Houses to Rent for a Special Occasion

There’s something truly special about coming together around the table over a fantastic meal – and especially so on holiday. With this in mind, we’ve chosen some of our favourite large houses with fabulous kitchens for a celebratory house party or special occasion with friends or family. With beautiful, fully decked out kitchens and spacious dining spaces, from Cape Town ….

Stunning Smaller Villas with Pools

When it comes to renting a villa in the warmer months, nothing quite beats having your own pool. Lying by it. Swimming in it. Gazing at it from your terrace, drink in hand. This selection of our smaller villas with private pools is perfect for groups of two to six. Casa Encuentro, Almeria, Spain (sleeps 6) This fabulous, light-filled house ….

Inspirational Wine Stories

When it comes to blending wine with tourism, Beth and Linda, and Micaela and Sue – two sets of couples living in two very different regions (Herefordshire in England and the Loire Valley in France), have more in common than one might think. While their backgrounds and focus may differ, all four share a strong entrepreneurial spirit paired with a ….

11 ‘Emerald’ Travel Hacks that Reduce the Stress of Holidays

Holidays, holidays. We all know it’s always best to be prepared. Everyone usually remembers sun cream and visas (we hope), but there are other ways to make sure that your holiday is as stress-free as possible. Steve Wardlaw from Further Afield travel partner Emerald Life (which offers Further Afield travellers a 5% discount off travel insurance policies with the unique ….

Romantic Cottages for Two

Love is in the air. Or at least, with Valentine’s Day almost upon us, it’s just around the corner. The perfect time to woo hearts with flowers, chocolates, or – may we suggest – a visit to one of our enchanting romantic cottages for two. Hollyhock Cottage, nr Looe, Cornwall Let the stresses of everyday life disappear at this idyllic ….

Hotels with Luxurious Bathrooms

fleur dumas suite bathroom

In need of one of those breaks where you check in and don’t leave the room for a night or two? Slip off to – and then into – one of these hotels with amazing luxury bathrooms from the Further Afield collection. Le Jardin de la Cathédrale – Champagne First up, we’ve got this beautiful boutique bolthole in the south ….

A Weekend Break in The Chilterns

Sometimes you need to escape. To retreat and to hunker down away from day-to-day life for a day or two. It was with such feelings that my partner, our daughter and I headed to The Chilterns and Wisteria Cottage in lovely Watlington Village one frosty weekend. Tell me about The Chilterns Much of it protected as “an area of outstanding natural ….

A Short Tour of Andalucia

alhambra palace at sunset

Tell me about Andalucia? Few regions of Spain have the sense of romance and tradition that is associated with the province of Andalucia. A huge expanse at the most southerly tip of Spain, the region takes in hugely varied landscapes from desert-like stretches of Almeria to the mountain ranges surrounding Granada. It’s an area rich in history and cultural influences ….