Less than £200... For £180pp, you can get a return train from London St Pancras to Lille on 29 July and spend three nights at the Comfort Hotel Opera, including breakfast. See bit.ly/Lille48 for our latest 48 hours guide to the engaging capital of Nord-Pas de Calais Crestaholidays.co.uk

Less than £500... A week in a B&B at a 200-year-old farmhouse in Portugal's Alentejo costs £279pp in August. The Monte da Fornalha, near Estremoz, has rustic interiors, a pool and bikes to borrow. Flights to Lisbon extra, eg on Air France/KLM from London for £200. i-escape.com

Less than £1,000... For £899pp, H&J has a week at Leopard Beach Resort & Spa in Kenya. Located on Diani Beach, the resort has three restaurants, a pool and spa. The package includes half board, transfers and Kenya Airways flights from Heathrow on 28 August. Hayesandjarvis.co.uk