Five architectural gems you can stay in

We’ve chosen five stylish and individual places to stay from the Further Afield collection, each of which has a strong architectural influence defining its space. From ultra modern apartments to classically beautiful formal houses, all of them are infinitely welcome and reassuringly stylish. LOFT 2A, Nardo,  Puglia The ancient and historic centre of Nardò is an intoxicating taste of the ….

Five unique retreats

“To Retreat – withdraw to a quiet or secluded place”. We love that idea and we’ve picked five from the Further Afield collection, perfect for when you need a little space to yourself. The Studio, Ballyshane Retreats, Cork At the end of a long drive through wild meadows, perched at the cliffs edge is this unique styled modern hideaway for ….

Meet the owners – NardòSalento Boutique Apartments

Right down south, the heel of Italy’s boot, is Puglia. A more rugged and “real” part of Italy, it’s a region full of wonderful cities like Lecce, Ostuni and Gallipoli, stunning coastline and historic and picturesque towns. One of those is little known Further Afield favourite, Nardò. Spearheading the discovery of this corner of Puglia was Vincent who we met to ….

Meet the owners – Wellhayes, Dorset

Just inland from the famous Jurassic coast of Dorset, tucked away in a magical woodland setting, is Wellhayes. You tumble down a driveway cutting through the woods and emerge in a green and open clearing where James and Emma, you’re charming and cultured hosts live. Overlooking a lake – where guests are welcome to partake of a spot of wild ….

Fantastic holiday villas with private pools

There’s something rather lovely about a holiday villa with a private pool. Maybe it’s about sipping martinis on a blow up unicorn (plastic receptacle of course), skinny dipping under the stars, or simply not having to share it with anyone else. Whatever it is we love it and although it might feel like summer’s a way off, check out our ….

Romantic Places for Two

In the depths of winter – and the month of romance – what better way to reignite your love of life and perhaps celebrate your love for each other than by planning a trip away, just the two of you? For a spot of inspiration check out 10 of our favourite boltholes for two. Hen House In rural Worcestershire, set ….

Top holiday picks for 2020

One of the joys of curating Further Afield is that we get to think about holidays. A lot… So, we’ve come up with some ideas for places to visit in 2020. Whether it’s a beach escape, an intimate B&B or a bolthole for two, check out our suggestions as you start planning your 2020 escapes. 1: A city break Where: Marrakech Where to ….

Slow holidays by train for 2020

In a world that seems to be getting more and more frenetic, the concept of “slow travel” feels like a great idea. Alongside addressing some environmental concerns, the key is to enjoy the journey as much as the destination itself. With ABTA identifying it as a trend for 2020 travel, we’ve chosen a selection of easy slow travel destinations by ….