Further Afield was born out of the desire to create a collection of places to stay where every traveller was welcome regardless of their gender identity .

The collection has broadened over the years but at its root remains a commitment to providing the gay traveller with details on gay friendly hotels and accommodation, plus some other really useful stuff, like:

  • guides to gay friendly cities and other destinations
  • in our Wedding and celebrations collection are venues for gay weddings and other events which you can be assured will welcome you and your friends with the same warm welcome they show everyone
  • our blog has plenty of stories and posts about the experiences of other gay (and straight) travellers, giving you an extra insight into the places they have visited

So, wherever you decide to travel to with Further Afield you can be sure of a truly inclusive welcome – all you need to worry about is how to get there and what to pack!


From the blog

Meet the owners: La Grande and Petite Maisons

This time Further Afield introduces you to Sue and Micaela, the owners of La Grande Maison, their beautiful B&B in The Loire Valley along with its little sister self catering gite, La Petite Maison. In one of France’s most famous and prolific wine regions, these beautiful houses are an ideal way to explore and learn about the wines of the area, but are just ….

Wine Lovers’ Paradise(s)

“Oenophilia” – a term used to describe the general enjoyment and appreciation of wine. If you’re an Oenophile (as we are at Further Afield) then you’ll appreciate the idea of staying somewhere that doesn’t just offer a superb welcome, stylish accommodation or a lovely pool, you’ll also love the fact that it’s in an area offering superb wines. Here are a few ….

Meet the owners: One Gidleigh Park

Further Afield introduce you to Adam and Stephen, the owners of One Gidleigh Park in beautiful Devon. Located in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, you’ll find that there is more than magical woodland to explore. One Gidleigh Park is a beautifully renovated cottage in a stunning woodland setting – perfect escape material. Fantastic decor, a smashing chef’s kitchen and ….

A view of gay Salento

The idea of finding a romantic, Mediterranean village in southern Italy which feels like home, and then actually relocating there permanently, is a seductive one. Peter Simon, a friend of Further Afield, has done just that and has found the region of Salento, as well as its people to more than live up to his expectations. And to make your ….

A wedding at White Water Farm

Who Got Married?: Chris Metcalfe and Philip Langley Where did they get married?: White Water Farm, South Africa When did they get married?: December 2016   Deciding where to get married can be a strain on any newly engaged couple. There’s bound to be external factors shaping that decision; family, friends, budget, emotional attachments… For same sex couples it’s also ….

Further Afield, Stonewall and the importance of Inclusive travel

We’re incredibly pleased to be able to announce that as of February 1st 2018, 2% of the annual subscriptions we receive from our member properties will be donated to Stonewall. Their belief in and work towards an inclusive and welcoming society mirrors our beliefs at Further Afield – beliefs shared by each of our members. Our support will go towards ….

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