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 stay: Riad Dar Zaman in the ancient and historic heart of the city. There’s a plunge pool for warmer days and individually designed bedrooms.
Unmissable experience: A tour of the souks or visit the city’s famous hammams.
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2: A week in a villa


Where: Kalkan, Turkey
Where to stay: Walking distance to the town, but high on the hill behind Kalkan is Villa Cukur. sleeping six with a pool and AMAZING views.
Unmissable experience: Take a boat trip over crystal clear waters and explore the coastline.
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3: A walking holiday


Where: The French Pyrenees
Where to stay: Domaine de Terrac, set in wonderful countryside with a sauna in the garden and fantastic hosts.
Unmissable experience: Head out on one of the many routes which start from the front door, but get some advice on birdwatching before you do.
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4: A week of total relaxation


Where: Madeira
Where to stay: On the island’s southern tip is the Saccharum Resort & Spa. Restaurants, stunning pools and chic bedrooms.
Unmissable experience: To fully recharge get to the hotel’s superb spa facilities with a special offer for Further Afield travellers.
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5: A retreat from the world


Where: Tarifa, Southern Spain
Where to stay: Up above the Atlantic coast Little Stone House has views to Tarifa and across to Morocco. This unique and stunning cottage offers total peace and seclusion.
Unmissable experience: Explore the wild, windy and wonderful beaches of this coast.
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6: A foodie’s treat

Where: Newmarket, Suffolk
Where to stay: Tuddenham Mill has stunning rooms and riverside “nooks” alongside its award-winning restaurant.
Unmissable experience: Chef Patron Lee Bye focuses on local produce and serves truly memorable dishes.
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7: A cycling holiday


Where: Mojacar, Southern Spain
Where to stay: An adult’s only boutique B&B close to mountains and coast it offers varied and scenic cycling. Plus there’s a sauna and pool.
Unmissable experience: Take a 4×4 tour of Desierto de Tabernas – Europe’s only desert.
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8: A holiday with Fido


Where: Aberystwyth, Wales
Where to stay: Karl and Joseph have fully renovated this lovely cottage for four (+ 4 legged friends) set in their three acres of wooded grounds with an enclosed garden.
Unmissable experience: Have a day out in Aberaeron, a lovely Georgian coastal town.
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9: A responsible stay


Where: Le Marche, Italy
Where to stay: Casal dei Fichi apartments offer great family holidays but also the chance to offset your holiday and give back to the community.
Unmissable experience: There’s a pizza night once a week, hosted by Bob and Ian, which is great fun. Find out more and book

10: An escape to the country


Where: Cornwall
Where to stay: A homely and stylish converted barn, Old Pear Tree Cottage in lovely gardens close to sandy beaches.
Unmissable experience: Try surfing at nearby Perranporth Beach where there’s a surf school for beginners too.
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11: A coastal hideaway


Where: Sicily
Where to stay: In a Nature Reserve, close to unspoilt beaches, Baglio Giammaccaro has lovely views and stylish interiors.
Unmissable experience: Borrow a bike and cycle down to Santa Margherita Bay and wander into crystal clear waters.
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12: A B&B near a pub


Where: Kingston, Devon
Where to stay: Hooppells Torr is a lovingly restored house with two B&B rooms and an indoor pool and it’s just a 10 minute walk to a 16th century pub serving great food.
Unmissable experience: Plan to walk part of the nearby South West Coastal Path.
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