The most expensive properties attracting views online

Revealed: The dream properties Britons most wish they could escape to including a £102 million Venetian Palace in Cannes and a penthouse overlooking Central Park

  • Britons stuck at home due to Covid are looking at international luxury real estate for some property escapism
  • British property letting agency Mashroom have looked at which properties were getting most hits on Zoopla
  • French riviera villa priced at £102million and £47million Central Park apartment are most popular properties 
  • Australian ranch with own vineyard, priced at $14.4million and £11million Greek island villa also popular hits

After a year spent stuck at home without the possibility of a holiday for many, it’s no surprise Britons are looking at international real estate as a form of escapism.

From a French villa with picturesque beaches on the doorstep, to a Manhattan apartment with skyline views and an Australian chateau with its own vineyard, property letting agency Mashroom has revaled the glamorous properties that are catching the eye of people in the UK, 

It found a villa located on the French Riviera priced at £102million is the ultimate property fantasy for Britons, while city lovers turn to New York high-rises, with a priceless view over Central Park, marble staircases and open plan living spaces, available from £47million. 

Looking through Zoopla, the research team identified the most popular dwellings in Europe, North America and Oceania. In Italy and Greece, seaside villas up to £22million are also a hit, boasting lavish pools overlooking the Mediterranean for some well deserved rest in the sunshine. 

Mashroom found that 52 per cent of Britons had turned to sites like Zoopla in the past year to look at properties outside of the country and 16 per cent have admitted being addicted to ‘property porn’, with a third blaming it on the pandemic.

Fuelled by the popularity of Escape to the Chateua, France is the most-wanted location, racking up 7,000 searches from UK property hunters a month, followed by the US and Australia.   

1. Nine-bed Venetian Palace, Cannes, France – £102,953,056

Zoopla and British property letting agency Mashroom have looked into the international properties getting the most attention online. Pictured: one of the reception rooms of a Palatial villa in Cannes, France, on sale for £102.8million

The villa, located on the French Riviera coastline, was inspired by Byzantium and Venetian architecture. It also has its own tennis court, pictured left

This palatial home benefits from high ceilings and welcomes plenty of light. It also includes nine bedrooms with en-suits and independent staff accommodation. Pictured: the lounge 

The incredible house comes with its very own nightclub and a bar, pictured, perfect for sleepless nights of entertaining guests

This beautiful property is located just by the buzzing Cannes, where the Film Festival takes place yearly and attracts celebs from all over the world. The palatial property comprises 3,000 sq metres of luxury on grounds amounting to 5.9 acres of land by the coast. 

It was inspired by the architecture of the Byzantium period and the Palais Vénitien in Venice, and its facade is supported by grand classical columns. 

Once you enter the property, you go down a manicured driveway leading to a fountain, sure to impress any guest.  The palace offers beautiful views onto the green surrounding gardens and the wild French Riviera. 

On top of several spacious reception rooms allowing for formal and informal entertainment, it includes nine bedroom suites, a home cinema, a nightclub and am impressively large walk-in cellar. There is a private tennis court at the house, which also comes with a gym, sauna, and a swimming pool. 

The home’s own glamorous cinema, pictured. Other amenities include a nightclub and am impressively large walk-in cellar, perfect for entertaining 

The villa comes complete with an indoor pool, pictured, and a heated outdoor pool, as well as its own gym, for endless days of pampering at home

The Venetian palace has a beautiful dining and reception room located under a veranda ceiling allowing lots of light to come in. The property also counts a lake and some woodland overlooking the coast, providing some lovely scenery for walks

The property also counts a lake and some woodland overlooking the coast, providing some lovely scenery for walks. 

There is independent staff accommodation on the property, and the villa is fitted with state of the art technology, including home automation, air con and other features are available at a tap of the finger on your smartphone. 

Once a year, Cannes welcomes the International Film Festival and becomes a hub for celebrities and film magnates from around the globe.  But the French Riviera offers many wild areas yet to be explored if you’d rather stay away from the buzzing streets. 

2. 18-bed Cannes compound, France – £55,766,239

The dining room, pictured, of a modern compound priced at £55.7million and located in the sought-after Basse Californie district of Cannes 

The modern property is located a stone throw away from the hustle of Canne city centre, but is secluded enough to provide total intimacy

The property comes with an infinity pool, pictured, overlooking the city and its riviera. It also has a private tennis court and parking space for eight cars

The bay windows propped around the house offer an almost 360 view of Cannes and its surroundings, and breath-taking views of the coastline, pictured

This modern property offers views on the Cannes skyline, while being private enough to be the perfect quiet getaway home – located in the Basse Californie district of the French city, a sought after neighbourhood near the centre.  

