Good catches: five homes near fishing waters

Esquel Chubut Province Argentina

From an Argentine estate with two private lakes to a seafront property with direct access to the Florida Keys

53 Contentment Island Road

Five homes in remote places

From the Connecticut property once owned by Charles Lindbergh to a coastal farm in Scotland’s Orkney Islands

Prima Luce, Montecito, California, US, $23.5m

Five high-end homes with literary links

From the home that inspired Charles Dickens’ ‘Bleak House’ to a palazzo in Venice where Henry James finished a novella


Five pieds-à-terre in city centres

From a two-bedroom apartment near Chicago’s Magnificent Mile to a one-bedroom flat close to Moscow’s Red Square

Château Soligny

Six homes with stylish wine cellars

From a 19th-century château on the French Riviera to a renovated family home in a suburb of Cape Town

Impruneta Castle, Florence, Tuscany, Italy, €15m

Five homes decorated with frescoes

From a 16th-century castle in Florence to a neoclassical-style villa near downtown Los Angeles

Within the woodlands of Quiet Lake, New Canaan, Connecticut, US

Five homes in the woods

From a Tudor style-mansion in Connecticut to a contemporary villa in a tropical forest in Phuket

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Thatched Cottage, Mill End Reach, Hambleden, Henley onThames,

Five high-end homes on the waterfront

From a thatched cottage overlooking the river Thames to a villa built into the cliffs on the island of Menorca

Residencial El Sueño, Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain

Five swell homes for surfing enthusiasts

From a five-bedroom villa in Hawaii to an oceanfront home in Australia near one of the world’s most dangerous waves

Five homes perfect for opera lovers

From an oceanfront property east of Sydney Opera House to a villa near Salzburg’s Great Festival Hall

Five homes near major art fairs

From an apartment in a 15th-century palazzo in Venice to a 10-bedroom Swiss mansion handy for Art Basel

Five homes for sailing enthusiasts

From a waterfront villa in Mallorca to a Florida home in Fort Lauderdale

Five elegant home conversions

From a riverbank windmill in Connecticut to a French equestrian estate and a former school in rural Ireland

Five beach retreats for sale

From a clifftop villa on Ibiza to a home on California’s Laguna Beach, a favourite with Hollywood royalty

Five homes with boat moorings

From a sprawling estate in the Bahamas to a six-bedroom house in the English sailing village of Bosham

Five homes perfect for tennis fans

From a $45m property in Los Angeles with a floodlit grass court to a house near the Wimbledon Championships

Five homes with music festivals nearby

From a futuristic home designed for comedian and actor Bob Hope and his wife to a manor house dating from the 15th century

Five renovation projects for sale

From a group of stone buildings in Tuscany to a rare seafront plot overlooking the bay of Sol de Mallorca

Five homes perfect for football fans

From an oceanfront penthouse in Rio to a UK family home with Premiership footballers as neighbours