Hot property: party pads

Villa, Beauvallon, Saint-Maxime, France €3.675m

Where: On the Côte d’Azur, southeast France, 10km from St Tropez and 95km from Nice international airport.

What: A contemporary five-bedroom villa with outdoor pool and 250 sq metres of gardens.

Why: A 20-minute drive from the beaches of St Tropez, the villa, with its large open-plan living room opening out on to the raised swimming pool area, is a perfect place to carry on the party atmosphere.

Who: A&K International Estates,, tel: +44 20 7190 7714

The Astor, Berkshire, England, UK, £4.95m

Where: In Cliveden Deep, near Cookham, southeast England, 15 miles from Heathrow and 30 miles from central London.

What: A contemporary six-bedroom, 11,420 sq ft home with two detached barns in the grounds of the former Cliveden Estate, now a hotel.

Why: Perfect for parties, this open-plan home is built around a “central entertainment hub”, comprising a cinema room, reception area, drawing room and dining space. The Astor also has a mezzanine bar and wine cellar big enough for 1,530 bottles.

Who: Knight Frank,, tel: +44 20 7629 8171; and Hamptons, tel: +44 1494 672 969

Windsor Park Hall, Surrey, UK, £35m

Where: In Ascot, southeast England, 10 miles from Heathrow and 23 miles from central London.

What: A 10-bedroom, 30,000 sq ft country house with tennis court and helicopter pad in seven acres.

Why: The lower-ground floor has a bowling alley, 12-seater cinema room and a dedicated entertainment suite that can be used to host functions or dances for more than 100 people.

Who: Savills,, tel: +44 20 7499 8644

Villa Sa Contissa, Sardinia, Costa Smeralda, Italy, €20m

Where: In the northeast of the island of Sardinia, 35km north of Costa Smeralda international airport.

What: A nine-bedroom, 1,000 sq metre villa with gym, spa, home cinema and outside dining space.

Why: The villa is ideal for pool parties. It has an inside living room space that opens out on to the covered patio and 130 sq ft swimming pool.

Who: ImmobilSarda, exclusive affiliate of Christie’s Real Estate,, tel: +39 0789 909 000

Penthouse, 2628 Broadway, Manhattan, US, $12.5m

Where: On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, 20 minutes’ drive from LaGuardia and 35 minutes’ drive from JFK international airports.

What: A four-bedroom, 4,000 sq ft penthouse apartment with floor-to-ceiling windows on all sides with views over Manhattan.

Why: The 31ft x 15ft living room doubles as a games room and includes a billiard table, arcade video game and bar that – as well as all the art work – are included in the sale.

Who: Halstead Property,, tel: +1 212 381 2219

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