Waiting for the love of your life? Fall in love with your dream home instead. Happy Valentine’s Day with these hot properties.
Our monthly real estate feature sees us team up again with Welshman Rhodri Ellis Owen and Canadian Jameson Farn at LGBTQ Real Estate to bring you some of the finest real estate on the planet. Based in the south of France, but covering properties all over Europe, the guys at LGBTQ Real Estate pride dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ sellers, buyers and their friends find their perfect property match.
Spello, Umbria, Italy
If you go weak at the knees at the mere hint of a fresco or fountain, you had better sit down. This incredible historic palazzo even has its own private chapel. How romantic is that?
This fully restored gem offers 12 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms and is located in the heart of Spello, a spectacular old town in Umbria, Italy. This property certainly pushes all the buttons for Italian heritage aficionados with its abundance of fireplaces, frescoed ceilings and marble statues.
With private grounds of 3500sqm and a terrace in the old tower overlooking the valley it boasts a truly panoramic position. It also has two outbuildings and then a further annexe requiring restoration so plenty to keep you occupied.
Yours for 2,400,000 Euro
What’s happening in Umbria?
Umbria is appropriately in the heart of Italy It’s a gay friendly heart. It’s not a traditional gay hotspot, but the best things to do here are to enjoy the nature, art, culture and most importantly to relax. Campello sul Citunno is one of the main attractions for the LGBTQ community in Umbria as it was an inspirational place for many famous writers and artists including Byron in the past.
Altea, Costa Blanca, Spain
A move to Spain could be just the tonic your love life needs.
A few steps from the charming old citadel of Altea, derived from the Arab word Althaya meaning health to all, is this Moorish looking renovated (2017/2018) first floor 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment with #airconditioning.
Just look at the views from your Juliet balcony over the old town and church dome! An energising spot to enjoy a morning cortado or a romantic tapas or two over a glass of Rioja.
Located on the sunny Costa Blanca right in the heart of old town Altea, a two-minute walk from the church square, yet located in a quiet residential street. This apartment is flooded with light from the Spanish sun offering a spacious open-plan lounge with a working fireplace for those cozy winter nights.
The three bedrooms offer more privacy at the rear of the apartment, with afternoon sun flooding in should you wish to use one as a #homeoffice or #yogaroom. The other could be an ideal Airbnb holidayrental with access to its own shower room.
The master bedroom has an ensuite shower room, and large built in wardrobes. The second shower room also contains space for a washing machine/dryer.
Yours for 195,000 Euro (plus purchase tax and notary fees)
What’s up on the Costa Blanca
Altea is gorgeous in itself and attracts a very artistic crowd, but being only 10km from Benidorm you are a mere hop, skip and a jump from one of the most gay-friendly mega resorts in Spain. Unlike Sitges, further north, this is a year round gay destination with its many bars and clubs in the Old Town district. The Benidorm Pink Weekend in May and Gay Benidorm Pride in September are two musts for your calendar.
Bessan, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
If looking for a new challenge is your idea of romance then what about buying a ready-made LGBTQ vacation business in the south of France?
This retirement sale of a popular gay guesthouse with a very loyal clientele offers an unique opportunity for a gay entrepreneur looking for a new challenge.
Located on the outskirts of a sunny Languedoc village only 15 minutes from the Mediterranean sea and naturist paradise Cap d’Agde is this gem hidden behind its protective walls.
The property offers an incredible opportunity for its next owner with its beautifully landscaped and very private plot of 550 m² scattered with mature palms and lemon trees allowing clothing optional naturism opportunities.
The main house offers 110 m² of habitable space with a beautiful living room facing the covered terrace, a modern equipped kitchen, master bedroom with private bathroom, 2 good size bedrooms, suitable for rentals, with shower room and separate WC.
What makes this house unique is the additional 3 apartments offering a total surface area of 80 m², all independent, fully equipped and self-contained (bathroom with toilet, kitchenette and own patios).
Two apartments are on the ground floor of the house and another is a detached studio built around the glorious 10 x 5 swimming pool bordered by palm trees, bamboo and olive trees.
Everything you would need to keep your guests happy have been considered from private terraces, a built-in #jacuzzi and a large private #sunterrace for additional sunbathing and deckchairs.
Yours for 697,000 Euro
The region of Occitania also referred to as the ‘other Provence’ is traversed by the romantic Canal du Midi. This region offers an incredible diversity with dynamic Montpellier, France’s second gay city after Paris, on your doorstep as well as countless gay beaches from the sexually wild Cap d’Agde to the more naturally wild L’espiguette.
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