Thinking of a break surrounded by nature? Surely these five rural houses in the Basque Country to travel with the family are an excellent option for both you and your children.
The Basque Country has it all for a holiday or weekend surrounded by greenery, mountains or close to the beach. If you stay in a family cottage there are many activities to do in the surrounding area: hiking, visiting farms and even swimming at the beach.
If you like outdoor activities, you will probably be interested in the following rural houses to go with children in the Basque Autonomous Community:
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Map with the location of the 5 recommended rural houses in the Basque Country
On this map you can see the rural houses in the Basque Country that we recommend:
🔝 We are a big fan of rural houses in Spain, it is one of the best ways to travel with the family and be in contact with nature. That is why we created this section: Spain Rural Houses.
1. Rural House Akuiola, a farmhouse in the mountains
The Akuiola Rural House is located in Gizaburuaga, five kilometres from Lekeitio. It is part of a small farmhouse in the middle of the mountain, surrounded by many trees, an extensive meadow and with incredible views of the surroundings, which makes it one of the ideal rural houses in the Basque Country for travelling with the family. Mari Ángeles, the owner of the house, makes you feel at ease from the first moment you arrive.
The accommodation includes a well-equipped shared kitchen area and barbecue facilities. In the morning the breakfast is fantastic and includes homemade products.
For children’s entertainment, they can see animals grazing in the surrounding fields, trails that go into nature or lead along the banks of the river Lea to the beach of Karraspio and Lekeitio. Don’t miss the famous Flysch Route along the most breathtaking cliffs.
🏨 Here you have more information and you can book your stay at Casa Rural Akuiola.
2. Legaire Etxea, relaxation for the family
Located in Ibarguren, near the Aizkorri-Aratz Natural Park and 40 kilometres from Vitoria, Legaire Etxea is the perfect place to relax with the family. The house has large windows both in the rooms and in the common areas such as the kitchen to contemplate the majesty that surrounds it at all times.
The garden area with tables is ideal to enjoy the tranquillity and peace of the place, far away from the city.
For the little ones there is plenty of entertainment ranging from table tennis, pool and a perfect children’s play area surrounded by lots of grass. In the surroundings of one of the most beautiful rural houses in the Basque Country you will find natural attractions such as the Landa Reservoir or places of interest such as the Sanctuary of Arantzazu.
🏨 Here is more information and you can book your stay at Legaire Etxea.
3. Rural House Iturbe, tranquillity and charm
In the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, located on the mountain a few kilometres from the village of San Cristóbal, Rural House Iturbe has beautiful details with wooden beams, rustic furniture and a lot of comfort. Its location is truly spectacular, surrounded by nature, charming villages and close to beaches. Even the hermitage of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe is only a few kilometres away.
The common areas are equipped with comfortable armchairs and a fireplace to keep you warm and cosy. Outside, there is a small garden with tables overlooking the mountains.
For the children there is a paddling pool in the summer season where they can spend their time. It also has a large grassy area where they can play, hammocks and swings. All this in addition to the presence of animals such as sheep and goats. You won’t be bored!
🏨 Here you have more information and you can book your stay at Casa Rural Iturbe.
4. Ekoigoa, one of the most beautiful rural houses in the Basque Country
The Ekoigoa Rural House is ideal for family trips as it enjoys a privileged location, just a few minutes from the beach of Zumaya and Zarauz and next to the village of Aizarnazábal. The surrounding area has fabulous natural sites such as prehistoric caves and even the Monte Igueldo funicular railway and amusement park in San Sebastian, which has beautiful views.
Amaia is the owner of the house, a very kind person and available for any questions or eventuality. The rooms are nicely decorated and outside there is a beautiful park for the whole family to enjoy.
Both inside and outside the accommodation, children can have a great time and keep themselves entertained. Board games, games room and dvd player are available. Nature awaits you outdoors for hiking trails or cycling through the Basque countryside.
🏨 Here you have more information and you can book your stay at Ekoigoa.
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5. San Miguel De Txorierri, rural life with family and pets
Only 12 km from the centre of Bilbao but in a very rural setting, San Miguel de Txorierri offers the space for the whole family to feel at ease and live a different experience. The house dates back to the 17th century and has been completely refurbished, while maintaining the essence of its stone walls and wooden beams.
It has a beautiful glassed-in lounge that not only offers complete relaxation, but also serves as a viewpoint to the garden and the terrace. Sitting here to watch the sunsets is a real pleasure.
There is a children’s play area on the first floor with stories, low furniture and mats for the little ones. The accommodation accepts pets, so you can enjoy all the outdoor activities with your beloved animal.
🏨 Here you have more information and you can book your stay at San Miguel De Txorierri.
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