Top 3 Italian City breaks ideas

Three inspirational city break ideas across magical Italy. For each city we’ve a fabulous Further Afield host whose insider tips help you get the best out of your time in these magical Italian cities. 1: Florence Capital of Tuscany, the wonderful Florence snakes along the banks of the Arno – its opposite banks joined by bridges including the famous Ponte ….

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 ….

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 ….

Romantic Valentine’s breaks

If you’re looking for a last minute Valentine’s break then we have a few romantic getaways that will save the day: Just for two Sea Sunset Cottage, Whitstable Waking up to the sound of the sea on the beach outside your window will melt the most unromantic of hearts. Tuck into oysters from Wheelers of Whitstable if you need some encouragement. ….

Meet the Owners – Brody House

Peter Grundberg and William Clothier’s story began in 2004 when they sold their London flats and began to grow their business in Budapest. Their dedication and passion for Budapest and its vibrant art scene is unmistakable in the renovations they’ve undertaken – they’ve managed to create a truly unique experience for both guests and artists alike, running events ranging from ….

Walking holidays in Spain

The vast and varied landscape of Spain offers some amazing walking holiday opportunities. From high up in the mountains of the Sierra Navada, where snow capped mountains can be seen for most of the year, through to the lakes and winery covered slopes of Galicia, there are truly stunning walks.  Below we’ve highlighted some of the great places to stay ….

Island Getaways

There’s something about a holidaying on an island that somehow feels more romantic, more adventurous. Often with their own unique architecture, cuisine and culture they can feel a world away – even if in reality they’re only a two hour flight away. Check out our selection of romantic island getaways – Greek islands, Italian islands and some even further away. ….