“Incredible views down over the valley, this is truly 'off the beaten track' and worth the detour. Facilities are great, you're invited to feel at home, which you quickly do. If you enjoy walking, this is definitely the place to go.” Murray Stewart. Bradt Guide to the Basque Country and Navarre.

Rent a Basque Cottage in the Pyrenees

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 ...

How to Get There

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

Our Basque Cottage in the Pyrenees

Rental Cottage and Family B&B

During a few months a year, when we are not running our House-party Walking Holidays or Spanish immersion courses our beloved Basque cottage in the Pyrenees is sometimes available on a rental or B & B basis.  This is not our main business and so this 5 bedroom Basque cottage is only available at times.

The cottage is ideal for walkers and nature enthusiasts, its location an inspiration for writers and artists or people looking for a spiritual retreat. The cottage has a large, glass conservatory which incorporates a light and spacious open-plan dining room/living room with wood-burning stove. Most of the living spaces in the house are in the glass-conservatory which has spectacular views over the valley. There is a fully-equipped kitchen and 5 en-suite double bedrooms (the original bedroom being in what was once the old hay loft) and 4 further en-suite double/twin rooms with terrace that can be rented together with the cottage and are linked by an interior door. There is a library with hundreds of books and a log fire. At the heart of the house, separating one wing of the house from the other, is an enormous central patio with flowers and sofas offering incredible views of the Pyrenees but there are many other south-facing terraces and gardens to escape to as well. This now 'grown-up’ cottage was my first home when it was once just a barn conversion and we love it dearly. It now lies in its own separate wing of the house. Iaulin Borda also has central heating and WIFI.

The cottage can be rented with just the one double en-suite room (and full private use of all the above facilities etc.) for 700 euros a week. Each additional en-suite room will then be charged at an extra 150 euros a week. For guests interested in B & B which is also available at certain times of the year, we charge 95 euros per night B & B in a double en-suite room and shared use of the facilities (kitchen / living rooms etc.) Contact us.

Where is our Basque Cottage Located?

Iaulin Borda is set up high in the tiny mountain hamlet of Ameztia, in Ituren, Navarra. We are 50 minutes north of Pamplona (famous for its fiestas of San Fermines) and 50 mins from the Atlantic and the glamorous coastal resort of San Sebastian, renowned for its tapas bars, film festivals and beaches. Its setting is idyllic, situated on a pretty farm surrounded by dramatic views of mountain crests and the white Basque villages in the valley below. This is superb walking country, far greener than central and southern Spain, with wonderfully shaded walks along the river valleys for the hotter summer months. We have recently documented and mapped almost 200km of circular walks straight from the farmhouse door – which are the focus of our Self-Guided Walking House-Party weeks.

Local Activities

At certain times of the year we can organise Spanish lessons, Guided walks (i.e. the vulture breeding grounds in Itxusi), Yoga Classes, Bicycle rental (30 km of flat cycling along the river on the EuroVelo 1 route), Airport transfers etc. and have all sorts of inside information, maps and contacts to help you make the best of your visit to the area.

We look forward to meeting you.

Georgina, Iñaki and Marion