“We were travelling for three weeks, mostly in Spain, and the three days we spent with Georgina and Iñaki were the best and most memorable of the trip. Thank you for sharing your incredible scenery and company and for your always gracious hosting”. Robin Schulman. N.Y. Author ‘Eat the City’.

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The Farmhouse Accomodation

Our family home perched high up in a Basque hamlet in the Pyrenees...

House Party Ethos

Open house ... please help yourself to food, wine and washing machine ...

House Rental / B&B

During several months of the year we rent out the cottage or offer B & B ...

How to Get There

Where are we? How to get here, maps and directions ...

About Us

A language lover, teacher and small-scale writer, I first discovered the Basque Country with the help of an old Ford Escort called Fred, a Spanish - English dictionary, a pair of walking boots and a bag of English tea bags. I was born in Solihull but spent many years in Copenhagen where finally my passion for languages and mountains rebelled and drove me south!

Just before I left Denmark I published my first book, 'Freedom to Choose', and  - in many respects - the Pyrenean Experience put theory into practice.

Almost two decades after I first ventured out to the Pyrenees with 'Fred', I can say without a doubt that I have lost my heart to the Basque Country and the people of Ituren. My Basque/Spanish partner, Iñaki, is a professional teacher and family lawyer and, as for my 12 year old daughter, Marion, (equally irrepressible in English, Spanish and Basque) we have yet to see. She loves ballet and maths, has been shepherding sheep on our neighbours' farms since the age of 2 and gives lessons on Spanish tongue twisters to our Spanish language groups!.  My mum, Valerie, also gives us an invaluable helping hand with the admin back at base in the UK.

The second book I wrote was 'Breaking the Language Barrier' and served very much as an inspiration for the Spanish language house-parties we run today. The next will - I hope -  if time, work and motherhood allow - pay homage to the beauty of these Basque valleys and the wonderful Basque friends we have found.     Georgina G. Howard.

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Life in The Baztan Valley