Under £200... Spend three nights relaxing at the Ashdown Park country-house hotel in East Sussex for £199 per person. The price is based on two sharing and is valid for midweek and weekend stays until 23 December, with a full English breakfast each day. Prideofbritainhotels.com

Under £500... Thomas Cook has some well-priced breaks to the Greek Islands this summer. One example is a week-long break on the Ionian isle of Zante at the self-catering Helen Studios with flights from Gatwick on 12 August for £342 per person. Thomascook.com

Under £1,000... Splash out a seven-night escape to Egypt's Red Sea. Sovereign Luxury Travel has a stylish stay at the Golden View Beach Resort in Sharm El Sheikh for £749 per person, with breakfast and Thomson Airways flights from Gatwick with transfers on 16 August. Sovereign.com