The Joy of Cretan Music

Further Afield owners are a passionate bunch! Passionate about customer service, about the properties they open to guests and the places they live. This time long term Further Afield partner Marcus from Galini Breeze on Crete talks about local music on the island. Lovers of Crete can enjoy its beaches, nature and antiquities, and certainly also the music. Cretan music ….

A guide to Mid Wales

We’ve always said that one of the joys of Further Afield is the wonderful hosts who share their places to stay with us. Part of what makes them such special hosts is the insider knowledge they have and which they’re only to happy to share with their guests. Siwan runs the converted farm buildings at the family farm as Nant ….

Wild dining – South Hams’ best picnic spots

Rustic and last-minute or elegant and perfectly planned; the humble picnic takes on many forms but is always a combination of three essential elements; beautiful scenery, delicious food, and great company. And while your choice of nibbles is going to be down to personal preference (as is the social aspect of your soiree), local travel experts Luxury Coastal who bring ….

Casa Shelley – an idyllic Andalucian guest house

Stylish, spacious, full of light and character, Casa Shelley in Andalucia’s stunning Vejer de la Frontera is a truly beautiful boutique guesthouse. Myles, one of people on the ground, shares his thoughts on a stay with Chris and Javier. An escape to a quieter place The overriding feeling whilst staying at Casa Shelly is of peace. Peace and tranquility, pure ….

Cottagecore explained

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 ….

Romantic Cottages for Two

Escaping somewhere designed for two makes for a romantic trip away. Open fires, comfy beds, even hot tubs.. check out our pick of romantic cottages for two in the UK.  Hollyhock Cottage, nr Looe, Cornwall Let the stresses of everyday life disappear at this idyllic stone cottage for two. Located on a sprawling farm in Cornwall, there are stunning views ….

A Short Tour of Andalucia

Tell me about Andalucia? Few regions of Spain have the sense of romance and tradition that is associated with the province of Andalucia. A huge expanse at the most southerly tip of Spain, the region takes in hugely varied landscapes from desert-like stretches of Almeria to the mountain ranges surrounding Granada. It’s an area rich in history and cultural influences ….