An urban break is a perfect tonic for the autumn blues. Tim Palmer picks the best boltholes on the market for less than 500,000 in a dozen fabulous cities.
It's Big Apple season -- the weather is likely to be crisp, cool and clear, and the city offers every conceivable indoor diversion, from Broadway to brunch and Macy's to the Met. Property in Manhattan isn't cheap -- especially as the pound continues its plunge -- but this great one-bedroom flat in a popular block on the Upper West Side fits the budget. Handy for Central Park, it has oak floors and high ceilings.
020 7467 5330, halstead.com
Sunday, October 23, 2016