Short, dark days getting you down? You could be sunning yourself in one of these overseas boltholes instead – all on the market for under £250,000.

Three-bedroom detached house in Kleinmond

1. Three-bedroom detached house in Kleinmond, South Africa, for £170,316 

Tucked between the mountains and the sea in the small coastal town of Kleinmond is this charming detached house. Aside from its spectacular views, the ‘shabby-chic’ retreat boasts an immaculate garden with a salt chlorinated swimming pool. Stay active at the nearby blue flag beach, hiking trails and 9-hole golf course.

Available via Pam Golding Properties

One-bedroom apartment in Dubai

2. One-bedroom apartment in Dubai, UAE, for £147,248 

Due to be completed in 2018, this off-plan apartment in Dubai’s Sport City district will sit on one of the lower floors facing the Els golf course. The property could make rental returns of between 8% and 11%, said the agent. But with a communal pool, gym and shops and restaurants on your doorstep, it could equally serve as an overseas bolthole for personal use.

Available via Elite Realty Dubai

One-bedroom apartment in Windermere Island

3. One-bedroom apartment in Windermere Island, The Bahamas, for £204,218 

Feel your worries melt away at this gorgeous apartment which offers direct access to a stunning white-sand beach. Windermere Island comes with celebrity pedigree, too. It was Charles and Diana’s honeymoon destination, while Mariah Carey has also owned a home there.

Available via HG Christie Ltd

Two-bedroom apartment in Costa Del Silencio

4. Two-bedroom apartment in Costa Del Silencio, Tenerife, Spain, for £96,132 

The décor might be basic but there’s plenty else on offer at this first-floor Tenerife apartment. Just a six-minute walk from the beach, it comes with a private terrace, parking and communal use of two swimming pools.  But best of all, you’ll get change out of £100,000.

Available via Amulet

Four-bedroom villa in Kissimmee

5. Four-bedroom villa in Kissimmee, Florida, United States, for £237,635 

Looking for year-round warm weather? A holiday home in Florida could be a winner. This four-bedroom option comes with private pool, five-star guest reviews and future bookings already in the calendar. It’s just four miles away from Walt Disney World and a 30-minute drive from Orlando International Airport.

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