Lock Up and Leave

Lock Up and Leave

Tuesday 15th August 2023

Whether it be South of France, Florida, Florence, or further flung lands, one of the most popular requests we find across all budgets is for the ideal lock up and leave, holiday home property.

Picture this: a home that is readily reachable, ideally within an hour's journey from the airport. A home close to amenities. A home that is not just low maintenance and secure, but also special - a home that doesn't demand immediate attention, or perhaps just a little corner that you can embellish in your own time.

With this in mind; we have selected a few of our favourites currently listed by our partners for your consideration.  Some may have permissions for holidays lets too, should you wish to cover the running costs by renting your home a few weeks of the year, when you are not there.  Some of our partners may even be able to look after this for you. If this lifestyle sounds appealing to you, reach out to the Hamptons International team today. 



Closest to the UK, with a culture and lifestyle that appeals, Brits have an ongoing love for France. In particular, the South West is ideal for those looking for character homes with great value for money.

Villereal, Lot-et-Garonne

This gorgeous five bedroom mansion built circa 1720 has spacious rooms and gorgeous features throughout. There's a beautifully stocked garden, garage, barns and workrooms. The house lends itself to being transformed into a very elegant B&B. 

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Spain's connectivity, sunshine, blue flag beaches and more affordable lifestyle are some of the reasons it is the top location for tourism and overseas property purchases among the British. 

Pollensa, Mallorca

A lovely three bedroom seafront apartment in gorgeous Puerto Pollensa. The home is set on the pedestrian promenade within steps of the beach. Soak up the stunning seafront views from the living room and terrace, the perfect place to watch the world go by. 

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This laid back Carribean island draws many back year after year, making it a great place for a holiday home investment. One of the exclusive gated communities makes a great choice for lock up and leave, with the option to rent out when you aren't there. 

Royal Westmoreland, St James

Nestled within a quiet neighbourhood, this four bedroom villa offers spacious indoor and outdoor living spaces. The fully furnished home has a beautiful open plan layout extending out to a terrace overlooking the private swimming pool. 

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