Countryside Getaways in England

Planning a countryside escape in England this year? It’s a country rammed full of stunning countryside and with talk of expanding the existing network of 10 national parks across England, we take a look at where to stay to explore the existing parks – destinations that make the perfect countryside break. South Downs – The Barn at Roundhurst (B&B) An ….

Meet the owners: Whitrigg House B&B

To Cumbria this time to meet Mike and Robbie of Whitrigg House B&B – and their beautiful pointers Griffin and Merlin. Ah Cumbria.. land of rolling hills, mountains, lakes and jolly good pubs. As an area of the UK long celebrated for its scenery and superb walking trails it’s one of the largest yet most sparsely populated counties in the country – perfect ….

Meet the owners: La Grande and Petite Maisons

This time Further Afield introduces you to Sue and Micaela, the owners of La Grande Maison, their beautiful B&B in The Loire Valley along with its little sister self catering gite, La Petite Maison. In one of France’s most famous and prolific wine regions, these beautiful houses are an ideal way to explore and learn about the wines of the area, but are just ….

Wine Lovers’ Paradise(s)

“Oenophilia” – a term used to describe the general enjoyment and appreciation of wine. If you’re an Oenophile (as we are at Further Afield) then you’ll appreciate the idea of staying somewhere that doesn’t just offer a superb welcome, stylish accommodation or a lovely pool, you’ll also love the fact that it’s in an area offering superb wines. Here are a few ….

An intimate event venue

To hotel or not to hotel? Sometimes when you’re planning a weekend away with friends or family you want somewhere of your own; a space you can kick back and be yourselves without having to worry about other people. But then again it’s quite nice not to have to worry about preparing dinners or planning where to head to for ….

Meet the owners: One Gidleigh Park

Further Afield introduce you to Adam and Stephen, the owners of One Gidleigh Park in beautiful Devon. Located in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, you’ll find that there is more than magical woodland to explore. One Gidleigh Park is a beautifully renovated cottage in a stunning woodland setting – perfect escape material. Fantastic decor, a smashing chef’s kitchen and ….

A view of gay Salento

The idea of finding a romantic, Mediterranean village in southern Italy which feels like home, and then actually relocating there permanently, is a seductive one. Peter Simon, a friend of Further Afield, has done just that and has found the region of Salento, as well as its people to more than live up to his expectations. And to make your ….