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Chatham Jewel, Massachusetts, US, $25m

Where: On the Chatham shoreline, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Monomoy Islands, 90 miles from Boston, 38 miles from Provincetown Municipal airport (where daily flights take 20 minutes to Boston Logan international airport).

What: Designed by the Cape Cod-based architects Nicholaeff Architecture, this six-bedroom home, with six en-suite bathrooms and a lift, comprises nearly 11,000 sq ft of living space. The sixth bedroom is located in an exterior circular carriage house. There are multiple decks and dining terraces, as well as an infinity pool, spa, staff quarters and a boat dock.

Why: Located on the lower level is a wine cave for storing and ageing wine. It is big enough to hold more than 400 bottles, and features a wine cabinet, cold storage and ornate trompe l’oeil ceilings.

Who: Christie’s International Real Estate, www.christiesrealestate.com, tel: +1 212 468 7140


The Manor House, Fyfield, Oxfordshire, UK, £6.25m

Where: Eight miles southwest of Oxford, from where trains to London Paddington take about an hour, and 52 miles from Heathrow airport.

What: A recently renovated 14th-century manor house with 8,300 sq ft of living space, six bedrooms, four bathrooms and a separate two-bedroom cottage, set within the six acres of land.

Why: Through a Cotswoldstone archway in the main house are two climate-controlled cellars, able to store 600 bottles in 100 oak display drawers. The wine cellar was formerly used as a vault for holding rare paintings and books.

Who: Savills, www.savills.com, tel: +44 20 7016 3780


St Paul De Vence, Côte d’Azur, South of France, €7.6m

Where: Within the domain of Les Hauts de Saint Paul, 9km from the sea, and 18km from Nice international airport.

What: A villa with five bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, and a two-bedroom staff apartment. The property comes with a hectare of land, featuring landscaped gardens, pool and terraces.

Why: Fifty metres from the house, in a recreational area with a dance floor and media room, is a ground-floor wine room, capable of holding 3,000 bottles. The bottles are displayed behind a glass panel, backlit by Lutron lighting with mood-enhancing colours.

Who: Knight Frank, www.knightfrank.com, tel: +44 20 7861 5034


Serenity, St James, Barbados, $15m

Where: In Lancaster Ridge, west of the island overlooking its “Platinum Coast”, 17 miles from Grantley Adams airport.

What: An eight-bedroom house, built using traditional coral stone, with 13,500 sq ft of living space. In the grounds are a guest cottage, gym, games room, gazebo and infinity pool with a swim-up bar.

Why: As well as two wine stores in the dining room, holding 250 bottles each, there is a large wine cellar on the lower ground floor that can store up to 1,000 bottles. All are temperature controlled.

Who: Savills, www.savills.co.uk, tel: +44 20 7016 3740


Villa Sparta, Fiesole, Tuscany, Italy, €4.9m

Where: In the hills overlooking Florence, 10km from the international airport, a five-minute walk from Fiesole centre.

What: A six-bedroom, five-bathroom, 579 sq metre apartment on the ground floor of a former palace, once owned by the Queen Mother of Romania. The property has a formal, Italianate garden with a limonaia and greenhouse.

Why: The original wine cellar on the lower ground floor measures 538 sq ft and can store more than 1,000 bottles.

Who: Cluttons Italy, www.cluttonsitaly.com, tel: +39 075 845 0100

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