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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 farmhouse and family summer house – on the outskirts of the Baztan valley in the Spanish Pyrenees - has run an open house for walkers, linguists and discerning travellers from all over the world. Our international ‘house-parties’ offer far more than a mere walking holiday in the Pyrenees, or a Spanish language course 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. Over the years I have documented over 200kms of circular walks from the farmhouse door linking the surrounding villages and their great Basque restaurants. This network of walks offers our guests glorious ‘car-free’ weeks of 'Sound-of-Music' styled walking 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.