With the average flight time from London to Spain sitting at around two and a half hours, the vastly different climate that Brits travelling to the Mediterranean country can enjoy makes it a particularly popular destination.

And with many people buying Spanish property - either with a view to letting to holidaymakers or for the luxury of a second home in a more exotic setting - TheMoveChannel.com have reported that Spain has held onto its position as the most popular overseas location for Brits acquiring holdings abroad.

Indeed, one expert believes that the sun-soaked nation offers a particularly attractive option for lifestyle buyers looking to take full advantage of the opportunities that it has to offer.

"[Spain] will always remain strong in the overseas property sector, particularly for lifestyle buyers. The reasons for that remain the same as they always were - it can often come down to the climate, the lifestyle and to the retirement prospects," said Paul Collins, editor at BuyAssociation.

With many hard working Brits looking for a location not too far from home - but one that provides the opportunity to live in a far more comfortable and relaxed climate - it may come as little surprise that many of those who have retired see Spain as a fantastic location to buy a second property.

Yet those who do so are unlikely to want to spend the rest of their days away from their family, meaning the odd trip back to British shores to keep up with growing grandchildren and celebrate big occasions is a necessity.

Second home insurance offers a great way for those dividing their time between Spain's sunny retreat and Britain's colder temperatures to protect their overseas assets, and is also of particular importance to those who may let their foreign properties out when they are back spending time in the UK.