While it may have been a difficult year for many people planning a getaway, that hasn’t stopped the nation from searching and dreaming of the perfect home abroad.

From a luxury townhouse in the city that never sleeps, to a stunning villa in the Algarve, our most viewed properties abroad this year span five different countries and have just about everything: sea views, private terraces and spectacular pools.

Check out the top five below. Which one is your favourite?

1. A bulletproof mansion in New York

Have you ever imagined living it in style in the heart of Manhattan? Well, it seems a lot of people have, because this New York City path is one of our most-watched overseas homes yet this year.

This achingly cool, architect-designed luxury pad is spread over seven levels. If the sleek interior design hasn’t sold you, then maybe the rooftop terrace, where you can drink a Manhattan or three while taking in the beautiful city skyline.

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2. A sprawling villa in Cannes

Located in the exclusive area of ​​La Californi, this ultra-luxury mega-mansion in Cannes offers stunning views over the sea, the bay of Cannes and the mountains.

It has pretty much everything you could ever want, including eight bedroom suites, nine bathrooms, a gym, dance studio and cinema room – but our favorite spot is the pool bar and terrace, which we’d never want to leave.

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