Meet the owners – Wellhayes, Dorset

Just inland from the famous Jurassic coast of Dorset, tucked away in a magical woodland setting, is Wellhayes. You tumble down a driveway cutting through the woods and emerge in a green and open clearing where James and Emma, you’re charming and cultured hosts live. Overlooking a lake – where guests are welcome to partake of a spot of wild ….

Fantastic holiday villas with private pools

There’s something rather lovely about a holiday villa with a private pool. Maybe it’s about sipping martinis on a blow up unicorn (plastic receptacle of course), skinny dipping under the stars, or simply not having to share it with anyone else. Whatever it is we love it and although it might feel like summer’s a way off, check out our ….

Romantic Places for Two

In the depths of winter – and the month of romance – what better way to reignite your love of life and perhaps celebrate your love for each other than by planning a trip away, just the two of you? For a spot of inspiration check out 10 of our favourite boltholes for two. Hen House In rural Worcestershire, set ….

Top holiday picks for 2020

One of the joys of curating Further Afield is that we get to think about holidays. A lot… So, we’ve come up with some ideas for places to visit in 2020. Whether it’s a beach escape, an intimate B&B or a bolthole for two, check out our suggestions as you start planning your 2020 escapes. 1: A city break Where: Marrakech Where to ….

Slow holidays by train for 2020

In a world that seems to be getting more and more frenetic, the concept of “slow travel” feels like a great idea. Alongside addressing some environmental concerns, the key is to enjoy the journey as much as the destination itself. With ABTA identifying it as a trend for 2020 travel, we’ve chosen a selection of easy slow travel destinations by ….

10 great places to stay with a hot tub

There’s something undeniably lovely – and rather romantic – about soaking up the atmosphere of a wonderful place to stay whilst soaking in a hot tub. Whether they’re inside, cosseted away, or outside where you can gaze on rolling hills or endless stars, they add a certain something. Here we’ve chosen 10 welcoming and beautiful places to stay where you ….

Meet the owners – Manorhaus hotels

As Further Afield marks its 10 year anniversary of working with amazing partners who celebrate and believe in inclusivity as much as we do, we meet two owners who very much embody the ethos of inclusivity and our belief in the importance of community. Christoper and and Gavin run the Manorhaus hotels in Llangollen and Ruthin, Wales, and have become ….

A weekend in Nardo

Sarah and Nigel, new converts to the joys of Further Afield, came across wonderful Nardo through the collection and headed there for a few days earlier this year, staying at Vincent’s NardòSalento apartments. Here they share their tips and their love of this fabulous town in Southern Italy. Italy has always been top of our travel list and while we’ve ….