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Basque Spain - Rural Gueshouse Recommendation

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We are two recently retired couples heading to Spain in May 2017. We’re concentrating on the Basque country and northern coast (including a foray into the French Basque countryside). We fly into Barcelona and out from Madrid.

We were hoping to stay at a Basque farmhouse near Iturn that had walks to local villages from the house…with no car needed. It was perfect. However, our timing might not work for the innkeeper, so we’re looking for an alternative.

I’m sure there will be many questions about the trip, but the most important one for now is advice on a replacement for the rural inn/guesthouse. Can anyone recommend a rural guesthouse (or an area so I could check Nekatur)? We’re looking for a somewhere where we could do country walks to nearby villages, for example.

I had found a number of rural houses in the Urdaibai preserve. This area looks great, but hubby is wondering if there are villages to walk to, not just nature walks/hikes. We will be hiking in the Picos and along the coast during our trip.

We had planned for four days at the house near Iturn, heading there directly from Barcelona. Here is our draft itinerary so far for our trip in May 2017:

Barcelona – 4 nights (May 2-5)
Farmhouse/guesthouse - 4 nights (May 6-9)
San Sebastian or Hondarribia – 5 nights (May 10-15)
Santanilla del Mar – 2 nights (May 16-17)
Cangas de Onis – 2 nights (May 18-19)
Segovia – 2 nights (May 20-21)
Madrid – 1 night at airport hotel (skipping Madrid this time as have been before)

My husband just brought up the Rioja region. We’re not big into wine tasting, but wonder if there are some small villages we could visit (maybe from Laguardia?). That might work if we went there on the way to San Sebastian, I think.

So far the only things we have booked are the flights. I would love to get the location of our more rural stay settled as we are somewhat flexible for the location. Once we know that, I can book lodgings for the rest of the trip. Some places seem to fill up early. For example, I was interested in the Hotel Obispo in Hondarribia but it might be full already.

Thank you!

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