Welcome - Ongi Etorri - to our Enchanting Farmhouse in the Pyrenees

A home-from-home in a beautiful shepherding hamlet of Ituren, Navarre

Breakfast in the Baztan Valley

Open-house and a Friendly Welcome

Two decades ago our amazing renovated farmhouse in the Pyrenees was just a tiny shepherd's croft but with  some of the most beautiful views I had ever seen. Then there was just one tiny bedroom in the hayloft and an outside bathroom.

Many things have changed since and now our amazing farmhouse in the Pyrenees offers guests 5 en-suite bedrooms set within landscapes gardens and flowery, south-facing terraces.

However, there is one thing that has not changed: these stunning - other-worldly - views and the constant ringing of the sheep bells  in the hills.

Pyrenean Experience bedroom with garden terrace in the Baztan Valley
Pyrenean Experience B & B in Ituren views of our terrace

Guests are given maps of the 200 km of walking trails that step out from our farmhouse door and this means that there is absolutely NO NEED for a car all week!

Views from the Pyrenean Experience dining room
Basque music and tapas on the terrace
Pyrenean Experience cosy terraces to write a book or be inspired

Farmhouse Facilities

Guests are lodged in a separate wing of the farmhouse and each will be allocated one of our 5 en-suite double rooms with its sweeping views of the valley below. We have an open-plan kitchen, dining room, library, WIFI, central heating and a log fire. The entire house is open to our guests so please make yourself at home; there is coffee, tea, wine and biscuits in the kitchen, books in the library - and a stock of extra jackets, walking poles, umbrellas etc. if you need them.

And then there are the grounds. This fairy-tale farmhouse in the Pyrenees comes with enormous south-facing terraces and landscaped gardens with such incredible views over the valley that my morning cup of tea often goes cold by the time I draw myself away!

butterflies on flowers in the Pyrenees
bedroom views over the Basque mountains pyrenean experience


Absolutely everything is on the house  - food, wine, coffee etc. - which seems like the only decent way to invite guests into our home!

The Joaldunak of Ituren - Pyrenean Experience Ltd
Basque ox and cart in Ituren
Drinking local wine with the bota
paella at the Pyrenean Experience
fresh basque produce
warm tossed salad in the Basque Country

Mi Casa es tu Casa

Relaxed 'house-party' atmosphere

As I am inviting guests into my home it is very important that we all feel comfortable, and that you understand the ethos of these holidays. Firstly, I would like you to feel at home so do help yourselves to tea, coffee, wine whenever you want.

By the same token I welcome a helping hand from time to time serving the wine or laying the table, and I am convinced that the more you feel part of the family, the more we all gain from the experience.

Most often our guests do not know each other and our relaxed 'communal' dinners and 'open house' philosophy are designed specifically to put guests at their ease and group dynamics to flow.

Aperitifs in the garden at Donamaria restaurant
Basque architecture in the Pyrenees

Local Basque Architecture

sheepdogs in Ameztia

Location / Travel to our Farmhouse

Ituren is a small village in the western Pyrenees in northern Navarra. We are situated just 30 minutes south of the French border, an hour south-west of Biarritz, an hour south-east of the glorious seaside town of San Sebastian and an hour north of the medieval town of Pamplona.

You can arrive to our farmhouse by car (but please ask for directions). By an easy local bus from San Sebastian or Pamplona to our local village of Santesteban/Doneztebe (where we can meet you). We can also arrange taxi pick-ups from San Sebastian. We will do everything we can to help you arrive.

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