Most people don’t have the time to trawl through listings and directories, and don’t want to risk relying on website promises. Holidays are just too important to get wrong.

We have carefully selected every boutique hotel, B&B and holiday home that is included on Further Afield to ensure quality, comfort and personality - plus a friendly and professional service for everyone - gay, lesbian or straight. We believe strongly in profiling only the best places hotels, B&Bs and holiday homes and the owners who go the extra mile. Creating a space where they can stand out from the crowd and where you can find them easily is important to us.

Gay welcoming

There is no mystery here but a key element of us ‘hand-picking’ accommodation is the absolute assurance that the owners and their staff are respectful and enthusiastically welcoming of all their guests regardless of whether they are gay, lesbian or straight. We expect more than tolerance but no more than any other guest. If you are still wondering, here is a short blog about what makes a gay hotel gay friendly. Even in these enlightened times three out of four gay travellers worry about the welcome that they will receive at their holiday accommodation (Out Now Consulting 2009). 

None of our hand-picked places to stay are exclusively gay. Many of them are gay-owned but they all welcome everyone and this, we believe, is their appeal. A place to stay which is friendly and non-judgemental; a place to unwind and relax without fear of prejudice.