Claudia Schiffer's £26m Majorca mansion and Greek getaway with helipad among Rightmove's most viewed overseas homes

CLAUDIA Schiffer's former mansion in Majorca and a Greek island getaway with its own helipad are among the most viewed properties on Rightmove.

Daydreaming Brits longing for a life of luxury in the sun are behind an 18 per cent jump this year in people looking at the website's overseas section.

The most sought after des res at the moment is a huge ranch and equestrian facility in California on sale for £30million.

Others include a high-rise apartment with sweeping views over Manhattan, and a one-of-a-kind architectural retreat on Canada's Atlantic coast.

Rightmove's Tim Bannister said: "It's been an unusual 12 months for the overseas market as people have been restricted from flying abroad for much of the year.

"However, we've still seen enormous interest in overseas property this year, and in fact there's been an 18 per cent annual increase in the number of users on our overseas site in 2020.

"So there definitely remains a huge appetite among the British public to view homes overseas.

"From a magnificent New York apartment to a palatial Greek mansion, these five properties are pretty special."

California ranch – £30m

The most popular overseas home on Rightmove is this sprawling estate set on 4,600 acres in Santa Ynez, north of Santa Barbara.

The main residence has six en-suite bedrooms and nine bathrooms. 

Horse lovers will be drawn by the equestrian centre and 11-stall barn.

There are also outdoor entertaining areas, a sparkling swimming pool, a huge wine cellar and a gym.

And a helipad means you can zip down to LA in no time.

Rhodes getaway – £1.9m

Another one with its own helipad, this majestic bungalow with spacious formal gardens is in Ialysos, on Greek island Rhodes. 

The 4,585 sq ft main house has five bedrooms – one with the all-important walk-in wardrobe. 

It has a home cinema, an infinity pool, a three-car garage and a Smart Home security system controlled via the internet. 

New York high-rise – £19m

Manhattan's sky high property prices mean this apartment will set you back almost £19million.

The main selling point is the panoramic floor-to-ceiling view over Central Park and the Hudson River.

You also get six bedrooms spread over two wings, formal and informal dining rooms, a state of the art kitchen and a large entrance gallery.

And as it is part of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, you also get 24-hour concierge, room service, chamber maids, and access to the pool and spa. 

Model home in Majorca – £26m

This 12-bedroom mansion also comes comes with spectacular views from its clifftop perch in Camp de Mar, on Spanish isle Majorca.

Made up of three villas, this estate is accessed through an exclusive road that gives owners total privacy and maximum security. 

Live like former owner Claudia Schiffer as you soak up the sun on the terraces or have a dip in the infinity pool.

It has underfloor heating for winter and air conditioning for summer, and automatic irrigation to keep the sprawling gardens green. 

Nova Scotia 'one of a kind' – £2.2m 

If you can make do with only four bedrooms, this architecturally unique property could be your dream home.

Renowned designer Erla Laurie built it for herself on the site of an abandoned military observation tower near Halifax, Nova Scotia.

It has soaring ceilings and glass walls giving 360 degree views of the rugged Atlantic cliffs and 2.7 acres of private gardens.

It could be yours for £2.15million. 

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