If you’re somewhere in the UK reading this, it’s likely that you’re only a day, an hour or a moment away from some bad weather. Maybe you’re standing rain-soaked and feeling grey in good old Blighty right now, but don’t lose heart.

Instead take the time to let your imagination run wild and picture this – a home of your own somewhere idyllic, surrounds of sun, sea and sand. Picture a golf course for him and five-star spa facilities for her. Picture you, sipping from a champagne flute and relaxing by your own private pool. This isn’t just a dream. Luckily enough, that’s what we got to do this month when Flavour jetted off to Beautiful Murcia in South-east Spain courtesy of the continent’s largest developer – Polaris World.

For the young, talented and ambitious, this majestic mix of plains, mountains and unspoiled coastlines make Murcia one of the  best locations to purchase that much-coveted place in the sun  when you make your millions. The region has long been hailed as the “Garden of Europe” and with an average temperature of 21ºC and approximately 300 days of sunshine a year, you’re only two hours away from sunning yourself practically all year round!

Lazing by the poolside
After travelling 50 miles east of Alicante, we got to laze poolside at the Intercontinental Hotel (Mar Menor) – a fashionable boutique-style hotel that oozes luxury. While the boys headed for a round of golf, the ladies were buffed to perfection in Spain’s only Espa located onsite. It’s famed for its amazing hot stone treatment as well as rainforest-inspired showers and relaxation baths. This was truly a first-class spa experience – we left feeling fabulous!

Those who want a spot of retail therapy or sightseeing can head into the city of Murcia where the contemporary marries nicely with the historical; big brand name stores, fashionable boutiques and cafe bars line the streets of what is still acknowledged by Rome as one the world’s five official Holy cities.

So, if you’ve got the appetite for a little slice of the fabulous life you’ll be happy to know that amid the acres of artichoke fields and orange groves, Polaris World have seven amazing developments underway, each with its own enviable list of facilities – a unique world where everything you need is literally at your fingertips!

Cheap at the price
As prices start from £80,000 for a two bed apartment, it’s easier than ever to invest in a home abroad. However, a superior villa that boasts five bedrooms and five bathrooms with tons of space along with a private pool and parking would cost £1.5 million.

So whether you’re looking for a new home, an investment property or just somewhere to jet off to when the UK gets too cold – check out Murcia and Polaris World. There’s a lot on offer.

Words by Vanya Barwell