Around the world: The best of the rest

Colonial style: Springcourt, Christchurch, Barbados

Price: from £240,000

They say: An exclusive development of one- to three-bedroom units built recently on Barbados’s southwest coast.

We say: This secluded, colonial-style resort is near popular Rockley Bay. Interiors are simple but spacious and there are good communal facilities.


Haussmann housing: Montpellier, France

Price: £320,000

They say: Renovated, three-bedroom apartment with study and airy living room in a Haussmann-style building.

We say: Stylish and roomy property with original 19th-century marble fireplaces and parquet flooring. Located in the heart of one of France’s nicest cities.


Prestigious Palma: Anchorage, Mallorca

Price: £507,400

They say: This two-bed townhouse in a prestigious community near Palma has sea views and access to a private beach.

We say: Mallorca hasn’t lost its sheen and these attractive properties are sought after by buyers wanting an exclusive, clubby atmosphere.