Luxury holiday homes in Europe

What makes a holiday home luxurious? It doesn't have to be a showy mansion in the South of France, or on a desert island. For many it is a more thoughtful concept: somewhere special, spoiling and exclusive.

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Buying in Spain

Despite stiff competition from ever-more far-flung destinations, Spain remains the number-one choice for British property buyers, who are drawn to its great weather, ease of access and a good infrastructure