Avery Creek, Arden, North Carolina, US, $ 5.25mn
Where Within The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, a private community 15 miles south of Asheville. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is about two hours’ drive.
What A four-bedroom, five-bathroom house with more than 7,670 sq ft of interior living space, on more than 2 acres of land. It offers far-reaching views of Pisgah National Forest, terraces across three levels, a wine room and a home cinema. Outside is a putting green, a fire pit, a zip line and a climbing wall. A stream runs beneath the property.
Why In addition to the six miles of trails within The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, the property is a 10-minute drive from the Blue Ridge Parkway, which provides access to ample hiking routes in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Pisgah National Forest, The North Carolina Arboretum and Mount Mitchell State Park.
Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi, Japan, ¥ 1.2bn ($ 10.4mn)
Where On the shore of Lake Kawaguchi in Fujikawaguchiko, a town nestled in the northern foothills of Mount Fuji. Tokyo’s Haneda Airport is less than hours away by car.
What A 924 sq m lakeside home with eight bedrooms and three full bathrooms. Features include an open-air bath and room containing a built-in oxygen capsule, as well as ample terraces and wooden decking for outdoor entertaining.
Why A 17.5km hiking trail loops around Lake Kawaguchi, which is one of the Fuji Five Lakes and part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Fujikawaguchiko is a base town for those trekking Mount Fuji along the Yoshida Trail.
Tinos, Cyclades, Greece, € 1.35mn
Where On a private peninsula near the village of Kardiani, on the island of Tinos in the Aegean Sea. Ferries to Athens take from two hours.
What A five-bedroom, five-bathroom house built in 2016, with 240 sq m of interior living space. The property’s hilltop location affords views of the Aegean and the surrounding Cyclades. Other highlights include the infinity pool and easy access to the sandy beaches 150 meters below.
Why A site of religious pilgrimage, Tinos has a sprawling network of footpaths and hiking trails, which lead to mountains, monasteries and secluded coves.
Montecito, California, US, $ 6,995mn
Where On Romero Canyon Road in Montecito, east of Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara Airport is about 20 minutes away by car.
What A four-bedroom house designed by John Kelsey in 1982. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide views of the Santa Ynez Mountains on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. There are 1.2 acres of gardens with oak trees, a citrus grove, shrubbery and succulents.
Why The property is a 20-minute walk from the start of the Romero Canyon Trail.
East Budleigh, Devon, UK, £ 3.5mn
Where On the edge of East Budleigh, a village in East Devon, two miles from the Jurassic Coast.Exeter Airport is a 25-minute drive.
What A refurbished Georgian house with nine bedrooms, including a two-bedroom flat. Next to the main house, a coach house is split into a two-bedroom and three-bedroom unit. The four-acre grounds feature lawns, a terrace and walled garden.
WhyThere are many wildlife walks within the Otter Valley, with paths along the River Otter leading to the South West Coast Path.
Who Knight Frank