Overseas property: The best of the rest

Rock star: Admiral’s Place, Gibraltar

Price: £750,000

They say: A substantial, four-bedroomed house in a converted former naval hospital, which retains many original features.

We say: Tiny Gibraltar, a British overseas territory, is becoming increasingly popular but homes here are scarce. This attractive conversion also has a clifftop pool with panoramic views of the Mediterranean.

00 350 200 400 41; www.chestertongi.com

Going for golf: Belek Golf Village, Belek, Turkey

Price: from £137,000

They say: A quality development of two- to four-bedroom villas and apartments in Turkey’s golf capital.

We say: Turkey still offers good value, though these properties are at the high end. The beach is five minutes away on the resort’s private boat.

01189 744 950; www.nirvanainternational.com

Kitted out in style: Silver Reef, St Kitts

Price: from £249,000

They say: Less than five minutes from the famous Frigate Bay, this eco-resort is designed in colonial style and built to be as sustainable as possible.

We say: St Kitts is one of the prettiest islands in the West Indies. These spacious properties have a stunning location with views of the Caribbean and Atlantic.