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 ….
In the midst of winter, during the strangest of times, you might have found yourself ready to hunker down. To wrap a blanket around you, light some candles and huddle in front of a fire. Or maybe you’ve turned to home baking as a way of getting through challenging days? Experimenting with sourdough or foraging for fruits on your daily ….
With growing conditions similar to the Champagne region of France, Kent and East Sussex are home to some of the most famous and successful English vineyards. Across the region there are great wineries, from established family owned Kent wineries dating back to the 15th century to organic vineyards utilising cutting edge growing methods, but they’re united by producing some of ….
Lulu Townsend, friend of Further Afield and founder of www.lulusluxurylifestyle.com tells us why Great Fosters, luxury hotel in Surrey, is a dream for all seasons. There are very few luxury hotels within easy reach of not only London Heathrow airport but the centre of London itself. In fact, if not travelling with children (I’ll explain later on), Great Fosters is ….
The Lake District. The name alone conjures up somewhere tranquil and beautiful, made famous by painters and poets. And it is, but it’s more than that. Bordered by the Irish Sea and the Pennines it’s also an area of wild and rugged vistas, full of historic towns and villages, stunning walking routes, fabulous food and super places to stay that ….
“I really want to get away”… “I need a change of scene”… how many times have you thought that in the past? Perhaps even more so than ever during 2020? This year it has been so much harder to plan a trip whilst navigating the seemingly constantly changing rules and regulations around travel, but even before then a staggering 40% ….
Taking the whole family, including canine members, on holiday makes for an easier and more rewarding time away. Not only is there no need to worry about kennels or dog sitters, you also get to see your four-legged friend enjoy their holiday too! Take that to the next level with our selection of beaches you can visit with them. There ….
Walking in The Cotswolds offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in an area of sublime beauty. Rolling green hills, valleys snaking through gorges of yellow stone, villages full of character – think thatched cottages and roses around the door – and some superb English pubs. Walking routes in The Cotswolds are accessible and cater for all abilities and provide the ….
A rather nice alternative to jumping on a plane is to think about driving down to Folkestone and use the Eurotunnel to access a little slice of Frenchness. With increased flexibility this year it’s a stress free option. Take the car and explore the varied and beautiful countryside and fill the boot with wine and cheese as you go – ….
Ready for a couple of days away? Somewhere easy to travel to by car or train, where you’re guaranteed a fantastically warm Further Afield welcome. Stylish. Good food. Activities to fill the weekend. UK staycation heaven. Check out five great English hotels for your consideration. 1. Tudor Farmhouse Hotel, The Forest of Dean A charming converted farmhouse in the small ….
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