Hadspen House, Somerset, UK, £13m
Where Two miles outside Castle Cary, a small town in south-west England. The town has a regular train service to London Paddington and is approximately 13 miles from Gillingham, which has direct trains to London Waterloo. London is around 150 miles away on the M3 motorway.
What A Grade II*-listed estate dating from 1687 and set in approximately 852 acres of land. The nine-bedroom main house comes with a swimming pool, formal gardens, wine cellar, several farm buildings and eight cottages for guests and staff.
Why Cooks will enjoy the spacious kitchen, which has granite worktops, flagstone flooring, a double-oven Aga and a walk-in pantry.
Who Knight Frank, www.knightfrank.com, tel: +44 20 7861 1440
Palm Point, Jolly Harbour, Antigua, $5.5m
Where On North Finger beach on the island’s west coast, around 10km from the capital St John’s and 15km from VC Bird International Airport.
What A 10,000 sq ft, six bedroom beachfront villa that includes landscaped gardens, a helicopter pad and mooring for a large yacht.
Why The open-plan layout is perfect for entertaining and the 27ft x 33ft kitchen was designed with parties in mind. Amenities include a Viking range cooker, a Sub-Zero fridge, two wine coolers and two dishwashers.
Who Savills International, www.savills.com/international, tel: +44 20 7016 3814
Stacumny House, County Kildare, Ireland, €5m
Where In Celbridge, on the river Liffey, 18km west of central Dublin and around 35 minutes’ drive from Dublin airport.
What An eight-bedroom, eight-bathroom house set in six acres. Renovated last year, the property includes a 90-seat theatre, a 65ft pool, tennis court, sauna, gym and three houses for guests and staff.
Why In addition to the impressive farmhouse kitchen that comes with an Aga and top-of-the-range appliances, the property has its very own Irish pub.
Who Christie’s International Real Estate, www.christiesrealestate.com, tel: +353 1 237 6300
La Croix des Gardes, Cannes, France, €3.2m
Where Just outside central Cannes, in the south of France, around two minutes’ walk from the Mediterranean Sea and 10 minutes’ drive from Cannes-Mandelieu Airport.
What A three-bedroom apartment with a terrace and views of a nearby park.
Why The open-plan kitchen was recently refurbished in a contemporary style with black granite worktops. It is valued at €80,000 and comes with a range of Miele and Gaggenau appliances.
Who Beauchamp Estates, www.beauchamp.com, tel: +33 4 93 94 45 45
81 Horatio Street, New York City, US, $20m
Where In Manhattan’s West Village, around 20 miles from JFK airport.
What A six-storey townhouse dating from 1870. The 7,000 sq ft, six-bedroom property, which was renovated this year, includes a gym, wine cellar, landscaped garden and rooftop Jacuzzi.
Why The house, in an area with upscale restaurants and food shops, is ideal for gourmands. It has two open-plan kitchens, each with black walnut flooring, Miele appliances and marble countertops.
Who New York Sotheby’s International Realty, www.sothebyshomes.com, tel: +1 212 431 2427