Welcome to our weekend property digest, where we bring together the best houses for sale (or rent) that we’ve unearthed across the world. Among this week’s discoveries is a midcentury home in New York and an island retreat on the Scottish island of Skye.

Black h on Scotland’s Isle of Skye

Hunker down in this rustic retreat on the Isle of Skye
Photography: Felix Mooneeram/Adam Duckett

1 bedroom; £957 per weekend via Holiday architecture
Enjoy panoramic views of the landscape from this island hideaway, designed by Sleat-based practice Dualchas. The one-bedroom bolthole is clad in blackened larch – also used for the interiors. Peek inside.

Cornish vicarage with guest cottages

Cornish property for sale
Photography: via The Modern House

6 bedrooms+; £1.75m via The Modern House
Once a Victorian vicarage, this sprawling Cornish property blends old with new. The main house is set across three levels, with original fireplaces, floorboards, and tiles all incorporated into its updated design. That’s not all: the five-acre grounds also come with three small cottages which offer potential rental income as holiday lets…

Midcentury bolthole on Shelter Island, New York

2 bedrooms; $1.595m via The Corcoran Group
Geometry is at play inside this Shelter Island retreat. The 1,450 sq ft bolthole has a curved floor plan, and its wood-panelled rooms have floor-to-ceiling glass and exposed timber beams.

Fisherman’s cabin in California

2 bedrooms’ $650 per night via BoutiqueHomes
This converted fisherman’s cabin, designed by American architect Olle Lundberg, perches on the edge of the water in California’s Bodega Bay. Inside it’s filled with custom-designed furniture, while outside a wraparound deck comes with a heated concrete bench for cold nights.

A home designed for slow living in Queensland

Via Shackpalace

2 bedrooms; from $350 per night via Plans Matter
Designed for slow living, Shackpalace in Queensland is inspired by a Japanese barn and emphasises wellness. The timber interiors are a moody black hue – an important feature in the bedroom, which is designed to encourage deep sleep. Find out more.

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