May 16, 2014 6:12 pm

For sale: five high-end properties near protected landscapes

From a house in Devon overlooking the Jurassic Coast to an apartment in Manhattan built above the High Line
Manor House, Orient Valley, Mallorca, Spain, €6.95m

Manor House, Orient Valley, Mallorca, Spain, €6.95m

Where In Bunyola, a village located in a ridge of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, 16km from Palma de Mallorca, the island’s capital, where there is an international airport.

What A seven-bedroom home with more than 2,000 sq metres of interior living space. The property comes with a three-bedroom staff apartment, an outdoor pool and more than 600 acres of land comprising woodland, gardens, planted almond and carob trees and 49 acres of olive groves.

Why The Serra de Tramuntana mountain range has been a Unesco world heritage site since 2011 and is renowned for its dramatic mountain vistas. Its highest peak is Puig Major, which at 1,445 metres is the highest mountain in the Balearics.

Who Engel & Völkers Mallorca, engelvoelkers.com/mallorca, tel: +34 971 50 77 20

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Farmhouse estate, Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon, France, €4.9m

Farmhouse estate, Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon, France, €4.9m

Where Near Bonnieux, a commune in southeast France, 85km from Marseille and 64km from Avignon, both of which have airports.

What A fully restored 17th-century, three-bedroom farmhouse. The property comes with a three-bedroom guesthouse, a three-bedroom caretaker’s cottage, pool, tennis court and paddocks, set in 85 acres.

Why The property is located in the Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon, an area of southern France renowned for its natural beauty.

Who Brian Groocock Real Estate, luberon-property.com, tel: +33 6 78 63 59 91

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Lyme Bay House, Southdown Road, Devon, UK, £2.35m

Lyme Bay House, Southdown Road, Devon, UK, £2.35m

Where In Beer, a village on the southeast coast of Devon, 80 miles from Bristol, 40 miles from Weymouth, and 17 miles from Exeter international airport.

What A contemporary, four-bedroom, five-bathroom home with a roof terrace, cinema room, snug and more than 4,700 sq ft of interior living space.

Why The property overlooks the Jurassic Coast, a 95-mile stretch of land designated a Unesco world heritage site. This protected landscape is formed of rocks up to 185m years old and is a popular site for fossil hunters.

Who Strutt & Parker Exeter, struttandparker.com, tel: +44 1392 215631

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West 19 St, Manhattan, New York, US, $11.75m

West 19 St, Manhattan, New York, US, $11.75m

Where In Chelsea, a neighbourhood in the West Side of Manhattan, eight miles from LaGuardia airport, 15 miles from JFK airport.

What A contemporary, three-bedroom duplex penthouse with a private terrace and views over the city. The loft-style apartment has a double-height living room with 20ft high ceilings, and the kitchen comes with custom-made Vola fixtures and Miele appliances.

Why The apartment is built directly above the High Line, a mile-long stretch of former elevated rail track that was transformed into a public park in 2009 and is now home to hundreds of species of plants and grasses.

Who Halstead Property, halstead.com, tel: +1 212 734 0010

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262 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan, Connecticut, US, $3.69m

262 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan, Connecticut, US, $3.69m

Where In Fairfield County, southwest Connecticut, 45 miles from Manhattan and 50 miles from JFK airport.

What A five-bedroom, six-bathroom house built in 1997, with more than 7,000 sq ft of interior living space. The house has a gym, cinema room and wine cellar and there is an outdoor pool, spa and pool house.

Why The property borders a 20-acre plot of drainage basin and natural reservoir land protected by the New Canaan Land Trust, a not-for-profit organisation.

Who Barbara Cleary’s Realty Guild, realty-guild.com, tel: +1 203 966 7772

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