About futher afield

Further Afield is an independent collection of boutique hotels, B&Bs and holiday homes, bursting with individual personality and style. Importantly, all of our property owners welcome everyone: straight or gay.

Further Afield is based in the UK and was launched at the same time as the furore around gay couples being turned away from B&B’s in the UK.  Four years later the UK celebrated the passing of gay marriage in England, Wales and Scotland. But we know that many gay and lesbian travellers worry about the welcome they will receive at their holiday accommodation, especially when travelling off the beaten track.

We are proud to champion trail blazers, early pioneers and those who just do things differently, in their own style. They may be the first to explore new neighbourhoods, break design and hospitality moulds or simply breathe new life into a tired resort. Above all, we are passionate about style, quality and a relaxing atmosphere. We handpick places for the comfort and quality they offer. All of them are friendly, open and welcoming.

Who is behind Further Afield

Founded in 2009, the collection is curated by David Matthews, whose property Almohalla 51 in Andalucia is part of the collection. David is passionate about creating a carefully selected portfolio of properties around the world, which share the core values of Further Afield.



Carefully selected and researched

The collection is growing and expanding, however we carefully consider the quality of every property which appears on the site. We know you don’t have time to trawl through websites to find the buried treasure, so we do the hard work for you and only profile the best.

Why use Further Afield:

  • No extra fees for you, because you book directly with the owners and we often receive exclusive offers, which you can benefit from.
  • Carefully selected and researched by us for you. We turn away many more than we take on. Tightly controlling the quality is key for us and so to are transparent descriptions, especially about location and the owners themselves
  • All our places to stay welcome everyone and none of our places are exclusively gay.
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