Your money can go much further overseas and, this week, we’re taking a look at some of the best properties on the market, from converted windmills and seafront apartments to village houses and high-spec condos.

Mar Menor, Costa Cálida, Spain

Click on the image to view this property.

Click on the image to view this property.

If you’re looking for a lock-up-and-leave holiday home with all amenities and leisure activities on your doorstep, this one could be for you. Priced at just €56,600, the apartment is situated right on the Calella Mar Menor Golf Resort, with its 18-hole course and 5-star spa. It’s just 25 minutes from Murcia-Corvera Airport, making it ideal for weekend breaks. The property itself has one bedroom and an open-plan living space, with a balcony overlooking the landscaped communal gardens.

Find out how to purchase in Spain with your free Buying Guide, written by industry experts.

Callosa de Segura, Alicante, Spain

Click on the image to view this property.

Click on the image to view this property.

It’s a good rule of thumb that if you head inland, prices will be lower, and this property certainly bears that out. On the market for €88,000, it’s a three-bedroom townhouse, with a spacious tiled yard and its own solarium, offering fantastic mountain views. You have bars and restaurants within walking distance, and it’s just a five-minute drive to the nearest supermarket. As a plus, it’s still only a 30-minute drive to the nearest sandy beaches (Playa Els Tossals and Platja de la Babilònia), as well as 45 minutes to the airport.

Pilar de la Horadada, Alicante

Click on the image to view this property.

Click on the image to view this property.

If you do want to be closer to the sea, prices will be higher, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t find fantastic value properties if you have an agent who knows the local area on your side. For example, take these new townhouses, just five minutes’ drive from the beach and priced from €179,000. The ground floor has a light living/dining room opening out onto the garden and private pool, as well as one bedroom. There are two further bedrooms and two family bathrooms upstairs, and a solarium on the rooftop to make the most of the sunny weather.

Saint-Georges de Reintembault, Brittany, France

Click on the image to view this property.

Click on the image to view this property.

This pretty detached cottage sits in the heart of beautiful Ille-et-Vilaine and offers the best of French rural living. It’s fully restored, with a spacious living area with exposed beams and a stone-surround fireplace. You can enjoy open views of the surrounding countryside from the property, and it comes with a one acre of land and two large barns – enough for projects, but not too much as to become unmanageable. And the cost of this lifestyle? Just €97,000.

Luchapt, Poitou-Charentes, France

Click on the image to view this property.

Click on the image to view this property.

This four-bedroom village house is in excellent condition and boasts an expansive, well looked after garden of around 1,000m2. With four bedrooms and an office/study, there’s plenty of space on offer. Luchapt is a pretty little hamlet nestled on the border of the Charente and the Haute-Vienne, with its own mairie, boulangerie-épicérie and a small hotel. It’s on the market for €88,000.

Download your comprehensive France Buying Guide for everything you need to know about purchasing a French property. 

Chiché, Charente-Maritime, France

Click on the image to view this property.

Click on the image to view this property.

If you’re looking for a period property with plenty of character, this unique home certainly ticks all the boxes. A historic converted windmill, it has the potential to make a unique home or holiday let. The living room, separate kitchen, two bedrooms and shower room are distributed across four storeys, with panoramic views of the surrounding woodland.

Vaqueiros, Algarve, Portugal

Click on the image to view this property.

Click on the image to view this property.

This traditional village house is perfect for anyone looking for rural living in an authentically Portuguese village. It’s located in the hamlet of Vaqueiros, in the inland Algarve, and surrounded by open countryside. The property itself is a two-bedroom bungalow in good condition, on the market for €55,000. It comes with 203m2 of land and a small 27m2 outbuilding, currently used as a store.

Get your free copy of the Portugal Buying Guide – your free guide to everything you need to know about buying in Portugal.

Cabanas de Tavira, Algarve, Portugal

Click on the image to view this property.

Click on the image to view this property.

This apartment is in fantastic condition, with a modern open-plan kitchen/living/dining space and sea views for just €149,000. It’s just three minutes from the Ria Formosa and is within walking distance of restaurants, bars and services. Benamor Golf is close by, and it’s just a ten-minute drive to Tavira itself.

Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, Florida

Click on the image to view this property.

Click on the image to view this property.

Just over a mile from Walt Disney World, this split-level, two-bedroom condo would make a fantastic holiday home or investment, with an asking price of $165,000. Lake Buena Vista is a four-star resort with two pools, a gym, spa, restaurants, arcade and community stores. A shuttle takes you directly to Disney World. Another of our readers bought in this development in 2018 to rent it out as a holiday let, and is now seeing a 7% return.

Download your free, comprehensive USA Buying Guide to find out everything you need to know about purchasing property in the USA.

Haines City, Polk County, Florida

Click on the image to view this property.

Click on the image to view this property.

Central Florida can be surprisingly affordable, and this spacious four-bedroom, three-bathroom villa is on the market for $224,000. Newly decorated, it occupies a private corner lot and has its own screened swimming pool. With 1833ft2 of space, you certainly get a lot more for your money than back in the UK! While being a little further away from the major resorts helps to keep the price down, you can still be at Walt Disney World in fifteen minutes, Sea World in thirty minutes and Universal in 45.

Popular Guides

Download the Overseas Buying Guide today

The Overseas Buying Guide walks you through each stage involved in buying property overseas, and offers invaluable insights from expats and experts who understand the process. The guide will help you to:


  Ask the right questions
  Avoid losing money
  Avoid the legal pitfalls
  Move in successfully

Download your free guide to buying overseas

  • We handle your data with care and only ever as outlined in our Privacy Policy.

Share This