Five cool interiors from the Further Afield collection

I alway think that if I’m going to book somewhere to stay I want it to offer something that I don’t have at home. One of the things I look for is interesting interior design, whether it’s classic county house chic or somewhere that is a bit more funky and fun. Right now the idea of somewhere “fun” and interesting is pretty appealing, so check out five cool interiors from the Further Afield collection:

Bethnall&Bec, Hertfordshire

These two lovely studios are fully self contained with their own gardens (and hot tubs) and are packed with lovely items reflecting the vivacious hosts Chris and Vicky.

Favourite piece: Love the red wood burners but also the retro record player

Find out more about Bethanl&Bec

El Limón, Lecrin, Granada

Henrik and Ingo have renovated this Spanish townhouse for six with total panache. There’s expanses of marble floors, floor to ceiling windows, a gently curving stone staircase and a proper roof terrace with pool.

Favourite piece: I’m a big fan of the classic “ghost chairs” at the dining room

Find out more about El Limón

Il Cubo, Nardò, Salento

There’s a lot going on here in what is fundamentally a compact space. With the huge hanging platform “bedroom” Alison’s apartment in the heart of stunning Nardò the enormous ceiling height is utilised to double the floor space. I love the mix of industrial chic and traditional features.

Favourite piece: Because the outside is just an addition to the inside in this climate I’m going to choose the rood terrace with its lovely planting.

Find out more about Il Cubo

Powers Cottage on the hill, County Waterford, Ireland

In the rolling Irish countryside is this totally unique little house for a max of four. Statement pieces are everywhere in this cozy and welcoming space which marries the original house with a modern glass extension.

Favourite piece: I’d pick the oversized green sofa in the kitchen (which doubles as an occasional bed)

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Hotel Flora, Gothenburg, Sweden

Daniel and Carina Högberg have owned and managed this piece of Swedish loveliness for over 20 years. It’s intimate whilst affording privacy when you want it and has touches of individual style throughout.

Favourite piece: I love the different coloured tiles in the bathrooms, like the retro pink ones above.

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