A weekend 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 Wisteria Cottage one frosty weekend. A perfectly formed retreat After helpful communications from owner, Jane, arriving late on an extremely cold Friday night we easily found ….

Summer Loving in the UK 2021!

We’re excited about a summer during which travel looks set to be increasingly easy. With UK hotels and guest houses opening up and overseas travel routes due to be announced we’re dusting off our suitcases. To ease you back in here are a few suggestions from the collection for a UK break, all with availability during July and August, and ….

Getting ready for a post COVID-19 season

As the world of tourism slowly opens up we catch up with the owners of Galini Breeze on Crete, Marc and Monique, and find out what’s been happening in Greece and to get an insight into changes they’ve made to prepare for a post COVID-19 season. Thanks to lots of testing and care, and no doubt helped by the climate ….

Meet the owners: Botelet, Cornwall

Cornwall, for many of us, retains an unspoilt and beautiful spirit. Full of open spaces, open skies and breath taking coastline, it’s a place to free your body and mind. This time we’re chatting to Tia who, with her family, runs Botelet near Liskeard. With Manor Cottage, Cowslip Cottage and The Yurt the farm offers the chance to escape and ….

Tourism Declares Climate Emergency

Part of the fundamentals of inclusivity is the creation and protection of a fair and equal society. Alongside this sense of fairness, many of our Further Afield partners expand that belief to cover a sense of responsibility to protect the physical environment of that inclusive society. Great examples are Ian and Bob, owners of Casal Dei Fichi in Le Marche, ….

Great wineries and vineyards to visit in Kent and East Sussex

With growing conditions similar to the Champagne region of France, Kent and East Sussex are home to some of the most famous and successful English vineyards. Across the region there are great wineries, from established family owned Kent wineries dating back to the 15th century to organic vineyards utilising cutting edge growing methods, but they’re united by producing some of ….

A luxury stay close to London

Lulu Townsend, friend of Further Afield and founder of www.lulusluxurylifestyle.com tells us why Great Fosters, luxury hotel in Surrey, is a dream for all seasons. There are very few luxury hotels within easy reach of not only London Heathrow airport but the centre of London itself. In fact, if not travelling with children (I’ll explain later on), Great Fosters is ….