Grown up Greek island hopping

Does “Greek island hopping holiday” conjure up images of backpacks, Lonely Planet guide books and tiny rooms in a hostel (or is that just us after a trip in 1992..?) In reality hopping between the wonderful Greek islands by ferry is a simple and cost effective way to get to see a few of the islands and experience their individual ….

Guest Blog: Saint John’s Oratory in Urbino

One thing we love about Further Afield is that a large proportion of our properties are owner managed. That in-depth knowledge of and enthusiasm for where they live often means that you as a guest get a far better experience, benefitting from their passion! Over the coming months we’re going to be featuring some of our owners’ own blogs on ….

A weekend in Hastings

Sonia and her wife Triona, Further Afield travellers, recently had the opportunity for a child-free escape and chose to head to seaside Hastings and the wonderful Old Rectory Hotel. Check out Sonia’s top tips for a couple of days in Hastings. Heading to Hastings After 10 years we decided to head back to Hastings and check out for ourselves if ….

Brocant markets in France

In a stunning forest setting in the Charente is the welcoming and historic country house in which Madeleine (above) and Jo have created a stunning Chambre d’hotes – Montaurand private suite. The house is a wonderful mix of Gustavian and Scandi chic and reflects the hosts unique sense of style and design. Their love of design means that they are ….

A guide to 3 days in Tangier

Staying at the wonderful Saba’s House, one of the newest boutique riads in Tangier, is a perfect place to base yourself to explore this fascinating city. Wander the maze of the Kasbah before retreating to the comfort and glamour of its unique interiors as your sanctuary when you need it. Patsy, part of the team at Saba’s House, helped us ….

Stylish family friendly places to stay in Europe

Today “family” means different things to different people and their families are made up of all sorts of dynamics. Whatever yours looks like if you’re travelling with younger members of the tribe then you need to find somewhere that suits everyone. From beach holidays to ski chalets, city breaks to country cottages, our selection of stylish child friendly places to ….

Holiday villas with pools for summer 2019

Check out some of our great villas with pools for last minute availability during summer 2019: Casa Blanca, Maro Spain (sleeps 4 or 6) With availability in June, August and September this cute, sleek Spanish holiday villa with a plunge pool is an ideal summer retreat. Take it for four or use the extra studio space at the end of ….

Gintastic places to stay

Gin. What more fashionable liquor is there right now? Artisan distilleries. Gin bars. Gin tasting. Non-alcoholic gin. Gin flights. It’s everywhere. And in the Further Afield collection we’ve some fabulous places to stay where you can indulge your love of gin – here’s our Top 5. St Valery, Alnmouth Harvey (and Roxy the dog) offer a very gin friendly stay ….

Under the stars

A recent Guardian article on its favourite off grid places to stay included Green Mountain Yurt, part of Further Afield partner El Cortijo Opazo‘s wonderful offering and it got us thinking about some of our places to stay that offer a bit of an outdoorsy experience… but not too much of one…  See, we love a night outdoors, but to be ….