With a modern infrastructure and a reliance on traditional hospitality, Austria has arguably the most year round appeal of all the Alpine countries.
A European home is a vote for variety. With ancient civilisations, modern museums and a total of 51 independent countries no other continent packs in quite the same extraordinary geographical range and cultural heritage.
Choose between a Parisian apartment in an elegant Haussmann apartment steps from the Seine, a villa on Marbella’s Golden Mile with a view over the Mediterranean or a slope-side chalet in the Swiss Alps.
Access across Europe is good with modern airports and an ever-improving high-speed rail network.
The Channel Islands are a group of islands in the English Channel clustered off the coast of Normandy in France.
Between the Balkans and central Europe, Croatia shows off architectural and cultural legacies from ancient Rome, Venice and Vienna.
A little bit of Britain in the south of Spain, Gibraltar is a self-financing, self-governing British Overseas Territory with a can-do, business-friendly economy.
Greece is the cradle of Western Civilisation, a place of outrageous myths filled with Gods and giants where daily life is based on simple pleasures.
Ireland is a place of music and myths, of quiet rural beauty and, on occasion, monstrous rainfall with a justifiable reputation as one of Europe’s most welcoming countries.
Culture, heritage, architecture and cutting-edge design combine perfectly in Italy, the European country with a languid Mediterranean lifestyle.
Monaco is the second smallest country in the world but it offers excellent schools and a secure, sophisticated and healthy lifestyle.
Portugal is a favourite for family-focused holiday homes where active outdoor fans of all ages are spoilt for choice.
The Russian Federation is the world’s largest nation covering nine time zones and geography from deserts to mountains to dynamic cities.
From flamenco to fiestas, Andalucían white hill villages to Barcelona’s Las Ramblas, Spain offers up a treasure trove of beauty and cultural highlights.
Switzerland with its winning combination of natural beauty and economic stability has proved a perennial favourite for international property purchasers.