Cannes welcomes the International Film Festival every summer and its streets are studded with celebrities, but this secluded villa by the coast promises tranquillity and a relaxing atmosphere away from the hustle. 

The home boasts 18 bedrooms, 18 bathrooms and seven reception rooms for entertaining, as well as 2.4 acres of land, which include a private tennis court, parking for eight cars and a swimming pool with an infinity edge looking over the coast and the Mediterranean Sea. 

Offering glamorous decor, the main building comprises eight bedrooms and bathrooms with a further 10 bedrooms within the outbuildings for guests or staff.

The lavish and spacious lounges and dining room have bay windows overlooking the coast and Cannes city centre and the property is secluded enough that you don’t have to worry about neighbours peering through your windows. 

3. Four-bed Central Park West penthouse, New York – £47,536,170

In the US, this Manhattan apartment overlooking Central Park West, pictured, which would cost a potential buyer $47.5million, was the most eye-catching property 

The apartment is the penthouse floor of a high-rise building with 24 hour security, a concierge service and a communal pool and spa suite. Pictured: the bathroom overlooking the park

The lavish apartment is fitted with a macaubas stone staircase (pictured) leading to the upper floor and a private terrace overlooking the city 

City folk will delight in this penthouse overlooking Central Park in the heart of Manhattan with bronze finishing and skyline views.  

The four-bedrooms, five-bathrooms duplex apartment is located on the top floor of a high-rise building and comes with 24 hour security, a concierge service and a communal pool as well as a spa suite and a fitness centre. 

The building also counts its own private dining room and chef’s catering kitchen, as well as a lounge for residents and meeting rooms, while the lavish apartment is fitted with a macaubas stone staircase leading to the upper floor and a private terrace overlooking the city. 

It was made with traditional and quality materials, designed around a central entrance gallery. There is oak parquet floors on the lower floor, with high ceilings topping 14 feet and bay windows framed in bronze overlooking the park. The living-room spans the width of the tower and offers a panoramic view over the city. 

All appliances are fitted into the kitchen, including convection and steam ovens, a gas range with pot filler and vented hood, a fully integrated coffee machine, dishwasher and a side-by-side refrigerator and freezer.

A guest bedroom, a full bath finished in cristallo gold quartzite, and a powder room complete with jewel onyx stone vanity and walls can be found on the lower floor. 

The upper floor can be either accessed through the oval staircase or a lift, and counts four bedrooms, including the master bedroom, which comes with its own sitting room, a wet bar, two dressing halls and an expansive walk-in closet. A library is also located on the floor, overlooking the panoramic view. 

5. Seven-bed villa, Punta Volpe, Porto Rotondo, Sardinia, Italy – £22,347,686 

A seven bed coastal villa located in Sardinia, Italy and priced at £22,347,686 was one of the country’s most sought-after properties. Pictured: the dining-room and lounge area

The house’s rooms are all located on one level and marry rustic charm with modern amenities. Pictured: one of the master bedrooms with rustic furniture and a four post bed  

The house’s terrace leads to the pool and the lawn. It is large and seemingly the perfect place to host dinner al-fresco, as well as offering a great location for summertime entertaining

This secluded villa is located near Porto Rotondo, on the waterfront near the Mediterranean, and benefits from its own private dock, as well as being close to a part-rock, part-sand beach which is accessible through the garden.  

A master bedroom as well as six double bedrooms are located on the main floor, all with en-suite bathrooms. On the sea-front side, a large terrace creates the perfect summer haunt, with all the equipment needed for outdoor dining for up to 16 guests with a barbecue, a pizza oven and a professional stone. 

The bedroom and lounge area are furnished with rustic taste and the large windows bathe the rooms in light. Close to the seafront, the villa has its own outdoor pool. The house also has a wellness suite, a gym and a massage room. 

A look at the property’s large lounge and living-room. The glamorous villa offers a large study, living area as well as a fully equipped kitchen 

Located on the waterfront, the villa has its own pool and a private dock and its garden is peppered with little alcoves, perfect for intimate evenings 

An aerial view of the villa, which is located near a part-sand, part-stone beach that is easily accessible, as well as its own private dock

The villa also offers a study and a large lounge, as well as a large fully equipped kitchen with two fridges, two dish-washers and a wine fridge, perfect for entertaining.  

