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 ….

Environmental awareness in wonderful Le Marche

Bob and Ian, owners of Casal dei Fichi, share some of their thoughts and motivations around inclusive travel and property owners responsibilities toward the environment we share. Casal dei Fichi (below) has been our home for 15 years, half of the time that we have been together. 30 years ago the world was a very different place, particularly the hospitality ….

Why Further Afield is as relevant as ever

Further Afield is marking 10 years of championing places to stay that are inclusive and welcoming, its core messages. It’s been a decade of huge change, not least for online travel resources, and its Director David Matthews takes a moment to reflect on why he believes so strongly in what the website represents. My journey with Further Afield started eight ….

Top places for Autumn sun 

Looking for where to go in September, October or November for some sun? Then we thoroughly recommend checking out our round up of places where you can enjoy some warmer weather in Autumn. Casa Caballito de Mar, Almeria, Spain This place is full of charm and character, reflecting the personalities of your hosts at this intimate B&B in the hills 20 minutes ….

Our guide to the best beaches, sights and eating on Sicily

With its wild beauty, historic towns and cities, stunning beaches and little known corners, Sicily still offers the independent traveller an opportunity to explore and discover. Looking for inspiration on where to go in Sicily, things to do or maybe where to eat on Sicily? Look no further. At Further Afield we’re lucky enough to partner with several properties across ….

A wedding at Frampton Court

Who Got Married?: Robert Mauler and Nathan Hinder Where did they get married?: The Manor Gardens, Frampton Court Estate, Gloucestershire When did they get married?: June 2019   When you’re thinking about where to celebrate your wedding or union there’s always a myriad of factors that come into play. Geography, family, friends, numbers, budget, emotional attachments… For same sex couples ….

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 ….