Meet the owners – Casa Higueras

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 ….

A wedding at Cugó Gran Menorca

Who Got Married? Pieter and Sofía Where did they get married?  Cugó Gran Menorca, Mahon, Menorca When did they get married? September 21, 2019 The background Miami based Pieter, from Belgium, and his Spanish wife Sofía, who are both corporate lawyers, chose the stunning Cugó Gran Menorca for their intimate, stylish and beautiful wedding last year. Only 10 months after they ….

Spotlight on Andalucia: Eight provinces and Nine wonderful places to stay

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 ….

Meet the owners – Villa de Mazamet

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 ….

Five unique retreats

“To Retreat – withdraw to a quiet or secluded place”. We love that idea and we’ve picked five from the Further Afield collection, perfect for when you need a little space to yourself. The Studio, Ballyshane Retreats, Cork At the end of a long drive through wild meadows, perched at the cliffs edge is this unique styled modern hideaway for ….

Meet the owners – NardòSalento Boutique Apartments

Right down south, the heel of Italy’s boot, is Puglia. A more rugged and “real” part of Italy, it’s a region full of wonderful cities like Lecce, Ostuni and Gallipoli, stunning coastline and historic and picturesque towns. One of those is little known Further Afield favourite, Nardò. Spearheading the discovery of this corner of Puglia was Vincent who we met to ….

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 ….

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 ….