You can also get a villa in Portugal for £127,000 and a four-bedroom home in Spain for around £100,000.

Housebuyers frustrated with high house prices may be interested to know you can buy a three-bedroom castle in France for less than the average price of a home in Reading.

With it being wet, a bit chilly and Christmas being over, you might just forgive people for giving up on getting a home in the south-east and heading out to warmer climes.

According the land registry, the average price of home sold in Reading was £250,000.

It’s even worse for buyers in Bracknell and Wokingham as the average is £285,000 in Bracknell and a whopping £365,000 in Wokingham.