Further Afield has always been about finding “hidden gems”, those beautiful places to stay which you simply might not come across unless we’ve picked them out and told you about them. We also like to make sure they’re beautiful and unique and if they’re dedicated to sustainability even better! Les Chauvins meets all of those criteria, so we’d like to ….
As the world of tourism slowly opens up we catch up with the owners of Galini Breeze on Crete, Marc and Monique, and find out what’s been happening in Greece and to get an insight into changes they’ve made to prepare for a post COVID-19 season. Thanks to lots of testing and care, and no doubt helped by the climate ….
Cornwall, for many of us, retains an unspoilt and beautiful spirit. Full of open spaces, open skies and breath taking coastline, it’s a place to free your body and mind. This time we’re chatting to Tia who, with her family, runs Botelet near Liskeard. With Manor Cottage, Cowslip Cottage and The Yurt the farm offers the chance to escape and ….
Sometimes a place comes along that is just so beautiful, so relaxed and chilled out, so welcomingly hosted that you’d happily move in forever. Farmhouse of the Palms on The Algarve is one of those places. Described by guests with terms like “an oasis of calm and beauty”, “they make it all appear so effortless. If it were, the experience ….
Part of the fundamentals of inclusivity is the creation and protection of a fair and equal society. Alongside this sense of fairness, many of our Further Afield partners expand that belief to cover a sense of responsibility to protect the physical environment of that inclusive society. Great examples are Ian and Bob, owners of Casal Dei Fichi in Le Marche, ….
Something we look for when we’re choosing a Further Afield place to stay, other than making sure it’s lovely, is to ensure that its hosts are the kind of people we’d be happy to stay with. Someone who shares our passion for hospitality, discovery and inclusivity. This time we chat to Alice and Gavin who more than match our standards. ….
Up in the hills close to Granada is a tiny village called Moclin. It’s an ancient village with a history moulded by Roman, Moorish and conquering Christian inhabitants. Wind your way through its narrow streets, past one of the village’s traditional bars, keep going up and up and you come to Calle Amargura and the white washed beauty that is ….
Sometimes you need to call on the expert knowledge of a local to be able to fully explore and absorb the true nature of somewhere. This time we’re introducing you to Annie, originally from Scotland but now firmly part of her adopted community of Vejer de la Frontera – so much so that she was awarded honorary citizenship of the ….
The vast country of Spain is divided into 17 self governing regions which in turn have individual provinces. Andalucia, right at the bottom of the country abutting the oceans and with Morocco closer than Madrid is the countries biggest region and one that’s full of history, culture, natural beauty and a diverse population. Its eight provinces are highly individual and ….
Imagine uprooting your life, heading around the globe to take on a business in a new country but also in the middle of a global pandemic. That’s what the intrepid and incredibly charming Geoffrey and Janice did when they moved to Mazamet to take over long term Further Afield partner Villa de Mazamet. In this blog we meet this inspiring ….
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