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The world’s most luxurious lodges for sale

MALDIVES

Location: The Ocean Flower

Guide price: from £617,000

Agent: Christie’s Real Estate (0096 0333 6664)

For many, the Maldives remains the ultimate holiday destination: a chain of tiny islands with turquoise sea and almost nothing to do except read, swim, eat and chill out. This amazing development has 185 plots in a range of sizes, sitting neatly on the surface of the water. The biggest, the Imperial Maldivian, has four bedrooms. A five-star hotel provides all modern amenities, and also lets you rent out your property when you are back home checking in at the office.

FRANCE

Location: Megève, French Alps

Guide price: £5.93m

Agent: Knight Frank (020 7629 8171)

An alpine chalet is the quintessential wooden holiday home. You might associate the Alps with skiing, but it is just as agreeable during the summer. Many ski-lifts are still operational, allowing for great walks or access to mountaintop restaurants. This stunning new five-bedroom home comes with plenty of distractions, including a cinema, swimming pool and sauna.

FRANCE

Location: Pyrenees Atlantiques

Guide price: £271,000

Agent: Leggett Immobilier (0870 011 5151)

Set at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains in south-west France, this modern home has great views of the idyllic surrounding scenery. It has been architect-designed to make the most of the space, too. There are three bedrooms, and a high-level of eco-efficiency, so you can rest safe in the knowledge that your holiday home is as green inside as the surrounding countryside.

FRANCE

Location: St Tropez

Guide price: £1.09m

Agent: Chesterton Humberts (020 3040 8210)

Holiday spots don’t come more glitzy or glamorous than St Tropez. This architect-designed villa is made from stone and wood, and set in beautiful gardens with an infinity pool. There are two bedrooms and a workshop which could be used as a third bedroom. Terraces surround the house, so you can catch the rays whatever time of day it is.

FRANCE

Location: Chamonix

Guide price: £2.82m

Agent: Winkworth (020 7870 7181)

This lovely five-bedroom chalet is in Chamonix, the heart of summer alpine hillwalking and a great ski area. Though the resort is traditional, the interior is firmly contemporary, offering great mountain views with the cosiness of underfloor heating.

UNITED STATES

Location:Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Guide price: £1.81m

Agent: Lila Delman (020 7467 5330)

The ultimate in New England holiday chic, this beachside home is only an hour from Boston and three hours from Manhattan. It has four bedrooms and five bathrooms, with an interior designed by Ralph Lauren. Facilities in the development include a marina, fitness centre and tennis courts, as well as bars and restaurants. Not to mention the Atlantic Ocean, ebbing and flowing over the sand.

FRANCE

Location: Les Contamines, Haute-Savoie

Guide price: £1.42m

Agent: Winkworth (0207 870 7181)

This four-bedroom house has great access to the ski slopes and is convenient for walking in the summer. The central heating can be controlled by mobile phone, so you can make sure the house is cosy by the time you get off the slopes.

UNITED STATES

Location:Quincy, California

Guide price:£10.3m

Agent: Savills (020 7016 3740)

Hidden away in the Plumas National Forest, this ranch comes with 11 ponds, a lake and four creeks, providing fishing, kayaking and fantastic wildlife viewing. The hand-crafted log home has six bedrooms and 9,000 sq ft of living space.

AUSTRIA

Location: Zell am See

Guide price: £722,000

Agent: Mark Warner (020 7692 0786)

Every winter sports fan dreams of a ski-in, ski-out home, and that’s exactly what this is. In summer, of course, it’s stroll-in, stroll-out. It has five bedrooms, and is just 10 minutes walk from picturesque Lake Zell.

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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