Connecticut, US

From a Grade II-listed Arts & Crafts house overlooking Sandwich Bay in Kent, to a four-acre estate in Westport, Connecticut.

Properties for around £800,000

Mill House, The Green, Beyton, Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk

From a 19th-century house built in a French Renaissance style in Matlock, Derbyshire, to an 1830s castle in Calais, France.

Sporting estates on the market

Baston Hall, Alfrick, Worcestershire

From a highland shooting lodge with more than 4,000 acres in Sutherland to a Grade II-listed Tudor manor in East Sussex with a fallow, roe and muntjac deer shoot.

Properties with orchards

Brimslade House, Brimslade, Marlborough, Wiltshire

From a contemporary steel-framed house built into a hillside in Newbury, West Berkshire, to a partially restored chateau near Bergerac in the Dordogne.

Properties for around £1m

Bedford Gardens, Kensington, London W8

From a Grade II-listed hall with fishing rights and 21 acres in Lancashire to a one-bedroom artist’s apartment in Kensington.

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