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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 for guests and outside terrace area 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.
Ha sido la mejor experiencia en Airbnb hasta el momento. Desde el primer instante que nos recibieron nos hicieron partícipe de su casa y de su vida.
La zona es muy tranquila, y la descripción de la casa es auténtica. No es complicado llegar hasta allí.
No sabemos con qué quedarnos, si con la casa que nos encantó, sobre todo la habitación y el baño; si con el desayuno tan bueno y agradable conversando con Sally; si con todo lo que te ofrecen y ayudan para que conozcas la zona... O como no.... el que te abran no sólo las puertas de su casa, sino de su vida y te hagan compartir esas vivencias tan excepcionales. Y si esto fuese poco, desde allí puedes conocer pueblos del interior preciosos como Elorrio, Oñati y Bergara. Todo una experiencia única e inolvidable.
Gracias Robert & Sally, & Punky.
Sally and Rober really made us feel comfortable and welcome, although we only spend two nights at their lovely place. Breakfast was amazing, I even got a special walnut yoghurt and home made cake. The tailor made tips of the area were great, thank you!
Sally and Rober are great hosts in their delightful house. A warm welcome , great breakfasts and comfortable , quiet accommodation. Sally provided heaps of recommendations and info on what to do in this area, including best places to eat. We stayed 4 nights , there is plenty to do including an easy daytrip to Bilbao.
I had amazing stay at this place. Sally's and Roger's house is relly big, clean and warm, like a family. Everything was well prepared before my visit, quick and responsive communication, they even arranged pick up from train station. Both of them speak excellent English, breakfast was really delicious. I felt very welcomed as a guest. I will come again if happened to be in the area in the future.
Sally and Rober were great hosts. They made us very welcome and provided us with vital and useful information about the surrounding area, activities, sites, food etc. Our bedroom was lovely, comfortable and cozy with all facilities at hand. Sally prepared us a beautiful breakfast and both herself and Rober gave us a great insight to the Basque culture and way of life. We would certainly recommend Sally and Rober's beautiful country home.
Thanks for the great hospitality, your advise was very useful. Not to mention the lending of the Spanish English dictionary and map. The room was just as shown and we enjoyed it very much. Only regret was our visit was so short
Sally y Rober han sido unos anfitriones exquisitos. Son personas muy acogedoras y cercanas. Sólo pudimos estar de visita un día pero fue un auténtico lujo. Una casa preciosa, un desayuno riquísimo y unos alrededores magníficos. La casa está situada muy cerca de lugares mágicos como Urkiola o Abadiño. Nosotros nos quedamos con muchas ganas de volver para visitar todo con más tranquilidad. Y hay de todo, naturaleza, turismo rural, turismo gastronómico… ¡No os lo penséis, fue una experiencia inolvidable!
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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.