Holiday homes

Tuscany's best kept-secret: the Maremma coast

The Maremma, just over an hour from Pisa and 90 minutes north of Rome, is already loved by Italian holidaymakers - and now British second-home buyers are discovering this rugged coastline.

Live the Carribean dream: flats from £174k in prime Barbados

The location of choice for billionaires, with famous residents including Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Dragons' Den star Peter Jones, Barbados has finest hotels and most luxurious homes. Now, just a short distance from the island's prime west coast, new-build flats are for sale from £174k. 

Four top holiday homes destinations

Thirty years on from the arrival of low-cost airfares to Europe, our travel expectations have changed. Cheaper flights and more routes also broaden the choice of holiday home destinations — here’s our pick of some of the hottest.