Less than £200... The Blue Water is a luxury hotel in the resort of Wadduwa, Sri Lanka. Trailfinders has a package, departing from Heathrow between 19 and 24 October, which includes transfers and a week-long stay at the hotel with breakfast for £829 per person. trailfinders.com

Less than £500... Lap up some late-summer sun on the shores of Lake Garda. Inghams has a deal for £499 per person from Gatwick to Verona on 22 September, with a week's half board at the Giardino Verdi Hotel in the northern commune of Riva, including transfers. inghams.co.uk

Less than £1,000... Take long, leafy walks on an autumn break in the New Forest. The price of £180 per person gets you three nights' bed and breakfast at the Cottage Lodge in Brockenhurst, valid for mid-week stays (Sunday-Thursday) throughout October. cottagelodge.co.uk