The store is farther from the motel than we expected.
As the comparative form "farther" is a bit distant from "than" in the above sentence, it doesn't sound intuitive in relation with "than we expected" to me who is a non-native English speaker.
So I wonder whether I can use the different sentence like below.
The store is far from the motel, more than we expected.
Any explanations or examples will be appreciated. Thank you.