About this listing
Pretty double room in old stone house in a rural area of Durango, 30 mins from Bilbao. En suite bathroom, breakfast included
Our stone-built house in a country area of Biscay is a great base for visiting the cities of Bilbao (30 mins away), San Sebastián & Vitoria, with great walking in the beautiful Urkiola National Park on our doorstep, and the chance to experience life in a small Basque village. 10 mins walk from the picturesque old town of Abadiño, and 3 kms. from Durango with its good public transport and motorway links to Bilbao and San Sebastián. Attractive double room with en suite bathroom on top floor of house, comfortable sitting room and outside terrace area may be used for having a drink or breakfast outside. The house is on a bus route from Bilbao, and near motorway and train line Bilbao-San Sebastián. The price includes breakfast, and kitchen and laundry rooms may be used by arrangement. There is wifi in the whole house, and we have lots of ideas and info on things to do in the area, whether you fancy days out in the city, exploring the lovely Biscay coast and beaches, or doing some of the wonderful walking routes in the mountains nearer home. The lovely historic town of Elorrio is a 10 minute bus journey away, and there are plenty of things to do locally from bird-watching to rock-climbing, horse-riding, caving etc. apart from getting to know the local towns and villages and sampling the marvellous Basque food. 4 kms from 'Asador Etxebarri' (on '50 best restaurants in world' list), and 8 kms from also Michelin-starred 'Boroa', together with many other small local places we can tell you about. We love having people to stay and look forward to making you feel at home.
No smoking please, there is a place to sit outside. Please DO NOT PUT anything except paper down the WC as we have a bio-digester waste water treatment system. There are soft drinks, beers and wine in small fridge in living room; please put something into the money-box to replace stocks. There is another fridge for guest use upstairs, and also tea/coffee making facilities. If we both have to leave early for work you will find breakfast things out in the dining room, and milk in the drinks fridge so please help yourselves.
About the Host, Sally & Rober
We are an English / Basque couple, living in Durango (30 kms from Bilbao). We speak English, Spanish, Basque and some French between us, and love travelling and meeting people. I run a language school teaching English for companies, and Rober works locally in a gas distribution business. We have been doing up our old house near Abadiño for the past few years, with visiting friends and family putting up with bags of cement and tools all over the place, so are now happy to be able to welcome them back in more comfort and to open it out to new friends from around the world. We both like cooking and socialising, walking and enjoying the nearby countryside.