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Each evening winds down with dinners on the terrace and a lively, intercultural – often multi-lingual – meeting of minds. We open our doors for a few weeks a year to a limited number of guests and no two weeks are ever the same!
For years our Basque family farmhouse near the Baztan valley in the Spanish Pyrenees has run a limited number of exclusive 'open-house' weeks for walkers, Spanish linguists and discerning travellers from all over the world. With space for just a handful of guests each week our international ‘house-parties’ offer more than mere walking holidays in the Pyrenees, or Spanish language courses in Spain, they offer guests a home-from-home and a cultural ‘base camp’ from which to explore these wildly beautiful Basque landscapes.
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Our farmhouse is an eagle’s eyrie in a Pyrenean paradise (my morning cup of tea inevitably goes cold just starring out of the window!). We live in northern Navarra in the mountain village of Ituren, (known for the pagan Basque traditions of the ‘Joaldunak’) and San Sebastian, Pamplona and Biarritz are less than an hour away. I have documented over 200kms of circular walks from the farmhouse door which link the surrounding villages, hill-top farms, and great Basque restaurants. This is 'Sound of Music' styled walking terrain which offers our guests unique ‘car-free’ walking holidays in the Pyrenees.
We love our work and are acutely aware that these cultural exchanges with our guests vastly enrich our lives. Our ethos is relaxed and informal, the international house-party spirit is dynamic and fun and every meal and glass of wine is on the house (which seems the only civilised way to run a holiday!). But do not be deceived, we are also a team of highly focused professionals, passionately dedicated to all we do. Is there any reason why the two should not go hand in hand?