Homes with walled gardens

The Castle of Todi, Perugia, Italy

From an 11th-century watchtower in Italy to a restored, five-storey brownstone house in Manhattan

La Mesa Drive in Santa Monica

Homes for golf aficionados

From a property near the home of the US Masters to an English estate with a championship-length golf course

A 12-bedroom property

Homes for horseracing fans

From an estate close to Mallorca’s Hipòdrom Son Pardo to an English manor house near Aintree, home of the Grand National

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

Feast your eyes: homes for foodies

From a flat near Barcelona’s La Boqueria market to a home in an English village with two Michelin-starred restaurants

A fully furnished three-bedroom home
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High-end homes for wildlife enthusiasts

From a villa in a Mexican mangrove forest to a seafront property in Ireland perfect for watching dolphins

Monte del Duque, Casares, Andalucía, Spain

Hunting estates

From a private game farm in South Africa to a property that offers one of the best high bird shoots in the UK

Four-bedroom family home

Homes with roof gardens

Five properties, from a former palace in the centre of Mallorca’s capital to a penthouse on the Côte d’Azur

A six-bedroom contemporary home

Star quality: homes with movie magic

From Bruce Willis’s $19.9m ‘hacienda’ in Beverly Hills to Catherine Deneuve’s 10-bedroom château near Paris

Penthouse, Vogans Mill Wharf, Bermondsey, London

Upmarket homes with panoramic views

From a three-storey penthouse with a 360-degree view of London to a villa looking out on Ibiza’s Old Town

Laguna, Little Cayman, Cayman Islands, Caribbean
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Romantic escapes

Ideal retreats for couples, including a beachfront property and a secluded house set in private woodland

Homes for fans of Six Nations rugby

The selection includes a 12th-century castle in Italy and a refurbished Victorian house in Ireland

Off-piste living: homes near ski resorts

Mountain properties, including a chalet in Val d’Isère with a shooting range and a villa in the Cairngorms, Scotland

Homes near Unesco world heritage sites

High-end properties, from a palace in Ibiza’s old town to a log cabin close to Yellowstone National Park

Food for thought – homes with great kitchens

An Italian villa used as a celebrity chef’s cookery school and a pop-up bakery in London

Prime homes in remote locations

Five secluded properties, from a converted olive mill in France to a private Scottish island

Perfect pit stops

Five properties for fans of motor racing, from Jacques Villeneuve’s lakeside home to a villa in Monaco

New-build homes offer a fresh start

Five high-end properties, including a clifftop villa in Mallorca and an unusual French farmhouse

High-altitude and high-end

Five upmarket properties, including Billy Connolly’s castle in the Scottish Highlands and a Swiss ski chalet

Perfect properties for cycling fans

Five homes near popular areas for cyclists, including an old coffee-roasting house in Amsterdam

Properties transformed into contemporary homes

A villa that used to be a water-cleaning pump house in Côte d’Azur and a penthouse in London that was the former UK headquarters of Paramount Pictures