March 28, 2014 7:46 pm

Feast your eyes: upmarket homes for foodies

From an apartment in Barcelona near La Boqueria market to a house in an English village with two Michelin-starred restaurants
Seafair, 254 Ocean Avenue, Rhode Island, US, $19m

Seafair, 254 Ocean Avenue, Rhode Island, US, $19m

Where In Newport, Rhode Island, 42 miles from Providence and about a 90-minute drive from Logan airport in Boston.

What An eight-bedroom, waterfront house, built in 1936 and situated on a nine-acre estate. The house has a formal dining room, panelled library and a large fitted kitchen. There is also a carriage house, an ocean-facing pool, a walled garden, tennis court and a beach from which to swim and kayak.

Why The area has a growing reputation as a foodie haven. On nearby Bellevue Avenue, a “Gourmet Tour” is run by residents, which starts at the Hotel Viking and includes a behind-the-scenes look at the kitchen, before travelling to the area’s many food boutiques.

Who Lila Delman Real Estate, liladelman.com, tel: +1 401 848 2101

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Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona, Spain, €3m

Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona, Spain, €3m

Where Overlooking Gaudi’s Casa Batlló in the centre of Barcelona, 15km from Barcelona-El Prat airport.

What A three-bedroom, three bathroom apartment with more than 200 sq metres of interior living space. There is a formal dining room, a sitting room and a terrace overlooking Casa Batlló.

Why The apartment is a short walk from La Boqueria, one of the largest and most celebrated food markets in Europe. Dating back to the 13th century, La Boqueria sells everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to spices, meats and fish.

Who Knight Frank and Sotheby’s International Realty Barcelona, knightfrank.co.uk tel: +34 93 467 58 10

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Ambeyrac, Aveyron, southwest France, €575,000

Ambeyrac, Aveyron, southwest France, €575,000

Where Overlooking the Lot Valley on the edge of the village of Ambeyrac, two hours’ drive from Toulouse and an hour’s drive from Rodez-Marcillac airport.

What A four-bedroom house with a separate four-bedroom guest house and a self-contained one-bedroom apartment. The property is set in about two acres of land, with a swimming pool, vegetable plot and landscaped gardens.

Why The property is at present home to the Greedy Goose cookery school and the kitchen on the lower-ground floor is equipped for lessons. Features include a Lacanche oven range, four electric ovens and a large US-style fridge-freezer. The property also has an outside dining area.

Who Agence l’Union, agencelunion.com, tel +33 5 63 30 60 24

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8 Kavanagh Street, Melbourne, Australia, A$3.75m ($3.38m)

8 Kavanagh Street, Melbourne, Australia, A$3.75m ($3.38m)

Where On the south bank of the Yarra river in central Melbourne, 25km from Melbourne airport.

What A four-bedroom penthouse on the 28th floor of the Triptych Building with 300 sq metres of interior living space. The apartment has an open-plan kitchen with Miele appliances and huge north-facing windows.

Why Since 1993 Melbourne has hosted a food and wine festival every year in March that has become a major event in the foodie calendar.

Who Unique Estates, affiliate of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, luxuryrealestate.com, tel: +61 2 6680 9888

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Orchard End, Fishery’s Estate, Berkshire, UK, £2.95m

Orchard End, Fishery’s Estate, Berkshire, UK, £2.95m

Where A few minutes’ walk from Bray in Berkshire, five miles from Windsor, 16 miles from Heathrow and 28 miles from central London.

What A contemporary five-bedroom property with four bathrooms, a games room, a gym, an indoor swimming pool complex and private moorings on the river Thames.

Why The house is a short walk from two Michelin-starred restaurants, Michel Roux’s Waterside Inn and The Fat Duck, run by Heston Blumenthal.

Who Knight Frank, knightfrank.co.uk, tel: +44 20 7861 1378

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