Grown up Greek island hopping

Does “Greek island hopping holiday” conjure up images of backpacks, Lonely Planet guide books and tiny rooms in a hostel (or is that just us after a trip in 1992..?) In reality hopping between the wonderful Greek islands by ferry is a simple and cost effective way to get to see a few of the islands and experience their individual ….

A Weekend in Hastings

View of Hastings & the Sea

Sonia and her wife Triona, Further Afield travellers, recently had the opportunity for a child-free escape and chose to head to seaside Hastings and the wonderful Old Rectory Hotel. Check out Sonia’s top tips for a few of the best things to in Hastings on a weekend away. Getting to Hastings After 10 years we decided to head back to ….

Brocant markets in France

In a stunning forest setting in the Charente is the welcoming and historic country house in which Madeleine (above) and Jo have created a stunning Chambre d’hotes – Montaurand private suite. The house is a wonderful mix of Gustavian and Scandi chic and reflects the hosts unique sense of style and design. Their love of design means that they are ….

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 ….