Welcome to our weekly property digest, where we bring together the best homes for rent and sale across the world. This week, we discovered an Australian beach cabin and a stone villa in southern Italy surrounded by olive groves.

Beach cabin in Byron Bay, Australia

2 bedrooms; POA via First National Byron
The Cabin in Australia’s sleepy beach town of Byron Bay is a rustic take on coastal living. The weathered timber-clad cabin has a deck pool which is surrounded by tall native trees, and pitched roofs top its staggered volumes. Get a closer look.

Stone villa in Puglia, Italy

Via Masseria Moroseta

Sleeps 8; from €3,000 per week via Moroseta Villas
Tenuta Masseriola is surrounded by more than eight hectares of dense olive groves. The countryside villa has a tree-lined infinity pool and courtyard for soaking up the winter sun. Inside, whitewashed interiors offer respite from the heat. See more.

Hidden Island Retreat in Queenstown, New Zealand

Hidden Island is designed to disappear into the landscape in New Zealand’s Queenstown
Via New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

5 bedrooms; NZD $18.5m via Sotheby’s Realty
Hidden Island Retreat on New Zealand’s South Island beds into its tawny mountain terrain. The Jack’s Point Preserve home was designed by practice Mason and Wales to capture dramatic views of the Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu. Every room opens onto an outdoor terrace through sliding glass doors, surrounded by a reflecting pond. Get a closer look. 

Countryside manor house in Sweden


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35 rooms; 14 950 000 SEK aia Wrede Fastighets Makleri
This Swedish manor house is surrounded by lush greenery and passing rapids have created a pond at the back of the vast property for rowing trips. Stribergs Estate has a dining hall large enough to entertain 60 people and has direct access to hiking trails in the surrounding forests.

Lakefront villa in Mount Creighton, New Zealand


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Sleeps 10; from £4964 per night via Airbnb
This New Zealand villa, on the slopes of Mt Crichton, overlooks mystical Lake Wakatipu and Tooth Peaks mountain through floor-to-ceiling glass windows which open up onto a surrounding deck.

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