We've all got a different vision for our dream home abroad. Some of us yearn for the quiet life, and the privacy and tranquility offered by a villa in the mountains or farmhouse in the country. For others, the benefit is having friends, neighbours, communal facilities - and fun - to hand.
We've picked a selection to suit both sides this week. Our first set offers resort-style living at great prices - including homes in Venice, Gran Canaria and Alicante - all with plenty of facilities to keep you busy. Alternatively, we're also showcasing some of our favourites for peace and seclusion. How about a gorgeous country villa in Malaga or a tropical home in Hua Hin in Thailand? For the slightly more adventurous, a house in Transylvania with beautiful views over snowcapped mountains.