We reveal the list of most viewed homes for sale overseas on Zoopla

Spain and France are out! It’s all change in the list of most viewed homes for sale overseas with Ireland and Jamaica leading the way

  • Most popular homes for sale overseas have been revealed by Zoopla
  • Top 10 list is dominated by Ireland and tropical Jamaica
  • Prices range from a £115,400 villa in Italy to a £2.27m mansion in Ireland

The most viewed homes for sale overseas by Britons virtual window shopping have been revealed, with traditional overseas property hotspots such as Spain and France failing to make the grade.

The two European countries have been firm favourites in the past among Britons looking to buy a holiday home overseas.

But this time around they have failed to make the list, which is dominated by Ireland and Jamaica instead. The only other country to feature is Italy, the exclusive Zoople data for MailOnline Property shows.

The most popular properties overseas online have been revealed and include this four-bedroom property on Sherkin Island in Ireland (scroll down for more details)

The property website declined to be drawn into the reasons why Ireland featured heavily other than saying that its ‘scenic landscape and low population density also make it an attractive option for those looking to work remotely’.

The issue of Brexit may have played a role. Irish people previously living in Britain may have returned home, while some businesses have moved to Ireland to benefit from an EU base. This may have led to some workers relocating.

At the same time, there is the attraction of Ireland’s Common Travel Area with the UK, which means there is still free movement between the two countries post Brexit.

Meanwhile, to enter Jamaica, British nationals do not need a visa and can usually stay for a maximum of 90 days. 

However, there are still quarantine restrictions in place making travel challenging.

Tom Parker, of Zoopla, said: ‘Properties in Ireland and Jamaica are proving particularly popular with overseas home hunters and dominate the most viewed list.

‘Featured properties range from a historical 22 bedroom country house in Wexford, Ireland on sale for almost £2.3 million, to a modern ocean view villa in Jamaica for £370,950 that’s a stone’s throw from the beach.’

The 10 most viewed overseas homes for sale are…

1. Four-bed house, Ventry, Ireland, £641,500

This four-bedroom house in Ventry, Ireland, is on the market for €750,000, the equivalent of £641,500

The traditional cottage has been renovated and includes unobstructed views to Slea Head and the Blasket Islands

The property sits in around 2.1 acres of grounds and there is a large terrace area to take in the views

Rural and coastal properties have proved popular during the pandemic, and the most viewed property overseas on Zoopla fits the bill.

However, this idyllic retreat isn’t in the Caribbean, but closer to home in Ireland, about a 90 minute flight from London.

The traditional cottage has been renovated and includes unobstructed views to Slea Head and the Blasket Islands.

It is on the market for €750,000, the equivalent of £641,500, via estate agents Engel & Voelkers.

2. 22-bed mansion, Hook Head, Ireland, £2.27m

This mansion is in Hook Head, Ireland, and is on the market for €2,650,000, the equivalent of £2,267,000

The property needs renovating but could be transformed into a family home or a thriving business

The property extends up across three floors via a sweeping staircase and leads to 22 bedrooms 

The second most viewed property for sale overseas provides an opportunity to own a piece of history.

The 22-bedroom mansion in Hook Head, Ireland, was originally built by The Norman Knight Raymond Les Gros, and is on the market for €2,650,000, the equivalent of £2,267,000.

‘It portrays some of the most beautiful architectural design that can be found in any property of its kind, and is surrounded by some of the most fabulous coastline in the South East,’ according to Keane estate agents, which is handling the sale.

3. Eight-bed house, Jamaica, £187,500

This property is in Jamaica and has a price tag of J$40,000,000, the equivalent of £187,500

The property is near the town of Mandeville, boasting eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms

The third most popular home for sale overseas marks the first departure in the list from Ireland, with an eight-bedroom house in Jamaica.

The property is near the Northern Caribbean University and the town of Mandeville, boasting eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

The property is for sale via Drummonds Property and has a price tag of J$40,000,000, the equivalent of £187,500.

4. Three-bed villa, Jamaica, £369,700

This three-bedroom villa in Jamaica has a price tag of US$510,000, the equivalent £369,700

This three-bedroom villa in Jamaica is on the South Coast and boasts ocean views.

It is a new build that is part of a gated community, with private access to a white sandy beach.

It is listed for sale via estate agents Wayne Walker Property with a price tag of US$510,000, the equivalent £369,700.

5. Four-bed cottage, Sherkin Island, Ireland £367,700

This period cottage is on Sherkin Island in Ireland has a price tag of €430,000 or around £367,700

This period cottage is on Sherkin Island in Ireland and has stunning views across Horseshoe Bay.

The stone house comes with about half an acre of land, four bedrooms and a sunroom.

It is for sale via Mayfair International Realty and has a price tag of €430,000 or around £367,700.

6. Five-bed house, Reen, Ireland, £1.11m

This five-bedroom house in Reen, Ireland, is on the market for €1,300,000, the equivalent of around £1.11million

The property requires some updating and has its living room on the first floor to make the most of the views

The property has a shore side swimming pool, a private slipway, two moorings and access to Blind Harbour

This five-bedroom house in Reen, Ireland, comes with a shore side swimming pool, a private slipway, two moorings and access to Blind Harbour.

There is a large drive, a carport and a detached garage that could also be used for storing boats and other equipment.

It is for sale via Mayfair International Realty for €1,300,000, the equivalent of around £1.11million.

7. Eleven-bed house, Jamaica, £572,700

This property in Jamaica has a price tag of US$790,000, which is the equivalent of around £572,700

The property covers 9,00 square foot of space and has a large sweeping staircase indoors

As well as several staircases externally, the property boasts a balcony in each of the 11 bedrooms

This 11-bedroom property in Jamaica extends across 9,000 square feet and boasts ocean views.

As well as several staircases externally, the property has a large sweeping staircase indoors and a balcony in each bedroom.

It is on the market via estate agents Clarendon Hill Properties with a price tag of US$790,000, which is the equivalent of around £572,700.

8. Four-bed house, Fethard-on-Sea, Ireland, £384,800

This four-bedroom detached property in Fethard-on-Sea, Ireland, is for sale for €450,000, the equivalent of £384,800

It is comes with an acre of mature landscaped gardens and there is a large conservatory at the rear of the house

There is a balcony with space to sit outside and enjoy the rural views of the surrounding area

This four-bedroom detached property is in the Hook Peninsula area, in Ireland.

It is comes with an acre of mature landscaped gardens and is accessed via a leafy avenue, secluded from the road.

It is for sale via Online Estate Agents for €450,000, the equivalent of £384,800.

9. Three-bed villa, Falconara Albanese, Italy, £115,400

This three-bedroom villa is in Falconara Albanese in Italy and is for sale for €134,950 or the equivalent of £115,400

The property has a balcony, which enjoys some stunning sea views and spectacular sunsets

The penultimate property on our list is the only one outside of Ireland or Jamaica.

The three-bedroom villa is in Falconara Albanese in Italy and boasts a large terrace and sea views.

It is on the market via Calabria Realthy Group for €134,950 or the equivalent of £115,400.

10. Four-bed villa, Jamaica, £2.17m

This four-bedroom waterfront villa in Jamaica’s Saint James and comes with an outdoor pool and terrace.oopla

The property has four bedrooms, including this one leading onto a balcony with space to sit

The property is on the market with a price tag of US$2,995,000, the equivalent of £2.17million

This four-bedroom waterfront villa in Jamaica’s Saint James is in a gated community and has an outdoor pool and terrace.

It is being sold via Wayne Walker Properties for US$2,995,000, the equivalent of £2.17million.

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