Stylish family friendly places to stay in Europe

Today “family” means different things to different people and their families are made up of all sorts of dynamics. Whatever yours looks like if you’re travelling with younger members of the tribe then you need to find somewhere that suits everyone. From beach holidays to ski chalets, city breaks to country cottages, our selection of stylish child friendly places to ….

Holiday villas with pools for summer 2019

Check out some of our great villas with pools for last minute availability during summer 2019: Casa Blanca, Maro Spain (sleeps 4 or 6) With availability in June, August and September this cute, sleek Spanish holiday villa with a plunge pool is an ideal summer retreat. Take it for four or use the extra studio space at the end of ….

Gintastic places to stay

Gin. What more fashionable liquor is there right now? Artisan distilleries. Gin bars. Gin tasting. Non-alcoholic gin. Gin flights. It’s everywhere. And in the Further Afield collection we’ve some fabulous places to stay where you can indulge your love of gin – here’s our Top 5. St Valery, Alnmouth Harvey (and Roxy the dog) offer a very gin friendly stay ….

Under the stars

A recent Guardian article on its favourite off grid places to stay included Green Mountain Yurt, part of Further Afield partner El Cortijo Opazo‘s wonderful offering and it got us thinking about some of our places to stay that offer a bit of an outdoorsy experience… but not too much of one…  See, we love a night outdoors, but to be ….

Cornish holiday Cottages – our favourites

A Cornish cottage holiday is an archetypal UK holiday – with good reason. Beautiful cottages, stunning countryside, amazing beaches and coastline, quaint Cornish seaside towns and fabulous food. In part, its charm lies in its remoteness- seemingly cut off from the rest of the UK – but getting there is an effort that is repaid several times over by this ….

Fabulous places for wild swimming

There has been huge interest in the past few years in “wild swimming”; swimming in lakes, rivers and open water rather than the chlorinated pools we’re used to thinking about when we think “swimming”. The Guardian described it in a recent article as “the new yoga” (see link below) and quoted one dedicated wild swimmer as saying: “The last thing ….

Spring & Easter Breaks in the UK

Whether you want to snuggle up in front of the fire at a gorgeous cottage to finish off the Easter eggs, or if some grown-up hotel time is more up your street, we’ve got some fantastic suggestions for ways to really take advantage of spring and the Easter holidays in the UK. We’ve included a top tip for a day ….

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. ….