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It is home to the world’s fastest-growing housing market. So if you're on the lookout for an overseas property investment, why not turn to Malta?

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  • With the news that Malta's house prices have climbed faster than Hong Kong's, we've picked out 10 homes for sale in the tiny Mediterranean country.

    1. Three-bedroom apartment in St Julians for £6.2m (€7m)

    Do you have a head for heights? Located in a luxurious tower designed by world-renowned Zaha Hadid Architects, this 3,300 sq ft top floor flat boasts jaw-dropping views of the open countryside and sea. It’s currently under construction so tweaks can be made to the layout. And if you snap up the adjacent apartment, you could boost the overall footprint to a whopping 6,500 sq ft. The sky’s the limit here.

    Available via Malta Sotheby International Realty 

    2. Three-bedroom rural property in Gharghur for £4.9m (€5.5m)

    This rural property is on the outskirts of one of Malta's smallest villages. Recently renovated, it fuses old and new beautifully. Just look at that modern staircase set into the old brickwork. This secluded idyll boasts a swimming pool, landscaped gardens, water features and an outdoor BBQ. There’s potential for guest quarters and parking for 12 cars, so the village may not retain its sleepy atmosphere for much longer.

    Available via Cluttons 

    3. Three-bedroom apartment in Tigne Point for £3.7m (€4.2m)

    Yes, we realise this picture does not show the property at all. But with that iconic 180-degree view of Sliema Creek, Manoel Island, Valetta Bastions and the Grand Harbour, do the home aesthetics matter that much? Found in an exclusive gated community, this detached, south-facing penthouse comes with underground and off-street parking, swimming pool and beach club, cafes, restaurants and shopping mall. Phew.

    Available via Remax Real Estate Specialists 

    4. Three-bedroom converted farmhouse in Marsaskala for £1.7m (€1.9m)

    If you fancy a historic property with all the mod cons, then check out this former farmhouse. The traditional, stone-built property has been converted into a sleek home, all glass, light and neutral colours. It comes with a swimming pool, landscaped gardens, stable, garage and car port. And, if you fancy working remotely, there's an office too. In fact, this could be a year-round home. It’s in the seaside village of Marsaskala.

    Available via Cluttons 

    5. Five-bedroom villa for sale in Valletta for £1.6m (€1.8m)

    Built in 1617, this converted palazzino in the capital city oozes class. The property has been stylishly modernised, but its historical features, including original limestone staircase and traditional Maltese balcony, remain intact. The views at rooftop level are quite something too, taking in the Three Cities (Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua), which claim to be the cradle of Maltese history, and the port.

    Available via Remax Crown Towers 

    6. Three-bedroom farmhouse in Naxxar for £1.4m (€1.6m)

    Ready to roll up your sleeves? This tumbledown farmhouse nestled in cultivated arable land is ripe for renovation. It currently comprises 10 rooms and two courtyards, but there’s scope to transform it into a large rural residence with swimming pool and landscaped gardens. Look no further than the two other converted rural properties in this feature for inspiration.

    Available via Malta Sotheby International Realty 

    7. Four-bedroom mews house in Mosta for £835,079 (€940,000)

    Behind the historic ‘bones’ of this 350-year-old building – wooden beams and thick stone walls – there’s a fully modernised interior with, unusually, an aquarium. The mews house is still a work in progress though, with plans afoot to install a 20m splash pool outside. It is being sold fully furnished so there's no need to ship out your furniture either.

    Available via Malta Sotheby International Realty 

    8. Three-bedroom townhouse in Naxxar for £666,286 (€750,000)

    If you have an eye for interiors, then this home will pique your interest. Another fully refurbished property, it’s richly decorated, with bold colours and striking patterns. In contrast to some of the dark rooms, there’s a bright and open courtyard, with space for a small swimming pool, and rooftop views to shout about.

    Available via Malta Sotheby International Realty 

    9. Three-bedroom apartment in Tal-Ibrag for £470,842 (€530,000)

    Newly-built, clean, fully furnished, and ready for immediate occupancy, this is an ideal holiday bolthole. There’s even a one-car lock-up garage included in the price. The sea is within view from the large terrace. Neat.

    Available via Remax Real Estate Specialists

    10. One-bedroom apartment in Sliema for £191,002 (€215,000)

    This modern and open-plan apartment is located in the heart of Sliema. It comprises a combined kitchen, sitting and dining area, bedroom with ensuite shower, and balcony. If you're looking for a buy-to-let opportunity, this should be on your property viewing list.

    Available via Frank Salt Real Estate

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