A staff apartment that consists of one double-room with its own kitchen and living-room is available on the house’s lower floor.  

The beautiful garden is bordered with nature and peppered with small alcoves which convey a private and intimate atmosphere throughout the property. 

6. One-bed château, Australia – £14,460,500

This one bedroom home on the Mornington Peninsula in Australia is located an hour drive away from Melbourne and is perfect for anyone looking to own their own vineyard. Pictured: One of the reception rooms

The modern compound is surrounded by vines and buying the house means securing the property’s renowned wine label and tasting rooms 

The one bedroom opens to the home’s terrace, which overlooks the vineyard. The property includes three receptions rooms for entertaining, and its holding comprises 57 acres of land

For the solitary minds thirsting for a remote paradise, this stunning property in Australia counts only one bedroom and its own vineyard. 

Built on 2,482,920 sq. ft, the property is surrounded by the Australian wilderness on the Mornington Peninsula and is located near Rosebud and Dromana beaches. 

Overlooking the sea, the lavish home is only one hour away from Melbourne by car, and includes three receptions rooms for entertaining, as well as 57 acres of land. 

Buying the one bedroom château also means securing its productive vineyard, which has its own renowned label and cellar. 

A look at the home’s bar. It also comes with a pagoda and a terrace for wine testing, there are eight bathrooms on the property for guests of the vineyard 

One of the properties’ water room with handicapable features, including an easily accessible sink and an Italian shower, with a window overlooking the vineyard

While the vineyard adds some rustic flair to the property, is it decorated with comfort in mind, with wooden floors in the reception rooms and carpeted floors in the bedroom.  The fully-equipped modern kitchen comes with a central island and offers plenty of cooking space. 

The main reception overlooks the sea, offering unmatched views that will impress any guest. A large fireplace cosies up the overall atmosphere.  The house is also equipped with disabled features such as ramps, which make it more accessible. 

Outside of the home, there is a large veranda for potential wine tasting events or family barbecues.  There are also eight bathrooms for guests and visitors hoping to take a stroll around the vineyard. 

7. 12-bed villa, Ionian Islands, Greece – £11,029,317

In sunny Greece, this stunning villa, priced at £11million, overlooks the sea of the Ionian Islands and comprises 12 rooms and a pool (pictured)

The charming property is made of three different buildings: the main house, a guest villa and a smaller villa. Pictured: one of the reception rooms 

On top of stunning views and comfortable bedrooms, the glamorous multi-million pound villa also has its own gym (pictured), a steam room and an infinity swimming pool 

The property is light and airy, thanks to its windows overlooking the coast. The three buildings were built in local stone, in keeping with its surroundings, but its interiors, pictured, were decorated to a modern standard

One of the cheaper options on the multi-million pound list, this breathtaking villa in Agni, on the Ionian Islands, in Greece on the coast of Corfu, has also attracted a lot of attention. 

The secluded home is surrounded by wilderness and benefits from a private beach and an infinity pool overlooking the Mediterranean.  

The home, called Anassa, consists of three properties overall. The main house is about 620 sq.m, built on 7113 sq.m of ground. It also includes a 187 sq.m villa and a smaller 68 sq.m villa on 1,985 sq.m of land. 

On top of these three compounds, there is an additional garage – which is equipped with a lift leading to the main house and guest abode – and utility areas.  

One of the 12 bedrooms, which overlook the waterfront, with wooden floors throughout and a four post bed with linen curtains 

One of the many reception rooms available at the property, with lilac curtains, a cream carpet and a stunning fireplace, as well as lilac and yellow velvet furniture 

An aerial view of the villas and the surrounding landscape, including its infinity pool and the stone pathway leading to a secluded cove offering an incomparable view of the waterfront

The villas were built with local stone to remain in keeping with the traditional seaside surroundings.   There are six bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms in the main house, as well as a steam room, a gym and a cinema for entertaining.

The house has a rustic feel thanks to the terrace carved into its stone, but it was painted and decorated with pastel colours throughout, which provide a relaxing atmosphere. Thanks to bay windows, the focus for any visitor is on the beautiful views of the sea and the coast.

The second villa, which can serve for guests, boasts four bedrooms, including three en-suites that also overlook the bay. The smaller villa is also complete with a fully equipped kitchen, and a lounge with a large fireplace, plus a studio apartment on the first floor. 

Outside, there is a patio with a barbecue area for al fresco dining, and the decked terrace leads to the infinity pool with a spectacular view of the sea. It also leads to a small private cove, the perfect spot to sunbathe, relax and taste the waters.

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