Last updated: May 12, 2012 1:16 am

Hot property: Estates

A selection of extravagant living spaces from around the world where owners can roam in extensive grounds

Le Castellet, Côte d’Azur, France, €9.5m

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Where In the south of France, around 5km from Grasse, 19km from Cannes and 37km from Nice International Airport.

What A six-bedroom house that includes an infinity-edge swimming pool and spa. There is also a five-bedroom guest house with its own infinity pool, terraced garden, outdoor dining area and summer kitchen.

Why Surrounded by stunning countryside and only 20 minutes’ drive from the sea, the property also comes with 80 olive trees and a vineyard that produces approximately 1,000 bottles each year.

Who Knight Frank, www.knightfrank.com, +44 (0)20 7629 8187

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Villa San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy

Villa San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy, €6m

Where Near San Gimignano, around 56km from Florence, 70km from Peretola Airport and 75km from Pisa’s Galileo Galilei International Airport.

What A four-bedroom villa set in 100 acres of land, including olive groves, a lake, landscaped gardens, a pool, and a 12th-century chapel. The villa and terraces have views of San Gimignano. A partly converted borgo, or farmstead, already provides additional living space and planning permission has been granted for the remainder.

Why The borgo dates back more than 1,000 years and many of the original features are still intact, including stone fireplaces, beamed ceilings and hand-painted tiling.

Who Aylesford International, www.aylesford.com, +44 (0)20 7349 9772

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Tamslohte, Marrakech, Morocco

Tamslohte, Marrakech, Morocco, €14.4m

Where In Tamslohte, a village south-west of Marrakech, around 20 minutes’ drive from Marrakech-Menara International Airport.

What Two fully furnished main properties on a double plot of 27,000 sq metres. The estate includes a three-bedroom main house, an eleven-bedroom villa, three guest bungalows, two heated pools, a hammam and Turkish bath with massage rooms. There are also hundreds of olive, lemon and pomegranate trees.

Why The estate generates its own electricity via solar panels and is a short drive from the Atlas mountains, which offer skiing in winter and camel treks in summer.

Who Savills International, www.savills.com/international, +44 (0)20 7016 3740

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Grey Cliffs, Connecticut, US

Grey Cliffs, Connecticut, US, $14.75m

Where In Stamford, around 35 miles from midtown Manhattan, 35 miles from LaGuardia Airport and 40 miles from JFK Airport.

What Two 19th-century manor houses with 500ft of private beachfront and views over Long Island Sound. The estate includes five cottages, an 80ft dock, two greenhouses and a swimming pool and spa.

Why In addition to its close proximity to New York City, owners may also rent out the cottages and second main residence, which was renovated in 2005. The property next door is also available under negotiation.

Who Barbara Cleary’s Realty Guild, www.realty-guild.com, +1 (203) 966 7772

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Oxenways, Devon, UK

Oxenways, Devon, UK, £2.1m

Where Near Membury, a small town in the south of England, around 17 miles from Taunton, which has fast train services to London Paddington. Exeter International Airport is approximately 25 miles away.

What A former hunting lodge that dates back to 1847, set on approximately 64 acres of land. The 10-bedroom estate includes a three-bedroom cottage, two apartments for guests and staff, and a large garden with a lake.

Why The property is ideally suited to equestrians: there is a barn, indoor round pen, all-weather turn-out, seven paddocks and access to a number of private bridle paths.

Who Jackson-Stops & Staff, www.jackson-stops.co.uk, +44 (0)1823 325 144

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