From a 260-acre island in Loch Craignish in Argyll, Scotland, to a tax haven near Guernsey and a detached villa with holiday rental apartments in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Cherry Thatch, Ventnor, Isle of Wight. A thatched cottage in the small hamlet of Roud, within easy reach of the Shanklin seaside resort and the main town of Newport. It has beamed ceilings, an original inglenook fireplace with bread oven and gardens bordered by a stream. 2 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, sun lounge, static caravan with power and water. £362,950 Wright 01983-866822.
Eilean Righ, Loch Craignish, Argyll. An island in the sea loch of Loch Craignish, with boat access to the mainland. Its four-bed main house and three-bed farmhouse have been refurbished to a high standard. Helicopter hanger, boathouse, 2 slipways, jetty, moorings, observatory, 261 acres. £3m+ Knight Frank 0131-222 9600.
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Cullipool House, Cullipool, Isle of Luing, Argyll. A refurbished, Grade B-listed, late-18th-century house with views across the Sound of Luing. It has beamed ceilings, wood floors, an open fireplace and a wood-burning stove. 4 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, sun room, outbuildings, gardens, 1 acre. £450,000+ Savills 0141-222 5875.
Casa Mare, Isola d'Elba, Italy. A small, restored house on the island of Elba with a large, covered summer kitchen and dining terrace overlooking terraced gardens. The area is protected, so no buildings can be built nearby, and the property is for sale fully furnished. 1 bed, 1 bath, openplan kitchen/recep. £2.5m Knight Frank 020-7629 8171.
Island of Lopud, Dubrovnik, Croatia. A stonebuilt, detached villa in an elevated position on a carfree island. It has tiled floors, wood ceilings and vinecovered terraces. There are three apartments currently run as holiday rentals with a total of five beds and a summer kitchen, air-conditioning and gardens. £498,500 Savills 020- 7016 3740.
Narragansett, Rhode Island, USA. A contemporary waterside house on a private island. 2 beds, bath, 2 receps, breakfast kitchen, balcony, gardens, mooring. £804,500 Lila Delman Real Estate +1 401 348 1999.
Plaisance, Sark, Channel Islands. A detached, restored granite house on a car-free island reached by ferry from Guernsey. The island is exempt from VAT, income, capital gains and corporation taxes. 7 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, 2 kitchens, heated pool and pool house, 2-bed cottage, 4-bed log house. £3.95m Strutt & Parker 020-7629 7282.
Linderman Key, Key Largo, Florida, USA. A 17-acre private island in the Florida Keys, about 2.5 miles from North Key Largo. There are currently three buildings on the island and there is planning permission to build for four residential structures that consists of a four-bed main house, 2 waterfront residences and a caretaker's cottage. £1.28m EWM Realty 020-7467 5330.
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