Suffolk is one of the uk's favoured locations for second home owners in Europe.
But It's not just Brits who buy second homes abroad: the trend is a European phenomenon, says the RICS...
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' European Housing Review, published yesterday, says that buying a second home has become more and more popular in many European countries, with many of them being bought for leisure purposes. They will probably be rented out, but are usually owned directly and used by one family.
In countries with a high proportion of rental property like France, Germany and the Netherlands, it's not unusual for people to rent their primary home but own their second, according to the report.